Written by: Hannah Schobel
Date: January 2, 2018

2018 Innovation Mixer

Technology educators, teachers, and business professionals from around Ohio are invited to attend and share their passion for education, technology, and innovation.


Join us for this free event which includes food, refreshments, networking, and brief presentations by educators and business leaders speaking about innovation and technology. The mixer will be held on Wednesday, April 25 from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm at The Boat House Restaurant in Columbus.

The evening is designed around multiple five-minute presentations with networking time before, during, and after the event.  This is not your typical conference! It is a fast-paced evening, kept casual with time to network with other innovative educators and community members.

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The Innovation Mixer will be held at The Boat House Restaurant in Columbus, Ohio. Refreshments and light hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Call for Proposals

The call for proposals is now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted a proposal. You will receive directions via email within the following weeks. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call us at 614-470-4488 or email classroom@wosu.org.



Registration begins at 5:30 pm and presentations begin at 6 pm.


    • 2018 Outstanding Educator


    • 2018 Outstanding District


    • Book Creator – The App You Wished You’d Known About!
      Jennifer Furey, Pickerington Schools


    • AEP – Innovations in Business
      Chris Johnson, Director-Enterprise Innovation & Technology


    • The Keys to Collaboration:  The Ohio Blended Collaborative
      Jennifer Fry, Westerville City Schools


    • State Auto – Innovations in Business
      Matt Prezbindowski, Director of Infrastructure


    • Schoology & BreakOut Boxes
      Kristen Bennett, Dublin City Schools


    • Clue
      Stephanie Howell, Pickerington Local School District


    • Paul Werth Associates – Innovations in Business
      Mac Joseph, Senior Vice President, Marketing


    • JW Grows
      Tasha Allan, Hilliard City Schools


    • Ohio State Partnerships
      Jeff Agnoli, Education, Funding and Research Development, The Ohio State University


    • Media Literacy Through Bot Generation
      Mark Vukovic, CTEC of Licking County


    • Tech Elevator – Spearheading Your School’s Computer Science Initiatives
      Katie Detore, Campus Director


    • The Toy Adaptation Program: Hands-On Engineering for All
      Elizabeth Riter and Samantha Young, Department of Engineering Education, The Ohio State University


    • The American Dream in the “Making”
      Alex Kovach, Newark High School


    • Personalizing Staff Development
      Drew Farrell, Westerville City Schools


Feedback From Past Years Attendees

“I liked so many things about this mixer. I think most of all, I liked the chance to network with like-minded professionals, both in schools and those who work with schools. Our presenters from Westerville got a lot of good feedback and will be collaborating with some folks for research, etc.”

“I thought the event was very well organized. Presentations were short and varied and allowed time to follow up with those presenters who you were most interested in hearing more from and/or connecting with at a later date and time. Felt a little like speed dating. Very effective format. Worth the drive from Cleveland!”

“Variety of presentations, that they were short- to the point.  Then we could talk to those we were interested in during the breaks to get more information and connect.  I am looking forward to the next one.”