Written by: Hannah Schobel
Date: January 2, 2018

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 Tuesday, April 9 from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm at J Lui in Worthington.

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 J Liu in Worthington. Refreshments and light hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Call for Proposals: Open now through February 3, 2019!

Presenters Needed!  We are currently seeking presenters for the WOSU Innovation Mixer. If you are passionate about technology and education, have something to say, and enjoy an entertaining evening with friends and colleagues, then get involved! Remember, each presenter only gets 5 minutes, so make sure your message is concise and your slide deck is short and sweet.

Educators can take this opportunity to share game-changing tips and tricks with their peers, or highlight their favorite new classroom tools. What innovative things are going on in your district, school, or classroom? How are you using technology to connect with parents and the community? Do you have an exciting lesson to share that uses technology? Submit your proposal today!

Educator Presentation Application


Business leaders can seize this opportunity to speak directly to the educators that are currently molding the future workforce and highlight the skills students need to succeed in an ever-evolving world. What innovative practices are happening in your organization? Has social media changed the way you connect with consumers? Has technology changed processes or practices? What expectations do you have for technology skills in new employees? Submit your proposal today!

Business Presentation Application


All applications are due by February 3, 2019


The Innovation Mixer is an interactive event scheduled around multiple 5-minute presentations from local educators and business leaders, with networking time built in. Registration begins at 5:30 and presentations begin at 6:00. The full schedule will be made available closer to the event date.

Feedback From Past Years Attendees

“What a great event! It was amazing to have local businesses and education leaders from central Ohio in one room talking the same language! Thank you, WOSU Classroom for hosting such an outstanding event, I can’t wait for next year! ”

“Loved the 5-minute presentation format. Meeting new people with similar educational interest is always a good thing. Thank you for putting this together.”

“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!”