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Welcome to the Brainstorm 2017: Future Ready Students conference website.

PLEASE NOTE:  Using this tool to mark your personal scheduling preferences does not reserve a seat for marked sessions, nor does it register you for the conference.  

We do not plan to have paper programs available on site.
 If you would like a printed program, select the printer icon to the right to print a personal copy.  

Brainstorm 2017 is held in a public space, therefore we do not prohibit participants, exhibitors, sponsors, or news organizations from photographing conference activities. VSTE, SVTC and James Madison University reserve the right to use images taken at the Conference with your photograph and/or likeness on social media and/or in future marketing materials. We are NOT responsible for individual attendee’s use of your image or likeness.

Parking will be available on campus but it is limited. Consider car pooling.

Thank to EN Computers for their support of this event.  

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Friday, April 7 • 11:20am - 12:10pm
Don't Let Copyright Capsize You!

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Navigating the complexities of copyright can be like sailing head first into a storm. However, with increased sharing of projects via the internet, the quick grabbing of images and videos, and the ease of copying and pasting, a knowledge of copyright is more important than ever. In the words of Mark Twain, "Only one thing is impossible for God: to find any sense in any copyright law on the planet." This session will provide some guidelines of copyright, tips for using digital information legally, understanding and applying fair use, the basics of the TEACH act, and a bit of guidance in avoiding plagiarism. Participants will gain a better sense of copyright law to share with and model for their students to better insure a safe journey through the ever-changing sea of technology.


Friday April 7, 2017 11:20am - 12:10pm PDT