2013 Conference

Theme: “Peering from the Peak”
hashtag: #NWMET13


Wednesday, June 26 through Friday, June 28


The theme of “Peering from the Peak” has a double meaning. It means looking from the peak, trying to get a view of the road ahead. It also means convening with peers to do this looking, and to determine the best paths or actions to take to move the use of technology in higher education from where we are now to where we need to be to meet the needs of the future. With peers amid the peaks of Montana, we met to communicate, collaborate, and collate experiences. Educational technology is moving at a pace that is anything but glacial. Together, we’ll reach the current summit of best practice and identify trails to the higher, more breathtaking vistas ahead.

  • Large “unconference” component (first time in a long time, going back to the roots of NWMET)
  • Lightning round presentations
  • Dinner cruise on Flathead Lake

Location and Lodging:

Flathead Valley Community College and Holiday Inn Express, Kalispell, Montana

Our 2013 conference was  held in Kalispell, Montana. Just north of Flathead Lake and about 30 miles south of Glacier National Park, Kalispell offers breathtaking mountain views that inspire our conference theme “Peering from the Peak.” This city of about 20,000 is home to Flathead Valley Community College (FVCC), which hosted the 2013 conference.