Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Question: Where can I register for this event?

Answer: You can register using EventBrite’s web application. Watch this How to Register (video) to learn more.

Question: Where can I find a list of this year’s keynote speakers, presentations, workshops and their descriptions?

Our WACC 2020 program / schedule is currently ’under construction’.  While you wait for it to go live , please do the following and then, once this schedule and program session descriptions have been published, you’ll be ready to personalize your program!

  1. Go to https://wacc2020.sched.com
  2. Review Sched.com’s Guide for Attendees
  3. Update your profile with your information and photo
  4. Add the mobile app to your smartphone!

Question: Can I buy a ticket to just one of the two days for this conference?

Answer: Sorry, no discounts or half price tickets are available. The event fee covers conference costs for both days, 40+ workshops and presentations, a personalized online event schedule mobile application that you can print out your own schedule, a conference jacket, continental breakfasts, beverages, and lunch for each day!

Question: Where can I park and how much will it cost?

Answer: Parking is free and a Tacoma Community College (TCC) campus map will be available in Sched and can also be viewed online or downloaded here.

NOTE: TCC will be enjoying Spring Break at the time of our 1.5 day conference, which means campus parking will plentiful for this event. 

Question: Is anyone carpooling?

Answer: We don’t have any plans to coordinate carpooling between colleges. Please check-in with your campus eLearning office to see if carpooling has been organized for your campus.

I heard there is going to be a fleece conference jacket. Where do I indicate my size?

Answer: The conference committee is ordering fleece jackets with the INSPIRE! 2020 conference logo. While sizes are not guaranteed, the committee needs your size preferences in order to provide a variety of sizes for attendees to choose from.  Please indicate your preferred fleece jacket size when you register.

Question: Will there be WiFi?

Answer: Yes! Login information will be provided during the event.

Question: Is my registration/ticket transferable?

Answer: Yes, if you find you cannot attend, please email our Eventbrite administrator, Sarah Griffith at sgriffith@lowercolumbia.edu, with a subject line of “WACC 2020 Ticket Transfer” to let us know who you’re transferring your registration/ticket to; their full name, their college affiliation, their college role and their best email.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Tickets transferred and/or purchased after March 18th are not guaranteed special dietary requests because the caterer needs a headcount and special requests 2 weeks prior to the event.

Question: What is your refund policy?

Answer: Attendees can receive refunds up to 7 days before the event start date.

Question: Where do I submit my dietary request?

Answer:  Please indicate your food allergies and/or other dietary restrictions when you register and we will do our very best to meet your needs.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Event tickets purchased (or transferred to another person) after March 18th are not guaranteed special food requests because our caterer requires a cut-off date to fulfill our event order.

Question: Which nearby hotels are recommended and is there a conference code to get a discount for blocked off rooms?

Answer: Please consider the following hotel options. Rooms fill very quickly so please make your reservation as soon as possible.

Courtyard by Marriott Book by Feb. 28thENDED

  • 1515 Commerce St. Tacoma, WA 98402
  • Booking link
  • Only 15 rooms available
  • Reference WACC 2020

Holiday Inn Book by March 3rd

La Quinta Inn Book by March 6th

Question: Whom may I contact for questions I don’t want to share publicly in a post below?

Answer: Email WACC 2020 co-chair, Kathleen.Chambers@SeattleColleges.edu

WACC 2019 is March 28-29 — Early Bird Registration is Open!

WACC_2019_logoWACC (Washington State Annual Canvas Conference) is an annual 2 day conference focused on enriching higher education collaboration for Canvas faculty, staff, IT, and administrators! #2019WACC

THEME/TOPICS

This year’s conference theme is ENGAGE! During this event you’ll be able to attend 40+ presentations and other opportunities to connect with colleagues.

DATES / TIMES (PDT)

  • Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM , Social hour = 5-6:00pm
  • Friday, March 29, 2019 at 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

LOCATION

EVENT REGISTRATION

Our single event fee covers BOTH conference days and includes keynote speakers, 50+ engaging presentations and workshops, a personalizable mobile application event program, a continental breakfast, break treats, beverages, and lunch each day! 

  • $111.05 + processing fee of $8.95 = $120.00, before Feb 28, 2019 (EARLY BIRD) Over the past 3 years, we’ve sold out every time — please don’t wait to register!
     
  • $139.24 + processing fee of $10.76 = $150.00, after March 1st, 2019

EVENT FEE – Includes keynote speakers, dozens of engaging workshops, a personalize-able event program mobile application, a continental breakfast, break treats, beverages, and lunch each day!

FOOD

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HOTELS

Courtyard by Marriott Book by Feb. 27
10 rooms, Cost: $169.00

1515 Commerce Street, Tacoma 98402
T: 253-591-9100, 
Cancel 2 days prior to arrival without penalty

Holiday Inn Book by Feb. 27
50 rooms, Cost: $135.00 (Canvas Conference)

2102 South C Street, Tacoma 98402
T: 253-274-3997, Booking link for your group in March 2019.

Hotel Moreno Book by Feb. 27
20 rooms, Cost: $159.00 Booking Link (expires March 1st)

1320 Broadway Plaza, Tacoma 98402
T: 877-986-8083

Best Western Plus Tacoma Dome Hotel Book by March 13
50 rooms, Cost: 129.00 (SBCTC eLearning Council)

2611 East E Street, Tacoma, WA 98421
T: 253.272.7737 Booking linkIf anyone wants to stay outside of the rooming block dates they’ll need to speak to (ext. 1007) or email Samantha direction via  groups@tacomadomehotel.com because the front desk agents cannot make these changes.

Frequently Asked Questions

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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WACC 2019: Planning (Proposal Due Date extended to January 18th!)

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Please fill out the WACC 2019 call for proposals form by no later than January 18th if you are interested in sharing your excellent ideas and practices.

Presenters will be notified of their acceptance ASAP and should be prepared to share their presentation materials with us prior to the conference date.

This year’s WACC call for proposals also includes information for WA community and technical college faculty, staff, and administrators about applying for the 2019 Connie Broughton Innovation in eLearning Award. Please see Section 4 of the WACC 2019 call for proposals form.

We’re open to receiving ALL types of proposals. Some potential topics include:

  • engaging students with technology
  • building community online
  • equitable and inclusive course design, group work,
  • accessibility
  • open educational resources (OER)
  • Canvas tips and tricks
  • innovative hybrid design
  • badging
  • gamification
  • innovative assignment design
  • Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
  • assessment practices
  • augmented reality
  • virtual reality
  • simulations
  • …and much more!

CONFERENCE DATES & TIMES

  • Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM (PDT), Social hour = 5-6:00pm
  • Friday, March 29, 2019 at 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM (PDT)

LOCATION

REGISTRATION OPENS JANUARY 4th, 2019

COST – Includes a program schedule, continental breakfast, break treats, beverages, and lunch each day

  • $112.81 + processing fee of $7.19 = $120 before February 28th, 2019
  • $141.24 + processing fee of $8.76 = $150 after February 28th, 2019

SOCIAL MEDIA

WACC 2018 Program Schedule now available!

Here’s your Program Schedule (updated Thursday morning) to this year’s Washington Annual Canvas Conference (WACC 2018)

TCC Student Center
The Opgaard Student Center is Building 11 on the TCC Map

Thursday we begin in the Student Center!

  • Registration: 8am – 11am
  • Continental Breakfast: 8am – 9am
  • Welcome: 8:45am – 9am
  • Keynote: 9am – 9:45am

We’re looking forward to uniting with everyone at this week’s conference!

Getting ready to UNITE! at Washington’s Annual Canvas Conference (WACC) 2018

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REGISTRATION / EVENT FEE

LOCATION

KEYNOTES

jaredstein.jpgJARED STEIN THURSDAY MORNING — 
LEARNING TO THE PEOPLE:
Canvas Stories of Student Engagement
Jared Stein, VP of Higher Ed Strategy at Canvas’ Instructure, https://linkedin.com/in/jaredstein
STUDENTS
& FACULTY
THURSDAY MORNING — 
THE ROCK:
An activity Tacoma Community College (TCC) students took beyond the classroom to enhance equity on campus!
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DR. DELANEY
FRIDAY MORNING — 
CONVERSATIONS TO UNITE:
Dr. Stephanie Delaney, Dean of Academic Programs at South Seattle College (SSC), https://linkedin.com/in/stephaniedelaney/

 

WACC 2018: March 29-30 at Tacoma Community College (TCC)

how-to-be-an-early-bird-9Early Bird Registration ends Friday, March 9th!

REGISTRATION / EVENT FEE

Includes a program schedule, continental breakfast, break treats, beverages, and lunch each day

LOCATION

Tacoma Community College (TCC)
6501 S. 19th Street Tacoma, WA 98466
http://tacomacc.edu/abouttcc/ourcampuses/mapsanddirections/

HOTELS NEARBY

We were not able to reserve a block of rooms this year so please book your rooms soon! There are other conferences happening in the area at the same time so rooms may be limited. Here are some possible hotels near Tacoma Community College:

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: May I buy a ticket to just one of the two days for this conference?

A: Sorry no. The registration cost is for the whole (2 day) event, only. No discounts or half prices are available. This covers conference costs, a program schedule, a continental breakfast, break treats, beverages, and lunch each day.

Q: Where can I park and how much will it cost?

A: Parking is free and a Tacoma Community College (TCC) campus map will be made available, soon. NOTE: TCC will be enjoying Spring Break at the time of our two day conference, which means campus parking will plentiful for this event.

Q: Will there be WiFi

A: Yes!

Q: Is my registration/ticket transferable?

A: Yes, if you find you cannot attend, you can transfer your ticket to someone else. Please contact Sarah Griffith via SGriffith@lcc.ctc.edu to manage this transfer request.

Q: Who may I contact if I have more questions?

A: Please email Sarah Griffith via SGriffith@lcc.ctc.edu and/or Sara Newman via Sara.Newman@SeattleColleges.edu