Cyber Education Discovery Forum
June 22-24, 2020
Minneapolis, Minnesota


Hilton Minneapolis – St. Paul Airport
3800 American Blvd E
Bloomington, MN 55425

As the cyber and tech industry continues to grow, so does the need for a workforce to fill it. At NICERC, we believe that K-12 is a powerful place to introduce cyber, STEM, and computer science skills in order to fill the workforce gap.

Cyber Education Discovery Forum is a three-day professional development event for K-12 educators seeking to bring 21st-century skills and career awareness into their classrooms. Sessions include hands-on projects led by subject matter experts, experience sharing between peers, and free resources aimed at arming teachers with the tools to set their students up for success. Attendees will leave inspired by new content, strategies, and perspective!

COVID-19 Travel and Safety Planning

At NICERC, the health and safety of our community is our top priority. We understand that there are heightened concerns surrounding travel and conference attendance due to COVID-19. As of March 11, 2020, CEDF is still scheduled to occur as planned. The current risk assessment for COVID-19 during the event in June is considered low. We are actively evaluating the situation and will communicate any important updates immediately through our regular communications channels including this page, email and social media. You may also contact us directly at

Registration fee

Early Bird Registration (ends April 30, 2020)
Early Bird $100
Early Bird Group $80/per attendee for groups for 5 or more
Regular Registration (ends May 22, 2020)
Regular $150
Group Discount $120/per attendees for groups of 5 or more
Breakfast and lunch are included the registration fee for all 3 days of the CEDF.




CEDF Sessions

Breakout sessions (Day 1, June 22)
Day 1 will offer attendees 60-minute and 75-minute breakout sessions led by fellow educators, NICERC subject matter experts, and K-12 education partners. Stay  tuned for session details.

Have an idea for a session? Submit a proposal here!

Workshop tracks (Days 2 & 3, June 23-24)

Attendees will select a workshop track to remain in throughout days 2 and 3. These tracks include:

  • Elementary
  • Middle School
  • Coding and Robotics
  • Advanced Cyber Literacy
  • Computational Thinking
  • Cybersecurity
  • Cyber Scenarios

Learn more about these tracks here.