On November 12-14, 1970, a conference for Oregon educators was held in Eugene to assess the needs of mathematics education in Oregon. A planning committee was selected to study the matter and develop an organization plan. A second conference was held April 2-3, 1971 in Salem. The result was establishment of the Oregon Mathematics Education Council. One of the six components was to focus on computer science education. In, July, 1971, a group of 29 people met to determine the desirability of a permanent organization.
The results of this planning committee led to the formation of the Oregon Council for Computer Education (OCCE) and a statewide conference in Eugene, November 4-5, 1971. By May of 1974, when the first issue of The Oregon Computer Teacher was published, membership had grown to more than 250 people.
By 1979, with membership over 300, representIing 32 states, five Canadian provinces, and several foreign countries, the Oregon Computing Teacher became The Computing Teacher and OCCE created the International Council for Computer Education (ICCE).
In May of 1980, OCCE became the Northwest Council for Computer Education (NCCE) to include computer educators from Washington. Some of the most active had been members of the Pacific Northwest Association of Computer Educators (PNACE). This group of people had been putting on computers-in-education conferences at Seattle Pacific University yearly since 1977.
1981-82 marked the beginning of the Seed Money and Grant program.
April, 1988, marked the first year NCCE held its conference east of the Cascades, in Spokane, Washington. By 1991, conference attendance had topped 2000. The 1994 conference in Spokane, with attendance over 2500, marked the first time a convention center was utilized. Currently, the 2637 members represent 14 states and two Canadian provinces.
Because of the emphasis on presenting a quality conference, attendance continues to grow,requiring larger facilities. For this reason, conference locations now rotate among Portland, Oregon, Spokane, Washington, and the Seattle area.
NCCE strives to provide services to members throughout the year. Information on a variety of technology-related topics, Executive Board minutes, reports on state-of-the-states in technology, as well as grant opportunities, are announced through this website.
Past NCCE Conferences
2012 Blazing the Educational Technology Trail
March 13-16, 2012 - Seattle, WA
2011 Celebrating 40 Years
March 1-4 - Portland, OR
2010 Capture the Magic of Teaching & Learning
March 2-5 - Seattle, WA
2009 Navigating the New World with Technology
February 17-20 - Portland, OR
2008 Educational Technology: Served Up Pippin' Hot!
February 26-29 - Seattle, WA
2007 Agents of Change
March 6-9 - Spokane, WA
xxxx - Portland, OR
2005 We're swinging for the fences
April 16-19, 2005 - Seattle, Washington
2004 Come Together
April 14-17, 2004 - Spokane, Washington
2003 Techscapes: Expanding Learning Environments
April 23-26 , 2003 - Portland, Oregon
2002 Metamorphoses: Changing Faces of Technology
March 13 - 16, 2002 - Seattle, Washington
2001 Rendezvous 2001: The Odyssey Continues
March 14 - 16, 2001 - Spokane, Washington
2000: Bridging Distances
April 19-22, 2000 - Portland, Oregon
1999 Electroglyphs: Communication With Tomorrow
March 17 - 19, 1999 - Seattle, Washington
1998 Rendezvous in River City
March 11-13, 1998 - Spokane, Washington