As a "perk" for MacTech attendees, the non-profit organization, New Starship, setup a full replica of the Enterprise NCC-1701-D bridge from Star Trek: The Next Generation. It was a great addition to the conference, and I put together a photo gallery so you could see it, too.
According to New Starship Founder and CEO Huston Huddleston, these props are partially from the (now defunct) Vegas experience and mostly from the touring production thereof. It's a work in progress: many of the pieces have been refinished or reupholstered, but every single bit of work has been to bring things closer and closer to the way they were on the show itself. Long term (and with enough donations) the plan is to turn each of the "prop" screens into fully-functioning touchscreens in a permanent installation serving dual purpose as a museum and learning center.
Bringing in classrooms of students to "fly" the Enterprise and execute missions will allow for a fun and immersive learning opportunity where physics, rocket science and more can be learned "accidentally" — and quite intentionally — along the way. You can learn more – and even make a donation if you so choose – at NewStarship.com.