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3 Can’t Miss EdTech Conferences (and One Unconference) for K-12 Educators. It’s not easy for K-12 educators to stay on top of emerging trends in educational technology.

3 Can’t Miss EdTech Conferences (and One Unconference) for K-12 Educators

Even if you are aware of new programs and apps that could potentially enhance the learning environment, you might run into barriers such as funding for equipment and training. Conferences are a great way for teachers and administrators not only to see what’s new in EdTech, but also to learn how to break down barriers to implementation. Here are a few key events in the EdTech space that you should check out. The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) is a leading nonprofit organization that connects educators and education leaders with transformational, leading edge technologies.

In its third decade, the four-day ISTE Conference & Expo brings together nearly 18,000 attendees and industry representatives for a massive EdTech idea exchange. Where: Colorado Convention Center, Denver, Colorado When: June 2016 Why Attend: Check out video highlights of ISTE 2015. Events. 2015-16 calendar of edtech events Here are a few key events for leaders in and around the education and technology space.

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They range from small one-time meetings to large annual conferences and trade shows. There are certainly more than those listed here. To submit an event, conference, meet-up, etc. (or if you’re interested in EdTech Digest help with coverage, promotion or sponsorship of your event), email: victor@edtechdigest.com December 2nd-5th: Big Ideas Fest – San Jose, Calif. 9th: New England Venture Summit – Boston January 12th-15th: FETC (Future of Education Technology Conference) – Orlando 20th-23rd: BETT – London June 26th-29th: ISTE (Int’l Society for Technology in Education) – Denver July 25th-27th: ETIN (Education Industry Summit) – Denver September 25th-27th: EdNET – Texas October 25th-28th: EDUCAUSE – Anaheim Like this: Like Loading...

20 Can’t Miss Edu Conferences - Getting Smart by Greg Garner - blended learning, conferences, digital learning, Ed Conferences, education. Read the updated 23 Can’t Miss Edu Conferences.

20 Can’t Miss Edu Conferences - Getting Smart by Greg Garner - blended learning, conferences, digital learning, Ed Conferences, education

Let’s start with the big 12 for digital learning: 1. iNACOL Nov 4-7, 2014; Palm Springs, CA. This is the leading edge of blended and online learning, drawing an international audience of educators, policymakers, innovators, and everyone in-between. The symposium includes more than 250 sessions, with tracks for K-12 online learning, K-12 blended learning, competency-based pathways, policy, research, quality assurance and much more.

Check out these sessions: 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. Four big regional conferences include: 13. 14. 15. 16. And for good measure, here are 4 more conferences worth checking out: 2015 Ed-Tech Conference Preview - Teaching Toward Tomorrow. Edtech Conferences You Need To Know. EDITOR'S NOTE: Wow!

Edtech Conferences You Need To Know

We've experienced an overwhelmingly positive response to this conference map--thank you! We've also seen several mentions of minor corrections and conferences that we missed. See our updated graphic below, which includes seven new conferences for your viewing pleasure. The education world—and the edtech community—have plenty of conferences. At EdSurge, we love to attend them, write about them and share upcoming events on our site here.

Now in consultation with other conference-trotting stars, we've pulled together a list of the leading 40 or so convenings for educators and edtech entrepreneurs and executives. Click here for a two-page 8.5" x 11" printout ( with clickable links!) Click here to buy a snazzy 18" x 2 4" poster Our pairing? Your illustration says 2015-2016: When do these events occur? Most of these events typically take place annually, usually during the same season. Blue, orange, brown: What do these colors mean? Of course, anyone can attend any conference.