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Tech & Learning Edtech Conference Guide

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JUNE 2021

Beyond Access Forum (opens in new tab) (on demand)
Virtual | June 3, 2021
Join the NYC DOE for a thought-provoking interactive virtual event on digital accessibility, inclusion, and teaching information fluency, attracting more than 2,000 high-level decision makers and key NYC Department of Education influencers.

DLAC (opens in new tab)
Hybrid | Austin, TX | June 14-16 2021
Virtual | June 8 and June 30 2021
DLAC helps K-12 digital learning practitioners, researchers, and policymakers learn from one another and share best practices in this new and innovative conference. Sessions are shorter and more interactive than most conferences, creating a high-energy gathering built on sharing and conversations. 

South Carolina Pivotcon (opens in new tab)
Virtual | June 15, 2021
SC PivotCON will be a free interactive experience with multiple sessions throughout the day. Attendees can personalize their schedules to create an individualized program that meets their unique professional development needs. Topics include personalized learning and how virtual school practices can translate to traditional schools.

AV3 (opens in new tab)
Virtual | June 17, 2021
AV³ is a one-day virtual experience designed to answer the question: ''What's next for pro AV?'' AV³ will bring the pro AV community together through advanced virtual networking, future-focused education, and an exhibit hall featuring the best AV technologies of today and tomorrow. 

National Charter Schools Conference (opens in new tab)
Virtual |  June 20 - 23, 2021
NCSC21 will be a virtual conference experience with timely content, a custom-designed platform, and opportunities to make meaningful connections that will help reshape the conversation in preK-12 education. 

Online Teaching Conference (opens in new tab)
Virtual | June 21-23, 2021
The Online Teaching Conference is a premier gathering of faculty, staff, and administrators who are leading the way in developing innovative and effective online education.

American Library Association Annual Conference and Exhibition (opens in new tab)
Virtual | June 23-29 2021
The leading library event of the year offers more than 200 educational sessions, hundreds of exhibitors, and more than 140 authors. Featured speakers include Nikole Hannah-Jones, Stanley Tucci, and Tricia Yearwood. 

PBL World 2021 (opens in new tab)
Virtual | June 21-24, 2021
PBL World 2021 promises engaging workshops, inspiring keynotes, deep connections with fellow travelers, and even fun surprises.

SIIA EdTech CODiE Awards (opens in new tab)
Virtual | June 22-23, 2021
The SIIA CODiE Awards have a 36-year history of honoring the very best software, education, information, financial, and media products in achieving excellence and innovation.

Model Schools (opens in new tab)
Hybrid | Nashville, TN | June 22 & 24 Virtual Kick-Off | June 27–30, 2021
For nearly 30 years, Model Schools Conference has convened like-minded, future-focused leaders and teachers to share innovative practices to then replicate in halls and classrooms across the country. 

ASCD Empower Annual (opens in new tab)
Virtual | June 23–25, 2021
ASCD’s biggest event of the year offers educators best practices, strategies, and skills that will inspire and spark summer learning plans.

ISTE Live 21 (opens in new tab)
Virtual | June 26-30, 2021
ISTELive 21 will include 500+ sessions in various formats, from interactive hands-on to listen and learn. Session topics include creating equity and community online, teaching project-based learning, and providing meaningful and authentic assessment in remote settings.  

JULY 2021

Connected Learning Summit (opens in new tab)
Virtual | July 7-30, 2021
The Connected Learning Summit represents a merger between three community events: the Digital Media and Learning Conference, the Games+Learning+Society Conference, and Sandbox Summit. The program includes a mix of presentation and workshop formats, covering speculative design, game walkthroughs, works in progress, and research panels.  

National Association of Elementary School Principals (opens in new tab)
Live | Chicago, IL | July 8-10, 2021
NAESP has been serving elementary and middle school principals and other education leaders since 1921. Conference topics will include closing the equity gap, school safety, social and emotional learning, early literacy, and best practices in school leadership.

National Principals Conference (opens in new tab)
Virtual | July 14–16, 2021
The National Principals Conference provides professional learning workshops, premier keynote speakers, game-based learning, and breakout networking sessions that provide community-building experiences.

Computer Science Teachers Association (opens in new tab)
Virtual | July 14-16 2021
CSTA's Annual Conference features more than 100 sessions of computer science education, inspirational keynotes, reinvigorating sessions, and moments of fun and connection along the way. 

National Science Teaching Association STEM21 (opens in new tab)
Virtual | July 26-30, 2021
NSTA STEM21 offers thought-provoking presentations and sessions, lively Marketplace partner workshops, and the latest teaching tools and techniques for an evolving educational landscape.

NYCSchools Virtual Tech Summit (opens in new tab)
Virtual | July 28, 2021
Attendees will learn new education technologies, connect with inspiring industry leaders and enjoy an interactive, thought-provoking, content-rich agenda.  

AUGUST 2021

AV/IT Summit (opens in new tab)
Virtual | August 5, 2021
The AV/IT Summit attracts end users and integrators, bringing everyone together in the same space for honest conversations and spirited debate. The event focuses on relationships, networking, and thought leadership.  

ASU+GSV Summit 2021 (opens in new tab)
Hybrid | San Diego | August 9-11, 2021
Started in 2010 with a collaboration between Arizona State University (ASU) and Global Silicon Valley (GSV), the annual ASU+ GSV Summit connects leading minds focused on transforming society and business around learning and work. 

Massachusetts Computer Using Educators (MassCUE) Better Together (opens in new tab)
Virtual | August 19, 2021
This “back-to-school” online event will address re-opening strategies, engaging the community in open dialogue, culturally responsive education, trauma-informed care in school settings, self-care for educators, and supporting teachers in the blended environment. 

September 2021

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Live | Atlanta | September 22-25, 2021
NCTM's Annual Meeting & Exposition is the premier professional development event for mathematics educators, featuring hundreds of education sessions and a full range of program content, including learning opportunities, networking, and collaboration.

OCTOBER 2021

IMS Learning Impact Leadership Institute (opens in new tab)
Virtual | October 4-7, 2021
Learning Impact is the annual event where leaders in education technology, K-12, higher education, and corporate learning come together to address the major topics in digital learning and how to collaborate on accelerating progress for learners and faculty at all levels.

ALAS 19th Annual National Summit (opens in new tab)
Live | Washington D.C. | Oct. 7-9, 2021
Join the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) for inspiring keynote speakers, thought-provoking breakout sessions, workshops and networking opportunities. The annual Summit brings together education leaders, administrators and solution providers to address challenges in the education system, particularly those impacting Latino/a/x students. 

Quality Matters: Q-Up for K-12 Digital Quality Conference (opens in new tab)
Virtual  | October 15, 2021
Join QM members and educators from the K-12 community to discuss strategies for improving the quality of online learning and meeting student needs. Engage in curated sessions focused on improving the quality of online learning courses and programs. 

ISTE Creative Constructor Lab (opens in new tab)
Virtual | October 15-17, 2021
The Creative Constructor Lab Virtual lets educators try out media-rich projects using cutting-edge digital tools for audio, coding, design, gamification, augmented/virtual reality and more. Presentations and coaching from education innovators will help attendees tap into their most creative ideas.

Educause Annual Conference (opens in new tab)
Hybrid | Philadelphia | October 26-29, 2021
The EDUCAUSE Annual Conference showcases the best thinking in higher education IT and brings together professionals and technology providers from around the world to share ideas, grow professionally, and discover solutions to today’s challenges. 

NOVEMBER 2021

California IT in Education (CITE) (opens in new tab)
Live | Sacramento, CA |November 16-19, 2021  
California IT in Education is a not-for-profit, professional membership association supporting the IT professionals working in schools. CITE 2021 features top education technology speakers including bestselling author and digital leadership expert Erik Qualman and renowned scientist/science entertainer Dr.Kate Biberdorf. 

National Council of Teachers of English (opens in new tab)
Live | Louisville, KY | November 18-21, 2021
The 2021 NCTE Annual Convention welcomes thousands of educators, experts, authors, administrators, publishers, and others for a convention built around the themes of equity, justice, and antiracist teaching. 

National Summit on Education (opens in new tab)
Live | Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort | November 18-19, 2021
ExcelinEd’s annual National Summit on Education is the nation’s premier gathering of education policymakers, practitioners and advocates, providing a forum for exchanging results-based solutions and strategies to shape public policy. Featured speakers include Dr. Arthur Brooks, Dr. Clayton Christensen, Arne Duncan, Melinda Gates, Dr. Condoleezza Rice, and many others. 

DECEMBER 2021 

Learning Forward (opens in new tab)      
Virtual | December 5-7, 2021
Learning Forward’s 2021 Annual Conference aims to shift perspectives, power up expertise and transform teaching practice. This year’s theme of transformation parallels shared experiences as all respond to the immediate needs of educators and students during challenging times.

AV Network Nation (opens in new tab)      
Virtual | December 9, 2021
AV Network Nation (AVN²) is a one-day virtual experience about the future of pro AV technologies. AVN² will connect integrators, consultants, technology and IT managers to learn from honest and spirited conversations led by industry all-stars. 

JANUARY 2022

FETC® | Future of Education Technology® Conference (opens in new tab)
Live| Orlando, Florida | January 25–28, 2022
For more than 40 years, the National Future of Education Technology® Conference has gathered the most dynamic and innovative education leaders and professionals from around the world for an intensive, highly collaborative exploration of new technologies, best practices, and pressing issues. 

FEBRUARY 2022

NCCE (Northwest Council for Computer Education)
Live | Seattle | February 2-4, 2022
The NCCE Conference is an opportunity to showcase innovative instructional strategies and technology resources that have a positive impact on learning. Individuals representing all academic disciplines and levels in the educational system and all phases of technology education are welcome to submit proposals.

Pennsylvania Educational Technology Expo and Conference (opens in new tab)
Live | Hershey, PA | February 6-9, 2022
The Pennsylvania Education Technology Expo and Conference brings technology administrators and educators from all over Pennsylvania and surrounding areas to learn from leading experts in the education and technology fields.

Texas Computer Education Association (opens in new tab)
Live | Dallas, Texas | February 7–10, 2022
Since 1980, TCEA has worked to connect educators with the latest methods, techniques, and tech tools with the help of their peers.

IDEAcon2022 (opens in new tab)
Hybrid | Schaumburg, IL | February 14-17, 2022
IDEAcon features over one hundred innovative, engaging, and thought-provoking presenters representing a wide range of fields, topics, and teaching styles.

National Conference on Education (AASA) (opens in new tab)
Live | Nashville, Tennessee | February 17-18, 2022
Attendees increase their leadership skills and professional competence, exchange ideas and solutions with other education leaders, and learn to address the controversial issues facing today’s educators.

MARCH 2022 

National Association of Independent Schools (opens in new tab)
Live | Boston, MA | March 2–4, 2022
The NAIS Annual Conference is the premier professional development and networking event for administrators, trustees, and teachers at independent schools. 

BETT
Live | London | March 23-25, 2022
BETT provides attendees access to more than 800 leading edtech providers, 150 CPD content sessions, coordinated business meetings, and exclusive networking opportunities.

APRIL 2022

CoSN Conference (opens in new tab)
Live | Nashville TN | April 10-13 2022
CoSN Conference will focus on the ways that school systems can change their culture to better support digital technology. The conference is designed to meet leadership & vision, educational environment and managing technology goals.

University Professional & Continuing Education Association (opens in new tab)
Live | Orlando, FL | April 11-14, 2022
The Annual Conference convenes deans and other senior university leaders, key staff, and teams responsible for the management, administration, and growth of professional, continuing, and online education programs.

MAY 2022

International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence (NISOD)
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Live |  Austin, TX | May 28-31, 2022
NISOD’s International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence provides faculty, administrators, and staff with the resources, ideas, and solutions that drive excellence in all areas of community and technical college campuses.