Top Ten EdTech Conferences To Attend in 2022-23
If you want to stay on top of the latest trends and innovations in EdTech, it’s important to attend conferences throughout the year. That’s where you’ll be introduced to not only new technology, but also new ideas that can help your overall operation. Attending conferences also provides an opportunity to build relationships with other technology directors, partnerships with exhibitors who can help you secure products or services you need for your district (like Chromebook repair parts from eduPARTS), and a plethora of other experiences by getting out of your daily routine.
With so many to choose from, it can be overwhelming to decide which conferences to attend, especially while juggling the day-to-day needs of your district. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Here are the top ten conferences that we think you should consider:
CUEOctober 22-23, 2022 - Stockton, CA - In-Person and Virtual
March of 2023 - Palm Springs, CA - In-Person, Select Sessions Recorded
Technology and education staff in California and Nevada, this one's for you. While this may be geared more toward teachers, CUE has a greater focus on technology literacy for educators. Many of the October sessions are based around the Google ecosystem and how to get the most out of it.
October 25-28, 2022 - Denver, CO - In-Person
November 2-3, 2022 - Virtual
Sessions for this year’s event include cybersecurity solutions, cloud strategy, IT procurement, and supplier management, to name a few. Even if you aren’t able to make it in person, you’re still able to attend the online conference happening the following week. This online portion will include sessions that happened at the in-person conference, as well as new exclusive content that you can’t get anywhere else.
This is a conference to keep an eye on because future dates will be happening across the country including Chicago, San Antonio, and Nashville in 2023, 2024, and 2025. Even if you aren’t in Denver this year, they may be closer to you in coming years.
Learning 2022November 6-9, 2022 - Orlando, FL - In-Person
Learning 2022 will have heavy-hitting keynote speakers such as Michelle Weise and Duncan Warlde. Not only that, but you’ll be able to attend a variety of sessions to help your entire operation succeed, such as honing leadership skills, training employees effectively, and more.
November 9-11, 2022 - Indianapolis, IN - In-Person
HECC features some great sessions that you won’t want to miss from a technology standpoint. From focusing on remote learning to cybersecurity, you’re sure to gain valuable knowledge.
January 23-26, 2023 - New Orleans, LA - In-Person
FETC continues to be on the cutting edge of education technology, now celebrating their 43rd annual conference. All about the future of technology in our industry, you can expect incredible keynote speakers like mathematician and technologist Dr. Anne-Marie Imafidon, workshops, and even a $30,000 grand prize giveaway sponsored by Lenovo.
January 30- February 2, 2023 - San Antonio, TX - In-Person
Boasting over 700 sessions, you’ll be able to cater TCEA to your exact needs. Among the sessions, you’ll find things like powerful blended learning in a Chromebook-infused classroom, game-changing Google hacks, cybersecurity on a shoestring, and more. With experts in a wide range of subjects and a wonderfully curated exhibit hall, we can’t recommend this event enough.
March 6-9, 2023 - Austin, TX - In-Person
Known for their impressive events, you can be sure that SXSW EDU will be a worthwhile experience. With a number of speakers, workshops, film screenings, performances, and more, there’s a lot to take away from this convention. If you’re curious about what this might look like, you can watch some of their previous sessions here.
March 15-18, 2023 - Detroit, MI - In-Person and Virtual
Michiganders, here’s the conference for you! Considering we’re based in Grand Rapids, MI, MACUL (Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning) is definitely on our list of conferences to attend. MACUL features impressive speakers like Austin Kleon, interactive workshops, and more. If you’re in Michigan, you won’t want to miss out on this event.
June 25-28, 2023 - Philadelphia, PA - In-Person and Virtual
ISTE returns in June with one of the most eclectic schedules of speakers and overall programs you’ll see in our industry. Pushing new, creative ways of thinking, ISTE will stretch your understanding of education and technology in ways to help expand your mind to solve your real world issues.
July 11-14, 2023 - Savannah, GA - In-Person
Aimed at helping technology staff network, GAMEIS is held in the middle of the off-season, and they event encourage participants to bring their family along, holding family-friendly events throughout the convention. This is a great event to attend and join in conversations around the challenges facing the industry today.
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