Aug. 4-6, Madison, Wis. University of Wisconsin Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning. In its 15th year, this conference caters to anyone involved in the use of technology for distance learning, including K-12 educators. This year’s conference will be held at the Marriott Madison West. Keynote speaker will be Elliot Masie, a noted pioneer in technology, learning, and organizational development.
Contact: Sue Saeger, (608) 265-4159
Sept. 16, Richmond, Va. Preventing School Violence. This one-day seminar is sponsored by the publisher of School Violence Prevention Report. Among the presentations scheduled for the event is “Using the Internet as a Resource for Prevention Information.” The internet issue will be addressed by Henry M. Quinlan, publisher of the Law Enforcement Internet Intelligence Report.
Contact: Quinlan Publishing Group,
Oct. 7-9, Pittsburgh, Pa. National Tech Prep Network Annual Conference. This year’s theme is “Tech Prep/School-to- Career: Planning for the New Millenium.” Topics will include career development, career education, school-business relationship, and technology preparation.
Contact: (800) 518-1410, ext. 419
Oct. 17-20, Washington, D.C. School Technology Management 2000. Sponsored by eSchool News, this four-day event covers school technology from a management perspective. The conference features four workshops, five Distiguished Lectures, and 35 breakout sessions organized around five tracks: Leadership & Vision, Purchasing & Business Practices, Integration & Technical Support, Human Resources & Professional Development, and Accountability & Communications.
Contact: (800) 394-0115
Oct. 25-30, Honolulu Hawaii. WebNet ’99World Conference on the WWW and Internet. This annual conference of the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education serves as a forum for the exchange of information on the research, development, and applications of all topics related to the web. This year’s keynote will be delivered by Nathaniel S. Borenstein, researcher at the University of Michigan’s School of Information.
Contact: AACE, (804) 973-3987
Nov. 10-14, Birmingham, Ala. American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Ninth National Conference and Exhibition. The theme of this year’s conference, “Unleash the Power: Knowledge, Technology, Diversity,” sets the stage for information about the latest tools and techniques to keep school library media programs on the cutting edge.
Contact: (800) 545-2433, ext. 4383