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

Nov. 11-13, Dallas. Technology and Learning Conference. This event, sponsored by the National School Boards Association’s Institute for the Transfer of Technology to Education, promises to bring ideas, solutions, and innovations from school districts across the country, with workshops, roundtables, featured speakers, and exhibits.

Contact: (703) 683-7590

Nov. 18-19, Grand Rapids, Mich. Michigan Educational Technology Conference and Exposition. The ninth annual installment of this conference and exposition features a variety of topics involved in school technology, including Student Presentations on the Internet, Digital Cameras in the Classroom, Emerging Technologies, Technology Policies, Integrating Technology with Curriculum, Web Security Issues, and High Density TV.

Contact: (517) 327-2584

Nov. 20-23, Minneapolis. TIES ’99: Technology and Information Educational Sources Conference. The 18th annual TIES Conference will feature practical ideas for integrating technology in the classroom, strategies for technology planning and staff development, tips for managing your network, software and product demonstrations, and plans for incorporating online projects into the classroom. Last year, 2,000 participants attended more than 140 sessions.

Contact: (651) 638-8785

Nov. 21-23, Buffalo, N.Y. Tap Into The Power of Today’s Technology. The 34th annual conference sponsored by the New York State Computers and Technologies in Education organization features keynote speakers Daniel Kinnaman, publisher of Curriculum Administrator; Hall Davidson, director of Educational Services at Orange County’s KOCT-TV; and Bernard Percy, editor in chief of Converge magazine.

Contact: (800) 479-4830


Dec. 6-7, St. Louis. Technology: Reality Bytes Communications Rally. Sponsored by Cooperating School Districts, this rally is for administrators, teachers, librarians, media specialists, and technology coordinators. Topics include online courses, multipoint video, streaming video, and more. A keynote speech will be given by Perry Reeves, director of education marketing for the Industrial Video and Display division of Pioneer New Media Technologies Inc.

Contact: (800) 835-8282

January 2000

Jan. 27-28, New Orleans. Grants & Funding for School Technology. Sponsored by eSchool News, this unique event provides a hands-on crash course on how to land big dollars from every type of technology funding source imaginable—including federal, state, corporate, nonprofit, and private funding sectors. Speakers include foundation and corporate executives, federal program officers, fund-raising specialists, educators, and grant writing consultants.

Contact: (800) 394-0115

Jan. 27-29, San Francisco. Technology, Reading, and Learning Difficulties: The TRLD 2000 International Conference. The 18th Annual TRLD conference, sponsored by Educational Computer Conferences and the International Reading Association, allows participants an opportunity to choose from more than 100 sessions, workshops, and special events. Major strands are Reading, Learning Disabilities, Adult Literacy, Writing, World Wide Web, Multimedia and Hypermedia, Language Arts, Title I, and At-risk Populations. Exhibits will provide participants with an opportunity to examine hardware, software, and curriculum materials.

Contact: (888) 594-1249


Feb. 11-13 and March 10-12, Scottsdale, Ariz. Making the Technology-Education Connection: A Briefing for School Leaders. These briefings are three-day meetings conducted by veteran school board member Bob Hughes. They are intended to provide leaders with the information they need to lead their schools and communities into effective technology development. The briefings will include hands-on opportunities to explore internet resources designed for school leaders.

Contact: (800) 950-6722