May 11-13

Palm Springs, Calif. Computer-Using Educators Charting a New Course: Navigating 2000. Attendees can expect to explore issues involving the advancement of educational technology at all levels of education, including instruction, administration, curriculum, and management. More than 6,000 attendees and 200 vendors are expected to attend.

Contact: (510) 814-6630

May 20-25

Dallas. American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) International Conference and Exposition. The ASTD conference will feature more than 250 sessions, case studies from high-profile multinational companies, and the chance to network with peers from more than 80 countries.

Contact: (800) 628-2783


June 23-24

Atlanta. North Central Regional Educational Laboratory Eastern Conference. This year’s conference, “Guidelines for Evaluating Technology in Education,” will address the issues of assessment and evaluation as they relate to technology. Expected attendance is about 300.

Contact: (630) 218-3785

June 26-28

Atlanta. NECC 2000: Connecting at the Crossroads. The National Education Computing Association’s 2000 conference will feature four keynote sessions, more than 350 concurrent sessions, one of the largest ed-tech exhibits in the country, national peer networking opportunities, and more than 180 conference and preconference workshops. About 12,000 attendees are expected.

Contact: (541) 346-6322

June 26-July 1

Montreal. AACE World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia, and Telecommunications. The Association for Advancement of Computing in Education will offer many opportunities for its conference participants, including refereed paper presentations, keynote and invited speakers, tutorial and workshop sessions, demonstrations, panels, special-interest groups, discussions, and informal social activities.

Contact: (804) 973-3987


July 2-4

Madison, Wis. 16th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning. With an expected attendance of 1,000 people, this small conference, sponsored by the University of Wisconsin at Madison, targets all levels of education, from K-12 to postsecondary, and even the business community. The conference addresses the needs of educators, trainers, managers, and designers who are involved in the planning, administration, and management of distance education programs.

Contact: 608) 265-4159

July 6-12

Chicago. American Library Association Annual Conference. This year’s conference is expected to draw 25,000 attendees and will feature 1,400 exhibit booths. The meeting’s theme is “Libraries Build Community,” and the six-day show will feature a variety of educational programs and sessions, as well as the chance to network with peers.

Contact: (312) 280-3219

July 24-26

Arlington, Va. Society for Applied Learning Technology Education Technology 2000 Conference. This event will cover a wide range of application areas, such as distance learning, interactive multimedia in education and training, development of interactive instructional materials, performance support system applications in education and training, interactive instructional delivery, and information literacy.

Contact: (800) 457-6812