July 27-30

Montreal. The Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) Summer Leadership Institute. The 2000 AECT Summer Leadership Institute has been designed to help participants develop effective online instruction and explore related issues, while giving them the opportunity to discuss their ideas and network with colleagues.

Contact: (877) 677-AECT


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 systems applications in education and training, interactive instructional delivery, and information literacy.

Contact: (800) 457-6812



Aug. 2-4

Madison, Wis. Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning. The conference will feature more than 125 workshops, roundtables, and information sessions that examine critical success factors in using distance-learning technology. Topics will include best practices for effective applications; practical planning guidelines; successful teaching methods and course designs; techniques for faculty development and learner support; innovative approaches, solutions, and research findings; new distance-learning marketplaces; and the future of online learning.

Contact: (608) 265-4159


Aug. 10-11

San Diego. School Technology Leadership Conference (STLC). Sponsored by eSchool News, STLC is designed to help educators master the latest school-technology program models, discover new technology-management strategies, and learn the unwritten rules for budgeting, acquiring, and integrating technology into schools. Distinguished speakers and informative breakout sessions will help inform attendees on all subjects related to the management of technology in K-12 education.

Contact: (800) 394-0115, ext. 103


Aug. 17-18

Chicago. SchoolTech Expo and Conference. Hosted by Technology & Learning magazine, SchoolTech Expo Chicago will feature more than 120 sessions, lectures, hands-on computer labs, and panel discussions. Multiple-session tracks will range from internet training to classroom integration of technology into the curriculum. Hands-on computer labs will offer beginning, intermediate, and advanced training in specific software applications, building web sites, searching the internet, project-based learning, and curriculum development.

Contact: (415) 905-2713



Sept. 11-13

Dallas. EdNET 2000 Conference. Sponsored by the Heller Reports and Eduventures, this business leadership forum is geared toward educational technology vendors. Attendees will get current information on market trends, funding sources, new technologies, and activities of key players; examine the challenges and business opportunities in the evolving ed-tech market; and forge one-on-one relationships with other top decision-makers.

Contact: (281) 866-9728


Sept. 14-15

Philadelphia. Grants & Funding for School Technology. Sponsored by eSchool News, this unique event will provide 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 will include foundation and corporate executives, federal program officers, fund-raising specialists, educators, and grant writing consultants.

Contact: (800) 394-0115, ext. 103