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, 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

Sept. 19-22

Indianapolis. TechKnowledge 2000 Conference. Sponsored by the American Society for Training and Development, this event will provide an understanding of the latest electronic training and learning solutions through hands-on demonstrations and sessions led by training experts. Contact: (800) 628-2783

Sept. 22-25

Houston. Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) Annual Convention. Since 1960, TASB and the Texas Association of School Administrators have partnered to bring the state’s premier annual education conference to school board members and administrators. This convention will offer attendees the chance to earn up to 21 hours of continuing education credit and the opportunity to network with more than 6,000 public school officials.

Contact: (512) 467-3611

Sept. 25-27

Denver. Online Learning 2000 Conference and Exposition. This international conference will offer sessions, workshops, and special events focusing on topics such as “Advanced Design for Online Learning,” “A Year in the Life of a Web-based Training Project,” and “Streaming Video Boot Camp.” Hands-on learning labs, community rooms, and live chat rooms will be available.

Contact: (800) 654-8873


Oct. 2-4

Orlando. eSchool Technology Conference and Exposition. This second annual event, sponsored by eSchool News, is designed to teach state-of-the-art school technology management models, theory, and applications. Three distinguished lectures, 24 sessions and roundtable discussions, and an exhibit hall with more than 100 respected technology companies will deliver strategies necessary to become an effective school technology decision maker.

Contact: (800) 394-0115, ext. 101

Oct. 17-21

Minneapolis. 18th Annual Closing the Gap Conference. Topics will cover a broad range of technologies being applied to all disabilities and age groups. People with disabilities, special educators, rehabilitation professionals, administrators, care providers, government officials, and hardware and software developers will share their experiences and insights at what has become known as the most significant networking experience of the year for technology-assisted special education.

Contact: (507) 248-3294

Oct. 22-24

Tampa. 2000 Conference on Teaching and Learning Standards. Sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, this conference will cover the most common questions about educational standards and will give attendees the chance to develop a shared understanding of standards with colleagues.

Contact: (800) 933-2723

Oct. 25-28

Denver. Technology + Learning Conference. Sponsored by the National Schools Boards Association, the 13th annual installment of this conference will feature more than 350 vendors and will combine cutting-edge national trends with local concerns and success stories through general sessions, workshops, and roundtables.

Contact: (800) 950-6722

Oct. 30-31

Palm Springs, Calif. Superintendents’ Technology Summit. Sponsored by eSchool News, this brand-new event will invite top-level school personnel to participate in two days of networking, learning, and professional development. Participants will gain insight on communicating about technology with their stakeholders and school boards, evaluating the costs and benefits of their technology proposals, using technology to streamline business and government reporting functions, and more.

Contact: (800) 394-0115, ext. 199


Nov. 8-11

Anaheim, Calif. Connected Classroom Conference. Sponsored by Classroom Connect, this national conference will include practical presentations from real classroom teachers and hands-on training in state-of-the-art computer labs. Keynote speakers will include David Thornburg, director of the Thornburg Center and senior fellow of the Congressional Institute for the Future.

Contact: (800) 638-1639

Nov. 9-11

Sacramento, Calif. Computer Using Educators (CUE) Conference. For 22 years, CUE has been gathering technology-using teachers and administrators at its conferences to address the use of educational technology in instruction, administration, curriculum, and management. This fall’s meeting will offer 200 speaker presentations and more than 100,000 square feet of vendor displays.

Contact: (510) 814-6630