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. 6-8

McLean, Va. National Conference on Cyber Ethics. The theme of this conference, sponsored by the Information Technology Association of America Foundation and the United States Department of Justice, is “Teaching Responsible Use of Technology in K-12 Education.” Attendance will include K-12 educators and administrators; school technology coordinators, media specialists, and librarians; professors from education, computer science, communications, and ethics departments; government and industry representatives; and representatives from national technology, education, and parent/teacher organizations.

Contact: (703) 284-5312

http://www.marymount.edu/ethics/ cyberethics.html

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 in education, rehabilitation, vocation, and independent living. People with disabilities, special educators, rehabilitation professionals, administrators, care providers, personnel managers, 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. 26-29

McLean, Va. Center for Innovative Learning Technologies (CILT) Annual Conference. The unique format of this conference—a collaborative forum for leaders in learning technology research, K-12 educators, industry representatives, and policymakers—features speakers and workshops designed to foster community and innovation and to advance the learning technology field. CILT 2000 will keep many of the attributes of past conferences, including provocative speakers, showcases of innovative technologies, and seed grant opportunities to provide initial funding for the work of promising new collaborations. This year, CILT has added a particular focus on issues of policy. The program will offer insight into current and future policy directions, as well as opportunities to meet and work with representatives from Capitol Hill and important agencies in and around Washington.

Contact: (703) 847-5000


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


Oct. 30-Nov. 4

San Antonio. WebNet 2000. Organized by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education in cooperation with several internet businesses and industries, the conference is sponsored by the WebNet Journal. The program will include keynote and invited speakers, a pre-conference mini-course on creating and delivering web-based courses, a pre-conference symposium on universal web accessibility, and workshops and tutorials. WebNet is an innovative collaboration between the top academic and corporate laboratory researchers, developers, and education and business professionals.

Contact: (804) 973-3987, ext. 230

http://www.aace.org/conf/webnet/ default.htm


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. 9-10

Vienna, Va. Business to Education Technology Summit. Sponsored by eSchool News, this summit caters to the business of school technology. The summit will deliver vital knowledge on the K-12 marketplace to school technology business professionals through 19 information-packed sessions and several opportunities for networking. Companies are encouraged to send their top executives, investors, purchasers, and sales, marketing, and development teams.

Contact: (800) 394-0115, ext. 119


Nov. 9-11

Atlanta. The Brain Connection to Education Fall Forum 2000. Superintendents and school administrators are invited to discuss the outcomes of new brain research with their peers and other learning experts. Participants will hear from experts who will discuss how brain research is impacting student achievement. Also featured will be panelists who will discuss specific problems facing school districts, administrators who have used technology to achieve dramatic gains in their districts, and experts on brain research, language, and reading.

Contact: (888) 452-7323


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


Nov. 13-14

San Antonio. Grants & Funding for School Technology. For educators and fund raising experts who are unable to attend the Philadelphia version of this conference Sept. 14-15, eSchool News will reprise its unique event designed to provide strategies, knowledge, and expertise for securing the necessary funding for your schools’ technology programs.

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



Dec. 7-10

San Diego. Career Tech Exposition and Convention. Sponsored by the Association for Career and Technical Education, this conference will feature keynote speakers and a Career Tech Expo, with more than 350 companies showcasing the latest products and services available in the career and technical education field. Educators will find the Career Tech Expo a rich source of ideas and tangible ways to improve their instructional programs and smooth their students’ transition from school to careers.

Contact: (800) 826-9972