Dec. 12-14

Roanoke, Va. Virginia Department of Education’s 7th Annual Educational Technology Leadership Conference. This event brings together educational technology leaders, administrators, and pioneers from all over Virginia and beyond. The 2001 conference, titled “Technology: Building Instructional Bridges,” promises a wealth of presentations covering both traditional and new areas of interest in administrative and curriculum applications of technology.

Contact: (804) 371-6882

January 2002

Jan. 18-20

Monterey, Calif. California League of Middle Schools, California League of High Schools, and National High School Association Technology Conference and Exhibit. This conference promises to “fill in the technology blanks” for middle and high school administrators and teachers, while helping technology specialists address diverse challenges. Topics will include content area usage, funding, distance learning, schoolwide improvement, organization, hardware, software, and more. Highlights will include a keynote address from Donna Shirley, former Mars Exploration program manager; hands-on Apple and PC labs for training and product demonstration; and an exhibit hall offering the latest in educational software.

Contact: (800) 326-1880, ext. 23

Jan. 22-25

Austin, Texas. Ninth Annual International Distance Education Conference. Sponsored by the Center for Distance Learning Research, this conference is a prime opportunity to interact with leading experts in distance education. Practitioners from education, business, and government will learn from case studies, research reports, and how-to workshops. The conference also will feature a vendor demonstration of various technologies working together to make distance education effective.

Contact: (979) 862-8027

Jan. 27-28

Scottsdale, Ariz. Council of Educational Facility Planners International (CEFPI) 9th Annual Technology Conference. This conference is intended to help educators and administrators keep abreast of the most up-to-date techniques for incorporating technology’s power into school buildings. Attendees will learn how to implement new advancements and programs within their own schools or districts.

Contact: (480) 391-0840

Jan. 28-30

St. Louis, Mo. 20th Annual Midwest Education and Technology Conference. This conference will focus on key classroom tips from technology experts, new classroom management strategies, creative uses for technology, and curriculum design and enhancement ideas. Attendees also will have the opportunity to visit more than 110 exhibit booths. Keynote speakers will include David Thornburg, global operations director of the Thornburg Center for Professional Development.

Contact: (314) 692-1250

February 2002

Feb. 3-6

Columbus, Ohio. SchoolNet Technology Conference 2002. This state conference aims to provide insight, information, and inspiration to the leadership of the ed-tech community. Its goal is to promote the acquisition and responsible use of technology in schools through the modeling of best practices and exemplary individuals. The conference will feature keynote speakers, concurrent sessions, hands-on labs, “make-it-and-take-it” labs, student displays, and countless opportunities for networking and professional development. Also, several technology speakers will be on hand displaying and demonstrating the latest in high-tech educational tools.

Contact: (800) 578-8320

Feb. 4-8

Austin, Texas. Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) Annual Conference and Exposition. The theme for TCEA 2002 will be “Technology and Education: Hand in Hand.” Attendees may select from more than 400 workshops and sessions and speak with more than 200 education-based technology companies in the 500-plus booth trade show. For the second year, the conference will be five days long, allowing an extra day for preconference workshops.

Contact: (800) 282-8232

Feb. 23-26

Anchorage. Alaska Society for Technology in Education 22nd Annual Conference. This year’s event is themed, “Teaching with Technology … and All That Jazz!” Whether you are a K-16 administrator, teacher, librarian, or technology guru, this conference aims to have something for everyone. It promises to provide educators statewide a myriad of opportunities, including hands-on workshops, poster sessions, student presentations, exhibits, and more. Presentations and discussions will focus on today’s most pressing ed-tech matters, from new online technology to computer systems to instructional curriculum.

Contact: (987) 707-3847

Feb. 25-28

Long Beach, Calif. TechEd 2002 Technology in Education International Conference and Exposition. TechEd is a hands-on technology conference for educators and education decision-makers from around the world. The conference will feature hundreds of hands-on labs, preconference workshops, spotlight sessions, concurrent sessions, roundtables, and poster sessions, in addition to thought-provoking keynote addresses by some of the world’s most renowned technology and education leaders. The exhibit hall will feature more than 200 leading technology companies serving the education market.

Contact: (916) 418-5133