Jan. 18-20

Monterey, Calif. California League of Middle Schools, California League of High Schools, and National High School Association Technology Conference and Exhibit. 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 will feature case studies, research reports, and how-to workshops, along with 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 Ninth 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. 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 will have the opportunity to visit more than 110 exhibit booths, and keynote speakers will include David Thornburg, global operations director of the Thornburg Center for Professional Development.

Contact: (314) 692-1250



Feb. 3-6

Columbus, Ohio. SchoolNet Technology Conference 2002. This state conference will feature keynote speakers, concurrent sessions, hands-on labs, “make-it-and-take-it” labs, student displays, and countless opportunities for networking. 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 Computer Education Association 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. 15-17

San Diego. American Association of School Administrators National Conference on Education. Highlights will include preconference workshops on accountability and data-driven decision making, as well as an exhibit hall featuring more than 400 vendors.

Contact: (703) 528-0700 or conferences@aasa.org


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!” It promises to provide educators statewide with 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 and instructional curriculum.

Contact: (987) 707-3847


Feb. 25-28

Long Beach, Calif. Technology in Education International Conference and Exposition. TechEd 2002 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 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


Feb. 26-Mar. 1

Crystal City, Va. Consortium for School Networking Annual Conference. The goal of this conference is to educate K-12 professionals and decision-makers about how to use information technology and computer networks to serve schools more effectively. The conference will include demonstrations on how to implement new technology in schools, a town hall debate, an expert panel discussion, and an education policy briefing from top Washington leaders, including Undersecretary of Education Eugene Hickok and Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass.

Contact: (202) 466-6296, ext. 31