Orlando. Florida Educational Technology Conference 2002. Featured speakers will include Beverley Connors, adaptive technology consultant; Alan November, educational technology visionary and consultant; and John Vaille, director of the Digital California Project for the Corporation for Educational Networking in California and former chief executive officer of the International Society for Technology in Education.
Grand Rapids, Mich. Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning Annual Conference. Activities will include half-day and full-day preconference workshops, several hands-on lab sessions, more than 300 exhibits, and an awards luncheon to honor educators who have made technology an active ingredient in the learning process. There will be a keynote address from well-known author and lecturer Jennifer James, as well as addresses from other ed-tech professionals. Attendees should call before Feb. 25 for discounted rates.
Contact: (517) 694-9756
San Antonio. Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Annual Conference. Attendees will have the opportunity to visit more than 870 education-related exhibits focusing on technology services, products, and best practices. A number of hands-on workshops will allow attendees to learn more about the opportunities that are available to educators in the classroom.
Contact: (703) 575-5672
Austin, Texas. Superintendent’s Technology Summit. Hosted by eSchool News, this summit gives K-12 executives a chance to understand and influence technology’s impact on the nation’s schools. Participants will gain insight into technology management models, strategies, and rarely discussed applications. They’ll also have the chance to help set the technology agenda for America’s schools through a special consensus-building session that addresses a key topic in educational technology. The conference kicks off with a golf tournament on Sunday, March 10.
Contact: (800) 394-0115, ext.120
Seattle. Northwest Council for Computer Education Annual Conference. This event, titled “Metamorphoses: Changing the Faces of Technology,” will include several speakers, practical applications and best practices, conference workshops, poster sessions, the largest technology exhibit in the Northwest, and the Northwest Student Showcase, featuring student achievements using technology.
Contact: (369) 650-4760
Baltimore. Maryland Instructional Computer Coordinators Association Annual Conference. An estimated 1,200 to 1,600 teachers from the Baltimore-Washington, D.C., area are expected to attend this conference, which will provide best-practice solutions for using technology in the classroom. Keynote and expert speakers will include Debbie Silver, acting assistant professor in the College of Education at Louisiana Tech University; Doug Johnson, the director of media and technology for the Mankato Public Schools; and Matt Pittinsky, chairman of Blackboard Inc.
Contact: (410) 312-3815
Minneapolis. Connected Classroom Conference. Sponsored by Classroom Connect, this conference will feature dozens of new software labs, advanced sessions, and updated online resources, strategies, ideas, and best practices. David Worlick, director of the Landmark Foundation, will present a keynote address on “The Three Ts of Teaching in the 21st Century.”
Contact: (800) 638-1639
Arlington, Va. National Information Technology Workforce Convocation. Sponsored by the Information Technology Association of America, this event will bring together national leaders from the IT industry, education, and government to discuss ways to build America’s IT workforce and to highlight programs that are expanding education and training opportunities for all groups. Sessions will be organized around four major tracks: Education in the eEnvironment; Recruitment and Retention; Public-Private Partnerships; and Diversity and Image.
Contact: (703) 284-5330
New York City, N.Y. Columbia University Education Technology Summit 2002. Sponsored by the Teachers College at Columbia University, this high-level, highly interactive conference will mark a step toward bridging the gap between technological innovation and the needs of educational institutions. Emerging educational technologies offer the opportunity to rethink education from the ground up, and conference-goers will be challenged to ask what schools could do if they had the right technologies. About 600 attendees and more than 30 exhibit booths are expected.
Contact: (203) 840-5345