New Orleans. National School Boards Association’s 62nd Annual Conference. This conference will feature world-class speakers, including former CNN anchor Bernard Shaw and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, as well as more than 200 clinics and workshops and the NSBA Exposition, which will include more than 360 exhibits of products and services. Topics will include administration services, administrative software and hardware, building and grounds management, construction management, educational hardware and software, security systems, and transportation services. Teachers, board members, and administrators are invited to network with colleagues to discover winning ways to meet the challenges facing public education
Contact: (703) 838-6790
Sioux Falls, S.D . Technology and Innovation in Education (TIE) Conference 2002: Together in Excellence. The TIE Conference, South Dakota’s largest educational convention, has established a tradition of offering practical, technology-intensive workshops and presentations for those interested in implementing the use of technology in education. Conference sessions focus on curriculum and instruction, current and emerging technologies, technology integration, special needs, assistive and adaptive technology, leadership, and distance education. The conference typically attracts 2,500 to 3,000 participants from the kindergarten through university-level education arena.
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 T’s 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, 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
Atlanta. American Library Association Annual Conference 2002. This conference expects to pull in 25,000 librarians, educators, writers, publishers, and special guests, and close to 1,600 vendors in the exhibit hall. The event will include more than 2,000 meetings, discussion groups, and programs on topics affecting libraries. Attendees can choose one of seven tracks to follow, depending on their interests: administration and management, children and young adults, collections management, digital libraries, issues and updates, service programs, or staff recruitment, development, and management.
Contact: (800) 545-2433
San Antonio. National Educational Computing Conference (NECC) 2002: A Nexus in Texas. At the 23rd annual NECC, sponsored by the National Educational Computing Association, some 10,000 educators from across the globe are expected to converge in the Lone Star State to explore the opportunities and innovations of education in the 21st century. Keynote speakers, workshops, birds-of-a-feather sessions, and one of the largest ed-tech exhibit halls in the world characterize this annual event.
Contact: (800) 280-6218
Copper Mountain, Colo. Technology in Education (TIE) Conference 2002: Teaming With Technology. Colorado’s TIE (not to be confused with South Dakota’s TIE) offers this four-day, hands-on conference to model the use of technology integration into the classroom for teachers, trainers, school administrators, board members, technology coordinators, and facility managers. Last year’s conference featured more than 165 different workshops and spotlight sessions with more than 140 presenters, mostly classroom teachers. TIE takes pride in a hands-on approach to training. Through the generous contributions of Colorado school districts, the last conference had 350 computers on location, providing better than a 3-to-1 ratio of attendees to computers.
Contact: (303) 772-0266