Atlanta. American Library Association Annual Conference 2002. This conference expects to pull in 25,000 librarians, educators, writers, and publishers, 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, including digital tools and collections.
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
Minneapolis. Teaching on the Net 2002: Third Annual Conference. Produced by the Learning Resources Network (LERN), this event targets teachers and administrators involved in distance education and online learning. It offers strategies for developing, administering, and teaching online courses.
Contact: (800) 678-5376
Denver. ED MEDIA 2002: World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia, and Telecommunications. More than 1,000 education professionals from 50 countries are expected at this conference, sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education. The event will include special workshops and talks focused on the role of the educator, web accessibility, human-computer interaction, best practices in the classroom, and more.
Contact: (757) 623-7588
Copper Mountain, Colo. Technology in Education (TIE) Conference 2002: Teaming With Technology. Colorado’s TIE offers this hands-on conference to model the use of technology in 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.
Contact: (303) 772-0266
June 29-July 2
Miami. American School Counselor Association’s Annual Conference: “One Vision, One Voice.” This event, which highlights the latest tools and techniques in school counseling, will feature a pre-conference Technology Boot Camp for Counselors, where attendees will learn and practice how to use the World Wide Web as a reference, communication, and collaboration tool.
Contact: (703) 683-ASCA, ext. 107
San Diego. 2002 ESRI Education User Conference. Educators who use geographic information system (GIS) technology in their schools will have a unique opportunity to discuss their findings with peers and discover new classroom uses for mapping technology at this event. The conference also aims to answer any questions educators have about GIS and explore ways to implement the technology more efficiently.
Contact: (909) 793-2853, ext.1-2624
Seattle. Exploring the Future of Learning: A ThinkQuest Live Event. Co-hosted by the University of Washington and Advanced Network and Services, the nonprofit organization that created the internationally renowned ThinkQuest competitions, this event offers an in-depth exploration of today’s most promising emerging technologiesand the opportunities and challenges they bring to the future of learning. The event will combine an interactive technology and learning laboratory with a series of in-depth discussions facilitated by a group of leading ed-tech thinkers.
Arlington, Va. Society for Applied Learning Technology (SALT) Education Technology 2002 Conference. The Education Technology 2002 conference will continue SALT’s practice of bringing professionals from the education, industry, and government communities together to present information on their accomplishments in the areas of technology-based learning systems, management systems, research, and applications. Focus areas will include knowledge management and instructional systems development, technical skills training, and eLearning.
Contact: (540) 347-0055
Orlando. International Security Conference & Exposition 2002. This conference, sponsored by Security Industry Association, will focus on technological advancements in security systems. The event will allow educators to explore new ways to improve security in their schools. More than 500 exhibitors will be on hand to showcase the latest developments in security technologies for school, business, and personal use.
Contact: (800) 840-5602