August

Aug. 14-16

Madison, Wis. 18th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning

Sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, this conference will offer more than 150 workshops, advanced seminars, cracker-barrel discussions, and information sessions that will examine a wide range of practical applications, teaching methods, course designs, innovative solutions, and emerging technologies in distance education.

Contact: (608) 265-4159

http://www.uwex.edu/disted/conference

Aug. 14-16

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

http://www.isceast.com/App/main.cfm?moduleid=42&appname=100036

September

Sept. 12-13

Oklahoma City. Encyclo-Media Conference 2002

This annual conference sponsored by the Oklahoma Department of Education is expected to bring together more than 3,200 participants and 400 vendors for two days of discussions and breakout programs designed to improve educational technology in schools.

Contact: (405) 521-2957

http://title3.sde.state.ok.us/encyclomedia

Sept. 22-25

Los Angeles. EdNET 2002

Sponsored by the Heller Reports, this business leadership forum gives industry executives a place to discuss trends on the business side of educational technology. Forums, roundtables, and discussion groups will focus on market trends, funding sources, new technologies, and activities of key players in the industry. The conference is billed as an opportunity for business leaders to forge key relationships with colleagues, potential customers, and government officials.

Contact: (847) 674-6282

http://www.hellerreports.com/ednet2002/Index.html

October

Oct. 10-12

San Diego. National Association of State Boards of Education

43rd Annual Conference

Aimed at state school decision-makers, this event will feature programs and breakout sessions covering issues such as teacher recruitment, policy, and eLearning. The conference will kick off with a ceremonial golf tournament and close with a conference-wide banquet.

Contact: (703) 684-4000

http://www.nasbe.org/Annual_Conference.html

Oct 15-16

Houston. Connected Classroom Conference

This conference, sponsored by Classroom Connect, is held in 10 cities each year as a forum for educators to discuss the incorporation of technology and the internet into classroom instruction. Billed as “the premier internet conference for K-12 educators,” the meeting offers general sessions and workshops on topics ranging from internet administration and integration to web design and software. Individual workshops are structured according to skill level for beginner, intermediate, and advanced, with several workshops for all levels. Hands-on labs also are available at an additional cost.

Contact: (800) 638-1639

http://proflearn.classroom.com/ProfDev/Conferences/Conferences/default.asp?ConfID=HOU02

Oct. 24-26

Sacramento. Computer Using Educators (CUE) 2002

Fall Conference. Touted as the oldest educational technology event in California, this conference will feature more than 200 unique seminars, work sessions, and hands-on training programs aimed at improving the use of technology in education, as well as access to more than 150 vendor exhibits demonstrating the latest ed-tech trends and resources. Attendees must pay an extra fee for hands-on training courses and professional development work sessions. The three-hour, lecture-style professional development programs will address the needs of less tech-savvy educators in particular.

Contact: (510) 814-6630

http://www.cue.org/conference/index.html