June 18-20 Pottersville, N.J. edACCESS Technology Conference: “It’s All About Communication.” Sponsored by edACCESS, a national association of administrative professionals at small schools and colleges, this 12th annual conference gives educators and administrative computing personnel the chance to address some of the more common problems in the ed-tech arena. Through a number of hands-on activities and peer-to-peer discussions, stakeholders will be encouraged to test new solutions to today’s technology challenges. Contact: (413) 774-1422 http://www.edaccess.org

June 23-28 Honolulu. World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia, and Telecommunications (ED-MEDIA) 2003. The Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education invites educators and technology experts from across the globe to discuss several major topics, including technology infrastructure, tools and content applications, new roles of the instructor and learner, human-computer interaction, best practices, and universal web access. These and other topics will be addressed through a number of channels and networking activities, including tutorials, interactive presentations, discussion sessions, and keynote speeches. Contact: (757) 623-7588 http://www.aace.org/conf/edmedia

June 24-27 Copper Mountain, Colo. Technology in Education (TIE) 2003 Conference: “Reach for the Stars.” This conference from the Colorado-based nonprofit TIE will explore ways technology can be used to benefit students and will encourage discussion and interaction among educators through several roundtable presentations and social events. Attendees also will have an opportunity to browse through the latest in technology innovations at the conference exhibit hall. The keynote speech will be delivered by Alan November, an author and leading voice in the field of educational technology. Contact: (970) 330-2035 http://www.tie-online.org

June 25-26 Naperville, Ill. North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL) Annual Conference. In conjunction with the National Educational Technology Conference and the NCREL Regional Literacy Network Conference, this event—called “Transforming Schools: From Research to Practice”—will feature discussion sessions covering online learning, literacy, data use, closing achievement gaps, and educator quality. There is no conference registration fee. Attendance is by invitation only. http://www.ncrel.org/meeting/index.html

June 29-July 2 Kissimmee, Fla. Eleventh Annual Model School Conference. This conference from the International Center for Leadership in Education will focus on providing educators with the latest information about how to meet the rigorous testing and accountability demands of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). A number of model schools that already have made significant progress toward federal compliance will be featured. Leading educators also will be on hand to offer practical advice for making changes in the classroom to help improve the standard of learning for K-12 students. Contact: (518) 399-2776 http://www.leadered.com

June 30-July 2 Seattle. National Education Computing Conference (NECC) 2003. One of the largest educational technology events of the year, NECC promises to offer a variety of opportunities for educators looking to explore the use of technology in the classroom. While a lot of discussion at this year’s show is sure to focus on meeting the demands of NCLB, educators also will be able to take part in any number of hands-on professional development sessions, product demonstrations, and peer-to-peer roundtable discussions on issues ranging from equity of technology access to promoting diversity in the classroom. A state-of-the-art exhibit hall will feature the latest in classroom technologies. (800)-280-6218 http://www.neccsite.org


July 3-5 Samos Island, Greece. Fourth International Conference on Information Communication Technologies in Education (ICICTE). The goals of this conference are to provide training that fosters the integration of technology into all facets of education and to provide a forum for intensive interaction. The event will offer keynote speeches and educator work sessions, as well as instructional workshops with internationally recognized educators and researchers specializing in the practical application of technology in education. ICICTE is billed as “an integrated event offering collaborative opportunities to educators, administrators, IT specialists, and others from all levels of education, from primary through postsecondary.” Contact: +3 (210) 645-9812 http://www.ineag.gr/icicte


Aug. 6-8 Arlington, Va. New Technologies in Education and Training 2003. From the Society for Applied Learning Technology (SALT), this conference will focus on the use of interactive technologies in the classroom. Educators and technology professionals will have an opportunity to network and share ideas through interactive discussions, as well as attend workshops covering effective strategies for technology implementation and integration. Contact: (540) 347-0055 http://www.salt.org

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