January

Jan. 15-16, New Orleans. Connected Classroom Conference
This conference, sponsored by Classroom Connect, will be held in 11 cities during the 2003-04 school year as a forum for educators to discuss the importance of learning with technology in the 21st century. 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://www.classroom.com/conferences

Jan. 22-24, Orlando. Florida Educational Technology Conference
One of the largest educational technology events of the year, this show will include more than 200 concurrent sessions providing technology awareness and training for stakeholders. Sessions focus on educators sharing working knowledge of successful classroom practices with other educators. The conference also will feature a variety of keynote speakers, breakout sessions, and an expansive exhibit hall. Contact: (850) 219-9600 http://www.fetc.org

February

Feb. 10-13, Karlsruhe, Germany. LEARNTEC ’04
Now in its 12th year, LEARNTEC is intended to showcase the best in European education and technology advancements, giving American companies and educators alike a chance to network on an international level. More than 10,000 attendees and 280 exhibitors will be on hand to discuss opportunities and build alliances. Contact: (800) 466-3512 http://www.learntec.net

Feb. 11 -13, Macon, Ga. Georgia Educational Technology Conference
Bringing educators and technology leaders together to share their collective knowledge of technology in education, this conference will offer a variety of workshops, demonstrations, and expert speeches on a myriad of topics, from technology-based assessment to handhelds in education. http://www.gaetc.org/2004.htm

Feb. 18-20, Orlando. Orlando Learning Technologies Conference
From the Society for Applied Learning Technology, this event will focus on learning technologies in training, education, and job performance improvement. Human resource and training professionals, educators, and technology manufacturers who attend this show will have the opportunity to explore new technologies, as well as those that have been in use for several years. Contact: (540) 347-0055 http://www.salt.org/salt.asp?ss=l&pn=orlando

Feb. 19-22, San Francisco. American Association of School Administrators (AASA) 2004 National Conference and Exposition
This annual conference gives education leaders nationwide the chance to discuss the challenges facing America’s schools with their peers and colleagues. Attendees will have opportunities to attend workshops and general sessions and will hear from several distinguished guests, and an exhibit hall will showcase the latest in education tools and technology. Contact: (703) 528-0700 http://www.aasa.org/conferences/NCE2004/index.asp

Feb. 21-24, San Diego. Tel e-Learning 2004
Billed as a “one-stop conference for eLearning,” this show will take into account the widespread problems of school-related budget cuts and rising enrollments and will examine how online learning can help. Attendees will be able to choose from 60 concurrent sessions focused on eLearning topics, as well as technology demonstrations, workshops, and keynote speakers. Contact: (202) 293-3110 http://www.itcnetwork.org

Feb. 26-27, Las Vegas. Connected Classroom Conference
See Jan. 15-16 for details. Contact: (800) 638-1639 http://www.classroom.com/conferences

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