Welcome to the eSchool News Conference Information Center, your source for full coverage of the year’s most important high-tech education conferences. Whether you’re at the conference, or just wish you were, here you can always count on finding:

Advance Coverage: Check here for information on schedules, speakers, and key events in advance of major conferences. Find out how to register for the conferences that interest you most.

Live, Real-Time Coverage: Then, during each conference, log on for real-time news, information, and pictures–live from the show. Real-time highlights include reports from eSN’s nationally recognized team of Education Bloggers, candid assessments from eSN’s cadre of volunteer Conference Correspondents (fellow educators reporting on workshops and seminars), and incisive analysis from the award-winning journalists of eSchool News.

Conference Archive: After each meeting, check back for the conference roundup; click into the Conference Coverage Archive for reflections on recently concluded programs.

Our next major event coverage will focus on the Florida Educational Technology Conference, taking place in Orlando from Jan. 26-28, 2005. It’s one of the biggest ed-tech gatherings of the year, and eSchool News will be right there to cover every step.

FETC is one of nine major events to be covered in the eSN Conference Information Center over the next 12 months. This winter, we’ll also be in Texas for both the Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) convention in Austin and the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) National Conference on Education in San Antonio.

In the spring, we’ll have coverage of the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) K-12 School Networking Conference in March and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) annual conference in April.

In the summer, we’ll have the National Education Computing Conference (NECC) in June. The 2005 event–the year’s biggest ed-tech gathering–is being held in Philadelphia. We round out our Conference Information Center coverage with the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) conference and the National School Boards Association (NSBA) T+L² in October 2005.

One of the most popular aspects of the Conference Information Center is peer reporting by volunteer educators, who cover dozens of the workshops offered at each major conference. The peer reporting made its debut at NSBA T+L² in October 2004, and should involve even more educators at the 2005 events.

So if you like ed-tech conferences, you’ve come to the right place. We hope you’ll enjoy your time in our Conference Information Center, and we know it will give you a complete window into the year’s biggest events.

Finally, as we look ahead to 2005, here’s a look back at our 2004 eSN conference coverage:

T+L² message: Raise the bar on ed tech
Heavy corporate hitters put their weight behind ed tech ASCD
Tech spurs innovation, personalization for ASCD attendees CoSN
CoSN conference highlights assistive technologies AASA
AASA conference highlights school leadership FETC
FETC 2004: Big turnout, practical solutions

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