ISTE 2012 will expand horizons

ISTE expects 18,000 attendees at its 33rd annual show in June 2012.

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) will hold its 33rd annual conference and exposition, with a theme of “Expanding Horizons,” June 24-27, 2012, at the San Diego Convention Center.

Presented by ISTE in cooperation with Computer-Using Educators (CUE), the annual conference and exposition is one of the world’s most comprehensive education technology event. Last year’s conference in Philadelphia, Pa., attracted more than 18,000 participants and nearly 500 exhibiting companies. This year, ISTE expects 18,000 educators, tech coordinators, teacher educators, administrators, and industry and government representatives to attend from all over the world.

“We’re pleased to return to this lively, innovative, and beautiful city for our 2012 event,” said Leslie Conery, ISTE deputy CEO and conference chair. “San Diego offers an inspiring backdrop for the engaged, thought-leading educators who converge at ISTE’s annual conference and exposition.”

“With a theme of ‘Expanding Horizons,’ our objective is to create a conference experience that focuses on how educators can fuel students’ passion to learn,” said Conery. “We believe that a comprehensive, digital-age education expands students’ horizons and better prepares them to succeed in college, career, and civic life.”

General registration is open now. Prospective attendees, especially those traveling to San Diego from other regions, should register soon to take advantage of early-bird discounts and because housing tends to fill up quickly. Housing, registration, and travel information are available on the ISTE 2012 website.

International inquiries should be directed to (541) 346-3537 or to eMail at

The full conference program, searchable database, and conference planner have recently been posted and special registration for ticketed workshops, sessions, and events is now available. Keynotes and program highlights will be announced in the coming months. ISTE 2012 includes nearly 300 formal sessions, 400 informal sessions, and hundreds of opportunities for networking and over-the-shoulder learning. Get details at

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