Ten Ed-Tech Conferences for Fall

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'Tis the season to build your skills, network with others, and grow your ed-tech aptitude like never before. Here are the conferences we're particularly excited about this fall.

1. The Annual EdNET Conference

September 17-19, Scottsdale, Arizona

The annual EdNET conference is a meeting of the minds and a springboard for the future. Each year, 350+ education stakeholders such as publishers, software developers, hardware manufacturers, investors, industry analysts, and providers of services to schools come together to gain insights, share strategies, forge partnerships, and come away energized and equipped to meet the challenges and opportunities of an education industry in upheaval.

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2. IoT Big Data Education Summit

October 17-18, Toronto, Canada

The IoT, Big Data Education Summit is the first of its kind in Canada that will focus on the role of IoT and Big Data in improving the Canadian education system and how these technologies can help education institutions become safer, secure, efficient and offer improved services.

3. Leadership Summit & Education Forum

October 22-25, 2017, National Harbor, Maryland

The Leadership Summit brings state educational leaders to the Washington D.C. area to participate in this unique professional learning opportunity. Leaders from more than 40 state departments of education, including leaders in educational technology, assessment, instructional materials and professional development, along with SETDA’s Private Sector Partners attend.

4. iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium

October 23-25, Orlando, Florida

iNACOL is the leading edge of blended and online learning, drawing an international audience of educators, policymakers, innovators and everyone in between. Experts, practitioners, educators, policymakers and researchers gather and work to transform education. This year’s theme is “Personalizing Learning: Equity, Access, Quality.”

5. EDUCAUSE Annual Conference

October 31-November 3

The EDUCAUSE Annual Conference hosts professionals and technology providers from around the world to network, share ideas, and discover solutions to today's challenges. Here you'll have access to the largest gathering of your peers: people who you can relate to, learn from, and actively contribute to the best thinking in higher education IT.

6. EdSurge Fusion

November 1-3, Burlingame, California

Come to EdSurge Fusion to meet America's foremost education leaders, thinkers, researchers and technologists who are putting personalized learning into practice. Build deeper professional relationships with peers from around the country, crystallize your vision and practice for transforming schools and leave with a clear action agenda.

7. Annual Conference for Middle Level Education

November 6-8, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Annual Conference for Middle Level Education is a valuable and comprehensive PD conference for educators and administrators working with middle school students. AMLE features over 300 sessions in 60 topic areas with hands-on and meet-and-greet opportunities.

8. AECT International Convention

November 6-11, Jacksonville, Florida

The theme of this year's AECT International Convention is Leading Learning for Change. Scholars, practitioners, and students from around the globe will have many opportunities to network with others and to learn from the varied experiences and activities of the convention. The theme is intended to emphasize the interconnected nature of our world and the work we do, which often is subject to rapid change as both theory and practice evolve.

9. ExcelinEd National Summit on Education Reform

November 29-December 1, Nashville, Tennessee

This year will be the 9th annual summit hosted by the Foundation for Excellence in Education. The best and brightest from around the nation will meet to share strategies with the goal of transforming lives through education, this year's theme for the event. Sessions cover policies and practices so it's a great opportunity for lawmakers, advocates and policymakers to learn more about reform.

10. Learning Forward Annual Conference

December 2-6, Orlando, Florida

Learning Forward's Annual Conference puts your learning at the forefront! Join colleagues, inspiring practitioners, and thought leaders in Orlando. Return home from this conference with strategies for strengthening learning systems and solid practices for leading capacity-building efforts at all levels. Your network of peers will expand to include learning leaders from around the world.

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