Conferences for Educators
The current COVID-19 pandemic has scrambled conference schedules large and small. Expect most conferences to be canceled or moved to the Internet (virtual) for the foreseeable future.
The CUE conference is held in the fall in Northern California and at a southern site in California or the southwest in the spring.
The large number of workshops, seminars, presentations, and exhibit area attract thousands of teachers and computer specialists.
The International Society for Technology in Education's annual conference and expositionis usually held in June at rotating sites around the US. Virtually all the leaders and key project representatives in the networking community attend. The exhibitor area is occupied by several hundred vendors.
In addition to national conferences, there are local conferences, large and small, thru out the U.S. and the world.
For example, the Oregon Science Teachers Association sponsors a fall conference every year.
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics sponsors both a national conference and many smaller regional conferences.
Another example of a regional conference is the Science Teachers of Missouri annual conference in Missouri.
While these conferences may be smaller, they actually facilitate more interaction between participants and can be a great source for support and keeping up with the latest thinking on education.
Regional conferences are usually less expensive and easier to attend. Look for regional conferences in your area of interest.
EDUCAUSE (formerly EDUCOM) also sponsors a humongous conference of which only a small portion would be useful to K-12 educators. Computer specialists might prefer this opportunity.
Attending one of these conferences will open up new ideas and strategies that you can take back to your school or classroom.