50+ Can’t-Miss K-12 Education Technology Events for 2017-2018


50+ Can’t-Miss K-12 Education Technology Events for 2017-2018

By Tony Wan     Jul 2, 2017

50+ Can’t-Miss K-12 Education Technology Events for 2017-2018

“Travel is more than the seeing of sights,” wrote the late Miriam Beard. “It is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.”And what better way to learn, grow and challenge ourselves than at the hundreds of education-themed bacchanals that dot the world?

These shows happen across the year and across the world, gathering teachers and techies alike around tools and tips that support teaching and learning. They offer plenty of opportunities to reconnect with colleagues, make new acquaintances, and learn new ideas that could change your career or company’s fortunes. (Or better yet, be that inspirational change to others!)

To help you plan your upcoming travels, we’ve compiled a shortlist of more than 50 education technology events for the K-12 community happening across the world through June 2018. (We also have a higher-ed version of the calendar here!) This is by no means an exhaustive list, but to keep posted on upcoming events near you, make sure to check out our Events page.

At EdSurge, we love to attend these gatherings, report from them and invite conference go-ers to share what they’ve learned as well. We are even hosting one ourselves this fall! On November 1-3, EdSurge and Digital Promise will host hundreds of education leaders, thinkers, researchers around learning, equity and technology at Fusion, in Burlingame Calif.

The calendar below lists the locations and dates for most of the major K-12 conferences from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018. For a few, we’ve confirmed they will happen but their dates and locations have not been finalized. There are also recurring events—such as EdCamp and Maker Faire—that take place year-round across the country. Fear not: All event names in the PDF include links to the event page where you can find updated information.

Here’s how the calendar is organized:

Download the calendar

Brown, orange, blue: What do these colors mean?

Anyone can attend any conference. However, we’ve color-coded these events based on their designated primary audience.

  • Brown events focus on the business and industry side of the ecosystem; expect plenty of technologists, entrepreneurs and funders.
  • Orange events are tightly focused around a specific topic or audience, such as instructional technologists or principals.
  • Blue events are built around K-12 educators, with a focus on teaching, learning, pedagogy and best practices.

Your link took me to a conference that already happened or doesn’t exist yet. What gives?

Don’t worry—we confirmed with conference organizers all dates for future events that aren’t yet listed on their site.

Aw, you left out my favorite event!

Sorry about that! Feel free to add a comment on this piece with details about the event you like the best, or shoot us an email at feedback@edsurge.com.

Will you update this calendar in the future?


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