Mark Your Calendars: 70+ US K-12 Education Events to See in 2020


Mark Your Calendars: 70+ US K-12 Education Events to See in 2020

By Tony Wan     Dec 31, 2019

Mark Your Calendars: 70+ US K-12 Education Events to See in 2020

Editor’s note: The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted plans for gatherings and events across the board. Every organizer has postponed, cancelled and/or taken their event virtual. We are keeping track of the latest change of plans in this spreadsheet.

Welcome to a new year and a new decade. And if your next escapade involves seeing, doing and learning, there’s plenty for you in 2020 at the many K-12 education conferences that dot the country.

Whether you’re looking for pitches or professional development, networking or hobnobbing, or simply to hear about new ideas, there’s something for you in our calendar below. We’ve tallied nearly 80 K-12 events happening in 2020, from sunny San Diego to beautiful Boston.

We’ll be at some of the big annual acronym gatherings, like SXSW EDU in Austin, ASU GSV in San Diego and ISTE in Anaheim. (Come by and say hello!) And we’re running one of our own: Immersion, a workshop for edtech entrepreneurs on the day before ASU GSV, on Mar. 29.

The calendar below lists events happening in 2020. The PDF includes links to the event pages where you can find the most current information for each conference.

Think we missed something? Let us know. And wherever your travels take you, we hope you also give yourself breaks to relax, recharge and reflect.

EdSurge K-12 Edtech Events Calendar 2020

Download the 2020 U.S. K-12 Conference Calendar

To help you find which events may be right for you, here’s how the calendar is organized:

Red, 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.

  • Red 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 the dates for future events that aren’t yet listed on their site. New details should be updated on their websites soon.

Also, some organizers run local and regional events that we didn’t have room to include. Make sure to check out their website for their full list of 2020 gatherings.

Aw, you left out my favorite event!

Sorry about that! Send us an email at about the details you’d like us to include.

Do you have a 2020 calendar for higher-ed events?

Here is the calendar for 2020 higher-ed events! We’ll also have one for international education conferences as well.

Will you update this calendar in the future?


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