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Best Conferences for School System Admins in 2023

For the edtech world, conferences are a time for educators and support teams to take the time to learn from each other—without the hustle and bustle of the school environment taking focus. From developing relationships to checking out new vendors and support solutions, edtech conferences are a great way to learn how other K-12 districts are working within today’s unique classroom environment.

Here are the edtech conferences that you should put on your calendar in 2023.

National Edtech Conferences 

Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC

January 23 – 26

FETC has been a renowned conference in the edtech space for over 40 years. It gathers education leaders, industry experts, and edtech professionals of all levels to learn about the latest news in educational technology.

Next year’s conference is in beautiful New Orleans. Grab a beignet, see some sights, and enjoy the dynamic panels and showcases from edtech leaders.

BrainStorm – Wisconsin Dells (BrainStorm)

March 12 – 14

Branded as “for edtech, by edtech,” BrainStorm is a must-see event for K-12 technology teams. This is the place to learn and network with other IT professionals about the nitty-gritty things only a fellow technician can understand.

BrainStorm offers 130 tech-focused speaker sessions that help attendees develop new skills and learn about the edtech tools that are transforming classroom support.

Spring CUE 

March 16 – 18

CUE (originally called Computer-Using Educators) has come a long way since its inception in 1978. Nowadays, CUE hosts two amazing conferences a year, drawing thousands of edtech enthusiasts and leaders from all over the world.

Next year’s spring CUE will take place in Palm Springs, California. This is the first time CUE has been hosted in-person for two years, so you have the perfect opportunity to get acquainted with this unique conference in 2023. 

International Society for Technology in Education (ISTELive

June 25-28

There is no conference like ISTE. This renowned conference focuses on harnessing technology to enhance teaching and learning, and it does so by offering hands-on learning, innovative keynotes, and incomparable networking opportunities.

ISTELive offers both in-person and online events, so even if you’re not in the Philadelphia area, you’ll be able to hear from the top leaders in edtech. 

Regional Edtech Conferences

Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA)

January 30 – Feb 2

TCEA has been dedicated to technology funding and access for schools since 1980. This particular conference has one of the largest number of options to keep conference goers busy. TCEA offers over 700 sessions, which features discussions about technology, leadership, digital citizenship, and more. 

If you’re interested in professional development for today’s classrooms, TCEA is for you. Make sure to put this San Antonio-based conference on your calendar.

Idaho Education Technology Association (IETA)

February 8 – 10

IETA promotes and facilitates education technology for Idaho. For Pacific Northwest districts, IETA is a great place to share ideas, connect with other edtech professionals.

In 2022, IETA featured talks about digital equity, balancing blended learning, and building trust in the classroom. They’ll be announcing the 2023 schedule soon, so be sure to check their website in the coming weeks.

Illinois Digital Educators Alliance (IDEAcon

February 13 – 15

Head to the Midwest for one of the biggest edtech conferences in the country. IDEAcon has thought leaders and dynamic exhibits from around the globe. Attendees range from educators to edtech decisionmakers and staff, so it’s a great experience to hear from teachers directly and learn how far edtech has come.

Kentucky Society for Technology in Education (KYSTE)

March 15 – 17

Early bird registration is already available for this Louisville-based education conference. KYSTE is a great place to hear from teachers, learn new things, and enjoy interactive sessions from their featured speakers. Steven Hernandez, Chief Information Security Officer for the US Department of Education, will be speaking at KYSTE’s 2023 conference. With cybersecurity threats appearing in edtech more and more, it’s definitely worth checking out.

Georgia Association of Managers of Educational Information Systems (GAMEIS)

July 11 – 14

Is Savannah on your bucket list? Here’s your chance to attend one of the preeminent edtech conferences in one of the most beautiful cities in the south. 

GAMEIS is a hub for K-12 edtech leaders to learn from each other and share best practices for their district’s support needs. Additionally, GAMEIS prides itself on being family-friendly, so they provide summertime fun with ice cream socials and the Presidential Family Dinner. Bring the entire family and see the current trends in educational technology with this noteworthy conference.

Georgia Educational Technology Conference (GaETC

November 2 – 4

GaETC has been a key part of educators’ understanding and working with education technology for the past two decades. This premiere conference focuses on the tech and solutions that are revolutionizing K-12 support. 

Check out GaETC for innovative showcases, speeches from nationally recognized speakers, and hands-on workshops. 

Oklahoma Society for Technology in Education (OKSTE

November 2 – 3

OKSTE provides leadership, professional development, and other support for the integration of technology into Oklahoma classrooms. OKSTE is affiliated with ISTE, so both conferences are full of innovative leaders at the forefront of educational technology.

Sessions from 2022’s OKSTE included talks on selecting the right edtech, fighting cybersecurity threats, and utilizing edtech to elevate student learning. 

California IT In Education (CITE)

November 29 – Dec 2

CITE will host its annual conference in Sacramento, California’s own River City. This edtech-focused conference hosts a huge variety of edtech players, from CTOs, Directors of IT, to Network Managers, Engineers, and Technicians.

Featuring Lunch & Learns, influential keynote speakers, and an extensive Exhibit Hall, CITE is a great place to cap off the end of your year while being at the cutting edge of edtech. 

See you there!

Our team at Incident IQ loves going to conferences like these to learn from the districts we help every day. If you’re attending any of the events above, keep your eyes peeled for the Incident IQ booth and come say hi.

But if you can’t wait to see what groundbreaking edtech tools we have to offer, give us a call. We are always happy to show our exceptional tools that streamline workflows for K-12 teams.