Technology conferences worth attending in 2011

We know that summer breaks are short and budgets are tight, so here are a few conferences that we think offer the most bang for your buck if you’re looking to learn more about technology. While there are similar educational technology conferences available, these are the ones we are most familiar with.  Please share any other recommendations in the comments section below.

ISTE 2011
June 26 – 29  |  Philadelphia, PA
The International Society for Technology in Education is the premier membership association for educators and education leaders engaged in advancing excellence in learning and teaching through innovative and effective uses of technology. Registration is $330 (but hurry, early-bird pricing ends March 31) for three days of hands-on workshops and a one-year membership to ISTE.  I will be attending for the first time this year.

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August 4 – 5  |  Overland Park, KS
This two-day institute includes presentations, topic-oriented special interest discussion groups, hands-on workshops, and demonstrations. This will be our  fourth year attending and/or presenting at SIDLIT.  Registration is free and the facilities at Johnson County Community College are very nice.

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2011 AECT International Convention
November 8 – 12  |  Jacksonville, FL
The Association for Educational Communications and Technology “seeks to explore the transformational potential that these innovations hold for education, as well as share current research and best practices related to these developments. This year’s convention theme is Celebrate 3.0: Design. Learn. Community.”  Registration is around $350, book before April 9th when prices go up.

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Amber Nutt

Amber Nutt is an Education Support Technologist at the University of Kansas.
  • Aaron Sumner

    On April 1 (next week) the folks who put on SIDLIT are also hosting a day-long forum on Universal Design for Learning, in Kansas City. It’s free to attend.