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Did you know that there are almost 100 education conferences every year? Some of these conferences are offered in the States, while others are held around the globe.

How do you choose which ones to attend?

Whether you’re a teacher or an education entrepreneur, there is something for you.

If you’re interested in the combination of education and innovation, here is a short list of five conferences you should check out in 2019 that bring all of these initiatives and leading educators together.

The conferences below provide teacher resources and foster entrepreneurship, learning, networking and technology for today and tomorrow’s learning generation.

SXSW EDU: March 4-7, Austin

The SXSW EDU conference brings entrepreneurs and educators together. The conference and festival provide innovational learning opportunities by hosting a community of educators, entrepreneurs, and interested stakeholders. Together, they share a goal to impact the future of teaching and learning.

The ninth annual SXSW EDU will be held in Austin for four days of valuable sessions that include hands-on and detailed workshops, learning experiences, opportunities to find and connect with mentors, film screenings, startup events, research and policy discussions, live exhibitions and the ability to connect and network.

Read more about this conference at their site: SXSW EDU.

ISTE19: June 23-26, Philadelphia

ISTE is the conference where education entrepreneurs and teachers come together to share and learn from each other. Also, this is where anyone can learn from top leaders in the field, attend ongoing exhibits, and come together to learn with fellow educators from across the country. Teachers also gather to test new learning strategies with resources that can transform learning and teaching.

Finally, educators can also connect with the brightest minds in education technology and learn from leading keynote speakers and education thought-leaders. At ISTE, everyone can connect with global leaders in the field, network, and learn about the hottest trends in education, innovation and the future.

Read more about this conference at their site: ISTE 2019.

ASCD Empower19: March 16-19, Chicago

For teachers who want to learn how to addresses the whole child, this is the right conference to attend. Research, practice, and common sense confirm that a whole child approach best develops and prepares students—ensuring that every child is healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged.

ASCD connects educators with resources, knowledge, and a well-rounded community to implement a whole child approach in teaching. Through their variety of learning opportunities, educators can direct their own professional learning, and get what they need to empower themselves, their schools and most importantly, their students.

ASCD Empower19 is a conference designed by educators for educators. Some notables attending this year are Ashton Kutcher, Dorris Kearns Goodwin, and Ron Clark.

Read more about this conference at their site: ASCD Empower19.

Brainstorm: March 3-5, Wisconsin Dells

The purpose of the BrainStorm conference is to connect education technologists with edtech vendors. During this conference edtech school leaders can exchange and learn from technology vendors. The conference also provides networking opportunities to make long-lasting connections that can last for years. Also, they have over 120 technology-focused sessions for the K-20 learning community. Educators can learn new technology skills, and find the most cutting-edge products for their classrooms.

Read more about this conference at their site: Brainstorm.

LearnLaunch Across Boundaries: January 31-February 1, Boston

The LearnLaunch Across Boundaries conference is now in its 7th year. This conference brings together the innovative education technology community that wants to transform learning and increase achievement using digital technology. The meeting is for teachers, education administrators, entrepreneurs, investors, education companies, and technology innovators. All attendees are part of a unique community to learn, share, exchange ideas, have critical discussions and to discuss the most critical questions surrounding education today.

Some notable offerings from LearnLaunch also include:

  • LearnLaunch: This offering is dedicated to connecting, supporting, and investing in the education technology ecosystem. The goal for LearnLaunch is to drive innovation and transform learning. Throughout the year, they offer ongoing educational events, an accelerator program, as well as a collaborative co-working space to foster ideas and bring leaders together.
  • LearnLaunch Institute: LearnLaunch Institute is a community that drives innovation to transform learning and increase achievement in education. Their ecosystem brings educators, entrepreneurs, learners, investors, and industry affiliates together. They offer ongoing learning opportunities, provide support services, and also include a school pilot network. They provide resources to expand access to learning that is engaging, personalized, and effective. Education technology is a critical factor at the LearnLaunch Institute.
  • LearnLaunch Accelerator:  This edtech startup program is personalized for each entrepreneur. After a highly selective application process, LearnLaunch accelerator provides each startup with seed funding, mentors, as well as coaching. Education entrepreneurs receive all of the tools they need to grow a successful edtech startup. Investors also have a place to take part in the building of these startups.
  • LearnLaunch Campus: LearnLaunch Campus is Boston’s leading co-working space dedicated solely for edtech startups. They help entrepreneurs and businesses through networking opportunities, office solutions, and provide a collaborative community with expertise in technology and education. LearnLaunch Campus has been the launching pad to more than 35 edtech companies and 100 edtech entrepreneurs.

Read more about this conference at their site: LearnLaunch.

What other innovative conferences would you add to this list for educators and entrepreneurs?


December 27, 2018 at 12:03PM
https://www.forbes.com/sites/robynshulman/2018/12/27/5-innovative-conferences-for-educators-and-entrepreneurs-to-attend-in-2019/
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