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ISTE Conference Brings Thousands of Educators to Chicago to Preview the Latest in Edtech

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June 27, 2018

CHICAGO - June 27, 2018 - Educators came from near and far to the 2018 ISTE Conference & Expo in Chicago to learn about the latest approaches in teaching and learning. As one of the world’s most influential edtech events, ISTE 2018 had record-setting attendance.

The total number of attendees topped 18,540 for the first time. When you add in the expo hall, more than 24,000 people gathered at McCormick Place to discover new things, connect with like-minded educators and bring new techniques back to their schools.

Educators participated in 1,700 sessions and learning opportunities and heard from inspirational keynote speakers. Attendees came to Chicago from every U.S. state and 87 countries.

ISTE made several announcements of new initiatives including:

  • ISTE U: an online professional learning hub for teachers and leaders to build critical skills for teaching and learning in a digital world.
  • ISTE Standards for Education Leaders: a framework to help focus their digital leadership.
  • Edtech Advisor: a platform that gives ISTE members insight into which tools, technology and apps will best meet their learning objectives.
  • Partnerships with General Motors and TED

More on these announcements can be found here.

ISTE’s 2019 Conference & Expo will held in Philadelphia, June 23–26, 2019.


About ISTE

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) is a nonprofit organization that works with the global education community to accelerate the use of technology to solve tough problems and inspire innovation. Our worldwide network believes in the potential technology holds to transform teaching and learning.

ISTE sets a bold vision for education transformation through the ISTE Standards, a framework for students, educators, administrators, coaches and computer science educators to rethink education and create innovative learning environments. ISTE hosts the annual ISTE Conference & Expo, one of the world’s most influential edtech events. The organization’s professional learning offerings include online courses, professional networks, year-round academies, peer-reviewed journals and other publications. ISTE is also the leading publisher of books focused on technology in education. For more information or to become an ISTE member, visit Subscribe to ISTE’s YouTube channeland connect with ISTE on TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn.