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More Than 16,500 Attend ISTELive 2024 in Denver, Colorado, and Virtually

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June 27, 2024

Denver, Colorado – More than 16,500 attendees, both in person and through a virtual capacity, attended this year's ISTELive conference which was held in Denver, Colorado from June 23-26. Thousands of teachers and edtech industry leaders from around the globe gathered to explore the latest advancements in technology for effective teaching and learning.

Over the course of four days, the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) hosted a multitude of programs and sessions presented by 2335 global experts and filled an exhibitor hall with more than 400 companies who are offering innovative edtech solutions for practical strategies that can be implemented in classrooms, schools, districts, and beyond.

Featured voices from the mainstage of this year’s conference included:

  • Mo Gawdat, Author and AI Leader

  • Dr. Merritt Moore, Quantum Physicist and Professional Ballet Dance

  • Danni Washington, Science Communicator, Author, TV Host, and Activist

  • Michelle King, Middle School Teacher, Mt. Lebanon School District, Pennsylvania

  • Dr. Lyla June Johnston, Indigenous Musician, Author, and Community Organizer

  • Sinead Bovell, Futurist and Tech Educator

  • Ethan Mollick, Innovation Expert and AI Thought Leader; Professor, The Wharton School

  • Dr. Ramesh Srinivasan, UCLA Professor, UC Digital Cultures Lab Founder, and Author

ISTELive 24 was hybrid, allowing attendees to join in-person or online from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, and 84 countries. Denver, Colorado, drew more than 15,300 attendees to the Colorado Convention Center and over 1,200 tuned in online.

This year’s attendees were able to hear the latest in ISTE news, including the launch of a coalition of the leading education organizations that introduced the five quality indicators for edtech and AI products, an enhanced edtech index powered by AWS, as well as a grant award from Microsoft Philanthropies to advance AI in teacher preparation programs and more.

Sessions provided insight ranging from digital citizenship, equity, AI, project-based learning, and reimagining the blended classroom setting. Other highlights of the conference included the Innovation Arcade where 4000 attendees were able to experience immersive learning through AI, AR, and VR. The Arcade included a VR exploration lounge, a showcase of the latest developments in AI, AR, and XR, a model classroom space that integrates emerging edtech in a real-world setting, and wellness areas.

This year's conference was supported by 424 volunteers and staff. It garnered an extensive presence on social media with more than 22,000 posts using the #ISTELive hashtag – reaching 42 million people during the course of the event.

In 2025, the ISTELive Conference and the ASCD Annual Conference will be co-locating in San Antonio, Texas, from June 29-July 2. Learn more here.

ISTELive 24 By The Numbers Infographic

About ISTE

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) is a nonprofit organization that works with the global education community to accelerate innovation in education through the smart use of technology. ISTE sets a bold vision for education transformation through the ISTE Standards, a framework for rethinking education and creating innovative learning experiences. ISTE hosts ISTELive, one of the world's most influential education events, and offers a wealth of professional learning opportunities focused on technology in education. In 2023, ISTE merged with ASCD, combining expertise in technology and innovation with research-based professional learning for educators and education leaders, to advance student outcomes. For more information or to become an ISTE member, visit