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Best Education Conferences 2024

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Best Education Conferences 2024 – Best Education Events and Conferences In 2024

We are privileged to have the opportunity to learn from experts, lead sessions, and cover a wide range of conference events at dozens of conferences throughout the world.

Best Education Conferences 2024

We keep compiling and updating a list of the best events that we believe everyone should see while we travel.

If you are intending to attend any educational conferences in 2024, here is the most up-to-date list of them:

2024 FETC Orlando, Florida, January 23–26

When it comes to education technology, FETC is the biggest independent national conference. There, attendees share ideas, tactics, and trends in the field to help students and schools succeed.

At this yearly conference, education professionals from all around the globe will come together to discuss and debate current and future trends in educational technology, as well as to brainstorm solutions to common problems and share innovative ideas.

BETT 2024 [London, January 24-26]

The largest EdTech conference in the world, BETT attracts over 30,000 guests from over 123 countries, 600+ top firms, and 5,000+ individuals who meet face-to-face. Aiming to improve the future through revolutionizing education, BETT is a London-based event.

This conference is top-notch, welcoming, and revolutionary. The demands of the education community inform BETT’s themes across all grade levels, from the most tech-averse novice to the most hip and nerdy early adopter. Education revolves around BETT themes.

Austin, TX, USA, February 3–7, 2024 (TCEA)

The largest US state conference and exposition, measuring five days and featuring more than seven hundred sessions and workshops, is NCEA. You may network with other educators, meet influential people in your field, and form a strong professional learning community at the TCEA Convention & Exposition.

Annual Conference on Digital Learning Austin, TX, February 26–28, 2024

A diverse group of practitioners, including educators, businesses, nonprofits, researchers, and state education agencies, will converge at DLAC to make tangible changes.

2024 Annual AASA National Conference on Education in San Diego, California, February 15–17

The importance of public school superintendents in providing an inclusive, empowered, and supportive learning environment that caters to the unique needs of every student is emphasized at this year’s Conference.

Together, we can build a brighter future for students and society by making sure they are always our priority.

Attendees at this conference will have the opportunity to learn from one another, make new contacts, and celebrate the discovery of exciting new research and methods.

Annual Green Schools Conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico, March 5–7, 2024

Gathered at the Green Schools Conference (GSC) are all those who work to make schools more environmentally friendly, with an emphasis on those who are guiding their institutions toward sustainability on a systemic level.

Green school efforts around the country are being enhanced as attendees work together to tackle particular issues, share best practices, and delve into multidisciplinary topics in general sessions.

SXSW EDU 2024 Austin, Texas, March 4–7

Session after session, workshop after workshop, mentoring after mentorship, film screening after film, policy talks after policy, and much more will make up the four days of the world-renowned SXSW EDU, all to shape the educational landscape of the future.

The event is still unique among thought leadership summits, and it will feature hundreds of sessions and speakers. Hear some of the talks we saw at SXSW EDU 2023 and listen to our live podcast from SXSW EDU 2022.

Palm Springs, California, USA, March 21–24, 2024: CUE Conference

Teachers from all around the world will gather in Palm Springs, California, in 2024 for the Spring CUE Conference to share ideas, build relationships, and learn about innovative pedagogical practices and technological tools.

Educators and EdLeaders seeking to improve student achievement through the integration of technology into the classroom are the intended attendees of CUE, the longest-running and largest EdTech conference in California.

The conference has been offering thousands of educators a best-value three-day experience for nearly 40 years, making it a go-to event for educational innovation.

San Diego, California, March 24-27, 2024:

Carnegie Foundation Summit on Improvement in Education Intending to tackle complicated problems and issues of educational inequality, the Summit on Improvement in Education has been bringing together various educational professionals since 2014 to form a thriving learning community.

These professionals include leaders from school districts and charter management organizations, state education department and professional organization heads, entrepreneurs, college and university faculty, students, parents, and community leaders.

Deep Learning Conference 2024; San Diego, California, March 26–28

An exquisite reminder of the meaning of teaching and the boundless potential of schools as sites of inspiration, healing, and hope bringing together deeper learners from all over the globe.

Incredible meetings have been hosted by DLC for more than ten years! Our experience at the DL2018 is summarized here. Cultural and Environmental Forum for Schools Different Times and Places.

Learn from professionals and peers from all over North America at one of the four or more topic-specific conferences offered by the Summit.

School leaders, teachers, guidance counselors, and other educators can benefit from these multi-day conferences by gaining exposure to cutting-edge research and practical ideas for improving student learning.

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, April 6-8, 2024: National School Boards Association

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) Annual Conference and Exposition is the only gathering of its kind on a national level where school administrators can network, share ideas, and receive a better understanding of how to administer schools in a way that supports student achievement.

There isn’t a better opportunity for school board members from all over the nation to learn about student learning needs and how to make district operations run more smoothly than at this conference.

COSN 2024; Miami, Florida, April 8–10

If you are a district tech director or leader looking to rethink, revamp, and revitalize, then you should attend CoSN. The Three “R’s” should act as a rallying cry for all attendees to recommit to improving digital learning.

San Diego, California, USA, April 14–17, 2024: ASU+GSV Summit

If you’re looking for a place to meet the “smartest and most influential Learning and talent Tech minds from around the world,” go no further than this yearly conference.

Renowned figures in the fields of business, entrepreneurship, higher education, and education innovation will be speaking at the three-day event. Our 2021 summit summary is here.

Dallas, Texas, USA, May 22–24, 2024: SMU + GSV Mission Summit

An event to expedite concepts that merge “purpose and profits” is the SMU+GSV Mission Summit. Reimagining capitalism is necessary. We think the most successful businesses of the future will combine the best of for-profit and non-profit mentalities.

Come and influence the future of business alongside influential figures from the worlds of investing, government, entrepreneurship, and philanthropy.

ISTE 2024 Denver, Colorado, June 23–26, 2024

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) is the premier venue for educational technology professionals and school administrators to network and gain knowledge about cutting-edge products and practices.

Teachers, administrators, tech coordinators/directors, librarians, media specialists, and representatives from related industries will all find something useful at this conference.

Napa Valley, California, USA, June 24-27, 2024: PBL World

PBLWorks hosts PBL World, a conference on project-based learning, which lasts for multiple days. Participants include K-12 educators, instructional coaches, and school and district administrators who are interested in establishing or expanding their PBL practices, as well as building professional relationships with like-minded individuals.

Twenty-fourth Annual ASCA Conference Kansas City, Missouri, July 13–16, 2024

Attend the most prestigious conference for school counselors in Kansas City, Missouri, with hundreds of other professionals in the field. Keep yourself energized by learning and networking.

July 16–17, 2024; Chicago, IL Uncharted Learning National Summit

For two days of events and workshops focusing on entrepreneurship, Uncharted Learning’s member schools, and guests congregate in the Fulton Market Neighborhood, a hotspot for technology and cuisine in Chicago.

July 17th, 2024 marks the last day of events with the INCubatoredu National Student Pitch and Student Showcase.

Washington, DC, USA, July 22–23, 2024: JFF Horizons

At this event, over a thousand leaders, financiers, innovators, workers, learners, and more will share their knowledge and experience. Through workshops, panels, and interactive conversations, you can expect to gain fresh perspectives and ideas.

At this yearly conference, the most influential people in the field will come together to discuss ways to improve the education and workforce systems.

The Great Big Bang of Big Picture Learning Memphis, TN, July 22, 2024

Attendees of all ages—students, teachers, administrators, and community members—gather at Big Bang, Big Picture Learning’s annual conference on student-centered learning, to share knowledge and experiences while fostering intergenerational understanding.

Put simply, it’s an occasion to celebrate. To hear more about our recent trip to the Big Bang, listen to our podcast.

San Diego, California, USA, October 3-5, 2024: PLTW Summit

PLTW Summit will still be held in the fall every two years. Get ready to join a national network of STEM educators for a professional development opportunity that will change the way you teach. You’ll have the chance to network with other educators, classroom vendors, Master Teachers, and PLTW partners.

Annual Aurora Symposium in New Orleans, Louisiana, November 2024

If you’re involved in K-12 competency-based, blended, or online education, you should attend Aurora Institute’s annual conference. Gathering professionals, leaders, and teachers for hundreds of seminars, it delves into next-gen education for students in grades K-12. Ten reasons why you should go.

Savannah, Georgia, USA, October 31–November 1, 2024: National Rural Education Association Conference

With a broad community that includes national experts, practitioners in K-12 and higher education, prominent researchers, legislators, and philanthropic leaders, the Rural Schools Conference aims to provide an environment for collaboration and innovation.

The objective is to assist communities in coming up with innovative ways to use their local assets to provide rural students with relevant learning experiences.

Comprehensive Education: Leading on the Front Range December 2024; Colorado

Leaders are encouraged to strengthen their linkages to people, groups, and networks to improve, maintain, and elevate their work at the yearly Big Picture Learning Leadership Conference.

To find useful materials, fresh ideas, and techniques for efficient implementation, leaders collaborate with their peers through advisory sessions and school tours.

A leader’s capacity to lead with compassion, vulnerability, and love depends on their ability to revitalize and fortify oneself.

With a history spanning more than half a century, the National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE) holds an annual conference that brings together thought leaders and educators from throughout the country to celebrate the achievements of students, with a special focus on those of African origin, in the classroom.

Conference Details: HipHopEd Dates and Venue to Be Announced

At the one-of-a-kind HipHopEd Conference, community people, students, school administrators, and educators all come together to discuss and debate how hip-hop culture affects classroom instruction.

Intending to foster creativity, research, and practice, this conference is the go-to place for hip-hop educators to network and share ideas.

Workshops and keynote speeches at the HipHopEd Conference highlight cutting-edge studies, methods, and trends in hip-hop education.

One of the goals of the conference is to provide hip-hop educators with a place to meet, make connections, and work together to rethink what it means to teach.

The conference theme is illustrated by the peer-reviewed papers and workshop presentations given by researchers and practitioners. Student performers and an emphasis on hip-hop’s creative aspects set the HipHopEd Conference out from the norm for educational conferences.

National Gathering of Education Leaders of Color (TBD)

The EdLoC conference showcases inspiring stories of entrepreneurs, change-makers, and cross-sector partnerships that are breaking down barriers to education and changing people’s lives for the better.

There will be room for presenters and attendees to showcase, learn about, and talk about the ways their groups are helping youth and communities of color earn more, generate wealth, and thrive through advocacy, programs, and models.

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