About ISTE

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®) is the premier nonprofit organization serving educators and education leaders committed to empowering connected learners in a connected world. ISTE serves more than 100,000 education stakeholders throughout the world.


ISTE membership is a powerful way for educators to connect with peers, share knowledge and ideas, and help lead the transformation of education. ISTE also offers innovative ed tech resources to support professional learning for educators and education leaders.

Our innovative offerings include the ISTE Conference & Expo — the world's most comprehensive ed tech event — and the widely adopted ISTE Standards for learning, teaching and leading in the digital age. The association’s robust suite of professional learning resources features webinars, online courses, consulting services for schools and districts, books, and peer-reviewed journals and publications.

Our vision & mission

The vision of ISTE is a world where all learners thrive, achieve and contribute.

As the creator and steward of the definitive education technology standards, our mission is to empower learners to flourish in a connected world by cultivating a passionate professional learning community, linking educators and partners, leveraging knowledge and expertise, advocating for strategic policies, and continually improving learning and teaching.


The ISTE Standards (formerly the NETS) are the definitive framework for successfully implementing digital strategies to positively impact learning, teaching and leading in our technology-powered world. ISTE offers a host of information and resources to support understanding and implementation of the standards at a variety of levels.

ISTE Conference
& Expo

The ISTE Conference & Expo is the premier forum for exploring and exchanging ideas about education technology. The event attracts more than 18,000 educators and education leaders from around the globe. Attendees enjoy world-class keynotes, hundreds of sessions and a massive expo all brimming with the latest ed tech products and services.

ISTE Advocacy

ISTE actively advocates for education technology at the local and national levels to advance the global transformation of education. We collaborate with educators and policy makers to ensure all learners have equal access to the tools, connectivity and skills needed for success in today’s world.