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Nearly 18,000 Attend ISTE 2011 in Philadelphia

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July 11, 2011

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Nearly 18,000 Attend ISTE 2011 in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA — More than 17,850 educators and exhibit personnel attended the International Society for Technology in Education's (ISTE ®) annual conference and exhibition, ISTE 2011, held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center June 26-29.

Presented by ISTE in cooperation with affiliate organization Pennsylvania Association for Educational Communications and Technology, ISTE 2011 drew attendees from all over the globe. Conference-goers included teachers, administrators, library media specialists, technology coordinators, and teacher educators, as well as decision-makers from industry and government.

Conference highlights included:
• 13,336 registered attendees
• 4,562 exhibit personnel
• Provocative and inspirational keynotes by author and developmental molecular biologist John J. Medina; world-renowned leadership expert Stephen R. Covey, principal of top-rated magnet school Muriel Summers, and two poised 5th grade boys; and founding principal of the Science Leadership Academy, Chris Lehmann
• Dozens of workshops with more than 2,611 tickets sold
• An exhibit hall the size of 5.5 football fields featuring 1,423 booths and 501 companies displaying hardware, software, equipment and services focused on the use of technology to improve learning, teaching and school administration
• 149 registered journalists from around the globe
• 1,025 attendees sent more than 3,000 letters to the U.S. Congress in support of education technology programs and funding, and several hundred participated in advocacy video and photo petitions
• Nearly 6 miles of network cable laid in the conference center and more than 10,000 wireless devices connected to the network in one 24-hour period
• Among the attendees were 1,152 presenters and 940 international attendees from 63 countries

ISTE's annual conference and exposition will be held next year in San Diego, June 24 through 27. For more about ISTE 2011 in Philadelphia and ISTE 2012 in San Diego, visit

About ISTE
The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE ®) is the premier membership association for educators and education leaders engaged in advancing excellence in learning and teaching through the innovative and effective use of technology in PK-12 and teacher education. Home to ISTE’s annual conference and exposition and the widely adopted NETS, ISTE represents more than 100,000 professionals worldwide.