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Infographic: ISTE 2015 by the numbers

By Team ISTE 7/2/2015 ISTE Conference & Expo

Every year, tens of thousands of educators come together at the ISTE Conference & Expo to discover new ways to use educational technology to engage their students and enhance learning. As you might imagine, it's a sight to behold. Everywhere you look, people are in movement. They’re getting inspiration from powerful speakers, interacting with ed tech experts, collecting assorted swag, getting hands on with cool gadgets in playgrounds and workshops, tweeting and posting about what they’ve learned, connecting with old friends, and making new ones. They’re constantly learning something new, and they are clearly excited about it.

This year, nearly 16,000 attendees traveled from 76 nations around the world to Philadelphia for ISTE 2015. Check out the infographic below for a breakdown of some of the awe-inspiring stats that result when so many passionate educators gather in one place for a common cause.

ISTE 2015 by the numbers - Onsite attendees: 15,727, Italian ices consumed: 14,000, Student presenters: over 500, Countries represented: 76, Farthest distance traveled: over 10,000 miles (from Australia), Miles walked over four days by the average attendee: 24 (miles walked by a volunteer captain: 40+), Tweets sent with #ISTE2015 hashtag: 149,000+ (People who viewed #ISTE2015 social media content worldwide: 40 million), Inches of rainfall since Saturday: 2.16, Hottest topics (bar graph): Instructional design (think flipped learning): 356 sessions, Communication and collaboration tools (like Google Apps for Education): 76 sessions, Coding (across grade levels and curricula), 166 sessions, PD & coaching, 142 sessions, Innovative learning environments (including 1:1 and makerspaces) 107 sessions.

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