PHILADELPHIA – Celebrating the organization’s 40th anniversary, thousands of educators gathered for the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) in Philadelphia for the organization’s annual Conference & Expo.

The total number of participants topped 20,000. Teachers, education leaders and exhibitors from all 50 states and 81 countries gathered in the City of Brotherly Love for four days of immersive professional learning. The conference comprised of over 2,000 learning opportunities, presented by more than 3,000 presenters, including 476 students, from hands on workshops and playgrounds, to BYOD sessions, field trips and inspirational speakers.  

Attendees engaged in critical topics on education, sharing best practices on innovating learning, empowering and engaging learnings. They were treated to hands-on experiences with augmented and virtual reality, as well as seeing first-hand how 3D printing works and new developments in artificial intelligence. More than 550 companies shared their latest products.

ISTE’s next event will be Creative Constructor Lab in New Orleans, October 19-20, 2019. ISTE2020 will be held in Anaheim, California, June 28-July 1, 2020.

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About ISTE 

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) is a nonprofit organization that works with the global education community to accelerate the use of technology to solve tough problems and inspire innovation. Our worldwide network believes in the potential technology holds to transform teaching and learning.

ISTE sets a bold vision for education transformation through the ISTE Standards, a framework for students, educators, administrators, coaches and computer science educators to rethink education and create innovative learning environments. ISTE hosts the annual ISTE Conference & Expo, one of the world’s most influential edtech events. The organization’s professional learning offerings include online courses, professional networks, year-round academies, peer-reviewed journals and other publications. ISTE is also the leading publisher of books focused on technology in education. For more information or to become an ISTE member, visit iste.org. Subscribe to ISTE’s YouTube channel and connect with ISTE on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.