Which Are The Top Educational Events To Attend?

Conferences give us new ideas and strategies plus opportunities to network. How do you decide what conference are for you? First, consider your goals. Then, think about your students’ needs. Finally, what excites you?

What Are The Types Of Educational Events?

Conferences – Conferences are large events that bring together education professionals in the field of study. Activities at these events include speakers, workshops, and networking sessions. The people attending conferences attend this event with shared interests and purpose.

Summits – Summits are often meetings with high-level professionals to discuss the newest findings in a field. Some summits function just like conferences but they are actually quite different from each other. A summit only includes delegates, representatives and members of a board or committee.

Symposium – Symposiums are events where experts in the field give presentations to an audience.

We know you don’t have a ton of time to research, so in chronological order, here are top education conferences to choose from.

2022 ASCD Annual Conference

Recharge & Reconnect

In-person Conference:

ASCD's Annual Conference will be a great way to reconnect and learn with fellow educators in person, March 18–22, 2022, at the Hilton Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. If you can't make it to Illinois in March, we've got you covered. This year's conference is designed as two connected events. Start your learning journey in March and continue the journey by sharing the experience virtually across your district at our virtual event, April 20–22, 2022.

April 20–22, 2022
In Person in Chicago, Illinois
March 18–21, 2022


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About ASCD

Helping educators in all 50 states & more than 100 countries find and amplify their voice. Achieve excellence in learning, teaching, and leading. Learn more about our options today. Empowering Educators. 75+ Years Experience. Put Vision Into Action. Lead with Passion.

ISTELive 22 Edtech Conference - New Orleans

Empowering Educators. Elevating Equity.

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. Our professional learning offerings include the annual ISTE conference, online courses, professional learning networks, peer-reviewed journals and other publications. ISTE is also the leading publisher of books focused on technology in education.

Date: June 26-29, 2022

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About ISTE

The International Society for Technology in Education is a nonprofit organization that focuses on accelerating innovation in education through the smart use of technology in education.

EF Global Leadership Summit | Berlin 2022

The Impact of Sports & Wellness

Summit Tours:
Your tour will bring the Summit theme—The Impact of Sports & Wellness—to life as students travel across Europe. Whether they’re learning about health care in the Netherlands, experiencing Spanish culture through soccer, or exploring wellness in Eastern Europe, students will gain new perspectives on well-being and how to achieve it.

Leadership Conference: 
Join teachers and students from across North America and Europe in Berlin, Germany for a three-day leadership conference happening July 8–10. Hear from world-renowned speakers on The Impact of Sports & Wellness, attend expert-led workshops, and help students develop skills like creativity and collaboration as they work in small international teams to propose solutions to a global challenge.

Date: July 8-10, 2022

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About EF Tours

For over 55 years, EF has been working to keep minds and the world wide open. We design tours to help educators teach, and so students can learn more—about tolerance, other perspectives, and themselves. Our company’s roots are in language learning and cultural exchange, and over time, EF’s mission to provide immersive, life-changing education has remained the same.

PBL World 2022

PBLWorks’ signature professional development conference for Project Based Learning will take place in-person June 27-30, 2022 in Napa, California

PBL World 2022 is a multi-day conference for teachers, instructional coaches, and school and district leaders who are ready to begin or advance their Project Based Learning practice and connect with a community of their peers. PBL World engages participants in immersive workshops based on PBLWorks’ Gold Standard PBL model and helps them develop plans to implement PBL in their classrooms, schools and districts. The conference offers inspiring speakers, engaging workshops, and dedicated time for networking.

Dates: June 27-30, 2022

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Read our Blog Article on this event

About PBL Works

Their services, tools, and research are designed to build the capacity of K-12 teachers to design and facilitate quality Project Based Learning, and the capacity of school leaders to create a culture for teachers to implement great projects with all students.

They consist of current and former educators with experience in PBL and deep respect for teachers. They strive to offer an unrivaled level of service to guide educators in their journey toward a sustained, high-quality PBL practice.

Aurora Institute Symposium 2022

Join educators, policymakers, practitioners, and researchers sharing from the leading edge of education innovation: October 24-26, 2022.

The annual Symposium is the field’s largest gathering of education innovators who are working in schools, districts, and statehouses to transform the future of teaching and learning in K-12 education.

Why you should attend: Thousands attend each year, and their sphere of influence spans thousands of schools and districts and millions of young learners. The annual conference includes more than 65 thought-provoking sessions, engaging workshops, and inspiring keynote addresses. Attendees collaborate with leading innovators, industry experts, education leaders, practitioners, policymakers, and researchers working together to drive systems change, address challenges, and explore next-generation learning. The Symposium attracts attendees from across the globe and provides numerous opportunities for professional development, knowledge-sharing, collaboration, and networking.

Dates: October 24-26, 2022

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About Aurora Institute

The mission of the Aurora Institute (formerly iNACOL) is to drive the transformation of education systems and accelerate the advancement of breakthrough policies and practices to ensure high-quality learning for all.

The Aurora Institute is transforming education systems and shaping the future of teaching and learning for more than 14 million students collectively through its work in policy, research, field-building, and convening.