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Program highlights

ISTE 2016 features an amazing array of professional learning and collaborative networking opportunities. Attendees can choose from more than 1,000 sessions in a variety of formats to support all learning styles. See our program guide for tips on how to navigate the program and session formats. Use the program search to find sessions that interest you and add them to your "favorites".

What's new at ISTE 2016?

  • Prior to the to the opening keynote with Michio Kaku, join ISTE for "behind-the-scenes" access where you'll be taken on a virtual backstage tour to see the technology that powers an ISTE keynote and have a chance to say hello to our hosts and speakers.
  • Test your trivia knowledge and have some light-hearted fun at the ISTE Game Show where teams of four compete to win prizes.
  • Try one of our new preconference ISTE Learning Academies for a truly in-depth learning experience.
  • Experience the flexible learning session room where flexible learning concepts are demonstrated with moveable and modular furniture (room 707).
  • Network with like-minded educators at our after-hours ISTE Campfires. These organic, participant-driven learning experiences, organized by topic, are designed for learning and sharing in an open environment.
  • Check out our regional collaborator showcase strand which highlights sessions led by educators in our affiliate networks.
  • Provide your feedback for the refresh of the ISTE Standards for Teachers by attending a forum that will help shape the future standards which will be launched in 2017.

What's not to be missed?

  • Attend a fast-paced ISTE 1-in-3 or Ignite session — back by popular demand!
  • Participate in Leadership Central events to connect and share with other ed tech leaders.
  • Attend one of our Spotlight on Solutions presentations, brought to you by our Year-Round Mission Sponsors and ISTE 2016 Gold Conference Sponsors.
  • Check out offerings from some of our best and brightest presenters under age 35 in our young educator strand.
  • Explore interactive technologies that enhance creativity and learning in our expanded playground line-up.
  • Watch a simulcast of the Sunday keynote from the Four Seasons Ballroom to get a behind-the-scenes look at the keynote production and be part of a face-to-face Q&A and book signing with keynote speaker Michio Kaku.

Planning Ahead?

Mark your calendar for ISTE 2017 in San Antonio, Texas June 25-28, 2017.

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Mission Sponsors


Samsung Microsoft

Gold Sponsors


Dell SMART Google

Silver Sponsors


BrainPop CDWG