Submit a proposal

We seek proposals from educators at any career stage, from all backgrounds and all parts of the world, and we love to see student participation in presentations! We also welcome exhibitor proposals that demonstrate noncommercial uses of technology to transform education.

ISTE 2017 proposal submissions are now closed. For information about how proposals are reviewed, please reference the ISTE 2017 Submission Guide. We will send acceptance and regret notifications via email and update the status of your proposal on your presenter menu mid-December.

What makes a good proposal?

We’re looking for presentations that:

  • Take advantage of student-centered pedagogy. Show how educators can individualize learning by differentiating instruction and introducing real-world problem solving. Support your ideas with the latest scientific research on how students learn.
  • Enhance educators’ knowledge. Our goal is to increase both the technical knowledge and the pedagogical content knowledge of educators and teacher candidates.
  • Help develop leadership skills. Explore ways to encourage and empower educators and students to lead.
  • Advance digital age learning. Delve into systems, models, practices and strategies for creating meaningful digital age learning experiences, both virtual and face-to-face.
  • Address the ISTE Standards. How does your proposal support the ISTE Standards? Provide a model for achieving standards-aligned objectives.
  • Incorporate technical content. Our conference covers technical content appropriate for all levels of expertise, from beginner to advanced.
  • Encourage audience participation. Think beyond the lecture and devise new ways to engage your audience. Our session formats include interactive lectures, BYODs, snapshots, roundtables, open-area poster sessions and more. Read about session formats and focus areas here.

Need help?

  • Download our Submissions Guide for tips and examples.
    • Session titles and descriptions are edited for grammar, spelling, ISTE style, brevity, clarity and tone. Send editing questions to .
  • View our program guide to learn more about session formats.
  • Email your questions to .

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San Antonio

June 25-28, 2017

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