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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 Conference & Expo registration includes year-round membership in ISTE where you'll find a global tribe of passionate educators and leaders who are committed to expanding the horizons of education technology. Attend ISTE 2018 and become a member, or join today!

ISTE staff leadership

Richard Culatta
Chief Executive Officer

Jim Flanagan
Chief Administrative and Strategy Officer

Jessica Medaille
Chief Membership Officer

Jennifer Ragan-Fore
Chief Events Officer

Joseph South
Chief Learning Officer

About the ISTE Conference & Expo

The ISTE Conference & Expo is recognized globally as the most comprehensive educational technology conference in the world. For more than three decades, educators and education leaders have gathered at the ISTE conference to engage in hands-on learning, exchange ideas and network with like-minded thinkers seeking to transform learning and teaching.

The annual event attracts over 16,000 attendees and industry representatives, including teachers, technology coordinators, administrators, library media specialists, teacher educators and policymakers. Attendees also enjoy world-class keynotes, hundreds of sessions in a variety of formats and a massive expo hall.

Conference leadership

In addition to conference leadership, we wish to extend a special thanks to the ISTE Board of Directors and staff for their support and efforts to make ISTE 2018 a success.

Conference program leadership

Jennifer Ragan-Fore
Chief Events Officer, ISTE

Camilla Gagliolo
Senior Director of Event Content, ISTE

Vincent Elizabeth Barnett
Senior Director, Conference Logistics, ISTE

Tracee Aliotti
Senior Director, Events Strategy & Experience, ISTE

Amber Heffner
Regional Program Chair, ICE-IL, Illinois

Program Committee


Christine Klynen
Program Advisor, Atlanta International School, Georgia

Reshan Richards
Program Advisor, Teachers College, Columbia University

Briana Allen
BYOD Co-chair, River Grove School District, Illinois

James Rommel
BYOD Co-chair, Berrien Regional Education Service Agency, Michigan

Mia Leonard
Posters Co-chair, Chicago Public Schools, Illinois

Nicole Zumpano
Posters Co-chair, Chicago Public Schools, Illinois

Anne Ottenbreit-Leftwich
Research Paper Chair, Indiana University, Indiana

David Chan
Workshop Co-chair, Evanston Township High School, Illinois

Dr. Lynne Herr
Workshop Co-chair, ESU #6, Nebraska

Nikole Blanchard
Playground Coordinator, Director of Innovation and Technology, Louisiana

Jennifer Bowden
Playground Coordinator, Goddard Systems, INC, Pennsylvania

Audra Brownlee
Playground Coordinator, South Central KS DLN, Kansas

Christopher Craft
Playground Coordinator, EdTechTeam, Inc., South Carolina

Lucretia Fraga
Playground Coordinator, The University of the Incarnate Word, Texas

Elizabeth Fritz
Playground Coordinator, River's Bend LTD, Iowa

Rhianon Gutierrez
Playground Coordinator, Boston Public Schools, Massachusetts

Peter Hessling
Playground Coordinator, NC State University, North Carolina

Cathy Houchin
Playground Coordinator, Watertown Unified School District, Wisconsin

Julie Jaeger
Playground Coordinator, Minot Public Schools, North Dakota

Mark Jones
Playground Coordinator, East Central University, Oklahoma

Aaron Joseph Kleinmann
Playground Coordinator, Gateway Community College, Conneticut

Christine Klynen
Playground Coordinator, Atlanta International School, Georgia

Kurt Klynen
Playground Coordinator, ICT Atelier, Belgium

Joseph Kmoch
Playground Coordinator, Milwaukee Public Schools, Wisconsin

Jennifer LaMaster
Playground Coordinator, Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School, Indiana

Gail Lovely
Playground Coordinator, Suddenly It Clicks!, Texas

Jennie Magiera
Playground Coordinator, EdTechTeam, Illinois

Elissa Malespina
Playground Coordinator, Somerville Public Schools, New Jersey

Scott Merrick
Playground Coordinator, Metro Nashville Public Schools, Tennessee

Gwynn Moore
Playground Coordinator, Aurora Frontier P-8, Colorado

Rita Mortenson
Playground Coordinator, Verona Area School District, Wisconsin

Karen North
Playground Coordinator, AAUW / NCWIT /, Texas

Kae Novak
Playground Coordinator, Front Range Community College, Colorado

Ruth Okoye
Playground Coordinator, The Source for Learning, Virginia

Luis Perez
Playground Coordinator, Educational Technology Consultant, Florida

Nikki D Robertson
Playground Coordinator, Winkley Elementary, Texas

Julianne Ross-Kleinmann
Playground Coordinator, Dutchess BOCES, New York

Trevor Shaw
Playground Coordinator, Dwight-Englewood School, New Jersey

Karen Streeter
Playground Coordinator, The Source for Learning, Virginia

Albert Thomas
Playground Coordinator

Torrey Trust
Playground Coordinator, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Massachusetts

Vinnie Vrotny
Playground Coordinator, The Kinkaid School, Texas

Review captains


Nicholas Aguina
CHSD 117, Illinois

Clara Alaniz
Plano ISD, Texas

Jon Bartelt
Bloomingdale School District 13, Illinois

Stacy Behmer
Grant Wood Area Education Agency, Iowa

Lisa Berghoff
Highland Park High School, Illinois

Jennifer Bowden
Goddard Systems, INC, Pennsylvania

Robert Bowe
Franklin Park School District 84, Illinois

Joanna Carroll
Princeville CUSD 326, Illinois

Charley Cass
Central Junior High School, Illinois

Charlene Chausis
Aptakisic-Tripp CCSD 102, Buffalo Grove IL, Illinois

Gary Cipinko
King Arts, Illinois

Trish Cloud
Grand Oak Elementary/CharMeckSchools, North Carolina

Gordon Dahlby
Ed Tech Leadership & Policy Consulting, Iowa

Kim Darche
SD113A, Illinois

Helen DeWaard
Lakehead University, Ontario

Amy Dirlam
St. Joseph Public Schools, Michigan

Shannon Duling
Princeville CUSD 326, Illinois

Michele Eaton
MSD of Wayne Township, Indiana

Jackie Ediger
ESU9, Nebraska

Tim Farquer
Williamsfield Schools, Illinois

Ann Feldmann
Bellevue Public Schools, Nebraska

Melinda Fiscus
Learning Technology Centers of Illinois, Illinois

Timothy Frey
Doane University, Nebraska

Dawn Gardner
RCSD1/ITS, South Carolina

Candace Girard
Tufts University, Rhode Island

Stanley Gorbatkin
Indian Prairie School Sistrict 204, Illinois

Susan Gorman
Sue Gorman, LLC, Wisconsin

Laurie Green
Mrs. Geeky LLC, Ohio

Brian Grenier
Randolph Field ISD, Texas

Christopher Johnson
ROWVA CUSD 208, Illinois

Traci Johnson
Select..., Illinois

Allison Keskimaki
Lansing School District, Michigan

Karey Killian
Milton Area School District, Pennsylvania

Caren Kimbarovsky
Libertyville School District 70, Illinois

Christine Klynen
Atlanta International School, Georgia

Ben Kovacs
Des Plaines School District 62, Illinois

Autumn Laidler

Kimberly Lane
Lancaster ISD, Texas

Katie Lechowski
Mark Sheridan Math and Science Academy, Illinois

Jonathon Lee
EducationPlus, Missouri

Lance Lennon
Eagle Grove Community School District, Iowa

Jacqueline Liesch
Kenosha Unified School District, Wisconsin

Tammy Lind
School District of South Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Myra Lolkema
South Holland School District 150, Indiana

Gail Lovely
Suddenly It Clicks!, Texas

Michael Lubelfeld
Deerfield Public Schools, Illinois

Stephanie Madlinger
METC, a resource of EducationPlus, Missouri

Mina Marien
Evanston Township High School, Illinois

Jason Markey
Leyden CHSD 212, Illinois

Joan McGettigan
North Broward Prep, Florida

Diana McGhee
Fort Thomas Independent Schools, Kentucky

Kathryn McGowan
Burnham Elementary School, Illinois

Scott Merrick
Metro Nashville Public Schools, Tennessee

Becky Miller
Norfolk Public Schools, Nebraska

Maureen Miller
Winnetka Public Schools, Illinois

Hallie Mills
Ritenour School District, Missouri

Gwynn Moore
Aurora Frontier P-8, Colorado

Phil Morris
Kane County Regional Office of Education, Illinois

Rita Mortenson
Verona Area High School, Wisconsin

Ashlie O'Connor
Alpena Montmorency Alcona Educational Se, Michigan

Ruth Okoye
The Source for Learning, Virginia

Cynthia Orr
Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections, Idaho

Courtney Orzel
Lemont-Bromberek CSD113A, Illinois

Susan Poyo
Franciscan University, Ohio

Susan Prabulos
Meadow Lane Elementary School, Nebraska

Reshan Richards
Teachers College, Columbia University, Conneticut

Heather Rose
Frederick County Public Schools, Maryland

Jason Rushing
Lincoln Public Schools - Wysong Elementa, Nebraska

Stacey Schuh
Michigan Virtual University, Michigan

Jill Schwartzers
Community Consolidated School Dist. 15, Illinois

Orlando Sharpe
YMCA Community Development, Missouri

Pam Shoemaker
Walled Lake Consolidated Schools, Michigan

Carolyn Skibba
Burley School, Illinois

Barb Speckhart
Down Country/ Payson CUSD1, Illinois

Amy Stefanski
Dunlap CUSD, Illinois

Bill Steinbach
Northwood Junior High School, Illinois

Charri Stratton
Putnam City Schools, Oklahoma

Lindsy Stumpenhorst
Washington Elementary School, Illinois

Knikole Taylor
Lancaster ISD, Texas

Henry Thiele
Community High School District 99, Illinois

Taneesha Thomas
Flutter Tech, Illinois

Jeff Tillinghast
University Prep, Washington

Anne Truger
Truger Tech Talk, LLC, Illinois

Alberto Valdes
Universidad Regiomontana, Mexico

Chad Wagner
Elmwood CUSD #322, Illinois

Chris Walsh
Boone County Schools, Kentucky

Nancy Watson
Plano ISD, Texas

Mary Wever
Waverly Community Schools, Michigan

Steve Wick
Neuqua Valley High School, Illinois

Jessica Winstanley
Portage Public Schools, Michigan

Paper reviewers


Ahmed Alanazi
University of Kansas, Kansas

Katie Alaniz
Houston Baptist University, Texas

Kathryn Allen
University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Sue Anderson
Texas Christian University, Texas

Patricia Arter
Marywood University, Pennsylvania

Sumreen Asim
Indiana University Southeast, Kentucky

Barbara Bayless
James Griffith Intermediate School, Oklahoma

Nina Bocanegra
San Roberto International School, Mexico

David Brunow
University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma

Nandini Chatterjee Singh

Theresa Cullen
University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma

Melissa Dandy Walker
Atlanta Public Schools, Georgia

Ai-Chu Ding
Indiana University, Indiana

Diana Fenton
College of St. Benedict/St. John's Univ., Minnesota

Teresa Foulger
Arizona State University, Arizona

Miriam Gates
Education Development Center, Inc., MA

Jodi Gordon
Deakin University, Australia

Susie Gronseth
University of Houston, Texas

Meize Guo
Indiana University, Indiana

Nandita Gurjar
University of Northern Iowa, Iowa

Scott Haselwood
University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, Oklahoma

Nicol Howard
University of Redlands, California

Cat Jackson
University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma

Padmini Shankar Kankata
The English and Foreign Languages University, India

Mike Karlin
Indiana University, Indiana

Anne Leftwich
Indiana University, Indiana

Yin-Chan (Janet) Liao
Indiana University-Bloomington, Indiana

Denise Lindstrom
West Virginia University, West Virginia

Peggy Lisenbee
Texas Woman's University, Oklahoma

Kristyna Looney
University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma

Ya-Huei Lu
East Carolina University, Indiana

Kristen Mattson
Indian Prairie School District 204, Illinois

Michael Mills
University of Central Arkansas, Arkansas

Dr. Vanessa Monterosa
Los Angeles Unified School District, California

Autumn Ottenad
Edmodo, California

Adam Papendieck
University of Texas at Austin, Texas

Elizabeth Pinzon
Centro Escolar Los Altos, Mexico

Kenya Ransey
Kennesaw State University, Georgia

Amber Rowland
University of Kansas, ALTEC, Kansas

Victoria Smart
Ipswich Girls' Grammar School, Queensland

David Stoloff
Eastern Connecticut State University, Conneticut

Jesse Strycker
North Carolina

Tilisa Thibodeaux
Lamar University, Texas

Kevin Thomas
Bellarmine University, Kentucky

Amy Tong
Azle ISD, Texas

Murat Turk
The University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma

Alberto Valdes
Universidad Regiomontana, Mexico

Shelly Vohra
Peel District School Board, Ontario

Cara Whitehead
Boaz City Schools, Alabama

Mia Kim Williams
University of Northern Colorado, Colorado

Special thanks

We would like to recognize and thank the ISTE Program Committee, ISTE Professional Learning Networks (PLNs), volunteers and staff who collaborated over the past two years to develop and present ISTE 2018. We’d also like to extend special gratitude to the hundreds of educators who have participated in the conference as presenters, volunteers, leaders and attendees.