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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.

Proposals must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. PT, September 29, 2017.

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; and 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.
  • 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. Demonstrate the use of technology to model instructional best practices.
  • Add to the conversation around current relevant challenges, including computer science and integration of computer science into curriculum, higher ed topics and virtual reality.

Download our submission guide for tip and examples.

ISTE 2017 acceptance rates

Format # Submitted # Accepted Acceptance Rate
BYOD 313 121 38.7%
Interactive lecture 662 150 22.7%
Lecture 468 76 16.2%
Panel 159 39 24.5%
Poster 686 370 53.9%
Research paper 113 58 51.3%
Snapshot 208 98 47.1%
Workshop 411 158 38.4%
Total 3,020 1,070 35.4%

Presenter information

  • There is no fee to submit a proposal. We seek proposals from educators at all levels and from all parts of the world.
  • Access your presenter menu to manage proposal submissions.
  • All adult presenters must register to attend the conference. Registration opens on December 1, 2017.
  • Student presenters who are 18 years and younger and listed on an accepted session are not required to register and may pick up a complimentary badge in Chicago.

Suggest a keynote

Know of a visionary you’d like to see at ISTE 2018? We’re looking for keynote speakers who inspire us, amaze us and ignite our passion for connected learning.

Our keynote speakers are known as individuals from any field, including education, who can bring fresh perspectives to our audience in new and exciting ways.

Catch our attention by:

  • Thinking outside the box. The ISTE Conference & Expo isn’t your typical education conference.
  • Keeping it simple. Make your case briefly, concisely and with gusto.
  • Sharing examples. Link to videos and articles about your suggested speaker.

Don’t be shy — if you’ve got a burning message to share, feel free to recommend yourself!