All adult presenters must register to attend the conference.
By using the email address associated with your ISTE19 presenter record when you register, you'll receive the lowest discounted, rate no matter when you sign up.
This deeper registration discount is ISTE's way of showing its appreciation for all presenters do to shape and support the conference.
If you don't register by May 1, your presentation may be subject to cancellation.
Please add presenter(s) to your session proposal by logging in to your presenter menu. Click on the title of the proposal you want to edit and scroll to the bottom of the page to the "Presenter" section. Click the link to the right that reads "view/edit this section."
There is a limit of 4 presenters for all formats except panels. The limit for panels is 8 presenters.
Co-presenters will be able to view your proposal on their presenter menu but will not be able to make edits.
ISTE requires that primary presenters are physically present to moderate their events and provide presentation laptop/tablet, including connection for any remote co-presenters if applicable.
ISTE has created a digital tote that allows conference attendees to collect important materials from sessions or exhibits they may want to reference later. Please upload any materials or URLs that may be used or referenced in your session so participants and those unable to attend the conference can benefit from your resources or contact you. If you provided a presentation website with your session submission, it's automatically added as one of your session resources. You may edit or remove items as needed at any time through the digital tote on your presenter menu.
Handouts/resources may be uploaded as URLs or files before, during and after the conference.
Guidelines for formatting and submitting your research paper are available below under "Format-specific session information, research papers."
ISTE is excited to launch our People's Choice crowdsourced session selections. Each year our expert program team carefully reviews thousands of proposals and selects the sessions that are timely and in demand by educators to feature at our event. This year we're inviting you to be a part of that selection process! Beginning January 7, ISTE members and free ISTE account holders can submit a People's Choice proposal or to vote for your favorites. Submissions and voting close on January 22 at 5:00 p.m. PST.
Details available in May.
Update your contact information
Be sure to include your Twitter and Instagram handles on your contact information.
Tell your networks
Chances are, the people who will be most interested in your topic and session will be those you're already connected with. Share your session with your PLN, via social posts and personal invites.
Use #ISTE19, the official conference hashtag, in your social media posts to engage in the conversation with other attendees and share your announcements with the wider ISTE community. You can also use an existing hashtag related to your session topic (such as #makered, #pblchat, #digcit) to jump into ongoing social media conversations.
Attendees will have the ability to submit evaluations either within the app or on the conference website. You may preview the evaluation questions on your presenter menu prior to delivering your session.
Not all evaluations are immediately available. During the conference, completed evaluations from the conference website program search are immediately available on your presenter menu. Evaluations provided via the ISTE19 app will be added within a week after the close of the conference. Presenters will receive an email when evaluation results are finalized.
The standard front-of-room equipment set includes a combination of wired and wireless presenter internet connectivity, LCD projection with screen, lavalier mics, Apple TV hardware, Airplay/Airplay Mirroring service and a sound system to connect to presenter's own laptop. Attendees will have wireless internet connectivity. The breakout room presenter station is available to research paper lecture sessions.
Please note for research papers roundtables: No technology or power is provided at each of the tables; a charging station will be at the back of the room.Poster presenter station
The standard equipment set includes a 6' wide by 40" high table with stool, 4' high by 8' long bulletin board backdrop, power, wired presenter internet connectivity and large-screen monitor to connect to presenter's own laptop.
The room setup and equipment provided by ISTE can be viewed by clicking on the "Update your technology details and view room specs" link beneath your session time and schedule on the presenter menu. The room number/location and capacity will be viewable mid-May.
Sessions and workshops will be located in the Pennsylvania Convention Center and the Marriott Downtown Philadelphia.Room access
Presenters may access their rooms to familiarize themselves with presentation station equipment and test their laptop connections beginning at 7:30 a.m. before sessions start and during the breaks between sessions. There will also be a practice presentation station set up in Presenters' World located in the convention center.
You must provide your own presentation computer or device with HDMI. Please bring the appropriate HDMI adapter for connecting to projectors or display monitors if you're using a Mac laptop or iPad. See "Room set and capacity" for the standard room setup and equipment provided by ISTE.
All presentation areas will have a dedicated wired internet drop as well as a password-protected "Presenter" wireless network to support such technologies as AirPlay and AirPlay Mirroring. NOTE: AirPlay functionality over Bluetooth (peer-to-peer AirPlay) with AppleTV is not supported at ISTE19.
If you have any questions about the network and how it might affect your presentation, please contact .
Presenters and exhibitors have the opportunity to link their sessions with online exhibit listings, making sessions easier to find. Please help us create a holistic learning environment that enriches the attendee experience while supporting your goals and those of our corporate partners. Establish connections with exhibitors whose products and services are an integral part of your session content on your presenter menu. Click on the link to "Connect your session to exhibitors with related products and services." to search for exhibitors by company name and product category, or confirm requests from exhibitors to connect to your session. You can connect up to 10 exhibitors to your session.
On your presenter menu, you will find a certificate of presenting available after the conference.
As you reflect on your experience as a presenter, we hope you will take a moment to share your thoughts and suggestions for how we might improve our presenter communications and resources. The ISTE19 Presenter survey will be emailed after the conference and will also be available from your presenter menu.
ISTE strives to negotiate the lowest possible room rates for attendees. Booking within the conference housing block helps keep registration and housing rates affordable for all attendees and supports a robust shuttle schedule between area hotels and the convention center. Rooms fill up fast – reserve yours today!
Presenters' World provides a dedicated space where presenters can gather to collect their thoughts, grab a quick cup of coffee, test their presentation equipment with a sample projection system and store equipment during the day. You'll need to show your presenter badge or be listed as a presenter in the ISTE19 program to access the room.
Due to security and safety concerns, drones cannot be flown or launched within or outside of the Pennsylvania Convention Center or on ISTE19 hotel properties. Feel free to bring equipment for show-and-tell purposes, but if you choose to bring a drone, please note you cannot fly it.
Maps available on the mobile app.
If you registered prior to the start of the conference, pick up your badge and registration materials at any preregistration counter in the Grand Hall, Level 2 of the convention center.
Student presenters, parents and other nonregistered adult chaperones may pick up their badges at the student presenter check-in, also in the registration lobby. Students must be with an adult at all times. The chaperone badges do not allow access into sessions. Chaperones do not need to be named on the session record. Student presenter names must be added or updated by June 15 to ensure their badges are ready when they arrive.
If you have not registered before the conference, please go directly to the new registration counter. Using your email address associated with your ISTE19 presenter record, you will be eligible to receive the presenter discount.
Saturday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Monday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Tuesday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Please plan to coordinate shipping any materials with your hotel.
Coat and bag check
Level 1 by shuttle drop off
Saturday, 8 a.m.–6 p.m.
Sunday, 8 a.m.–9 p.m.
Monday–Tuesday, 8 a.m.–7 p.m.
Wednesday, 7:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
$3 per item checked
Presenters will receive three free checked bags. Tickets will be on your presenter badge sheet.
There is a limit of eight student presenters per session. As the submitter/lead adult presenter for a student presentation, you're eligible to receive a nontransferable complimentary registration as long as you bring a K-12 student. Students must be with an adult at all times. Student presenter names must be added or updated by June 3 to ensure their badges are ready when they arrive.
The student(s) must be listed on your session record prior to activating your complimentary registration. To activate it, register using the same email address as you've used for your session. You can click the registration link from your account to access the registration form. You cannot activate your complimentary registration from the public registration link.
Students or children under the age of 16 (including infants) who are not presenting are not permitted in sessions, workshops or the expo hall.
Student presenters can pick up their badges at the student presenter check-in counter at registration in Philadelphia. These complimentary badges give them access to the expo hall (see "Student presenters in the expo hall," below).
NOTE: Student presenter names must be added to your session record by June 3 to ensure their badges are ready when they arrive.
Parents and other non-registered adult chaperones may pick up complimentary chaperone badges at the student presenter check-in counter. Students must be with an adult at all times. Chaperone badges allow chaperones to accompany students at all times. They do not permit attendance at any conference events independent of student participation. Chaperones do not need to be named on the session record.
There is a requirement of one chaperone per 4-5 students. Due to space restrictions, additional chaperones are not permitted.
Badged student presenters are exempt from ISTE's under-16 age restriction policy and are welcome to visit the expo hall when accompanied by an adult chaperone. Adult chaperones may not have more than five students per group. Students are expected to keep their voices down, stay in their groups and refrain from taking exhibitor giveaways unless they are offered.
All student presenters under 16 must complete the expo hall student presenter permission form and turn it in when they pick up their badges at registration in Philadelphia.
Student presenter permission form available here.
If you're presenting in flexroom, feel free to encourage attendees to move the furniture to fit the learning. Try to incorporate flexible learning concepts into your session content for maximum effect. Play and have fun!
Be sure to review your equipment and room set up prior to your presentation. Use the tools on your presenter menu to promote your session and share resources. If your session requires registration, use the email tool to communicate with attendees in advance.
ISTE Ignite and 1-in-3 sessions are collected as part of the New Ideas call for proposals in April.
ISTE Ignite - Presenters have five minutes to speak about their professional passions using 20 images. Each slide is displayed for 15 seconds, and slides are automatically advanced. The presentations are meant to fire up the audience by generating awareness and stimulating thought and action.
ISTE 1-in-3 - Presenters offer one instructional idea or best practice in three minutes. The format is wide open with no restrictions on slides, videos or timing, other than the three-minute limit.
Click on the multi-presentation title to view the description to see the presentation order.
ISTE Bytes - Presenters have two minutes to preview their upcoming session. The presentations are meant to help our participants understand the scope and content of the program, as well as get a feel for which speaker(s) and content they would want to attend during the conference.
If you are accepted for any multipresentation, you must upload final slides as a PowerPoint or Keynote file through the link on your presenter menu by May 30. If you are unable to submit your final slides by May 30, you will be removed from the presentation, and the opportunity to present will be offered to an alternate submitter. You will be expected to attend a rehearsal during the conference prior to the session. Rehearsal scheduling is posted on your presenter menu.
Playground proposals are by invitation only. Organizers work closely with the Program Committee to create unique learning experiences that incorporate hands-on activities. Topics, as well as hosts and organizers, vary from year to year.
Poster sessions are two-hour, demonstration-style presentations delivered in an open, multibooth environment. A poster session allows you to showcase your work or project with other educators in an informal setting. Typically, presenters bring sign(s) with the session title, name, school, city and state, and also combine text and graphics on a bulletin board to make a visually pleasing presentation. Poster sessions are located in a large area, similar to an exhibition hall or trade show. Unlike the fast pace of a slideshow or oral presentation, poster sessions allow you to engage your audience in one-on-one or small-group conversations. Attendees explore the area looking for topics of interest and then stop at tables to learn and exchange ideas.Poster station equipment
NOTE: Presenters must provide their own presentation device and HDMI adapter to connect to the display monitor.Setup and teardown
Each presentation group will have one hour to set up before their presentation and 30 minutes to teardown afterward. Please adhere to these timelines so every presentation group has sufficient time.
You must carry all of your equipment into the convention center. No deliveries will be accepted at the loading docks. If you have a lot of materials, consider mailing items to yourself at your hotel.Poster session tips
Lecture presentation: Two or three papers presented consecutively within an hour in a lecture setting. Therefore, you'll have approximately 27 minutes or 17 minutes to present, depending on the number of papers scheduled during the hour time slot (we like to provide 3 minutes for questions and transitioning between papers). There should be a facilitator at your session showing you how much time you have left with a 5, 2, and 1 minute warning. Please plan to attend the entire session and watch the other presentation(s) sharing your time slot/room.
Typically, lecture presentations use PowerPoints to convey the results of their studies but you can be creative in how you present your study. You'll have a projector and the room can hold 50-100 attendees (although typically audiences have varied from 15-50 attendees). Please upload your files to the digital tote on your presenter menu and have some one-page handouts available for attendees. We recommend arriving at least 10 minutes early to set up.
The standard equipment set includes a combination of wired and wireless presenter internet connectivity, LCD projection with screen, lavalier mics, Apple TV hardware, Airplay/Airplay Mirroring service and a sound system to connect to presenter's device. Attendees will have wireless internet connectivity.
Roundtable format - Presentations with similar research topics are each assigned to one of seven or fewer round tables set for 10 participants where hour-long discussions take place. No equipment is provided. Outlets may not be available. Attendees will have wireless internet connectivity.
Research paper guidelines
As a condition of acceptance, please upload your full research paper in PDF format by June 20 via your presenter menu. Research papers should adhere to the following requirements:
Research papers will be posted as submitted, without additional editing or formatting, so please proofread carefully. Research paper authors maintain the copyright to their papers and are free to submit them for publication. ISTE recommends including your own copyright statement on your research paper.
Poster format - Two-hour, demonstration-style presentation delivered in an open, multibooth environment that enables presenters to engage their audience in more intimate one-on-one and small-group conversation. Please read the 'Posters' section above.
Two, 30-minute micro-presentations are presented consecutively during an hour-long session that focuses on a particular instructional model, technology solution or content provider resource. Session titles have been modified to indicate the order of presentation. Each presenter/presenter group has 30 minutes to present content and will self-moderate. Please plan to attend the entire session and watch the other presentation(s) sharing your time slot/room.
Make sure you're ready to begin when participants arrive for your workshop and that you've adequately prepared them with the prerequisite information and the equipment they'll need. Use the email tool on your presenter menu to email your attendees. You can review and/or update information in prerequisite fields.Room monitors and ticket sales
Registration for workshops is available only to those who have purchased the premium registration add-on. Room monitors will arrive 30 minutes before the start of each workshop and remain through the first half-hour to collect participant tickets at the door. If space is available, they will help register drop-in attendees. Many attendees wait until they arrive at the conference to choose their workshops, so don't feel discouraged if your numbers seem low now.Setup and Teardown
Workshop presenters have 30 minutes prior and 15 minutes after the scheduled presentation to set up and tear down their materials.