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ISTE seeks proposals from educators at any career stage, from all backgrounds and all parts of the world that are using technology to transform education. People’s Choice is your opportunity to be part of the session selection process.

Participate in two ways:

  • Submit your amazing session idea.
  • Vote for the sessions you'd like to see at ISTE19.

Dozens of sessions will be selected, all based on ideas and preferences from the ISTE community! If you’re not an ISTE member, all you need to do is create a free account to submit a People’s Choice proposal or vote for your favorites.

Submissions and voting close on January 22, 2019, at 5 p.m. PST.


  • You must be 18 years or older to submit or vote.
  • You may only vote with one ISTE account from a verifiable email address. New users will be asked to verify their email address. You may not use multiple email addresses or ISTE accounts to circumvent this rule. Violations will result in the disqualification of your votes and/or submissions.
  • Once you submit your proposal, it will immediately be available for voting. Unsubmitted changes will be lost.
  • All submissions and voting close on January 22 at 5 p.m. PST.
  • Winners will be notified via email by February 6 and are required to provide full session details by February 14 in order to be included in the conference program.
  • Submitters may only have one winning proposal.
  • ISTE reserves the right to decline any proposal for any reason, including but not limited to inappropriate or objectionable content, content not reflecting chosen topic, content not reflecting ISTE’s standards of quality, evidence of vote tampering or manipulation or violation of the event code of conduct. ISTE reserves the right to convert the session to a different format than proposed to support the best quality event.

ISTE19 acceptance rates

Format # Submitted # Accepted Acceptance rate
BYOD 241 162 67.2%
BYODex 178 80 44.9%
Interactive lecture 535 189 35.3%
Lecture 442 132 29.9%
Panel 143 43 30.1%
Poster 714 477 66.8%
Research paper 114 60 52.6%
Snapshot 227 99 43.6%
Workshop 205 82 40.0%
Total 2,799 1,324 47.3%

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 4, 2018.
  • 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 Philadelphia.
  • Find answers to frequently asked questions.

Suggest a keynote

Know of a visionary you’d like to see at ISTE19? 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!