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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 ISTE20 and become a member, or join today!

ISTE staff leadership

Richard Culatta
Chief Executive Officer

Jim Flanagan
Chief Operating and Strategy Officer

Rhonda Ford
Chief Partnership and Membership Officer

Jennifer Ragan-Fore
Chief Events and Marketing Officer

Joseph South
Chief Learning Officer

About the ISTE Conference & Expo

The ISTE Conference & Expo is recognized as the most comprehensive educational technology conference in the world. For more than four 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 teaching and learning. The annual event attracts thousands of attendees and industry representatives, including teachers, technology coordinators, administrators, library media specialists, teacher educators and policymakers.

At ISTE20, educators and innovators will connect to share breakthroughs and best practices, reflect on what's working, get inspired and celebrate their efforts to keep learning going. School is evolving. Understanding the why's and how's has never been more important.

Future conferences


San Antonio, Texas
June 27-30, 2021


New Orleans, Louisiana
June 26-29, 2022

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 ISTE20 a success.

Conference program leadership

Jennifer Ragan-Fore
Chief Events and Marketing Officer, ISTE

Camilla Gagliolo
Senior Director of Event Content, ISTE

Vincent Elizabeth Barnett
Senior Director, Conference Logistics, ISTE

Elizabeth Roberts
Senior Director, Events Strategy and Activation, ISTE

Program Committee


Pamela Gildersleeve-Hernandez
Regional Program Chair, CUE, California

Kurt Klynen
Program Advisor, Joy of Professional Learning, Pennsylvania

Reshan Richards
Program Advisor, Teachers College, Columbia University, Connecticut

Kelly Sain
Program Advisor, Boulder Valley School District, Colorado

Brian Briggs
Creation Lab Co-Chair, Plumas Lake Elementary School District, California

Cicely Day
Creation Lab Co-Chair, West Contra Costa School, California

Heidi Carr
Posters Co-Chair, CCSD, Nevada

Susan Stewart
Posters Co-Chair, Fowler Unified School District, California

Theresa Cullen
Research Paper Chair, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma

Andrea Bennett
Workshop Co-Chair, CETPA, California

Eduardo Rivera
Workshop Co-Chair, Palm Springs Unified School District, California

Sean Arnold
Playground Coordinator, NYC Dept. of Education, New York

Peña Bedesem
Playground Coordinator, Kent State University, Ohio

Jacqueline Benitez
Playground Coordinator, California Academy of Sciences, California

Sherry Bosch
Playground Coordinator, ISTE, Oregon

Shannon Davenport
Playground Coordinator, NCCE, Tennessee

Rachelle Dene Poth
Playground Coordinator, Riverview Junior Senior High School, Pennsylvania

Erin Dowd
Playground Coordinator, Belouga, China

Heather Dowd
Playground Coordinator, EdTechTeam, Illinois

Rhianon E. Gutierrez
Playground Coordinator, Boston Public Schools, Massachusetts

Michele Eaton
Playground Coordinator, M.S.D. of Wayne Township, Indiana

Janine Feil
Playground Coordinator, Arlington Heights SD25/ISTE STEM, Illinois

Aril Flewelling
Playground Coordinator, Our Voice Alliance, California

Diana Gill
Playground Coordinator, East Porter County School Corporation, Indiana

Michele Haiken
Playground Coordinator, Rye Middle School/Manhattanville College, New York

Robin Harris
Playground Coordinator, Griffin-Spalding County Schools, Georgia

Stacy Hawthorne
Playground Coordinator, Davidson Academy, Nevada

Peter Hessling
Playground Coordinator, North Carolina State University, North Carolina

Cathy Houchin
Playground Coordinator, Watertown Unified School District, Illinois

Julie Jaeger
Playground Coordinator, Minot Public Schools, North Dakota

Rosalinda Jaimes
Playground Coordinator, IACUE, California

Kurt Klynen
Playground Coordinator, Joy Of Professional Learning, Pennsylvania

Joe Kmock
Playground Coordinator, Milwaukee Public Schools, Wisconsin

Wes Kriesel
Playground Coordinator, Digital Equity PLN, California

Nancy Jo Lambert
Playground Coordinator, Reedy High School Frisco ISD, Texas

Dee Lanier
Playground Coordinator, EdTechTeam, North Carolina

Tara Linney
Playground Coordinator, The Northwest School, Washington

Heather Lister
Playground Coordinator, Construct Learning, Pennsylvania

David Lockett
Playground Coordinator, CSTA, STLN, Florida

Gail Lovely
Playground Coordinator, Suddenly It Clicks!, Texas

Jared Mader
Playground Coordinator, ISTE Faculty, Pennsylvania

Jennie Magiera
Playground Coordinator, Our Voice Alliance, Illinois

James McCrary
Playground Coordinator, Singularity Media Group, Louisiana

Tracy McKinney
Playground Coordinator, Georgia State University, Georgia

Tami Moehring
Playground Coordinator, Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC), Minnesota

Gwynn Moore
Playground Coordinator, InnEd CO, Colorado

Karen North
Playground Coordinator, NCWIT, RUSMP, AAUW, Texas

Wendy Oliver
Playground Coordinator, Kamehameha Schools, Hawaii

Pamela Ossorio
Playground Coordinator, NCWIT, AAUW, Texas

Faith Plunkett
Playground Coordinator, Decatur City Schools/ISTE STEM, Alabama

Kevin Rokuskie
Playground Coordinator, DigCit PLN, North Carolina

Tracy Sangster
Playground Coordinator, Davidson Academy, Nevada

Steven Sato
Playground Coordinator, Singularity Media Group, California

Jonathan Schmid
Playground Coordinator, The Meadowbrook School, Massachusetts

Allie Schultze
Playground Coordinator, Baldwin County Public Schools, Alabama

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

Ben Smith
Playground Coordinator, ISTE Faculty, Pennsylvania

Jason Trinh
Playground Coordinator, Toronto District School Board, Toronto, Canada

Maria Turner
Playground Coordinator, NCCE, Florida

Vinnie Vrotny
Playground Coordinator, The Kinkaid School, Texas

Review captains


Clara Alaniz
Plano Independent School District, Texas

Kristen Albright
State College Area School District, Pennsylvania

Sarah Allen
Indian Creek School, Maryland

Abby Almerido
Santa Clara County Office of Education, California

Margret Atkinson
Zachary Community Schools, Louisiana

Heidi Baynes
Riverside County Office of Education, California

Gayle Berthiaume
Gayle Berthiaume Consulting LLC, Minnesota

Susan Brooks-Young
SJ Brooks-Young Consulting, Washington

Patricia Brown
Old Bonhomme School, Missouri

Jason Buchanan
Apple Valley Unified School District, California

Maggie Bunten
Chino Valley Unified School District, California

Kim Calderon
Madera Unified School District, California

Jennifer Casa-Todd
York Catholic District School Board, Ontario, Canada

Christy Cate
Region 14 Education Service Center, Texas

Leticia Citizen
Hawthorne School, California

Nyree Clark
Colton Joint Unified School District, California

Casey Cohen
Rose Tree Media School District, Pennsylvania

Gordon Dahlby
Ed Tech Leadership & Policy Consulting, Iowa

Lisa DeLapo
Union School District, California

Michele Eaton
Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township, Indiana

Melissa Eddington
Dublin City Schools, Ohio

Gregg Eilers
Stanislaus County Office of Education, California

Jessie Erickson
Grand Forks Public Schools, North Dakota

Cindy Etherton
Oregon State University, Oregon

Ursula Fabiano
Palm Springs Unified School District, California

Leslie Fagin
Griffin Spalding County Schools, Georgia

Ari Flewelling
Riverside Unified School District, California

Kara Gann
Schoology/Smith & Gann Ed Consulting, Florida

Jen Giffen
York Region District School Board, Ontario, Canada

Diana Gill
East Porter County School Corporation, Indiana

Mia Gittlen
Union Middle School, California

Paul Gordon
Cielo Vista Charter School, California

Jody Green
La Habra City School District, California

Stewart Greenberg
Shulamith School for Girls, New York

Beth Hamlin
American Academy, Colorado

Simon Helton
ISTE, Oregon

Chris Higle
Ceres Unified School District, California

Nicole Hill
DuBois Area Middle School, Pennsylvania

Cathy Houchin
Watertown Unified School District, Wisconsin

Heather Hurley
Arlington Public Schools, Virginia

Carla Jefferson
Darlington County School District, South Carolina

Fern Johnson
Plano Independent School District, Texas

Sherry Jones
Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design, Colorado

Christine Jones
Palmdale School District, California

Adam Juarez
Cutler-Orosi Joint Unified School District, California

Meagan Kelly
Hesperia Unified School District, California

Kimberly Lane
Lancaster Independent School District, Texas

Amanda Lanicek
Weatherford Independent School District, Texas

Jesse Lubinsky
Ready Learner One LLC, New York

Ron Madison
Genesee Intermediate School District, Michigan

Jessica Malloy
Plano Independent School District, Texas

Kristen Mattson
Waubonsie Valley High School, Illinois

Joan McGettigan
Darien Public Schools, Connecticut

Diana McGhee
Fort Thomas Independent Schools, Kentucky

Scott Merrick
Metro Nashville Public Schools, Tennessee

Rita Mortenson
Verona Area High School, Wisconsin

Kathryn Nieves
Sparta Middle School, New Jersey

Ryan ODonnell
Rocklin High School, California

Anne Pasco
Community Unit School District #300, Illinois

Bhavini Patel
Palm Springs Unified School District, California

Gregory Pitzer
San Ramon Valley Unified School District, California

Susan Poyo
Franciscan University, Ohio

Laurie Roberts
West Contra Costa Unified School District, California

Nikki D Robertson
Education Service Center Region 13, Texas

Antonio Romayor Jr.
El Centro Elementary School District, California

Brian Seymour
Pickerington Local School District, Ohio

Becky Shorey
Jeffco Public Schools, Colorado

Russell Smithson
Warrensburg R-VI, Missouri

Laura Spencer
San Diego CUE, California

Karen Streeter
Cogent TLC, LLC, Virginia

Adina Sullivan-Marlow
San Marcos Unified School District, California

Allison Thompson
St. Gerard School, Michigan

MaryEllen West
Gwinnett County Schools, Georgia

Jennifer Williams
Saint Leo University, Florida

Heidi Williams
Marquette University, Wisconsin

Ilene Winokur
Gulf University for Science and Technology, Kuwait

Hue-An Wren
Garden Grove Unified School District, California

Kathryn Wright
Sierra Vista Unified School District, Arizona

Christina Zientek
MsZentech, Texas