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Present at ISTE20

ISTE helps educators around the world use technology to solve tough problems in education. We seek proposals from educators at every career stage, from all backgrounds and all parts of the world, and love to see student participation in presentations! We also welcome exhibitor proposals that demonstrate noncommercial uses of technology to transform education.

ISTE20 proposal submissions are now closed. For information about how proposals are reviewed, please reference our submission guide. We will send acceptance and regret notifications via email and update the status of your proposal on your presenter menu in mid-December.

People's Choice opens January 6

Share your voice! ISTE’s crowdsourced session selection process opens on January 6. Members and account holders can submit a People’s Choice proposal or vote for favorites through January 27.

What makes a good proposal?

  • Be a guru. Don’t just speak; impart tech and pedagogical knowledge like the expert you are!
  • Be relevant. Choose a trending topic.
  • Inspire. Empower educators and students to lead.
  • Engage. Encourage participation and be so enthralling your audience will forget to multitask.
  • Show don’t tell. Demonstrate creative use of technology.
  • Preach. Talk about the importance of access for all learners.
  • Be inclusive. Choose copresenters who represent diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences.
  • Be neutral. Don’t sell a brand; sell an idea!
  • Be true. Align to the ISTE Standards.

Download our submission guide for tips and examples.

ISTE19 acceptance rates

Format # Submitted # Accepted Acceptance rate
BYOD (Creation lab) 241 162 67.2%
BYODex (Creation lab) 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 Dec. 4, 2019.
  • 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 Anaheim.
  • Find answers to frequently asked questions.

Suggest a mainstage presenter

Know of a visionary you’d like to see at a future ISTE conference? We’re looking for mainstage presenters who inspire us, amaze us and ignite our passion for learning.

Our mainstage presenters 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.
  • Offering diverse viewpoints. Tell us how your suggestion inspires, informs and broadens the perspective and practice of all educators.

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