ISTE20Creative Constructor
Lab Virtual
Digital Leadership
Summit at ISTE20 Live
ISTE21Edtech Advocacy &
Policy Summit
Designing a new learning landscape
Save the date, June 27-30, 2021, San Antonio

Present at ISTE21

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.

Proposals must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. PT, October 5, 2020.

  • 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.
  • Student presenters who are 18 years and younger and listed on an accepted session are not required to purchase a registration.

What's your big idea?

We're seeking proposals from educators at every career stage, from all backgrounds and all parts of the world. The call for proposals is open until 0ctober 5, 2020, 11:59 p.m. PT.

ISTE attendees

What makes a good proposal?

a guru
Be a guru
Don’t just speak; impart tech and pedagogical knowledge like the expert you are!
Be relevant
Choose a trending topic.
Empower educators and students to lead.
Encourage participation and be so enthralling your audience will forget to multitask.
don't tell
Show don't tell
Demonstrate creative use of technology.
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.

ISTE20 acceptance rates

Format # Submitted # Accepted Acceptance rate
Creation lab 541 244 45%
Interactive lecture 625 192 31%
Lecture 413 113 27%
Panel 152 53 35%
Poster 701 483 69%
Snapshot 249 57 23%
Workshop 159 80 50%
Total 2,840 1,222 40%


Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
900 E Market St
San Antonio, TX 78205

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