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at ISTELive 21
Edtech Advocacy &
Policy Summit

Present at ISTELive 22

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 we love to see student participation in presentations! We also welcome exhibitor proposals that demonstrate non-commercial uses of technology to transform education.

The call for proposals for ISTELive 22 is now open! In 2022, you have the option to present in-person in New Orleans, June 26-29, or virtually. Submit your session idea by Oct. 1, 2021.

How to create a proposal that stands out

  • 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.
  • Advocate. Talk about the importance of access for all learners.
  • Be inclusive. Choose co-presenters 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.

General details

  • 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 under 18 and listed on an accepted session are not required to register.
  • Find answers to frequently asked questions.

ISTELive 21 acceptance rates

Format # Submitted # Accepted Acceptance rate
Creation lab 230 86 37%
Interactive lecture 304 65 21%
Lecture 209 43 20%
Panel 71 24 29%
Poster 304 182 58%
Research paper 38 26 67%
Snapshot 120 46 38%
Total 1,280 472 37%

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 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. ISTELive 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!

Stay informed

Be among the first to hear when the ISTELive call for proposals opens each year by completing the form below.