Creative Constructor
Lab Virtual
Leadership Exchange
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 is 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 January. Thank you to everyone who submitted a session proposal!

Have you been impacted by Hurricane Ida? Log into the presenter menu and use the code you were given or contact to request a submission extension.


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.