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Present at ISTELive 24

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 noncommercial uses of technology to transform education.

The Call for Participation for ISTELive 24, June 23-26 in Denver and online, is open! Submit your session idea by Sept. 29, 2023.

How to Create a Proposal That Stands Out

  • Share boldly. Don’t just present, share innovations and pedagogical knowledge from your own experience.

  • Be future focused. Choose a trending topic and push the boundaries of current knowledge.

  • Inspire. Empower educators and students to explore and learn new strategies.

  • Engage. Encourage active participation and model best practices. Be so captivating that your audience will leave energized.

  • Show, don’t tell. Demonstrate creative applications of technology and invite the audience to join.

  • Advocate for equity. Share the importance of application and access to meet the needs of all learners.

  • Be inclusive. Choose co-presenters who represent diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences.

  • Be objective. Sell an idea, not a product or brand.

  • Innovate. Share your instructional ideas with new modalities and model innovation across education.

Need Help Getting Started?

Download our submission guide for tips and examples, or check out our FAQs for additional information.

You can always email us at with any questions about how to make your proposal shine.

Not Ready to Present a Full Session or Don’t Have a Specific Topic Just Yet? You Can Still Participate!

If you’d love to contribute to the ISTELive 24 program but don’t have a passion project, or you want to see what inspires you this school year, there may still be a role for you!

Current Opportunity

Tell us a bit about yourself and your professional expertise, and you could be asked to participate in a playground at the conference.

The ISTE program team or playground coordinators will reach out if a playground topic fits your profile.

Future Opportunities

Call for New Ideas seeking sessions on timely topics that may have emerged since September will open this winter. Exact formats included in the Call for New Ideas will be determined closer to the launch date, but past examples include lightning talks, ignite sessions, conversation-themed formats and more!

General Details

  • There is no fee to submit a proposal. We seek ideas 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 in person or online.
  • Student presenters who are under 18 and listed on an accepted session are not required to register.
  • Find answers to frequently asked questions.

ISTELive 23 Acceptance Rates

Format # Submitted # Accepted Acceptance Rate
Creation lab 320 144 45%
Edtalk 403 116 29%
Interactive session 510 185 36%
Panel 94 24 26%
Poster 473 309 65%
Research paper 75 45 60%
Snapshot 216 59 27%
Total 2,091 882 42%

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 Participation opens each year by completing the form below.