Pack your Bags for these 2022 Education Conferences!

06 Jan 2022
Lisa Schwartz
Lisa Schwartz
Regional Educational Technology Coordinator | West Central Region, Learning Technology Center
Sam Fishel
Sam Fishel
Digital Content Specialist, Learning Technology Center

Whether in-person or virtual, conferences are a great way to network with fellow educators in your role and learn a lot about the latest education developments and best practices. These gatherings offer an unparalleled opportunity to earn PD credit and grow your professional learning network to a statewide or even nationwide scale.

If you have knowledge to share, many conferences are also a great opportunity to share your experience and help your fellow educators take the next step on their own professional learning journey.

No matter why you attend, there’s a 2022 education conference with your name on it. In fact, many conferences are returning this year after a temporary hiatus, offering administrators, IT professionals, and teachers at every grade level the chance to engage once again with content relevant to their position.

To make planning your professional travels a little easier, we’ve collected some of this year’s most popular conference offerings into a single, convenient list. Take a peek and see if any of these state and national conferences pique your desire to learn!

 

 

In-state Conferences 2022

Conference NameAudienceLocation/FormatDatesCost
SecurED SchoolsK-12 administrators, technology leaders, and IT staffVirtualJan. 19th – 20th, 2022$25
Career & Technical Education Conference (CTE)CTE educatorsBloomington, ILFebruary 17 – 18, 2022Varies – See website
IDEAConEducators and technology directorsSchaumburg, IL Feb. 14th -17th, 2022Varies – see website
Illinois Reading Council Conference (IRC)Literacy advocates, library media specialists, educators, and researchersSpringfield, ILMarch 10 – 11, 2022Varies – see website
EIU Mini-Conference on Technology EducationK-12 EducatorsCharleston, ILApril 2, 2022Free
Illinois Career Connections ConferenceK-12 CTE educatorsTinley Park, IL & Springfield, IL April 25/26, 2022$75
Environmental Education Association of Illinois Annual Conference(EEAI)EducatorsYorkville, ILApril 8th & 9th, 2022Varies – see website
WITconK-12 EducatorsKnoxville, ILJune 15, 2022TBA
Illinois Association of School Administrators New Superintendents Conference (IASA)School superintendents Springfield, ILJuly 11th -12th, 2022TBA
EdTech Next by LTCEducators who want to learn about emerging edtech, technology accessibility & engagement pedagogyGalena, ILAugust 1-2, 2022$150
SAMRi Teacher CampK-12 TeachersAurora, ILAugust 2, 2022Free
Illinois Association of School Administrators Annual Conference(IASA)School superintendents, assistant superintendents, state agency staff, and college professors of educational administrationSpringfield, ILSept. 28th – 30th, 2022TBA
Illinois Science Teachers Association Annual Conference (ISTA)STEM educatorsWheaton, ILMid- OctoberTBA
Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference (ICTM)Math educators, administratorsTBAMid-October$25/members
Illinois Education & Technology Conference (IETC)Educators, IT staff, and administratorsSpringfield, ILNovember 2 – 4, 2022TBA
Illinois Business Education Association (IBEA)Business educatorsTBANovember 2 – 4th 2022 TBA
Illinois Art Education Association Annual Conference(IAEA)Visual and performing arts educatorsSt. Charles, ILNovember  10-12, 2022 TBA
Joint Annual Conference – IASB/IASA/IASBOSchool board members, administrators, and business officialsChicago, ILTBA TBA
Raising Student Achievement Conference (RSAC) Educators, administrators, professional development coordinatorsSchaumburg, IL Dec. 13 – 14th, 2021Varies – See website
Illinois Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, & Dance Convention (IAHPERD)Health & physical educators, administratorsTBADecember 2022Varies – See website

National Education Conferences in 2022

Conference NameAudienceFormat/ LocationDatesCost
Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC)Educators, tech directors, administratorsOrlando, FLJan. 25 – 28, 2022Varies – see website
Texas Computer Education Association Convention & Exposition (TCEA)Educators, tech directors, administratorsDallas, TXFeb. 7 – 10, 2022Varies – see website
AASA National ConventionSuperintendentsNashville, TNFeb. 17- 19, 2022Varies – see website
Computer-Using Educators Conference (CUE)Educators, tech directors, administratorsVirtual & Palm Springs, CAMarch 17-19, 2022Varies – see website
Consortium of School Networks Conference (COSN)K-12 education technology leadersNashville, TNApril 11 – 13, 2022Varies – see website
National Business Education Association (NBEA)Business and economics educatorsChicago, ILApril 12 – 15, 2022Varies – see website
International Society for Technology in Education Conference (ISTE)Educators, tech directors, administratorsNew Orleans, LAJune 26 – 29, 2022TBA
Computer Science Teachers Association Conference (CSTA)K-12 Educators, Computer Science Teachers, AdministratorsChicago, ILJuly 14 -17, 2022Varies – see websites

 

Looking for a particular conference? Did we miss one of your favorites? Email me at lschwartz@ltcillinois.org and I’d be happy to add it!

I look forward to seeing you at one of these great 2022 education conferences!

Lisa Schwartz
Lisa Schwartz
Regional Educational Technology Coordinator | West Central Region, Learning Technology Center

Lisa develops and leads professional learning programs, trainings, and resources related to curricular integration, digital access, and technology infrastructure in western Illinois.

Sam Fishel
Sam Fishel
Digital Content Specialist, Learning Technology Center

Sam supports the execution and growth of LTC services through the development and creation of innovative, impactful, and timely digital content.