2023 Education Conferences for Teachers, Administrators & Coaches

10 Jan 2023
Lisa Schwartz
Lisa Schwartz
Regional Educational Technology Coordinator | West Central Region, Learning Technology Center
Sam Fishel
Sam Fishel
Digital Content Specialist, Learning Technology Center

No matter your role in education and technology, conferences remain one of the best places to explore new strategies, discover new resources, and connect with peers in your state and from across the country. These gatherings offer an unparalleled opportunity to earn PD credit and recharge your passion for teaching (not to mention pick up a mountain of free swag and giveaways).

If you have knowledge to share, many edtech conferences also offer opportunities to share your experiences during workshops, panels, and poster sessions. Presenting at a local or national edtech conference is a great way to elevate your career and spotlight topics that matter to you in front of hundreds of curious, attentive peers.

Whether you’re new to education or a seasoned veteran, there’s a 2023 education conference that’s perfect for you. But which ones should you attend? After all, there are conferences geared toward administrators, coaches, and teachers going on every month during 2023. 

Since you (unfortunately) can’t make it to them all, we’ve collected some of this year’s most popular education conferences into a single, convenient list. Take a peek as you solidify your professional learning plans for the bright year ahead!

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 note-worthy 2023 education conferences!

2023 Education Conferences in Illinois

Conference NameAudienceLocation/FormatDates
SecurED SchoolsK-12 administrators, technology leaders, and IT staffVirtualJanuary 18th – 19th, 2023
IDEAConK-12 teachers, coaches, and technology directorSchaumburg, ILFebruary 13th -15th, 2023
Career & Technical Education Conference (CTE)CTE educators,  support personnel, administrators, post- secondary educators, and post-secondary CTE studentsBloomington, ILFebruary 16 – 17, 2023
Illinois New Teacher Collaborative Annual Conference (INTC)First-year teachersChampaign, ILMarch 8 – 9, 2023
Illinois Reading Council Conference (IRC)Librarians, literacy advocates, ELA teachers, and researchersChampaign, ILMarch 9 – 10, 2023
Environmental Education Association of Illinois (EEAI)K-12 STEM teachers, advocates, and researchersMoline, ILApril 14th & 15th, 2023
CS PD WeekK-12 computer science educators of all experience levelsBloomington, ILJuly 17-21, 2023
Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA)School superintendents, assistant superintendents, state agency staff, and college professors of educational administrationSpringfield, ILSeptember 27 – 29, 2023
Association  of Illinois School Library Educators (AISLE)K-12 librarians and library media specialistsChampaign, ILOctober 1- 3, 2023
Illinois Science Teachers Association (ISTA)K-12 STEM teachersWheaton, ILMid-October (Date TBA)
Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ICTM)K-12 math teachers and curriculum leadersTBAMid-October (Date TBA)
Illinois Education & Technology Conference (IETC)K-12 teachers, technology coaches, IT professionals, and administratorsSpringfield, ILNovember 1 -3, 2023
Illinois Business Education Association (IBEA)K-12 business educatorsSpringfield, ILNovember 1 – 3 2023
Illinois Art Education Association (IAEA)K-12 fine and performing arts teachersSt. Charles, ILNovember (Date TBA)
IASB/IASA/IASBO Joint Annual ConferenceK-12 teachers, school board members, administrators, and business officialsChicago, ILNovember 17 – 19, 2023
Raising Student Achievement Conference (RSAC)K-12 educators, administrators, and professional development coordinatorsSchaumburg, ILDec. 11 – 12th, 2023
Illinois Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, & Dance (IAHPERD)K-12 health & physical education teachers, administratorsTBADecember (Date TBA)

National Education Conferences in 2023

Conference NameAudienceFormat/ LocationDates
Effective Teaching ConferenceK-12 teachers, administratorsVirtualJanuary 16 – 20th, 2023
Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC)K-12 educators, technology directors, technology coaches, and administratorsNew Orleans, LAJanuary 23 – 26, 2023
Texas Computer Education Association Convention & Exposition (TCEA)K-12 educators, technology directors, technology coaches, and administratorsSan Antonio, TXJanuary 30 – February  2, 2023
Pennsylvania Educational Technology Expo and Conference (PETE & C)K-12 educators, technology directors, technology coaches, and administratorsPocono Manor, PAFebruary 12 – 15, 2023
The School’s Superintendent Association (AASA)K-12 superintendentsSan Antonio, TXFebruary 16 – 18, 2023
BrainStorm K-20IT directors, coordinators, system admins, and network specialistsWisconsin Dells, WI

Sandusky, OH
March 12 – 14, 2023 

May 7th – 9th, 2023
Utah Coalition for Educational Technology (UCET)K-12 educators, technology directors, technology coaches, and administratorsProvo, UTMarch 14-15, 2023
Kentucky Society for Technology in Education (KySTE)K-12 educators, technology directors, technology coaches, and administratorsLouisville, KYMarch 15 – 17, 2023
Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning (MACUL)K-12 educators, technology directors, technology coaches, and administratorsDetroit, MIMarch 15 -18, 2023
Computer-Using Educators Conference (CUE)K-12 educators, technology directors, technology coaches, and administratorsPalm Springs, CA & VirtualMarch 16 – 18, 2023
Consortium of School Networks Conference (COSN)K-12 education technology leadersAustin, TXMarch 20-23, 2023
Northwest Council for Computer Education (NCCE)K-12 educators, technology directors, technology coaches, and administratorsTacoma, WAMarch 21 – 23, 2023
InnovateK-12 educatorsSt. Louis, MOMarch 29, 2023
National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)K-12 science educatorsAtlanta, GAMarch 22 – 25, 2023
BETTK-12 educators, technology directors, technology coaches, and administratorsLondon, UKMarch 29 – 31, 2023
National Business Education Association (NBEA)K-12 business educatorsKansas City, MOApril 3 – 6, 2023
Technology & Innovation in Education (TIE)K-12 educators, technology directors, technology coaches, and administratorsRapid City, SDApril 24-25, 2023
International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)K-12 educators, technology directors, technology coaches, and administratorsPhiladelphia, PAJune 25 – 28, 2023
NWEA FusionK-12 educators, technology directors, technology coaches, and administratorsAtlanta, GAJune 27- 29, 2023
Green Screen SummitK-12 educators interested in video productionVirtualSummer 2023
Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA)K-12 educators, computer science teachers, curriculum leaders, administratorsVirtualJuly 11 -13, 2023
National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention (NCTE)K-12 ELA teachers and curriculum leadersColumbus, OHNovember 16-19, 2023
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.