Featured Events & Keynotes

Learn from our edtech community’s brightest minds and enjoy special opportunities to unwind and connect

Three Unforgettable Keynotes

Dr. Monica Burns

Author, Podcaster, and Consultant

Dr. Burns is an edtech and curriculum consultant, author of EdTech Essentials (ASCD, 2021), and former New York City public school teacher. She works with schools and organizations around the world to support preK-20 educators as they strive toward thoughtful edtech integration.

Monica’s website ClassTechTips.com and Easy EdTech podcast help educators place “tasks before apps” by promoting deeper learning with technology. 

Wednesday, November 2, 10:30 am
Keynote: Edtech Essentials: Technology Strategies for All Learning Environments

Matt Miller

Author, Educator, and Blogger

Matt is the author of five books, including the renowned Ditch That Textbook. His Ditch That Textbook blog reaches thousands of educators in more than 100 countries with inspiration and practical teaching ideas.

During his 10-year career as a public educator, he bucked the traditional “teach by the textbook” mentality in favor of a textbook-less approach that favors tech-infused lessons and authentic student engagement.

Thursday, November 3, 8:30 am
Keynote: The Attention Switch

Special Guests

 Statewide Leader in Edtech Learning

The Learning Technology Center (LTC) support all K-12 districts, schools, and educators in Illinois through technology initiatives, services, and professional learning opportunities.

Their work addresses high-need technology and digital learning challenges, and helps schools increase access to and use of technology to improve educational opportunities for all learners.

Friday, November 4, 8:30 am
Keynote: Edtech Share

Special Events

IETC is about more than learning from edtech experts and taking part in hands-on workshops. You can also connect with friends and enjoy some complimentary entertainment at these special evening events:

Tech Leader Summit

Join your fellow technology directors, coordinators, and technology decision-makers for a breakaway event centered on empowering technology departments in all Illinois school districts.

Date & Time: Wednesday, November 2, 2022 | 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

IETC Social

Start the evening off right by joining us for free drinks, appetizers, and games – including this year’s special game, battle decks!

Date & Time: Wednesday, November 2, 2022 | 5:00 – 6:00 pm

Trivia Night

Better study up! Bring your brains and a group of 6-8 friends to the Main Stage for a head-to-head general knowledge competition. Across five rounds, teams with work together to answer trivia-style questions about music, tech, sports, Illinois, and things you should have learned in school.

Don’t have a team? Simply show up and we’ll assign you to a group of (soon-to-be) best friends.

Date & Time: Thursday, November 3, 2022 | 5:00 – 7:00 pm