Lead the Conversation! Submit an IETC 2022 Proposal

09 May 2022 7 min read
LTC Staff
LTC Staff
Statewide Team, Learning Technology Center
Sam Fishel
Sam Fishel
Digital Content Manager, Learning Technology Center

A new location, a new structure, and a renewed commitment to in-person professional learning.

It’s all happening live at the 29th annual Illinois Education and Technology Conference (IETC) and we want you to lead the conversation.

Now’s your chance to take part in this year’s illuminating conference by submitting a session proposal. Presenting at IETC comes with great benefits, as well as the opportunity to share your unique perspectives with over 800 educators, administrators, and technology professionals from across the state.

Together, we can shape the next generation of future-ready students. To do that, we need your voice in the conversation. Submit a session proposal for IETC 2022 and get ready to step on stage at one of Illinois’ preeminent edtech conferences.

Here’s what you need to know before submitting your IETC 2022 proposal:

New Location, Same Future-Focused Learning

IETC is a rich environment for sharing diverse perspectives from across the education spectrum. As such, educators of all stripes – including teachers, administrators, IT professionals, and more – are encouraged to submit a proposal and support their peers as they expand their professional horizons.

To make that happen, IETC is putting down roots at a new location – the Bank of Springfield Center in the heart of our state’s capital. We’re also embracing a new expanded format with keynotes, workshops, and breakout sessions spread across all three days of the conference.

Taken together, this year’s attendees will have more reasons to take part in the full conference while also taking in all of the local history and culture downtown Springfield has to offer.

Presenter Benefits

Every year, IETC attendees walk away with a wealth of knowledge and connections that will serve them well back in their home district. When you choose to become an IETC presenter, you’ll gain extra benefits that make sharing your voice worth your time and effort.

This year’s presenter benefits include:

  • Waived conference fees (lead presenters and workshop presenters)
  • Continental lunches (lead presenters, co-presenters, and workshop presenters)
  • A conference swag bag filled with goodies (workshop presenters)

Presentation Strands & Formats

This year’s presenters have two options for sharing their knowledge and insights, including:

  • 50-minute general breakout session
  • 110-minute immersive workshop session

Prospective presenters will also have the chance to speak on a broad slate of relevant edtech topics, including technology integration strategies, engaging instructional practices, digital tools and resources, and emerging edtech trends.

Be sure to visit our conference website for a full list of this year’s strands and substrands:

  • Instructional Design and Delivery
  • Computer Science and Conceptual Thinking
  • Digital Citizenship
  • Online Tools, Apps, and Resources
  • Technology Planning and Evaluation
  • Educational Policy and Leadership
  • Digital Equity
  • Technology Infrastructure
  • Technology Management

Submission Deadline

Prospective presenters must submit their session proposals by May 27, 2022 to be considered for a session slot.

Share Your Voice at IETC 2022

Illinois’ edtech community is eager to dig deep into the tools, resources, and best practices that power today’s tech-powered classrooms. IETC is your opportunity to share your hard-earned wisdom and take part in the ever-evolving conversation about the role of technology in education.

But don’t wait! Submit your IETC 2022 proposal today and lend your voice to the growing body of knowledge surrounding edtech’s future.

IETC 2022 registration is also opening soon. Sign up for notifications to be the first to know about this year’s exciting in-person gathering.

LTC Staff
LTC Staff
Statewide Team, Learning Technology Center

The Learning Technology Center provides free and low-cost edtech professional learning, services, and support to all K-12 districts in Illinois.

Sam Fishel
Sam Fishel
Digital Content Manager, Learning Technology Center

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