A listing of conferences of interest to educators, e-learning specialists, designers…

November 15-17, 2013       Boston, MA
Engaging Minds for the 21st Century:  Using Technology, Nature, Cognition and Collaboration for Deeper Learning

Sponsored by Learning & the Brain Society – conference page

Discover how cognitive science, nature and technology are changing teaching and classrooms, increasing student engagement and providing deeper learning experiences.

September 19-21, 2013       ONLINE
Global 2013 STEMx Education Conference


Science, Technology, Engineering, Math

The world’s first massively open online conference for educators focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and more. The conference is free and is aimed at primary, secondary, and tertiary (K-16) educators around the world to share and learn about innovative approaches to STEMx learning and teaching.

The call for presentations has been issued.

Register as a member of this conference network to be kept informed!  See the conference information and welcome HERE and the menu links to the left and at the top of each page.

June 24-28, 2013       Victoria, B.C.
EdMedia 2013 “World Conference on Educational Media and Technology”

Sponsored by:   Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)

Submit proposals by December 12, 2012.

Focus:     the following major topics as they relate to the educational and developmental aspects of multimedia/hypermedia and telecommunications:

  1. Infrastructure
  2. Tools & Content-oriented Applications
  3. New Roles of the Instructor & Learner
  4. Human-computer Interaction (HCI/CHI)
  5. Cases & Projects
  6. Universal Web Accessibility
  7. Indigenous Peoples & Technology

June 20-22, 2013     Sydney, Nova Scotia
STLHE   “Sustainability:  Learning to Live, Learning for Life”

Sponsored by:  Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE)

Submit proposals by:  Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Focus:    living in an economically, physically, and culturally sustainable way and integrating sustained learning throughout. Two distinguished keynote speakers: Rex Murphy, CBC and Richard Gerver, who is inspiring teachers globally with his work on educational transformation.

May 1-3, 2013     Calgary, Alberta
EDTECH Innovation – http://

Hosted by:   Athabasca University     Sponsors include:  Desire2Learn, Husky Energy, GSV Advisors, Telus

Submit proposals by January 15, 2013.

Focus:   to showcase and share innovative experiences and solutions of the most successful, disruptive and creative educational technology startups, SMEs and entrepreneurs in Canada and worldwide.

May 1-3, 2013     Ottawa, Ontario
CNIE 2013 Conference “Leadership & Innovation in Learning” –

Sponsored by:   Carleton University and  Canadian Network for Innovation in Education

Submit proposals by January 15, 2013.

Focus:   about the rapid changes taking place both in face-to-face and online classrooms. How can we create these environments in our classrooms? What works well? And, in an era with significant fiscal challenges, how can we succeed long-term?

  • Educational Technology: Possible areas include classroom design innovations, engagement technology, audio/visual tools, software,  and new educational technology initiatives
  • Teaching and Learning: Application of pedagogies in online, blended, or hybrid courses
  • Innovations in Education: Disciplinary application of old practices in non-traditional ways
  • Research: Research studies and theoretical explorations of educational technology pedagogy and practices

April 16-18, 2013     TCCHawaii – ONLINE
“Emerging Technologies in Education” –

Sponsored by: and LearningTimes

Submit proposals by December 17, 2012.

Focus:   Educational technology in the 21st century has presented many opportunities to transform how we engage students and faculty in the teaching and learning process. There are many challenges, however, that fall upon 21st century educators who are responsible for transforming and facilitating learning in a rapidly changing world.

  • How do faculty, staff, students and the communities served, best use technology to produce positive learning outcomes?
  • How can social media help improve critical thinking and problem solving skills?
  • Can students learn through virtual worlds, educational games, augmented realities, or the use of mobile devices?
  • What technologies continue to reshape e-learning?
  • How do we support our colleagues as we strive to improve our profession?

March 25-29, 2013 New Orleans, LA.
SITE Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education –

Sponsored by: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)

Submit proposals by January 28, 2013.

Focus: Information Technology and Teacher Education:

  • Computational Thinking
  • Development of Future Faculty
  • Digital Fabrication
  • Digital Games and Simulations
  • Digital Storytelling/Video
  • Distance / Flexible Education
  • Equity and Social Justice
  • Graduate Education & Faculty Development
  • Information Technology Diffusion / Integration
  • International Education
  • Mobile Learning
  • New Possibilities
  • and more…..

February 12-14, 2013  **ONLINE**
Global TIME

“Global Conference on Technology, Innovation, Media & Education” –

Sponsored by: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)

Submit proposals by January 4, 2013.

Focus: It’s about TIME…

  • we gain a better understanding of the biggest issues faced by the world’s educators
  • we provide a platform for the world’s best visionaries, thinkers, teachers, researchers, and developers
  • we discuss, examine and disseminate the best ideas from and for the global community
  • we worked together as a global force to change, improve, and create a better future for education

January 13-14, 2013     Ninth International Conference on Technology, Knowledge and Society
“Organize, Challenge, Re-Imagine: New Media and Social Movements” –

Sponsored by:   University of B.C.

Submit proposals by June 12, 2012.

Focus:   New Media and Social Movements. Other topics include:

  • Access to Information and Proprietary Rights
  • New Learning Methods and Knowledge Distribution
  • Virtual Communities and Cyber-Identity
  • Global Networking and Development

Plenary speaker:  Jesse Drew, Assoc. Professor or Cinema and Technocultural Students at UofCalifornia.

October 18 & 19, 2012.    Calgary, Alberta

Blended Learning:  A Strategy for Transforming Teaching & Learning. http://

no topics listed yet – seems to be focused on Dr Tony Bates.

Sept 7 call for proposals

October 18 & 19, 2012.    Calgary, Alberta

Blended Learning:  A Strategy for Transforming Teaching & Learning. http://

no topics listed yet – seems to be focused on Dr Tony Bates.

Sept 7 call for proposals

October 16-18, 2012     Vancouver, B.C.
9th Annual Open Education Conference

Sponsored by:   BCCampus, Brigham Young U. , UBC, Athabasca U, Commonwealth of Learning

Focus:   lay out a road map for the next decade where open education movesbeyond content.  Join us in showcasing projects building the new generation of open education innovations including:

  • institutional and governmental policy and strategy
  • assessments – formative and summative, diagnostic and adaptive – required to help orient learners and those who support them
  • open study groups and other opportunities for social interaction
  • new pedagogies that leverage the reuse, revise, remix, and redistribute potential of OER
  • permeable institutions and processes that connect with community-based and informal education in the wider world
  • collaborations that refine and scale open education
  • models to financially sustain programs of openness
  • and other open inventions

In each of these areas – open policy, open assessment, open support, open teaching, and open business models, a small but growing number of successful initiatives exist. Open Education 2012 is your opportunity to learn from this work and help the field expand systematically into each of these areas of the learning ecosystem.

October 9-12, 2012     Montreal, Quebec
E-Learn 2012:  World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare & Higher Education  (

Sponsored by:   Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE) and the International Journal on E-Learning

Focus:  the exchange of information on research, development, and applications of all topics related to e-Learning in the Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education sectors

August 27, 2012 – last call for participation


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