FETC seeks submissions on trends in edtech

Each year at the Future of Education Technology Conference®, prominent trends emerge from conference programming and session attendance figures that provide insight into future education technology implementations, hot products and professional development needs. The data collected from the annual event is used to drive content selection for the next event, thereby personalizing the content delivered to attendees. The call for presentations for FETC 2020 is now open, and here is a look at some of the trends we are looking for in the content applications by track.

FETC has amplified its ability to personalize content by adding two new tracks: Future of EdTech Coaches and Future of EdTech Library Media Specialists. Additionally, there are tracks strategically designed for Administrators, IT Directors and CIOs, Educators, and Special Education audiences. Attendees will be able to select content that matches their roles and the age groups they work with in the school system to maximize their time at FETC. Submissions for each track are welcomed and encouraged.

FETC will be held January 14-17, 2020, in Miami. The program committee welcomes submissions for presentations within all six track areas. Based on our data trends, we are seeking sessions on the following topics for all tracks:

  • AR/VR/MR and emerging technologies
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Maximizing blended learning for student success
  • Brain-based learning strategies
  • Computer science implementations
  • Creativity and productivity tools
  • Data privacy and cybersecurity
  • Design thinking
  • Diversity, equity and access
  • Edtech interoperability
  • Emotional intelligence and mindfulness
  • Media literacy
  • Pedagogical strategies for blended, online, PBL and personalized learning
  • Skill building for the future of work
  • STEM implementations
  • Technology arenas: Makerspaces, esports, coding and robotics teams
  • Technology leadership and inspiration

FETC invites education technology professionals representing all levels, content areas and specialties, as well as industry leaders and technology experts, to submit an online application to present. If selected, you will be scheduled for one of the presentation opportunities at the largest independent edtech conference in North America. To learn more about the trending topics and to see a complete list of content requested for each track, please visit the FETC website. FETC will be collecting proposals for presentations online through the end of the month.


Jennifer Womble is FETC program chair.


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