Education conferences give teachers, administrators, and other education professionals a chance to explore new ideas and strategies, network with their peers, and recharge their excitement for teaching. Plus, there’s always a lot of fun free swag! There are meetups across the country and all throughout the year in 2023, including some virtual options. (Tip: Book early to get the best rates.) Here are our picks for the best education conferences for the year ahead.
The National K–8 Literacy & Reading Recovery Conference is the place to be for leaders in childhood literacy. Designed by and for educators, LitCon sessions focus on best instructional practices for classroom teachers, literacy coaches and specialists, Title I teachers and coordinators, Reading Recovery professionals, and more.
- January 28–31, 2023
- Columbus, Ohio
Innovative Schools Summits
The ISS events offer you access to four education conferences, each with their own individual focus, all for one price. Attend sessions for the Wired Differently/Trauma-Informed Schools Conference, Innovative Teaching Strategies Conference, School Climate & Culture Forum, and At-Risk Students Conference. It’s a terrific way to put together a conference experience that’s truly meaningful to you.
Dates and locations:
- New York, February 22–25, 2023
- Orlando, March 30–April 2, 2023
- Atlanta, June 20–24, 2023
- Las Vegas, July 5–9, 2023
SXSW EDU Conference & Festival
This conference is all about what educators really want! Participants vote on thousands of proposals submitted by fellow educators, choosing the final lineup for what promises to be one of the most exciting conferences around. For 2023, the initial lineup highlights an increase of content supporting Indigenous voices, student agency, gamification, teacher retention, and more. The majority of sessions are in Practice & Pedagogy and Equity & Justice, followed closely by Work Reimagined, Community Initiatives, and Arts & Storytelling.
- March 6–9, 2023
- Austin, Texas
NSTA Atlanta 23
In this three-day science and STEM education event, educators will share experiences, learn from collaborators, catch up with colleagues, and meet new friends. There will be engaging presentations focused on developing scientific literacy in the STEM classroom, as well as a vibrant Exhibit Hall featuring the latest teaching tools and materials, plus so much more!
- March 22–25, 2023
- Atlanta, Georgia
ASCD Annual Conference
Learn, celebrate, connect. Don’t miss this action-packed event with hundreds of educational movers, shakers, and changemakers. Supercharge as an educator ready to shape the future of education. This year’s speakers include Brandon P. Fleming, founder of the Harvard Diversity Project.
- March 31–April 3, 2023
- Denver, Colorado
NAFSA 2023 Annual Conference & Expo
The 2023 conference celebrates NAFSA’s 75th anniversary of promoting international education and exchange. The majority of attendees work on college campuses, but K-12 schools with a strong commitment to foreign exchange programs or international education will find benefit in sending attendees too. The 2023 meetup is all about “Inspiring an Inclusive Future.”
- May 30–June 2, 2023
- Washington, D.C.
Online Teaching Conference
The Online Teaching Conference is a gathering of faculty, staff, and administrators who are leading the way in developing innovative and effective online education. This conference is focused on curriculum, pedagogy, and technology to improve online instruction, learning, and student success. The Online Teaching Conference is an opportunity for educators to network with colleagues, connect, share knowledge, impart and receive best practices, and develop professionally.
- June 21–23, 2023
- Long Beach, California
ICLE: Model Schools Conference
Small changes can have big results. Learn how purposeful, consistent actions have a major impact on student success. Be inspired by the featured speakers, dynamic sessions, and the Model Schools and Innovative Districts that are successfully transforming culture and student achievement. You’ll also get the chance to connect with fellow educators in a collaborative learning community and take away hands-on, actionable ideas for your school.
- June 25–28, 2023
- Virtual kickoff, followed by the ability to attend conference sessions online or in person in Orlando
For more than four decades, ISTE has been recognized as one of the world’s most influential education conferences. It’s where educators and education leaders gather to engage in hands-on learning, share best practices, and hear from the brightest minds in the world of education and beyond.
- June 25–28, 2023
- Virtual or in person, Philadelphia
Get Your Teach On National Conference
Need to reignite your passion for teaching? This might be the education conference for you. Spend time with Team Get Your Teach On as they share their enthusiasm for education and share their tips, tricks, best practices, and teacher secrets to building a successful and engaging classroom. You will leave feeling empowered, motivated, and prepared to create dynamic lessons that will challenge your students and leave them hungry for more.
- June 25–28, 2023
- Dallas, Texas
Visible Learning Conference
The Visible Learning Conference will help you explore and improve student growth and achievement in the context of post-pandemic teaching. This conference will support you leveraging your expertise as an educator to make decisions about what content, ideas, and skills you want students to know, understand, and do. During these conference sessions, you’ll embark on these elements of Visible Learning: teaching, leading, learning, and equity.
- July 10–13, 2023
- Orlando, Florida
NCTM Annual Meeting & Exposition
If you are looking for education conferences for math teachers, then the NCTM Annual Meeting is the one. It is considered the “Super Bowl Event of the Year.” This event brings together thousands of mathematics educators from all over the world to collaborate, network, learn, inspire, and much more. With hundreds of education sessions to choose from and attend, you can expect to walk away with more knowledge and inspiration to implement into your classrooms.
- October 25–28, 2023
- Washington, D.C.
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You missed the TCEA Convention & Exposition.
TCEA Convention & Exposition
January 30 – February 2, 2023 | San Antonio, Texas
The 2023 TCEA Convention & Exposition is the intersection of passion and possibility, curiosity and discovery, education and technology. And it’s the kind of learning that will change the story of education.
Diverse sessions and speakers. Great ideas and resources. Meaningful connections with peers. It’s life-giving energy, and the discovery of what you didn’t think was possible– all rolled into one remarkable conference.