March 29, 2024

Top Ten Education Conferences in 2024 for Teachers, Educators, and Administrators

We handpicked ten EdTech and education conferences that we believe are the top choices for US educators in 2024

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Top Ten Education Conferences in 2024 for Teachers, Educators, and Administrators 

This is a comprehensive guide to our picks for the best education conferences in 2024 across the United States. 

We handpicked EdTech and education conferences that we believe are the top choices for US educators in 2024. From cutting-edge innovations to inspiring keynote speakers and expansive expo halls with hundreds of exhibitors, these events offer unparalleled opportunities for professional growth, networking, and discovering the latest tools and resources.

Whether you are seeking insights into classroom best practices or tasked with the acquisition of new learning technologies, whether you’ve been to a hundred conferences, or this is your first, these conferences cater to educators of all backgrounds and interests. 

Join us as we explore some of the best EdTech and education conferences to attend in 2024. As a bonus, we’ve included some personal insights from our time attending these events. 

Organized chronologically

January - December

  1. FETC Conference
  2. TCEA Convention
  3. AASA’s National Conference -Best for District Administrators
  5. Spring CUE - Best for Academic Esports
  6. ASCD Conference
  7. BOOST Conference - Best for After-School and Extended Learning
  8. ISTELive Conference - Best All-Around EdTech Conference
  9. CSTA Annual Conference - Best for CS Teachers
  10. ACTE's CareerTech VISION Conference - Best for CTE Educators

1. Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC)

Date: January 14-17, 2025

Location: Orlando, Florida

Conference Description:

The FETC is the must-attend professional development event that will revolutionize your approach to education. In today's rapidly evolving world, it is crucial to stay ahead of the curve and equip our students with the skills they need to thrive. To achieve this, the FETC invites you to explore the extraordinary opportunities offered by the Future of Education Technology Conference. This transformative event empowers education leaders like you to shape the future of education and unlock unparalleled success for your students.

Click here to learn more about FETC Conference and our participation.

2. TCEA Convention

Date: February 1-5, 2025

Location: Austin, Texas

Conference Description:

TCEA’s Convention & Exposition is one of the best conferences for teachers and educators nationwide! Hand-pick your learning from hundreds of sessions, speakers, and exhibitors. Grow knowledge and skills related to the hot topics, tools, and takeaways that will have the biggest impact on your work. Then, get ready for better-than-ever outcomes that reflect not only your expertise and skillfulness but also your deep impact on instruction, learning, and students’ lives. Because, ultimately, your success leads to student success, no matter your role in education. 

Click here to learn more about TCEA Convention and our participation.

3. AASA's National Conference on Education

Date: Feb. 15-17, 2024

Location: San Diego, California

Conference Description:

This conference is designed to provide attendees with the latest insights, strategies, and best practices to help you lead your school district to success. With keynote speeches from top education experts, interactive workshops, invaluable networking opportunities, and hundreds of experts in the NCE Exhibit Hall, you'll gain valuable knowledge and resources to help you overcome the unique challenges faced by public school superintendents. From improving student outcomes to navigating complex regulations and funding structures, AASA’s National Conference on Education will provide the tools needed to create positive change in your district.

Our insights:

We were excited to attend the 2024 AASA's National Conference on Education for the first time in Mastery Coding's history. The first big impression was to appreciate the sheer size of the expo hall. Unlike most other conferences we’ve attended, vendors providing similar services seemed to be placed close to each other in the expo hall. We noticed areas with booths focused on hands-on robotics and STEM kits, vendors offering school security products, and organizations serving after-school education. After a long day at the conference, the attendees can look forward to numerous networking opportunities with various social functions, courtesy of sponsoring vendors. The AASA and Mastery Coding share a common goal of supporting and providing quality education to all students. We are excited to return for the 2025 AASA's National Conference on Education in New Orleans.

Click here to learn more about the AASA National Conference and our participation. 

4. SXSW EDU Conference

Date: March 4-7, 2025

Location: Austin, Texas

Conference Description:

SXSW EDU is where educators, policymakers, and industry leaders convene for inspiration, connection, and unexpected discoveries. Build your network, discover new ideas, gain inspiration, and elevate your practice. Join hundreds of sessions and workshops, powerful film screenings, trailblazing competitions, interactive networking events, unexpected discoveries, and so much more await you

Click here to learn more about SXSW EDU and our participation. 

5. Spring CUE

Date: March 21-23, 2024

Location: Palm Springs, California

Conference Description:

At the 2024 Spring CUE Conference in Palm Springs, educators will unite to ignite inspiration, foster connections, and explore cutting-edge teaching techniques and educational technology for their classrooms. Spring CUE Conference is not just an event; it's a jubilant celebration of educators like you! Let's come together and revel in the joys of being an educator. You'll have access to many enriching learning sessions, captivating keynote presentations by thought leaders and esteemed educators, and hands-on adventures in eSports, AR/VR, wellness, and more.

Our insights:

Spring CUE is one of our all-time favorites! The Mastery Coding team returned to exhibit for the second year in a row, with an interactive booth in the center of the exhibit hall. Following last year’s success, the organizers brought back esports tournaments and play areas for all attendees to enjoy. However, if you wanted to switch from Rocket League and Super Smash Bros to Pac-Man and Galaga, the Mastery Coding booth had both retro arcade entertainment and free ducks. Additionally, when in Palm Springs, don’t miss the opportunity to get out and enjoy the beautiful oasis town. The Palm Spring Villagefest is a weekly Thursday night street fair featuring arts, crafts, food, and entertainment. The Computer Using Educators network is a great fit for Mastery Coding’s cutting-edge curriculum solutions, and we look forward to many more years of attending the Spring CUE event in Southern California.

Click here to learn more about Spring CUE and our participation. 

6. ASCD Annual Conference

Date: March 22-25, 2024

Location: Washington D.C.

Conference Description:

ASCD is where educators learn about new instructional strategies, grow as individuals, and thrive as professionals. They are the preeminent global leader in professional learning resources for all classroom teachers, instructional leaders, principals, and superintendents. At ASCD24, you can choose from dozens of sessions on the most critical topics affecting the future of learning, like creating equitable learning environments and leading through change. You’ll connect with ASCD authors and education experts who’ll guide you in improving academic outcomes for all students.

Our insights:

We had a chance to exhibit at the ASCD conference in 2023 in Denver, Colorado. The conference was exciting, with some exhibitors going all out to draw attention to their booths. We saw mascots in oversized costumes, Elvis shredding on an electric guitar, and frozen beverages being served. 

Click here to learn more about the ASCD Conference

7. BOOSTConference

Date: April 30 - May 3, 2024

Location: Palm Springs, California

Conference Description:

The 2024 BOOSTConference is an all-inclusive convening supporting global educators and youth development professionals working with children, youth, families, communities, and during the in-school and out-of-school time hours. This conference is designed to rejuvenate your passion, boost your direction for quality programming, and provide tools and resources that will inspire you to create change.

Our insights:

BOOST stands for Best of Out-Of-School-Time Conference and we consider the BOOST conference as an after-school educator’s best-kept secret. Where else can you compete in a duck-duck-BOOST swim race, join in on a game of Esports Jeopardy, and finish the day at a homecoming reception party with a DJ and glowsticks? We look forward to the opportunity to exhibit at BOOST for the second year in a row. BOOST Collaborative and Mastery Coding share a mutual interest in enhancing educational opportunities for children and youth outside of traditional school hours and providing educational variety and unique learning methods to enhance more traditional academic curriculum.

Click here to learn more about the BOOST Conference and our participation. 

8. ISTELive Conference

Date: June 23-26, 2024

Location: Denver, Colorado

Conference Description:

ISTELive is one of the world’s most comprehensive EdTech events, attended by a global contingent of education leaders, teachers, coaches, librarians/media specialists and more. By attending ISTELive 24, you’re not just going to a conference, you’re venturing into the future of learning! With nearly 1,000 sessions presented by global experts, you’ll get practical strategies you can implement in your school or district right away. And you’ll connect with our global community of passionate educators who are excited to help you learn, grow, and succeed year-round.

Our insights:

This list would not be complete without mentioning ISTELive. Mastery Coding is exhibiting at ISTELive for the third year in a row. With showstopper keynote speakers, mesmerizing sessions, and an exhibit hall that seems to stretch for miles, there is something for everyone. The exhibit hall, in particular, deserves a special mention. Every year, giant companies like Microsoft, Adobe, Google for Education, Zoom, Dell, and Lego aim to attract the most visitors by constructing expansive and interactive exhibits. By comparison, smaller booths might struggle to draw attention in such a competitive landscape. Nevertheless, exhibiting at ISTELive for the first time is a milestone for any emerging EdTech company. The ISTELive Conference is an excellent fit with Mastery Coding as we share a common goal of advancing education through technology and innovation. We strive to empower educators to harness the power of technology to create engaging and meaningful learning experiences for all students.

Click here to learn more about the ISTELive Conference and our participation. 

9. CSTA Annual Conference

Date: July 16-19, 2024

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

Conference Description:

CSTA 2024’s educational program is crafted by teachers for teachers and focuses on supporting you both in your classroom and your personal professional development, whether you’re new to teaching computer science or you’re entering your twentieth year. This year, we’re featuring over 200 educational sessions to help you get the best educational experience possible. With exclusive content designed to be hands-on for the best in-person experience, you don’t want to miss this year’s program.

Our insights:

Mastery Coding is looking forward to exhibiting for the first time at the CSTA 2024 conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. CSTA is the Computer Science Teacher's Association, and many computer science educators are already using Mastery Coding's Game Development courses to get their students industry certifications in Unity. With last year’s event being virtual, we wanted to wait until this year to attend in person. Mastery Coding and CSTA share in the goal of advancing computer science education through curriculum enhancements and collaboration. Together we can empower educators to provide students with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in a digital world. We are looking forward to meeting a variety of computer science and technology educators at this STEM education conference!

Click here to learn more about CSTA 2024 and our participation. 

10. ACTE's CareerTech VISION Conference

Date: December 4-7, 2024

Location: San Antonio, Texas

Conference Description:

ACTE's CareerTech VISION is the must-attend event for career and technical education (CTE) professionals. VISION offers comprehensive programming covering high-quality CTE in secondary and postsecondary environments and emerging trends in the field to help career and technical educators thrive in their careers. VISION provides attendees with a rich array of networking opportunities, an Expo, hundreds of concurrent program sessions, and numerous networking opportunities.

Our insights:

Mastery Coding is thrilled to return and exhibit at ACTE's CareerTech VISION Conference and Expo for the third year in a row! Taking place at the Henry B. González Convention Center in beautiful San Antonio, Texas, attending VISION is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for CTE (Career and Technical Education) educators. While the tone of this cte conference is slightly more formal and less relaxed than some of the other events on our list, the numerous networking events and sponsored affairs more than make up for it. Like at last year’s VISION in Las Vegas, when Mastery Coding hosted the official reception for the Engineering and Technology Education Division (ETED) of ACTE at the HyperX Esports Arena. That event also served as the official launch of the United States Academic Esports League! All in all, VISION is your one-stop shop for the latest and greatest innovations in CTE technology. While you’re there, don’t forget to sign up for Mastery Coding’s Esports Jeopardy workshop and grab your tickets to one of zSpace’s famous gatherings. Given our shared commitment to promoting career readiness and enhancing educational outcomes, Mastery Coding's presence at ACTE's CareerTech VISION Conference for years to come, is all but a guarantee.

Click here to learn more about ACTE's CareerTech VISION Conference and our participation. 


That is our top ten list of education conferences for teachers, educators, and administrators in 2024

The education landscape is constantly evolving, and these conferences offer invaluable opportunities to stay abreast of the latest trends, strategies, and technologies shaping the field. As you embark on your conference journey, remember to embrace the experience fully. Engage with fellow educators, participate in thought-provoking sessions, and explore innovative solutions that can enrich your classroom or district. Each conference offers a unique blend of insights and experiences, contributing to your professional growth in meaningful ways.

As we look ahead to the future of education, let us carry forward the knowledge, connections, and inspiration gained from these conferences. Together, we can continue to elevate the standard of education and empower our students for success in an ever-changing world.

Here's to a year of learning, growth, and transformation. See you at the conferences!

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