Last Updated November 8, 2018.
One of the best ways to network and learn about the latest trends in education is to attend an educational conference. Here's a look at some of the top 2018 education events.
This conference directory features over 60 must-attend education conferences located all around the world in a wide range of fields including higher education, education administration, education management and education tech.
To better navigate this list, let's quickly review the different types of events you'll come across.
- Conferences - Conferences are large events that bring together education professionals in the field. Activities at these events include speakers, workshops, and networking sessions.
- Summits - Summits are often meetings with high level professionals to discuss the newest findings in a field. However, some summits function just like conferences.
- Symposium - Symposiums are events were experts in the field give presentations to an audience.
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2018 Education Conferences
|Diversity in Education Conference||Iowa City, IA||4/6/18||This conference was created as an avenue for educators to come together and discuss how we can realize the goal of creating classrooms that are culturally responsive.|
|EUA 2018 Annual Conference||Zurich, Switzerland||4/6/18||The 2018 EUA Annual Conference will discuss universities' pivotal role in generating knowledge, developing intercultural understanding and fostering civic engagement through their core missions.|
|Frontier2018||New York, NY||4/7/18||This event is a chance for educators and leaders to discuss blended learning as it exists today on the ground - both in terms of the day-to-day implementation in blended classrooms.|
|BPLC 2018||Providence, RI||4/7/18||This event is a chance for educators and leaders to discuss blended learning as it exists today on the ground - both in terms of the day-to-day implementation in blended classrooms.|
|Diversity Abroad Conference||Miami, FL||4/7/18||The annual Diversity Abroad Conference has constituted the most comprehensive national forum on issues of access, diversity, equity, and inclusion in global education.|
|Minority Serving Institution Global Education Summit||Miami, FL||4/7/18||Diversity Abroad will host the 3rd Annual MSI Global Education Summit geared towards academics, practitioners, and administrators at Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) who are working to internationalize their campuses.|
|NPEA National Conference||New Orleans, LA||4/11/18||NPEA’s 10th annual conference will focus on the importance of coming together as a field to best support underserved students on their paths towards college and career success.|
|ASU+GSV Summit||San Diego, CA||4/16/18||The ASU + GSV Summit attracts over 4,000 leaders from across the learning and talent spectrum. Attendees will include leaders from the enterprise, investment, higher education, and PreK – 12 communities.|
|OLC Innovate 2018||Nashville, TN||4/18/18||OLC Innovate will conduct a series of engaging hands-on sessions aimed at fostering organic interactions and collaborative cross-disciplinary problem solving to build new foundations for stronger, better higher education environments.|
|International Conference Annual Meeting||Honolulu, HI||4/22/18||The conference will bring together the world's top business academics and collaborators.|
|Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS)||Washington, D.C.||4/25/18||Leaders in education and policy from across the nation will gather to discuss innovative solutions to the challenges facing our school district leaders and the students they serve.|
|Studyportals Academy||Amsterdam, Netherlands||4/25/18||The Studyportals Academy brings together passionate professionals in the realm of higher education. You will engage with the challenges and trends that are changing international student recruitment.|
|Going Global 2018||Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia||5/2/18||Going Global is a conference for leaders in international education to debate the future of further and higher education.|
|National Conference on Diversity, Race & Learning||Columbus, OH||5/7/18||This event will feature Candi Castleberry Singleton, the Vice President of Intersectionality, Culture & Diversity (ICD) for the tech and social media giant Twitter.|
|NewSchools Summit||Burlingame, CA||5/8/18||NewSchools Summit is an annual invitation-only gathering for education innovation thought leaders who bring important and diverse perspectives in PreK-12 education.|
|2018 Clute International Conferences Washington DC||Washington, DC||5/8/18||This conference aims to bring together faculty and administration from all levels of education across the world. We encourage a cross-disciplinary exchange of thoughts, ideas and innovation through a variety of teaching methods and perspectives.|
|NCORE||New Orleans, LA||5/29/18||Since its inception, NCORE has evolved into a vital national resource for higher education institutions, providing an annual multicultural forum that attracts all people of color in higher education institutions across the United States.|
|2018 Clute International Conferences Barcelona||Barcelona, Spain||6/3/18||This conference aims to bring together faculty and administration from all levels of education across the world. We encourage a cross-disciplinary exchange of thoughts, ideas and innovation through a variety of teaching methods and perspectives.|
|EDuTech 2018||Sydney, Australia||6/6/18||EduTECH is Australasia’s largest annual education event, featuring thousands of participants across multiple conferences, masterclasses and networking functions, plus a massive interactive trade show.|
|EDxEDNYC||New York, NY||6/7/18||EDxED is an annual education conference for educators by educators from Hudson High School of Learning Technologies in New York City.|
|National Charter Schools Conference||Austin, TX||6/17/18||The National Charter Schools Conference is the best learning and networking event for charter school educators, leaders, and advocates.|
|2018 Conference on Teaching Excellence||Dallas, TX||6/19/18||Attend this conference for proven solutions, game-changing ideas, and the tools you need to transform student learning.|
|PBL World||Napa Valley, CA||6/19/18||PBL World is the premier conference for Project Based Learning. Each year, we bring together dedicated K-12 teachers, instructional coaches, and school and district leaders who want to connect with each other and learn more about PBL.|
|At-Risk & Struggling Students Conference||Atlanta, GA||6/20/18||This conference focuses on evidence-based programs and strategies that educators can use to prevent dropouts and to help students experience success in school.|
|ALA Conference||New Orleans, LA||6/21/18||ALA, the oldest and largest library association in the world, holds its Annual Conference & Exhibition each summer.|
|ISTE – International Society for Technology in Education||Chicago, IL||6/24/18||Immerse yourself in powerful ideas and inspirational speakers, while connecting with innovative educators who share your passion for transformative learning.|
|Canada International Conference on Education (CICE)||Toronto, Canada||6/25/18||The CICE is an international refereed conference dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practices in education.|
|Games for Change||New York, NY||6/28/18||This event inspires youth to explore civic issues and learn 21st-century and STEM skills through our Student Challenge and we train educators to run game design classes on impact games.|
|Serious Games Conference DC||Manassas, VA||7/10/18||This event is a leadership conference for people who design, manage and implement serious game programs.|
|SCUP Conference||Nashville, TN||7/14/18||Dust off your planning boots and join your colleagues in Nashville for SCUP 2018 where planning is not just words on paper, it's stories about real people and real institutions who are rethinking the way they make decisions.|
|BbWorld||Orlando, FL||7/16/18||BbWorld is where education professionals gather to make change happen. Thought-leadership discussions, hands-on training, shared best practices, and networking opportunities ensure that you have the tools needed to navigate today’s toughest challenges.|
|New Tech Network Conference||St Louis, MO||7/16/18||The New Tech Annual Conference gives principals, teachers and staff and opportunity to sharpen skills, share best practices, and network with like-minded professionals across the country.|
|Equity & Excellence: Access in Higher Education||Albuquerque, NM||7/16/18||Presenters and participants come from diverse fields, including education, technology, law, scholarship, and government, but share a common interest in fostering equitable higher education experiences for disabled individuals.|
|Serious Games Conference NY||Buffalo, NY||7/17/18||This event is a leadership conference for people who design, manage and implement serious game programs.|
|Building Learning Communities Education Conference||Boston, MA||7/22/18||Join colleagues from around the world who care deeply about bringing the best innovative and practical learning resources to our students.|
|World Congress on Education||Dublin, Ireland||7/25/18||The WCE-2018 promotes collaborative excellence between academicians and professionals from Education.|
|Phoenix, AZ||7/27/18||Develop and build your skills, strengthen community, and cultivate connections to eliminate educational inequity through social innovation|
|Connected Learning Summit||Cambridge, MA||8/1/18||Join a gathering of innovators harnessing emerging technology to expand access to participatory, playful, and creative learning.|
|2018 Clute International Conferences San Francisco||San Francisco, CA||8/5/18||This conference aims to bring together faculty and administration from all levels of education across the world. We encourage a cross-disciplinary exchange of thoughts, ideas and innovation through a variety of teaching methods and perspectives.|
|Distance Teaching & Learning Conference||Madison, WI||8/7/18||DT&L isn’t just a conference, it’s a community of educators with ideas and experiences to share. You’ll laugh, you’ll be moved, and you’ll come away with new ways to approach your work and put research into practice.|
|Make Play Learn||Madison, WI||8/13/18||The Play Make Learn Collective stemmed from the collective interest in creating an innovative conference to promote play and learning research, industry, and practice.|
|Tertiary Education Management Conference||Perth, Australia||9/9/18||The only Conference in the tertiary sector which covers the full range of functions in institutions, and is designed to allow participants to build strong global networks.|
|EAIE Conference and Exhibition||Geneva, Switzerland||9/11/18||This year’s theme invites us to face outward into the world, join forces with those who share our vision and engage with those who may have differing view.|
|Dare to Learn||Helsinki, Finland||9/18/18||We bring together learning enthusiasts to explore the new world of lifelong learning. A two-day playground for thinking big and creating wild.|
|Closing the Gap||Prior Lake, MN||9/26/18||The Closing The Gap Conference is an opportunity to deepen your assistive technology knowledge and strengthen your implementation strategies.|
|EdSurge FUSION Conference||San Francisco, CA||10/2/18||The Fusion Conference brings together the ideas, the practices, the research, the technology and the evidence for making education relevant for the whole learner.|
|2018 Conference on Educational Leadership||Nashville, TN||10/2/18||Whether your leadership imperatives are in a classroom, a school, or systemwide, this event will address your needs with practical solutions.|
|2018 AASHE Conference & Expo||Pittsburgh, PA||10/2/18||AASHE’s annual conference is the largest stage to share effective models, policies, research, collaborations and transformative actions which advance sustainability in higher education and surrounding communities.|
|2018 Clute International Conferences Las Vegas||Las Vegas, NV||10/7/18|
|ITEC Conference||Des Moines, IA||10/14/18||ITEC promotes the use of technology in education by demonstrating to its members, other educators and the public, developments in educational technology and how its appropriate use supports teaching and learning.|
|iNACOL Symposium 2018||Nashville, TN||10/21/18||iNACOL’s annual conference is the industry’s leading event shaping the future of K-12 education.|
|WIDA Annual Conference||Detroit, MI||10/23/18||The WIDA Conference invites education professionals to grow and connect at the largest conference anywhere dedicated to educators and administrators that teach and support Pre-K through Grade 12 English language learners.|
|BU Connect||Boston, MA||10/23/18||BU CONNECT is a research and innovation showcase designed to “connect” BU faculty and students with like-minded people in the local industrial/entrepreneurial ecosystems.|
|Annual Conference for Middle Level Education||Orlando, FL||10/25/18||It's a fact! Everybody learns differently. That is why AMLE has created a multifaceted conference to meet the needs of every educator—no matter how they learn.|
|EDUCAUSE||Denver, CO||10/30/18||This is where professionals and technology providers from around the world gather to network, share ideas, grow professionally, and discover solutions to today’s challenges.|
|EdTechTeacher Summit||Boston, MA||11/5/18||The EdTechTeacher Boston Summit is a unique learning experience that brings together tested and practical edtech strategies for the classroom, as well as thought leaders to explore what is next in education and edtech.|
|PwrHrs Extended Learning Conference||Beaver Creek, CO||11/7/18||The conference will bring together educators, out-of-school practitioners, funders, and policy-makers from across the U.S. with aim to inform, inspire, and empower collective action to move the needle toward a nation where quality out-of-school opportunities are available to all children in need, especially in rural communities.|
|CIEE Annual Conference||Barcelona, Spain||11/10/18||How can we broaden and accelerate new education trends, especially in international education? What new education models successfully empower students to become innovators – skilled at not just adapting to change, but leading it?|
|Advancing Improvement in Education Conference||San Antonio, TX||11/13/18||The Advancing Improvement in Education Conference (AIE) is about inspiring growth and reigniting a passion for increasing student outcomes.|
|NCTE Annual Convention||Houston, TX||11/15/18||This event is designed to celebrate students’ voices and the impact they make in the world.|
|Diversity Issues in Higher Education Conference||Galloway, NJ||11/16/18||Be part of the premier event within the tri-state area addressing critical diversity challenges in academia, the community, and the workplace.|
|Big Ideas Fest||Washington, DC||11/29/18||Big Ideas Fest, is a unique three-day gathering focused on creating solutions and taking action within an inspiring and immersive design environment. This year’s theme, Democratizing Access to Education, is about addressing timely issues impacting education, such as access to knowledge, information justice, affordability, basic needs, and cultural inclusion.|
|ExcelinEd National Summit on Education Reform||Washington, DC||12/5/18||Organized by ExcelinEd, the annual National Summit on Education Reform is the nation’s premier gathering of education reformers.|
|OEB 2018||Berlin, Germany||12/5/18||OEB Global, incorporating Learning Technologies Germany will bring you to the forefront of learning and technology developments, give you new insights on opportunities and challenges that are changing the world of learning.|
|Yidan Prize Summit 2018||Hong Kong||12/10/18||Join over 350 key stakeholders - from policymakers, to educators, innovators and industry - who will convene at the world’s leading education event to discuss practical steps towards achieving equitable education for the society of the future.|
|2019 Clute International Conferences Maui||Maui, HI||1/1/19|
|Future of Education Technology Conference||Orlando, FL||1/27/19||This conference gathers the most dynamic and creative education professionals from around the world for an intensive, highly collaborative exploration of new technologies, best practices and pressing issues.|
|Bett||London, UK||1/23/19||Bett is the first industry show of the year in the education technology landscape, bringing together 850 leading companies, 103 exciting new edtech start ups and over 34,700 attendees (131 countries represented) from the global education community.|
|4th International Symposium on Academic Writing and Critical Thinking||Nagoya, Japan||2/8/19||The Fourth International Symposium on Academic Writing and Critical Thinking at Nagoya University brings together scholars from various fields to discuss principles and techniques of academic writing and scholarly communication. Of particular interest is the balance between innovative scholarship and norms of presentation and publishing.|
|2019 Language, Literacy and Learning Conference||Perth, Australia||4/4/19||The Language, Literacy and Learning Conference will provide a wealth of information on the factors influencing the successful acquisition of skills in language, literacy and numeracy.|
|Inclusion in a Changing World||Montego Bay, Jamaica||6/23/19||The Division of International Special Education and Services along with the University of the West Indies is hosting a 3 day International Conference.|
Wrapping Up: Finding the Right Ed Conference For You
With this comprehensive list of the best education conferences of 2018, you're ready to take your professional development to the next level!
Whether you work in higher education, education administration, education management, or ed tech, you'll gain new insights and skills to bring back to your schools. Be sure to check back on the list often as we'll be updating it throughout the year.
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