Whether in-person or virtual, conferences are a great way to network with fellow educators in your role and learn a lot about the latest education developments and best practices. These gatherings offer an unparalleled opportunity to earn PD credit and grow your professional learning network to a statewide or even nationwide scale.
If you have knowledge to share, many conferences are also a great opportunity to share your experience and help your fellow educators take the next step on their own professional learning journey.
No matter why you attend, there’s a 2022 education conference with your name on it. In fact, many conferences are returning this year after a temporary hiatus, offering administrators, IT professionals, and teachers at every grade level the chance to engage once again with content relevant to their position.
To make planning your professional travels a little easier, we’ve collected some of this year’s most popular conference offerings into a single, convenient list. Take a peek and see if any of these state and national conferences pique your desire to learn!
In-State Education Conferences in 2022
|SecurED Schools||K-12 administrators, technology leaders, and IT staff||Virtual||Jan. 19th – 20th, 2022||$25|
|Career & Technical Education Conference (CTE)||CTE educators||Bloomington, IL||February 17 – 18, 2022||Varies – See website|
|IDEACon||Educators and technology directors||Schaumburg, IL||Feb. 14th -17th, 2022||Varies – see website|
|Illinois Reading Council Conference (IRC)||Literacy advocates, library media specialists, educators, and researchers||Springfield, IL||March 10 – 11, 2022||Varies – see website|
|Illinois Career Connections Conference||K-12 CTE educators||Tinley Park, IL & Springfield, IL||April 25/26, 2022||$75|
|Environmental Education Association of Illinois Annual Conference(EEAI)||Educators||Yorkville, IL||April 8th & 9th, 2022||Varies – see website|
|Illinois Association of School Administrators New Superintendents Conference (IASA)||School superintendents||Springfield, IL||July 11th -12th, 2022||TBA|
|Illinois Association of School Administrators Annual Conference(IASA)||School superintendents, assistant superintendents, state agency staff, and college professors of educational administration||Springfield, IL||Sept. 28th – 30th, 2022||TBA|
|Illinois Science Teachers Association Annual Conference (ISTA)||STEM educators||Wheaton, IL||Mid- October||TBA|
|Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference (ICTM)||Math educators, administrators||TBA||Mid-October||$25/members|
|Illinois Education & Technology Conference (IETC)||Educators, IT staff, and administrators||Springfield, IL||November 2 – 4, 2022||TBA|
|Illinois Business Education Association (IBEA)||Business educators||TBA||November 2 – 4th 2022||TBA|
|Illinois Art Education Association Annual Conference(IAEA)||Visual and performing arts educators||St. Charles, IL||November 10-12, 2022||TBA|
|Joint Annual Conference – IASB/IASA/IASBO||School board members, administrators, and business officials||Chicago, IL||TBA||TBA|
|Raising Student Achievement Conference (RSAC)||Educators, administrators, professional development coordinators||Schaumburg, IL||Dec. 13 – 14th, 2021||Varies – See website|
|Illinois Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, & Dance Convention (IAHPERD)||Health & physical educators, administrators||TBA||December 2022||Varies – See website|
National Education Conferences in 2022
|Conference Name||Audience||Format/ Location||Dates||Cost|
|Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC)||Educators, tech directors, administrators||Orlando, FL||Jan. 25 – 28, 2022||Varies – see website|
|Texas Computer Education Association Convention & Exposition (TCEA)||Educators, tech directors, administrators||Dallas, TX||Feb. 7 – 10, 2022||Varies – see website|
|AASA National Convention||Superintendents||Nashville, TN||Feb. 17- 19, 2022||Varies – see website|
|Computer-Using Educators Conference (CUE)||Educators, tech directors, administrators||Virtual & Palm Springs, CA||March 17-19, 2022||Varies – see website|
|Consortium of School Networks Conference (COSN)||K-12 education technology leaders||Nashville, TN||April 11 – 13, 2022||Varies – see website|
|International Society for Technology in Education Conference (ISTE)||Educators, tech directors, administrators||New Orleans, LA||June 26 – 29, 2022||TBA|
|Computer Science Teachers Association Conference (CSTA)||K-12 Educators, Computer Science Teachers, Administrators||Chicago, IL||July 14 -17, 2022||Varies – see websites|
Looking for a particular conference? Did we miss one of your favorites? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’d be happy to add it!
I look forward to seeing you at one of these great 2022 education conferences!