Program ISTE Member Events
ISTE's annual conference offers special discounts and activities for ISTE members as well as activities open to those interested in joining the ISTE community. Member-initiated events are open to all full conference registrants (some forums have additional fees). Visit ISTE Membership Benefits to learn about ISTE's educator resources, publications, and our portfolio of year-round professional development opportunities. Make the most of ISTE’s rich content—at ISTE 2012 and year round!
Conference Kickoff and Member Celebration
Sunday, June 24, 1:30–3 pm Exhibit Hall B1
In this fast-paced, fun program, digital lifestyle expert Mario Armstrong and innovative educator Peggy Sheehy will guide you through your onsite experience, help you network with your peers, and share tips for engaging with your membership throughout the year. All attendees will be entered into a drawing for fabulous prizes including an iPad, Kindle Fire, and iPod Touch. Learn more about the Sunday events.
ISTE Member Networking Fair
Sunday, June 24, 3–5 pm, Lobby DE
- Special Interest Group (SIG) Open House
Learn what ISTE Special Interest Groups are all about by taking a stroll through our SIG Open house.
SIG membership offers a great way to increase your knowledge base and connect with like-minded
colleagues. Meet the volunteers who lead SIGs year round, learn more about SIG activities (onsite
and throughout the year) and find out how you can get involved as a volunteer.
- Tweetup Meetup
Connect face-to-face with people you follow virtually on Twitter. Meet your tweeps, hashtaggers, and
#edchat moderators in person. Tweet you there! #don’tmissit
- Young Educator Network (YEN) Meet-up
ISTE's Young Educator Network is a network-creating, resource-sharing, fun-loving community for
educators. Visit the YEN booth and join other young educators who share your passion for all things
Special Interest Groups (SIGs) Events
Not only do SIG leaders offer ISTE members year-round opportunities to connect and collaborate with like-minded colleagues, but they also support more than 50 events at the annual conference.
- SETSIG (Special Education Technology) Forum, Annual Meeting, Playground
- SIG1to1 (1-to-1 Computing) Forum, Annual Meeting, Posters (4-5)
- SIGAdmin (Administrators) Forum
- SIGAE (Arts Educators) Gathering, Playground
- SIGCT (Computing Teachers) Forum, Annual Meeting, Playground
- SIGDE (Digital Equity) Gathering
- SIGDS (Digital Storytelling) Gathering, Playground
- SIGGS (Games and Simulations) Annual Meeting, Playground
- SIGILT (Innovative Learning Technologies) Forum, Playground
- SIGInts (International Schools) Gathering
- SIGIS (Independent Schools) Gathering
- SIGIVC (Interactive Video Conferencing) Forum, Annual Meeting, Playground
- SIGLIT (Literacy) Gathering, Session
- SIGML (Mobile Learning) Forum, Annual Meeting, Walking Tour, Playground
- SIGMS (Media Specialists) Forum, Annual Meeting, Playground
- SIGMT (Music and Technology) Gathering, Playground
- SIGOL (Online Learning) Forum, Annual Meeting
- SIGTAP (Technology in Afterschool Programs) Gathering, Playground
- SIGTC (Technology Coordinators) Forum, Annual Meeting
- SIGTE (Teacher Educators) Forum, Annual Meeting, Session, Panel, Playground
- SIGVE (Virtual Environments) Gathering, Machina Fest, Playground
Watch for this logo throughout the Program Search pages to identify presentations of particular interest to ISTE's Special Interest Group members. Search the program for a listing of sessions and events identified by ISTE's SIGs as being of particular interest to their members.
Affiliate Member Events
- Annual Affiliate Meeting (by invitation):
Leaders of ISTE’s affiliates gather for a full day of networking and learning how to help their organizations become even more effective.
- Affiliate Reception (by invitation):
Affiliate representatives are invited to this social time to discuss what they learned during the annual meeting and build relationships.
Some ISTE Affiliates participate in a unique conference partnership arrangement that provides their members with the opportunity to receive registration discounts and access to exclusive events. Conference attendees are invited to receptions hosted by affiliates from their state or region. Visit the affiliate activities page to see the schedule of events.
Not able to make it to ISTE 2012 in San Diego? Here are several ways you can participate remotely.
Sessions by Category
Sessions by Presenter
Brief, printable lists of session titles and presenters by category and time.
Other Program Links
ISTE 2012 Workshops (2.1 MB)