ISTE 2016

The 2016 ISTE conference is going to be at the Denver Convention Center June 26-29, providing a great opportunity for us to showcase the amazing Colorado education community while we host our colleagues from near and far. Please consider submitting a proposal and encouraging other educators to do the same, and don’t forget students can be part of these presentations as well!

What is ISTE?

The International Society for Technology in Education is a nonprofit organization devoted to “serving educators and education leaders committed to empowering connected learners in a connected world. ISTE serves more than 100,000 education stakeholders.”

What is the ISTE Conference?

Each summer the ISTE Conference brings together over 18,000 educators from around the globe who are passionate about tech-enabled, transformative teaching and learning. Session types range from lectures and panels to rapid-fire IGNITE and Birds of a Feather conversations. These sessions focus on a variety of topics and tools and provide attendees and presenters an opportunity to share what’s working, what’s not, and to connect with one another for ongoing support after the conference has ended. This networking is time and again what attendees mention is most valuable about their time at ISTE because they grow their PLN (Personal/Professional Learning Network) of like minded educators who inspire them throughout the year.

Support Events

Tips & Advice for Submitting an ISTE 2016 Proposal Hangout on Air

ISTE 2016 Proposal Writing Meetup & Support Session

Friday, Sept 25th 4:30-7pm Jake’s 3800 Walnut Ave Denver, 80205

Click here for event details and to RSVP

ISTE 2016 Proposal Writing Meetup & Support Session (virtual)

Saturday, Sept 26th 9:30-10:30 MT

Click here to submit questions (click Q&A), RSVP to attend, or watch the recorded session.

Have questions or want to talk more about ISTE 2016?

Contact Jessica Raleigh – @TyrnaD /

Proposal Writing Resources

Important Dates:

  • Sept. 30, 2015 – Call for proposals closes at midnight
  • Nov. 2, 2015 – Conference registration opens
  • Nov. 12, 2015 – Housing reservations open
  • June 26-29 – ISTE Conference at Denver Convention Center

How to Submit Proposals:

  1. Go to
  2. If you do not yet have one, create an account (be sure to use the email address you want all ISTE communications going to).
  3. Complete the proposal submission form before midnight on Sept 30th.
    1. You can save your proposals at any point in the process & return to them as much as you like before submitting.

Advice From the ISTE 2016 Submission Guide

Who can submit a proposal?

We seek proposals from educators at all levels, from all parts of the world and encourage student participation in presentations. 

What topics do submissions need to fall under?

We’re looking for trending topics in one of these four focus areas:

  • Digital age teaching & learning
  • Leadership 

  • Technology infrastructure 

  • Professional learning

What kind of content makes a great proposal?


  • Takes advantage of student-centered pedagogy that is individualized and differentiated; project, problem or challenge based; and supported by the latest brain research on how students learn.
  • Provides a model for achieving the ISTE Standards and offers examples of them in action.
  • Helps develop the leadership skills of students and educators.
  • Adds to the conversation around current, relevant challenges including digital equity, digital citizenship, teacher leadership and schoolwide approaches to tech integration.

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