Educational Technology, Instructional Design, and Online Learning Conferences

The following list was adapted from Clayton R. Wright’s Educational Technology and Education Conferences List #36. Please refer to Wright’s complete list for other conferences as well as each conference website for more details. Each year I attend AECT, AERA, and 1-2 other conferences. I use this list to identify what other conferences I might attend. Thus, this list is focused on my research interests and/or convenient or interesting locations.




  • January 3-6, 2017 Hawaii International Conference on Education, 15th annual. Co-sponsored by California State University East Bay, Drexel University, Pepperdine University, and the University of Louisville. Hilton Hawaiian Village, Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
  • January 4-5, 2017 International Conference on Education and E-Learning (ICEEL). Organized by the International Society for Engineering Research and Development (ISERD). Sydney, Australia.
  • January 26, 2017 Westminster Higher Education Forum: Disabled Students at University – Facilities, Support Services and the Impact of Funding Changes. London, United Kingdom.
  • January 27-29, 2017 Educon 2.9, (EduCon is both a conversation and a conference about education and technology.) Science Leadership Academy, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. or
  • January 30-31, 2017 Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Conference, 29th, annual. University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.


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  • August 1-4, 2017 Distance Education and Teacher Education in Africa (DETA) Conference: Getting Practical about Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 in Teacher Education in Africa, 7th, biennial. College of Education, University of Rwanda, Kigali, Rwanda.
  • August 4-8, 2017 Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) Summer Conference. Sheraton Station Square, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
  • August 7-9, 2017 Lilly Conference on Designing Effective Teaching: Creating Innovative Learning Experiences in Higher Education, Asheville, North Carolina, USA.
  • August 14-16, 2017 International Symposium on Visual Information Communication and Interaction, 10th. Bangkok, Thailand.
  • August 15-18, 2017 World Congress on Special Needs Education (WCSNE). Temple University, Philadelphia, USA.
  • August 16-18, 2017 International Educational Technology Conference, 16th, International Teacher Education, and International Education Conference. Harvard University Faculty Club, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
  • August 29-September 2, 2017 European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI) Conference for Research on Learning and Instruction, 17th, biennial. Tampere, Finland.


  • September 4-7, 2017 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (MobileHCI), 19th. Vienna, Austria.
  • September 25-26, 2017 International Conference on Education and e-Learning, (EeL) 7th annual. Singapore.
  • September 25-26, 2017 Gartner Digital Workplace Summit. London, United Kingdom.
  • September 25-27, 2017 Online Learning Conference: Get Mobile, Use Games, Be Social, Drive Engagement. Organized by Training Magazine. Hilton New Orleans Riverside, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
  • September 25-29, 2017 Microsoft Ignite Conference (combining previously held events such as TechEd, SharePoint, Project, Lync and Exchange). Orlando, Florida, USA.
  • September 25-29, 2017 Interact Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, 15th, biennial. Organized by the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP). Mumbai, India.
  • September ? 2017 International Conference on Collaboration across Boundaries: Culture, Distance and Technology, 6th. Sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). Previously held August 20-22, 2014 in Kyoto, Japan.



  • November 6-11, 2017 Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) International Convention. Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, Jacksonville, Florida, USA.
  • November 9-11, 2017 Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) Annual Conference. Marriott Marquis Houston, Houston, Texas, USA.
  • November 16-17, 2017 Communications and Media Conference: Rethinking the “Mediascape”, 2nd. University of British Columbia, Robson Square, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. l
  • November 16-18, 2017 Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) Annual Conference. Marriott Marquis Houston, Houston, Texas, USA.
  • November 24-25, 2017 International Congress on Distance Education and Educational Technology (ICDET), 3rd. Antalya, Istanbul, Turkey.

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JUNE 2018



  • November 15-17, 2018 Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) Annual Conference. Tampa Marriott Waterside, Tampa, Florida, USA.

JULY 2020

  • July 6-9, 2020 International Congress on the Education of the Deaf, 23rd.  Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Australia.