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Call for Papers: Tech Trends Special Issue – Division of Organizational Training and Performance

The Division of Organizational Training and Performance of AECT is sponsoring a special issue of Tech Trends related to trends, issues, best practices and current research in organizational training and performance.

Special Issue Co-Editors

Nancy B. Hastings
University of West Florida

Jennifer A. Bauman
GP Strategies

Submissions should align with the Division Mission to bridge the gap between research and practice, facilitating communication, collaboration and sharing between academics, students, and practitioners across multiple disciplines interested in applying current theory and research to training and performance improvement initiatives.  The following is a non-exhaustive list of possible topic ideas:

  • Applications of performance improvement processes in organizational settings
  • Performance, gap and cause analysis in organizational settings
  • Design, development, implementation and evaluation of models related to organizational training and performance
  • Change management
  • Informal learning
  • Mentorship
  • Coaching
  • Motivation
  • Employee development (leadership, faculty, etc.)
  • Technology’s role/impact on organizational training and performance
  • The relationship between theory and practice in organizational training and performance

Expected publication date: January 2020

Submission Information

Articles should follow the writing style guidelines for Tech Trends.  Submissions should be 4000-5000 words in length (10-15 pages) and abstracts should not exceed 150 words.  Use APA formatting throughout.

Please submit a brief abstract (approx. 500 words) of proposed articles to Nancy Hastings at for initial review.  If accepted, you will be directed to a Tech Trends portal for this special issue where you will submit your full article per the schedule below.

We kindly ask authors to also serve as reviewers for other submissions.  Given your expertise in organizational training and performance, your peer review feedback is extremely valuable.  If you are willing to serve in this capacity please contact Nancy Hastings ( or Jenny Bauman ( to volunteer.  Thank you.

Important Dates

  • February 25-Email submission of abstracts due
  • April 8 – Full submissions due
  • May 20 – Decisions made; feedback sent
  • July 1 – Revisions due
  • August 12 – Feedback on revised manuscripts
  • September 9 – Revisions due


Educational Technology, Instructional Design, and Online Learning Conferences Fall 2017

The following list was adapted from Clayton R. Wright’s Educational Technology and Education Conferences List #37. 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.

JUNE 2017

JULY 2017


  • August 1-2, 2017 eLearnz Conference and eLab. Auckland, New Zealand.
  • August 8-10, 2017 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies (CollabTech), 9th, biennial. University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
  • August 23-25, 2017 International Symposium on Open Collaboration (OpenSym), 13th. National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland.
  • August 27-30, 2017 TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) Global: Builders, Truth-tellers, Catalysts. Arusha, Tanzania.





  • December 11-14, 2017 World Congress on Special Needs Education (WCSNE) University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.
  • December 20-22, 2017 International Conference on Distance Learning and Education (ICDLE), 8th. Barcelona, Spain.


  • January 4-7, 2018 Hawaii International Conference on Education, 16th 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 26-27, 2018 International Conference on e-Learning, e-Education and Online Training (eLEOT), 4th. Sponsored by the European Alliance for Innovation. Switzerland.
  • January 30-February 1, 2018 Learning Technologies. Olympia, London, United Kingdom.


  • February 11-14, 2018 eLearning Organized by the Instructional Technology Council (ITC). Tucson, Arizona, USA.
  • February 14-16, 2018 Northwest Council for Computer Education (NCCE). Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, Washington, USA.
  • February 21-24, 2018 Learning Disabilities Association of America (IDA) International Conference, 55th Atlanta, Georgia, USA. 

MARCH 2018

APRIL 2018

JUNE 2018

JULY 2018

  • July 11-13, 2018 International Conference on Computers Helping People (ICCHP) with Special Needs, 16th. University of Linz, Linz, Austria.




  • December ? 2018 Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) International Conference on MOOCs, Innovation and Technology in Education, 5th The 4th was held December 9-10, 2016 at Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai, India.