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ITEEA 2021 Conference to be 100% Virtual


September 30, 2020

September 30, 2020 —
ITEEA March 2021 Conference to be 100% Virtual
RESTON, VA., SEPTEMBER 30, 2020 – After extensive consideration and deliberation, including feedback from a variety of conference stakeholders, ITEEA has determined that its 2021 conference will take place in a 100% virtual format.
The conference dates remain unchanged, March 24-27, 2021, but some daily scheduling may be altered to better accommodate virtual attendees and presenters.
Concerns regarding hosting a Face-to-Face or hybrid conference in March of 2021 became clear as a result of ITEEA's recent survey, as well as through direct communication from leaders in the field from around the world. Only a fraction of survey respondents felt confident about the ability to travel and attend an in-person conference. Meanwhile, the vast majority expressed interest in attending virtually due to the level of certainty and predictability that a virtual conference provides during the ongoing pandemic.
Large numbers of ITEEA members are educators with real and specific concerns about attending in person, including travel safety, travel restrictions, funding limitations, health risks, and the requirement to quarantine for two weeks before returning to their classrooms. 
Feedback from individuals who have had the opportunity to participate in virtual conferences over the past few months has been overwhelmingly positive. ITEEA will continue working to provide a meaningful conference experience for our attendees and feel confident that the virtual format offers a comfort level for those who may not have been willing or able to attend in person.
ITEEA President, Dr. Philip Reed, shared, “The feedback overwhelmingly guided us to move the conference to a virtual format for 2021. This change will ‘meet educators where they are’ by showcasing excellence in virtual technology and engineering education. This is an opportunity you don’t want to miss!”
2021 Conference registration is expected to open in October and will offer reduced virtual rates. More information about programming and other conference-related news will be released as it becomes available.
ITEEA ( is the professional organization for technology, innovation, design, and engineering educators. Its mission is to promote technological literacy for all by supporting the teaching of technology and promoting the professionalism of those engaged in these pursuits. ITEEA strengthens the profession through leadership, professional development, membership services, publications, and classroom activities.
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Kathleen de la Paz
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