The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) announced on Thursday that the 25th annual
National Educational Computing Conference
(NECC), themed “Jammin’ and Jazzin’ with Technology,” will be held June 21-23, 2004, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, La. Apple usually has a major presence at the show, which is usually home to several Mac-related, educational product announcements.
NECC 2004 is presented by ISTE in cooperation with the Louisiana Association of Computer Using Educators. More than 16,000 teachers, teacher educators, technology coordinators, library media specialists, administrators, policy makers, industry representatives and exhibitors from around the globe are expected to attend.
Leslie Conery, conference chair and ISTE Deputy CEO, said the conference goals are to “build a global learning community, help move attendees to new levels of leadership and practice, explore essential questions about technology and the construction of knowledge, and advance universal opportunity through education.” She added that NECC 2004 will feature the following program emphases: higher-order applications of technology, diversity and equity, the global learning community, implementing federal mandates, virtually extending NECC, videoconferencing, and “Handhelds in Action,” a focus that encourages creative use of mobile PDA technology.
Registration information and a preliminary conference schedule is available online. Keynote speakers will be announced this autumn; housing and travel information will be available in early November. Keynote speakers will be announced later this fall.