Interested in EdTech? Visit these EdTech conferences.

EdSurge ( has compiled a list of EdTech conferences, complete with a fun infographic.  It includes big ones like Maker Fair, SXSWEDU, and ISTE, as well as smaller or more regional conferences.   I appreciate all the time that EdSurge put into this.  I’m also interested in their endeavor to update their EdTech Index, since it is a useful idea but way out of date.  However, I think that is a Sisyphean task, given the huge number of companies out there and the fact that there is constant turnover with launchings and closings!


The conference list is available here.  It unfortunately does not include any assessment-specific conferences, even those focused on technology like IACAT.  If you are more interested in assessment-related conferences, check out this page.

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Nathan Thompson, PhD

Nathan Thompson earned his PhD in Psychometrics from the University of Minnesota, with a focus on computerized adaptive testing. His undergraduate degree was from Luther College with a triple major of Mathematics, Psychology, and Latin. He is primarily interested in the use of AI and software automation to augment and replace the work done by psychometricians, which has provided extensive experience in software design and programming. Dr. Thompson has published over 100 journal articles and conference presentations, but his favorite remains