Engage Your K-12 Industry Colleagues

Throughout the year, you have opportunities to attend meetings and events (in person and online) for education industry professionals. Some events are tailored for senior executives who lead education-market companies, enabling them to network with their peers, interact with K-12 industry analysts, meet consultants, hear about market trends, and share important technology developments. Here's a description of popular conferences designed for and attended by movers and shakers.

Education Industry Investment Forum, produced by the Institute for International Research (IIR), brings together executives representing venture capital firms, industry analysts, managers of educational technology companies, and the media. It is an opportunity to review and discuss industry trends and learn about market opportunities from the financial perspective. The three-day event provides networking for company executives who seek investment capital.

EdNet is an annual meeting of educational technology industry executives produced by Market Data Retrieval. It provides networking opportunities, information about market trends, updates on funding sources, and a look at new technologies. Participants take a close look at the challenges and business opportunities in the dynamic and evolving ed-tech market; forge new one-on-one relationships with other top decision-makers; and gain the insights of leaders in business, education, and government.

SIIA Industry Forums are produced by the Education Division of the Software and Information Industry Association for senior executives and sales and marketing professionals who publish educational software and digital services for K-12 schools. The two key events are the Ed Tech Industry Summit, each May in San Francisco, and the Ed Tech Business Forum, each November in New York City. Participants have networking opportunities with senior K-12 industry executives along with keynote and breakout sessions highlighting important issues affecting ed-tech industry professionals.