As an educator and podcaster, I had the privilege of attending and presenting at the Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC) in New Orleans, Louisiana. This annual event is one of the biggest in the edtech industry and provides a unique opportunity to learn about the latest trends and best practices in educational technology.
At FETC, I had the chance to interview a variety of participants, including representatives from up and coming edtech companies, speakers, and attendees. The topics discussed included the integration of technology into teaching and learning, the use of technology in the classroom, the future of edtech, and food! Additionally, I attended several workshops and sessions, where I learned about new technologies and best practices for integrating technology into the classroom.
One of the key takeaways from my experience at FETC was the importance of the human connection. While there is a wealth of information available online, attending conferences in person provides a unique opportunity to network and make connections with other educators and industry experts. This cannot be done through virtual events. The content may come across but it is not just about the content, it is about the human connection. Additionally, attending conferences in person allows for a more immersive experience, where attendees can see and experience the latest technology first-hand and learn from the experts.
Attending edtech conferences such as FETC is a valuable experience for educators who are looking to stay up-to-date with the latest trends and best practices in educational technology. Whether you are an administrator, teacher, or tech expert, attending this conference can provide you with the knowledge, skills, and connections needed to effectively integrate technology into teaching and learning. So, if you have the opportunity, I highly recommend attending FETC in person. It happens to be one of my favorite conferences and a great place to connect with like-minded individuals. My only gripe is that I wished it had been in Orlando again this year. Don’t get me wrong, I love New Orleans and all it has to offer. I do however also love Orlando and the fact that we could make a Disney World trip out of it!
I hope this blog post provides a useful overview of my experience at FETC and the importance of educators attending this conference in person. Check out all of the FETC episodes linked below. And if you haven’t subscribed to the show yet, do so ASAP. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about upcoming conference coverage, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Buen provecho!