Discover the future of teaching and learning with technology
The Association for Educational Communications & Technology (AECT) represents and engages a wide variety of educational professionals, including instructional designers, PK-12 teachers, higher education faculty, education administrators, and industry training leaders, who seek to provide leadership and advise policymakers on enriching and sustaining teaching and learning. The annual AECT International Convention is the premier international forum for the exchange and dissemination of scholarship and practice on the design of instruction and systematic approaches to learning.

The 2024 conference marks our next hundred years as an organization. As we continue to address critical issues within our field and in our larger societies, we call upon the field to consider sharing their scholarship, practice, and stories related to the use of technology and the creation of inclusive, equitable, and ethical learning environments, including examples of technoethics or restorative justice in practical contexts.
Tonia A. Dousay, Ph.D.
AECT President-Elect and Convention Co-Planner
Tutaleni I. Asino, Ph.D.
Convention Co-Planner
Rebecca M. Reese, Ph.D.
Convention Co-Planner
Call for Proposals
You are invited to attend and present at the 2024 AECT International Convention: Virtual (October 1–3, 2024) and Kansas City (October 19–23, 2024). The conference supports ongoing efforts of continuous improvement by bringing together a diverse array of expertise from around the world to share practical technology solutions, high-quality research, hands-on workshops, and demonstrations of innovative approaches to instructional design, performance improvement, and educational uses of technology.
Key Dates and Deadlines
  • February 1 – Call for proposals is released
    • February 15 – Proposal system opens for submissions
  • March 31 – Proposals due by 11:59 p.m. U.S. Pacific Time
  • April 8 – Proposals assigned to reviewers
  • May 12 – Proposal reviews due by 11:59 p.m. U.S. Pacific Time
  • May 28 – Authors notified of submission decision
  • June 17 – Corresponding authors confirm intent to present
  • August 5 – Full convention schedule available
  • October 1–3 – Virtual convention activities
  • October 19–23 – Kansas City convention activities
Corporate and Institutional Participation
AECT welcomes corporate and institutional partnerships. Opportunities include keynote sponsorship, university reception participation, vendor showcases, and more. Thank you for your interest in partnering with and supporting AECT!
“The legends are here.”

Sharon Stidham, Ph.D.
Virginia Tech

Explore Kansas City
There’s more to Kansas City than meets the eye. Uncover the city’s charm by discovering its attractions. Explore the National WWI Museum and Memorial. Let curiosity guide you at Union Station. Walk in the steps of America’s 33rd President in Independence. Plus, the culinary and spirits scene offers a uniquely KC twist. It’s a culture that embodies the city’s diverse influences, from international flavor and home-style cooking to unrivaled craft beer breweries.
“You get to meet people who have shared interests, but they don’t all think the same way. I felt supported, I felt empowered with people being very generous with their time and expertise.”

Ahmed Lachleb, Ph.D.
University of Michigan

“This is my first year at AECT. My advisor told me I’d meet people and get ideas for my dissertation topic. It’s a really good way to build your own network.”

Pei Ge, Ph.D. student
Towson University

Discover the future of teaching and learning with technology

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