Leading the global study and application of new technologies for learning
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.
UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA ANCHORAGE
AECT President Elect and Convention Co-Planner
Tutaleni I. Asino, Ph.D.
OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY
Convention Co-Planner
Rebecca M. Reese, Ph.D.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN COLLEGE OF ART + DESIGN
Convention Co-Planner
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!
For questions about sponsorship opportunities, please email [email protected].
Keynote Speakers
Virtual Keynote, October 1
Bonus Fireside Chat, October 3
Shea Swauger
Senior Policy Analyst, Future of Privacy Forum
Opening Keynote
October 20, Kansas City
George Veletsianos, Ph.D.
Professor and Bonnie Westby Huebner Chair in Education and Technology, University of Minnesota
Closing Keynote
October 22, Kansas City
Enilda Romero-Hall, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Learning, Design, and Technology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Registration Rates
Member Rates
Member in-person convention registration (Oct. 19–23) includes access to the virtual convention (Oct. 1–3).

Member Early Bird Registration (ends July 31, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. EST): $475

Member Regular Registration (Aug. 1–Sept. 30, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. EST): $560

Member Late Registration (Oct. 1–23, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. EST): $690

Student/Retired Member Early Bird Registration (ends July 31, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. EST): $315

Student/Retired Member Regular Registration (Aug. 1–Sept. 30, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. EST): $415

Student/Retired Member Late Registration (Oct. 1–23, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. EST): $560
Non-Member Rate
Non-member in-person convention registration (Oct. 19–23) includes access to the virtual convention (Oct. 1–3).

(ends Oct. 23, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. EST): $790
Virtual Attendance Rate
Virtual attendance registration provides access to both the virtual convention (Oct. 1–3) and online access to the in-person convention (Oct. 19–23).

For members, non-members, students, and retired members (ends Oct. 23, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. EST): $355 
One-Day Rate
In-person only for members, non-members, students, and retired members (ends Oct. 23, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. EST): $215
International Nonrefundable Deposit to Lock-in Early Bird Rate
International members may pay a nonrefundable $119 deposit ($79 if student/retired) before July 31, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. EST to secure the early bird rate. The balance must be paid in full by Oct. 15, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. EST.
International Dinner—Oct. 22, 2024 from 7–9 p.m. (CT) 
Join the International Division for their annual dinner and auction! If you are an AECT member planning to attend the convention, the dinner can be purchased as part of the registration process for the convention. Guests, non-members or one-day attendees who want to attend the dinner only, can purchase here.

Regular International Dinner registration (ends Sept. 30, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. EST): $75

Late International Dinner registration (Oct. 1–22, 2024): $85
Volunteers
In-person convention registration is required for all volunteers. Look for the volunteer application on the convention registration confirmation page. Volunteer seats are limited and students will receive priority for consideration. Full- and part-time volunteers who have completed their hours of service will receive the following:

• Full-time volunteers receive a $240 refund after completing 15 hours of service.
• Part-time volunteers receive a $135 refund after completing 10 hours of service.
Hotel Information

We have a room block reserved at Kansas City Marriott Downtown for October 17–23, 2024, at a rate of $189/night. Book your reservations by September 27.


Kansas City Marriott Downtown
200 West 12th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105, US
Social Media Toolkit
Use these toolkits to promote your participation, engage with your audience, enhance your social media presence, and help us spread the word about the #AECT24 International Convention. Let's make this event a huge success together!
“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

Join the Community
AECT membership has many benefits that will advance your career, including access to our award-winning journals and member rates for our convention. Most importantly, you'll become part of the AECT community, which is dedicated to teaching and learning. Learn more in our membership brochure.
For questions about AECT membership, please email [email protected].
Leading the global study and application of new technologies for learning

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