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].
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.
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
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.
Proposal submission deadline extended to Friday, April 5!
For questions about proposal submissions, Oxford Abstracts, or the convention schedule, please email [email protected].
Key Dates and Deadlines
 February 1 – Call for proposals is released
February 15 – Proposal system opens for submissions
April 5 – Proposals due by 11:59 p.m. U.S. Pacific Time
 April 15 – Proposals assigned to reviewers
May 17 – 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
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 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.
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. Book your reservations by September 27.

Kansas City Marriott Downtown
200 West 12th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105, US
“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.
For questions about AECT membership, please email [email protected].
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