LearnLaunch, based in Boston, supports education innovation. They host an annual conference along with meet-ups, classes, pitch competitions, panel discussions on ed sector trends, and more.


The fun-filled annual user conference hosted by Instructure, makers of the Canvas learning management system.

eDesign Collaborative

The eDesign Collaborative is a professional organization for higher education instructional design teams. Previously known as the Higher Educational eDesign Association (HEeD), the group merged with UPCEA, The University Professional and Continuing Education Association, in May 2016. UPCEA hosts both annual and regional conferences.


The education-focused component of the South-by-Southwest (SXSW) Conference & Festival, SXSWedu fosters innovation in education across diverse disciplines. The four-day event includes sessions, interactive workshops, hands-on learning experiences, film screenings, early stage startups, and networking opportunities.

EdSurge events & event listings

EdSurge shares events, news, research, product reviews, and job opportunities through a website and a timely, snappy newsletter. They also host events of their own. Check out their Higher-Ed Ed Tech Conferences Calendar.

EDUCAUSE conferences & events

EDUCAUSE is a member-based organization for higher education professionals using technology to advance the field. The Educause Learning Initiative offers resources and learning opportunities for those interested in how innovative technology impacts student learning.  Its annual conference highlights higher education technology trends.


The NorthEast Regional Computing Program’s annual conference brings together faculty, researchers, learners, and institutions to explore the use of technology in higher education. NERCOMP is the regional EDUCAUSE organization.

OLC (Online Learning Consortium)

The Online Learning Consortium is a leading professional online learning organization devoted to advancing quality digital learning. OLC work is built around Five Pillars of Quality: Access, Learning Effectiveness, Faculty Satisfaction, Student Satisfaction, and Scale. OLC hosts a number of annual events, including “Innovate,” Accelerate,” and “Collaborate” conferences. Learn more.