June 16, 2024

FETC 2020 Touts Esports, Experts and Future of Education

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The 40th annual Future of Education Technology Conference is once again offering an opportunity to start the new year learning about the latest educational technology as well as related trends, strategies and best practices related to teaching and learning. 

This year, the event will be held Jan. 14 to 17 in Miami. The conference, which drew more than 10,000 attendees in 2019, includes tracks tailored to library media specialists, education coaches, IT professionals, administrators and other educators. There’s even a track specifically focused on inclusion and special education. The conference also touts an Expo Hall the size of 62 basketball courts that includes hundreds of companies. 

Opening Keynote Examines Motivation and Engagement

The experts lined up for keynote addresses as well as individual sessions are a primary draw for this conference — and the slate of experts highlighted for FETC promises not to disappoint.

Bestselling nonfiction author Daniel Pink will give the opening keynote address, “Leadership, Innovation, and the Surprising Truth of Human Motivation.” The discussion will address behavior, the future of work, and “how to use social science to do work a little better” — topics that are a natural fit for educators “who are dealing with the modern school system and a whole array of emerging technology,” Pink says in a video announcing his participation.