International Society For Technology in Education
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International Society For Technology in Education
International Society for Technology in Education
ISTE logo.jpg
Abbreviation ISTE
Formation 1979; 39 years ago (1979)
Founder David Moursund and a group of K-12 and University of Oregon educators
Type 501(c)(3) non-profit
Purpose Education, Membership organization
Headquarters Washington, DC, United States
Area served
Key people
Mila Thomas Fuller, president
Richard Culatta, CEO
Formerly called
International Council for Computers in Education

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) is a nonprofit organization that serves educators interested in the use of technology in education. ISTE serves more than 100,000 education stakeholders throughout the world through individual and organizational membership and support services. ISTE provides educational technology resources to support professional learning for educators and education leaders, including the ISTE Conference & Expo--a worldwide comprehensive ed tech event, and the widely adopted ISTE Standards for learning, teaching and leading with technology. ISTE also provides a suite of professional learning resources to members, including webinars, online courses, consulting services, books, and peer-reviewed journals and publications.

Conferences & Expo

ISTE Startup Pavilion
Picture of the Startup Pavilion at the ISTE Conference

ISTE is probably best known for its annual conference (called the ISTE Conference & Expo). The annual conference serves as a forum for exploring and exchanging ideas about education technology with educators from around the world. The event attracts more than 24,000 educators and education leaders, and includes keynote speakers, hundreds of sessions, and a massive expo where vendors can show off the latest ed tech products and services. Recent conferences have been held in Chicago, IL (2018), San Antonio, TX (2017), Denver, CO (2016) Philadelphia, PA (2015) and Atlanta, GA (2014).

The 2019 conference will be held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 23-26, 2019. See ISTE Conference 2019 for more information.

Educational Technology Standards

The ISTE Standards (formerly "National Educational Technology Standards", NETS) are a framework for implementing digital strategies in education to positively impact learning, teaching and leading. Along with the standards themselves, ISTE offers information and resources to support understanding and implementation of the standards at a variety of levels. See ISTE Standards.

ISTE Advocacy

ISTE actively advocates for education technology at the local and national levels to advance the global transformation of education through the application of technology to education. We work with educators and policy makers at all levels to try to ensure that all learners have equal access to tools, connectivity and skills needed for success in using technology. See ISTE Advocacy.


ISTE membership is extended to individuals, affiliates (organizations, like school districts and state technology organizations), and corporate members interested in the use and application of technology in Education.

Affiliate Members

Affiliate members include organizations both internationally and in and the US. Here is a list of affiliate members (as of February, 2016):

International Affiliates

US Affiliates

  • State Affiliates
    • There are state affiliates in the following states:
Alabama (AETA), Alaska (ASTE), Arizona (AzTEA), California (CUE), Connecticut (CECA), Florida (FSTE & FCITL), Georgia (GLMA), Hawaii (HSTE), Illinois (ICE-IL), Indiana (AISLE & ICE-IN), Iowa (ITEC), Kansas (MACE), Kentucky (KYSTE), Maine (ACTEM), Maryland (MSET), Massachusetts (MASSCUE), Michigan (MACUL, MAME, & REMCAM), Minnesota (ITEM & TIES), Montana (MCCE), Nebraska(NETA), Nevada (CUE-NV, New Hampshire (NHSTE), New Jersey (NJASL & NJECC), New Mexico (NMSTE), New York (NYSCATE), North Carolina (NCTIES), North Dakota (NDATL), Ohio (ITIP Ohio), Oklahoma (OTA), Oregon (ACPE), Pennsylvania (PAECT), Rhode Island (RISTE), South Carolina (SCAET), South Dakota (TIE-SD & SDSTE), Tennessee (TETA), Texas (TCEA), Utah (UCET), US Virgin Islands (CCUE), Virginia (VSTE), Washington (WLMA), Wisconsin (WEMTA), and Wyoming (WYTECC)
  • Multi-state Affiliates
    • Mid-Western US - Kansas City Metropolitan Education Technology Network (TECHNE)
    • New England States - New England International Society for Technology in Education (NEISTE); serving CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT
    • Northwest US - Northwest Council for Computer Education (NCCE); serving OR, WA, ID, MT

See ISTE's affiliate directory for additional details.

Corporate Members

In addition to an individual membership of over 20,000, ISTE has several corporate members, including:

Adobe, Apple, Best Buy, BrainPOP, Canon U.S.A., CDW-G, Cisco Systems, Dell, Google, LEGO Education, Microsoft, Pearson, PowerSchool, SMART Technologies, Summit Learning, the Verizon Foundation, and more



The International Council for Computers in Education (ICCE) was founded in 1979, with David Moursund as executive officer and editor-in-chief of the organization's organ The Computing Teacher.[1] In 1989 ICCE changed its name to the present name, International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). Shortly after, in 1990, The Computing Teacher was retitled Learning and Leading with Technology.[2]


External links

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