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The Technology & Adult Education Conference

This year’s theme,  Back to the Future: Reflections on 30 Years will showcase ways in which technology usage in adult education has evolved in the last 30 years on Friday, May 18th from 9:00 – 3:30 PM at Temple University’s Main Campus.

The Conference will equip practitioners with tools to effectively support adults and opportunity youth (age 16 and up) to be successful in high school equivalency testing, English language acquisition, entry into post-secondary education and training and securing family-sustaining jobs.

Adult learners require educational opportunities that help fulfill a wide variety of technology, social, personal, educational and workplace goals. These goals can be achieved by using technology to expand access and increase opportunities for learners and the practitioners that serve them. In the 30 years since the then Mayor’s Commission on Literacy (now Office of Adult Education) hosted the first Technology and Adult Education Conference, technology use in education has gone through many changes, and in many, it has stayed the same. We invite you to join us, to reflect on how far we have come, think about where we are now, and look forward to what is ahead in the integration of technology into our work.

Register for the Conference

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Present at the Conference

Submit a proposals for 70-minute dynamic, practice-based workshops focused on integrating technology into adult literacy instruction, planning, services, and administration. Presentations that feature aspects of how technology has, is and/or will influence what happens in adult education classrooms and programs are welcome. Deadline to apply is March 26, 2018 at 12:00 pm EST.

>>> Submit a Workshop Proposal

Become a Vendor 

Being a vendor at this even is a great way to showcase your organization’s products and services to adult literacy providers across the Philadelphia region including Executive Directors, Coordinators, Teachers, Tutors, and Education Advocates. Vendors are prominently featured in the Conference recap video. Last year over 200 adult education practitioners from a wide range of adult education organizations across the region attended the Conference.

Previous vendors included: Penn Foster, Edmentum, Cambridge University Press, GED Testing Service®, People’s Emergency Center, and Comcast.

Vendor Application Deadline: March 30, 2018

>>> Submit Vendor Application

Advertising & Sponsorship 

Advertising and sponsorship opportunities are available. To learn more, contact Chelsea.reed@Phila.gov.

About the Conference

The Technology and Adult Education Conference is an annual one-day conference for adult educators, providers and stakeholders focused on the power of technology in adult learning.

Technology is a powerful tool that can be used to promote learner independence, enable flexible delivery of instruction, express creativity, and make learning more enjoyable. This year’s conference will showcase ways in which technology has changed or can change our work as adult educators.

Previous Years

29th Annual Technology and Adult Education Conference (2017) | Photos

28th Annual Technology and Adult Education Conference (2016)  | Photos

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