This post was originally published in early 2013 as a list of conferences for the upcoming year. We’ve updated it for 2014! Enjoy.
Conferences are a great way to mingle with other professionals in the tutoring industry, learn new tips, and share advice. Whether you are new to the tutoring world or a seasoned pro, there’s always something to gain from the knowledge and know-how of others. And lucky for you, because tutoring is such big business around the world, regardless of if you are in Kuala Lumpur or Portland, there’s something out there for you!
We’ve compiled a list of over 10 conferences & workshops geared for tutors. To help with planning, we’ve sorted them by date and location. If you’re an English as a Second Language tutor, be sure to check out our list of TESL specific conferences from 2013, and the upcoming TESOL 2014: International Convention & English Language Expo. Twitter is a great place to learn about education workshops and conferences, too. Follow our list of EdTech Tweeps to stay informed! Happy conferencing!
March 10-12 (Valencia, Spain): International Technology, Education, and Development Conference 2014 is aimed at discussing the latest innovations and researches in the field of education.
March 15 (Portland, USA): Portland Literacy Council brings educators and tutors from the states of Oregon and Washington together to exchange ideas, develop new teaching strategies, and hone tutoring skills. Check back for more details on the Volunteer Literacy Tutor Conference.
March 18 – 20 (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia): The Third International Conference on E-Learning and E-Technologies (ICEEE 2014) will be held at the Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation(APU) as part of The Second World Congress on Computing and Information Technology (WCIT2014).
March 23-26 (Nashville, USA): Association of the Tutoring Profession is a fast-growing learning organization that is dedicated to helping tutors network, providing tutor certifications, and enriching their tutoring experiences with scholarly research and best practices. Tutors are also encouraged to submit proposals to share what is working in their professional setting.
April 5 – 10 (Tampa,USA): The National Tutoring Association is a non-profit member association serving tutors in the United States and internationally.The theme of its 21st Annual Conference is Tutors: Searching the Shore for Starfish. The conference will feature certification workshops for tutors and academic coaches.
April 25-27 (Online): Virtual Round Table Conference is an online conference dedicated to provide tutors with knowledge on language learning with technology. Check out the 6th web conference, and get an idea of what to expect for the 7th Annual Virtual Round Table Conference!
June 5-7, 2013 (Masstrict, Netherlands): The theme of the National Academic Advising Association’s international conference was Enhancing Student Success: A Global Perspective. The aim of the conference was to explore the ways in which personal tutoring, academic advising, and other forms of institutional student support and guidance contribute to improving student success in higher education. The next conference will be held in 2015, and the tentative location will be announced in December 2013.
TBD (Chicago, USA): Tutor /Mentor Leadership and Networking Conference aims at improving the quality and quantity of tutors and mentors in areas of Chicago. The conference draws leaders, volunteers, and stake holders from across 150 agencies for networking and information sharing.
TBD (Minneapolis, USA): National Academic Advising Association hosts an annual conference with the aim of exploring ways in which tutoring and academic advising can contribute to student success in higher education.
TBD (Online): K-12 Online Conference is a FREE, online conference open to ANYONE around the world interested in integrating emerging technologies into classroom practice. A goal of the conference is to help educators make sense of and meet the needs of a continually changing learning landscape. The dates for the 2014 conference have not been set yet, however the conference has been held in October or November in most previous years.
November 6-9, 2013 (Boston, USA): College Reading and Learning Association provides tutors with skills needed to be student oriented, and to develop tools and techniques for student success. Details for their 2014 conference have not been posted yet, so check back early next year for more details.
November 18 – 22, 2013 (Online): Global Education Conference a virtual conference aimed at connecting teachers to some of the best innovators, educators, and entrepreneurs around the globe. This one is completely FREE and what makes it even better, is that all of their seminars from their past conferences are available absolutely free, forever! 2014 dates haven’t been announced, but it will most likely be held in late November.
Do you have a favorite conference? Let us know in the comments!