ISTE Conference Report
Last week I attended the ISTE conference in San Antonio, the largest edtech conference in the U.S. with more than 20,000 educators and vendors from around the world (check out some of the reviews – Edsurge,Getting Smart and The Cornerstone). This year ISTE invited 20 start-ups to attend the edtech Start-up Pavilion and Miss Humblebee’s Academy was one of the lucky 20! I shared the space with nineteen other startups, a 20×50-foot space with five kiosks, each divided into four, tiny two-foot squares.
From 9:30am-5:30pm every day, I had the absolute pleasure of meeting some of the most amazing, passionate people in the education and technology field. I am truly grateful for this experience.
Over the course of the three days, I probably had close to 300 conversations. Let’s just say both my feet and voice were a little tired by the end of the conference. My Kiosk included three other companies: Learn Sprout, Learnetic and Woot Math who were all awesome individuals with great ideas for the future of education.
This experience and exposure was amazing; by the end I handed out over 250 brochures, collected over 100 business cards, and met close to 300 people. Everyone seemed very excited about Miss Humblebee’s Academy. Online our press release was viewed around 84,000 times (press released was sent out the day we launched and the first day of ISTE) our site was viewed over 300 times and we gained new friends on Twitter and Facebook… A huge success. I think the conference went a long way to strengthen our name within the broader edtech scene.