The Georgia Educational Technology Conference (GaETC), an annual event, is sponsored by the Georgia Educational Technology Consortium, Inc. The Conference chair is appointed by the Consortium's Board of Directors to lead the Steering Committee, which organizes the annual Conference. The Board, the Steering Committee, and the various sub-committees are composed of unpaid volunteers. The Board contracts with McRae Conferences & Trade Shows of Tallahassee to manage the exhibits and conference registration.
GaETC is dedicated to the professional development of educators. For more than two decades, the Conference has played a key role in helping educators at all levels increase their understanding of the role of technology in education. The Conference provides educators the opportunity to learn about the latest in educational technology and offers a forum for discussion among professionals concerned with technology in education. GaETC offers almost 250 concurrent sessions, nationally known speakers and presenters, workshops focusing on the latest in technological innovations and software, and over 200 commercial exhibits featuring state-of-the-art technology.
GaETC is open to any individuals interested in educational technology. There is no typical organizational structure - no membership dues and no membership list. Those who have attended a recent conference or who have filled out our online form requesting information will receive updates through emails and postal mail. The descriptions of concurrent sessions and workshops will be available in the conference program and on this website.
The Conference was first held in 1989 at the Ironworks Convention and Trade Center in Columbus. After a few years, it moved to the Macon Centreplex Trade and Convention Center. In 2001, the conference moved to the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center for two years and then returned to Macon for two years before moving to the Georgia International Convention Center in College Park in 2005.