Pando PR Tips 25: Equity (AC&E), SaaS, GESS & Time Awards; FETC, TCEA, Brainstorm

2022 Excellence in Equity Awards due June 30
I'm a big fan of AC&E (Accessibility, Compliance & Equity) which publishes a great PDF magazine and digital content. They've launched a new awards programs Excellence in Equity Awards with 8 categories for educators and 12 for companies and products. $199 for one entry, $289 for up to three, and $379 for unlimited entries. We are donating our PR time to promote the teacher winners, so I encourage you to consider sponsoring the awards. It's an important issue and gives you several positive touch points from a PR perspective. Email me directly if you'd like to know more: [email protected]

2022 SaaS Awards due May 20
The 2022 SaaS awards are open with 14 new categories including Best SaaS Product with 1,000+ Licensed Users and Most Agile / Responsive SaaS Solution. Fees are $595 for a single entry and $795 for unlimited cateogry entries deadline is May 20.

GESS Awards due May 31 
Entries for the 2022 GESS Awards recognize suppliers and distributors of education products as well as teachers, schools and educational professionals. Finalists must attend the Gala on November 16, 2022 in Dubai. Cost is $50 per entry. 

Time Innovative Teachers 2022
Time Magazine is looking for ten K-12 teachers who are making a difference for students in unique ways. Teachers can nominate themselves or someone else can nominate them. Submissions are open through May 4 and there's no cost. 

FETC 2023 Call for Presenters due June 5
Future of Education Conference (FETC) call for presenters are due June 5. FETC will be in January 23 - 26, 2023 in New Orleans. 

TCEA 2023 Call for Presenters Due May 31
Call for presenters for the 2023 TCEA Conference are open. The conference is January 30 - February 3, 2023 in San Antonio, Texas. 

Brainstorm Poconos 2022 Call for Presenters Due June 5
One of the three Brainstorm conferences has a call out for submission. If you partner with a school and the submission is selected the school attendee recieves a free submission to the conference.The dates of the conference will be November 13-15, 2022 in Pocono Manor, PA. 

Thoughts About Media Interest in Disinformation
Given Obama's visit to California to address cyber policy coupled with buzz amoung media, I think we are going to see more reporting about truth and disinformation, which has a significant place in education discourse. If your product has a voice on this topic, you might consider going on the offensive to pitch your thought leaders and your products. The undercurrent of misinformation/disinformation and truth has been somewhat overshadowed by the pandemic and of course, the war in Ukraine. Media have a degree of pandemic-fatigue and are looking for other compelling topics. Give this some thought when planning your next media move. 

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