Pando PR Tips No. 36

Time100, Yidan Prize, FETC, TCEA, PIE Awards, AC&E, CITE, NSV, Substacks, Social Pegs

Upcoming Awards and Conference Due Dates

  • Time100 Most Influential Companies — Final deadline March 22
    Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential Companies 2024 deadline is fast approaching. Any company, organization, agency, or individual employed by the company or carrying out marketing on behalf of a company that has had significant impact or hit a major milestone between April 1, 2023, and May 15, 2024 is eligible to enter. Cost is $895 and the final list will be published in May.
  • Yidan Prize — Applications close March 31
    The Yidan Prize is often referred to as the biggest education prize in education. It recognizes individuals and groups (up to three members) who have significantly contributed to education research and education development. Nominees need to be a 'credible witness' to the nominee(s) impact. The prize is HK$30M (around US$3.8M), half in cash prize and the other half to a project fund to help expand the winner's initiatives.
  • FETC 2025 — Call for submissions open March 25
    Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC) 2025 opens submissions this month for the January 2025 conference (Orlando). Submissions will be open until June 2.
  • The PIEoneer Awards 2024 — Entries close on March 28
    PIEoneer Awards celebrates innovation and achievement across the whole of the global education industry. 20 categories, winners gain international recognition and ​ significant coverage in The Pie News, reaching 2M people/year. FREE entry and you can submit to 3 categories. The awards ceremony will be held in September in London (and online).
  • The Excellence in Equity Awards, Educators Nominations — Entries close March 31
    Educators from all roles are invited to self-nominate or nominate a colleague for one of eight different categoriesto honor and highlight their work. You may nominate in multiple categories. Winners will be highlighted in Equity & Access journal.
  • CITE 2024 — Call for proposals open until March 31
    ​The CITE conference is November 19-21 in San Diego and it focuses on technology tools to improve teaching, learning, and administration. The conference is geared towards CTOs and Directors of Technology, Network Managers and Engineers, Data Base Administrators, Support, and Technicians. Enter your proposals now.
  • NewSchools Venture Funding Opportunity 2024 — Accepting applications until April 3
    ​"If you have a groundbreaking idea that reimagines the role of educators, empowers students with learning differences, or improves literacy and math outcomes, we want to hear from you.", writes NSVF.
  • Fast Co.'s Best Workplaces for Innovators 2024 — Application deadline is April 5
    Apply for your company to be recognized as a place where your cultures empowers employees at all levels to improve processes, create new products, or invent new ways of doing business. Several new industry categories added this year. Cost is $995.
  • TCEA 2025 — Call for presenters opens next month
    Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) will open their call for presenters in April for their 2025 conference held early February 2025 in Austin.

Podcasts and Substacks to check out
Here are some podcasts and Substacks we follow and suggest you consider.

  • Easy EdTech Podcast Monica Burns just celebrated 5 years of recording 250+ episodes.
  • Edtech Insiders — Alex Sarlin has interviewed our good friend NetSupport CEO Al Kingsley. He has also interviewed such notables as Khan Academy's ​ Sal Khan and first lady Hillary Clinton.
  • ETCH Matthew Tower shares what has happened in the last week in edtech.
  • The Future of Education Michael B. Horn keeps us up to date on innovations, changemakers, & trends that are transforming learning and education worldwide. His Substack has over 15,000 subscribers.
  • Shake Up Learning Podcast Kasey Bell's podcast shares tech tips, lesson ideas, practical advice for teachers and educators and she interviews inspiring educators among other great content.

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Upcoming News and Social Pegs

  • School Library Month April
  • World Autism Awareness Day April 2, 2024
  • National Student-Athlete Day April 6, 2024
  • National Education and Sharing Day — April 19, 2024
  • World Book Day — April 23, 2024
  • Asian American and Pacific Island Heritage Month May
  • Teacher Appreciation Week May 6 - 10, 2024
  • National Teacher Day — May 7, 2024
  • Global Accessibility Awareness Day May 16, 2024
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