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Registration is now open for media wishing to cover SIIA’s annual Education Business Forum, scheduled for December 5-6 in Washington, DC.

This year the Education Business Forum will provide the thought leadership needed by education technology companies as they develop products and resources for the education market, providing the press with a great deal of content. Keynote and breakout session topics include the role of “extended” reality (augmented and virtual reality) in education, artificial intelligence and block chain. See additional program components.

The following event is OPEN TO PRESS:

2017 Education Business Forum
Presented by ETIN (Ed Tech Industry Network) of SIIA
December 5-6, 2017
The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 347-3000


All media interested in covering Education Business Forum must fill out the Media Registration Form. Members of the media are welcome to apply for press credentials as long as you meet the following requirements. Please note that SIIA holds discretion when granting press credentials and applicants who strongly demonstrate they fulfill the requirements will be more likely to receive credentials.

  • Media representative must be listed as a writer or editor with an ed tech publication or a staff writer for a publication that covers education.
  • One media representative per publication.


Media check-in will begin Tuesday, December 5 at 8:00 a.m. and continue throughout the day, and all days of the conference. Previous media approval to SIIA events does not guarantee the approval of press passes for the 2017 Education Business Forum.


Media credentials must be worn at all times in order to gain access to the designated conference areas.


Members of the media are welcome to cover the conference, including keynote and breakout sessions.

Agenda & Speakers

View a complete list of sessions and speakers featured during the 2017 Education Business Forum.

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Special Requests

Approved media may request pre-arranged interviews with speakers in advance or during the conference. Please contact Emily Ruf at to make arrangements. SIIA cannot guarantee interviews.

Thank you for your interest in covering the 2017 Education Business Forum. We hope to see you in Washington, DC!

Press Application

Please contact Emily Ruf at with any questions.