Welcome to the 8th Annual ED Games Expo, an all-virtual event from June 1 to 5, 2021. The Expo showcases game-changing innovations in education technology (EdTech) that were developed through more than 40 programs at ED and across government.
During the Expo and month of June, educators and students can demo more than 160 education learning game and technologies at no cost. This year the Expo also presents 35 online events across the week featuring an array of government-led EdTech initiatives and projects. Each event is designed for specific audiences that use or are interested in EdTech, including educators, students, parents and caregivers, developers, researchers, and stakeholders across the ecosystem.
Key Information to Participate in the ED Games Expo Online
More information on the ED Games Expo 2021 is provided on this page below.
More About the 2021 ED Games Expo
The goal of the ED Games Expo each year is to showcase innovations in education technology (EdTech) developed through programs at ED and across government, and to host events to highlight projects and government-led initiatives in education technology. Since 2013, the ED Games Expo has occurred as an in-person interactive event at venues across Washington, DC, including the past three years at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. As such, the hallmark of the Expo has been that attendees (most of all, students) walk around the hall and demo any number of more than 100 emerging forms of EdTech while meeting the developers to talk about their innovations.
Yes, this year … is different! Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 ED Games Expo has moved online. While we hope to be together for an in-person event next year, hosting a virtual Expo gives us a unique opportunity to engage a national audience. With an internet connection and a computer, tablet, or device, educators and students can demo learning games and technologies and interact with developers virtually. All Expo attendees can also watch a series of engaging events during the week with a focus on providing information and resources mindful of the ongoing pandemic and the new normal in education going forward.
More Information on the Content and Events at the 2021 ED Games Expo:
Events at the ED Games Expo are sponsored by representatives from 22 government agencies and offices that invest and support initiatives to innovate in education, including:
Department of Agriculture
Department of State
Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Department of Defense, Marine Corps
Department of Defense, Naval Surface Warfare Center Philadelphia Division
Department of Defense, NAVALX
Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences
Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programsv Department of Education, Office of Educational Technology
Department of Education, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education
Department of Education, Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Library of Congress
National Endowment for the Humanities
National Institutes of Health
Small Business Administration
Small Business Innovation Research Program
See the ED Games Expo Agenda (PDF: 286 KB) for the full schedule and for more information on how to view these events.
Contact (Edward.Metz@ed.gov) for more information or with questions.
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