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A Showcase of Game-Changing Education Technologies Developed Through Programs at the Institute of Education Sciences at the U.S. Department of Education and Across Government

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The 9th ED GAMES EXPO will occur at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts REACH in Washington, DC, on Wednesday September 20 and Thursday September 21, 2023.

  • A preliminary Agenda is available here.
  • REGISTRATION for the ED GAMES EXPO for Schools is NOW OPEN:
    Registration information for schools who would like to send up to two classes of students in grades 1 to 12 to participate at the ED GAMES EXPO for Schools on Wednesday September 20 between 10AM and 2:30PM is available here.
    Notes: Space at the Expo for Schools is limited to 48 classes overall and will be approved on a first-come first served basis. Schools attending the Expo must arrange transportation for students. The ED GAMES EXPO for Schools is not open to the general public.

Information to register for the ED GAMES EXPO for the public on September 20 from 5:30PM to 8:30PM will be published on this website on July 20, 2023.

There is no cost to attend the Expo, which is designed to provide an engaging and meaningful experience for children, students, parents and caregivers, educators, and all stakeholders interested in learning about emerging forms of EdTech and government programs that support innovation in EdTech.

Videos from past Expos


About the ED Games Expo

The ED GAMES EXPO is the annual public showcase and celebration of "game-changing" innovations in education technology developed through programs at the Institute of Education Sciences at the U.S. Department of Education and across the Federal government.

During the 2023 ED GAMES EXPO at the Kennedy Center REACH on September 20 to 21, attendees will be able to tryout more than 150 different learning games and technologies and meet the developers. The education technologies at the Expo will cover a range of content for all ages of learners, including in areas such as early learning, STEAM, reading, civics and social studies, English learning, healthy development, career and technical education, special education, and educator professional development. See the 2021 Guide to the ED GAMES EXPO and the Expo YouTube Playlist Page for examples and video trailers of what was demoed previously. The 2023 Guide will be posted on this page around September 1.

The EXPO is designed to be an enriching experience for a broad audience:

  • Students will try out learning games and education technologies and then ask the experts "How did you create this learning game or education technology intervention?"
  • Educators will learn about research-based education technology apps, interventions, and tools.
  • Developers, researchers, and stakeholders across the education technology ecosystem will learn about the government programs that invest in education technology and will have opportunities to meet and network with representatives from more than 50 government offices during Office Hours.
  • Government representatives will highlight the education technologies developed through their programs and meet with key stakeholders and practitioners.

Selected News and Resources from Past ED GAMES EXPOs

  • 2021 — Click here for a recap of the 2021 all-virtual ED GAMES EXPO, including URL links to the Expo YouTube Playlist and to video trailers for more than 30 Expo events.
  • 2021 — Click here for an Inside IES Research blog describing the launch of a NASA National Student Challenge at the 2021 ED GAMES EXPO.
  • 2021 — Click here for an Inside IES Research blog describing "INSIGHTs into Children's Temperament" at the 2021 ED GAMES EXPO.
  • 2020 — Click here to download the "Guide to Educational Learning Games and Technologies," a document that provides details and video demonstrations on the technologies that were exhibited at the 2020 ED GAMES EXPO
  • 2020 — Click here for a blog by the Director of the Office of Head Start and click here for an EdSurge article about the Early Learning Showcase at the 2020 ED GAMES EXPO.
  • 2020 — Click here for a blog by OSERS on accessible learning games and technologies at the 2020 ED GAMES EXPO.
  • 2019 — Click here to watch a series of short presentations by developers on How The Game Was Made at the 2019 ED GAMES EXPO at the Kennedy Center
  • 2019 — Click here for an Education Week Marketbrief article, Expo Highlights the Rise of VR, AR in Educational Game Design, But Will Educators Want It?
  • 2018 — Click here for an recap of the 2018 ED GAMES EXPO at the Kennedy Center.
  • 2018 — EdSurge: What We Learn From the Edtech Games the Government Plays
  • 2015 — EDSurge: Why the Government is All About Fun, Games, and Funding Games
  • 2013 — InsideED: IES SBIR Tech-Expo Showcases New Education Learning Products

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