MDR 2020 Conference Guide

Note: Due to Covid-19, many conferences have gone virtual, postponed, or cancelled. This list has been updated with status as of May 12, 2020.

We’ve put together this list of education conferences to help you with your 2020 conference strategy. Whether you are attending, exhibiting, or just want to learn more, this list can help you explore the 2020 conference landscape.

We believe that bringing together individuals passionate about education to share ideas, gain insights, and collaborate on the future of education is essential—whether they’re educators, parents, or brands dedicated to demonstrating their commitment to the educational experience.

We look forward to connecting with you soon! Check back often to see where we’ll be next.

To help you keep up with the state of the market we host a variety of live and virtual events throughout the year. We also attend, sponsor, or exhibit at many industry events throughout the year.

Tapping into the Education Community – An Inside Look at Insights and Trends for 2021

Date: October 28, 2020
Time: 1:00 - 3:30 pm ET
Registration is by invite only!

Join us for an afternoon of insights on the education industry. We’ve developed sessions to walk you through an overview of the school landscape, tips for marketing to educators, best practices for digital marketing, and insights for today’s school buying cycle.  Walk-away knowing current:

  • School Spending Trends
  • Email Performance Trends
  • Purchasing Cycle Trends

Our Agenda: each session is 25-minutes, come for one or stay for all!

Please email MDREvents@dnb.com if you did not receive your invitation via email.

Past Webinars


Ensuring Educational Equity for the 2020-2021 School Year and Beyond

On August 5, 2020, we hosted a webinar with an expert panel that included school leaders and EdTech industry representatives discussing the ways that the COVID-19 crisis has changed our approach to education in this country and new strategies for ensuring that the playing field is level for all students.

Our Panel
David Huber, Principal, South Side Elementary School , CT
Hannah Hudson, Editorial Director, MDR’s WeAreTeachers
Lacey Robinson, CEO & President, UnboundEd

Our Moderator
Lisa Wolfe, Education Communications Consultant

Data-Driven Marketing: Digital Marketing Trends in Education

On June 24, 2020, we hosted a webinar where we shared insights about our Data-Driven Digital Marketing Trends in Education findings. Sean McCloud, MDR Digital Products Manager, reviewed results from thousands of recent digital marketing campaigns with enlightening results.

You’ll gather actionable strategies to:

  • Make the most of your multi-channel marketing
  • Implement strategies for your marketing plans to increase educator engagement and optimize content
  • Analyze your digital campaigns using these findings as a valid benchmark
  • Understand the current practices and trends in marketing to the education industry

CARES Act Funding

On June 2, we shared insights about the CARES Act and how you can help schools, districts, and higher ed institutions maximize this funding.

You’ll learn:

  • What CARES funds are available
  • How those funds can be used
  • How to help your customers leverage this funding
  • Tips for a go to market strategy

Past Events


Engage for Good Awaken Your Impact Conference

MDR was excited to return as a sponsor for the first virtual edition of the Engage for Good Conference on May 28 where we discussed purpose-focused initiatives and social impact. Learn more about this event

MDR's EdNET Executive Council

The EdNET Executive Council was held on February 27, 2020, in New York City as a day-long, peer-to-peer forum for C-suite executives in education.

Digital Trends Lunch & Learn in NYC

On February 26, 2020, in New York City, we presented a preview of the findings from our latest Digital Marketing Trends in Education report. Sean McCloud, MDR's Digital Products Manager, led the discussion with a focus on top strategies for your 2020 plans to increase educator engagement and optimize content.