AI&K12 2020


July 22 | September 21















Artificial Intelligence (AI) is concerned with computing technologies that allow humans to see, hear, talk, think, learn, and solve problems in new ways. The huge potential of AI applications in K12 represents an exciting future for teaching and learning that can be more personalized and effective. In addition, industry, researchers, students, teachers, and parents can be interconnected in a revolutionary way to stimulate a tremendous amount of interesting activities.

AI&K12 is an international forum that brings together classroom practitioners, university researchers, and industry professionals interested in bringing curriculum for artificial intelligence into the K-12 classroom. 

The track will be held two times annually (Spring, Fall). For 2020, however, it will be Summer and Fall. 

AI&K12 2020 Summer: July 22, 2020 (Virtual)

AI&K12 2020 Fall: September 21, 2020 (co-located with ai4i-2020)


AI&K12 will offer the following tutorials specifically to K12 teachers:

  • Overview of AI and machine learning (Speaker: Phillip Sheu, U.C. Irvine)

  • Big data and data science (Speaker: David Ostrowski, Ford)

  • AI tools for K12 (Speaker: Laura McBain, Stanford d.School)

Above all we are looking for sessions and workshops that involve a variety of topics, skills, and curricula related to artificial intelligence. AI&K12 calls for papers from researchers (submitted following the guidelines of ai4i) and field presentations (only) from teachers. For the latter you are invited to submit a presentation proposal for consideration in the AIK12 track. The Call for Presentations is now open and will remain open through July 1 (for Summer) and August 15 (for Fall).  If you are interested in submitting a presentation, please visit the Presentation Proposal Submission portal.


TOPICS OF INTEREST include, but are not limited to, the following

  • Personalized learning

  • AI tools for teachers without deep technical backgrounds

  • AI tools that can be used by students within the context of project-based learning

  • Options for first PBL-based AI curriculum

  • Planning of proposals for AI-based education research

  • Content and activity engineering for AI-based problem solving

  • Platforms that support collaborative education and problem-solving


Session abstracts must offer strong and relevant content and actionable takeaways to ensure that the targeted audience(s) benefit. All AI-related topics are welcome. The instructions on the online portal will guide you through the process. 

The 2020 AI&K12 Summer conference will be held virtually on July 22, and the 2020 AI&K12 Fall conference will be co-located with IEEE ai4i 2020 in Irvine, CA (as a separate track) on Monday 9/21. The registration rate for each conference is USD$150 (for authors) and USD$75 (for general attendees). The registration fee for preseners will be waived. More information to come soon!


Organizing Committee

Kwaku Anning, San Diego Jewish Academy

Jim Bologna, Windward School 

Gary Glesener, Virginia Tech

Julienne Greer, University of Texas at Arlington

Simon Huss, Windward School 

Laura McBain, Stanford d.School

David Ostrowski, Ford

Phillip Sheu, University of California, Irvine

Vishy Swaminathan, Adobe

* Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay