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EDmarket is where the leading thought leaders in education come together to share knowledge, gain expertise, get connected, and stay involved. It is a community of manufacturers, dealers, architects, designers, and schools that work together to inspire the future of education.

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INDUSTRY CONTENT

EDsmarts Virtual Learning Sessions

EDsmarts is a virtual learning program designed to help industry partners showcase their expertise and services to improve student outcomes. They are available on-demand in EDmarket's Content Hub and offer one-hour "live" sessions eligible for CEU credits. All sessions are free for EDmarket members.

EDchats

EDchat is a 15-minute podcast/virtual session with industry leaders sharing news, tips, and insights. Includes Q&A discussions and tutorials. Showcase company's expertise as a thought leader/leading expert.

Podcasts

Through our strategic partnership with Better Learning Podcast, EDmarket provides industry-specific content to our members. These podcasts feature education sector "change makers", highlighting EDmarket members as guests to promote knowledge sharing and collaboration for a more influential learning environment.

PUBLICATIONS

Essentials Magazine

Companies in the educational products marketplace rely on Essentials magazine to cover trends impacting the industry. Articles written by industry experts are distributed quarterly in digital format. Members have unlimited access and download capabilities to the archive section of EDmarket's Essentials magazine and Essentials weekly.

EDpaces Insights

A monthly, digital publication, featuring original articles by industry thought leaders on a wide range of issues about planning,design, financing, construction, capital improvement, maintenance, and operations. Insightful analysis about how developments in pedagogy, technology, and the education industry impact learning environments, are part of every issue.

Essentials Weekly

A weekly members-only a-newsletter that provides the very latest industry and education market news important to staying competitive and keep up with trends in the market. Delivered to members' email inboxes every Wednesday, Essentials Weekly curates the most important news for the those serving the educational marketplace.

TRAINING

EDmarket Certifified Learning Place Specialist (ECLPS)

Research evidence indicates that the design of space, and its affordances (e.g., furnishings, equipment and technology) impact student engagement; whether they are in fixed, flexible or fluid situations. Academic engagement processes are leading predictors of a student's overall success. Become certified!

Project Management Training

Course content consists of interactive classes, including a wealth of support materials, and is a highly cost-effective way for Project Managers to better understand their role and learn practical ways to improve processes and profitability, from project inception to completion.

Inspire / Future of Education

BOARD, COMMITTEE & COUNCILS

EDmarket Board

The mission of the Board of Directors is to oversee the programs and activities of all EDmarket committees and councils and make recommendations to the Executive Committee for future guidance to committee and council activities. They shall keep a close watch on new trends and developments which may affect our industry and make suitable recommendations to the Executive Committee for future action.

Executive Committee

Decides on Association policies and gives final approval for all recommendations from EDmarket leadership groups.

Councils

Each council develops programs, and recommendations relating to functions pertaining to its focus.

• Architect & Design Council
• Distribution Council
• EDtech Council
• Education Innovation Council
• Equipment Manufacturers Council

INDUSTRY REPRESENTATION

BASIC COALITION (Build America's School Infrastructure Coalition)

EDmarket participates in this dynamic coalition that helps the Federal Government understand and fund educational faculty needs.

NAW (National Association of Wholesale/Distributors)

EDmarket participates in this business coalition, keeping an eye on potential legislation and helping to guide the industry'sresponse.

EXCLUSIVE PROGRAMS

Bold Women Collective

EDmarket offers an exclusive program for female members that provides a year-round platform for connecting, sharing, and learning with other women in the education industry. The program is designed to enable both seasoned professionals and newcomers to the industry to meet women in leadership, find mentors, and build a network for both friendship and potential business opportunities.

NexGen Rising Star Award

An exclusive recognition program that highlights outstanding young professionals 40 and under for their passion, creativity, and contributions to how pedagogy, space, and technology impact students and teachers.

EDmarketplace.biz

An exclusive buying consortium in partnership between EDmarket and the Independent Suppliers Group (ISG). The purpose is a win-win collaborative solution for all independent dealers & manufacturers to increase workshare and grow profitability.

AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS

David McCurrach Distinguished Service Awardp

The David McCurrach Distinguished Service Award is a highly regarded honor bestowed upon an engaged member of EDmarket each year. This award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to the Association or provided exceptional and noteworthy contributions over time.

JLS Scholarship

Provides member employees and families in need of financial assistance with the opportunity to apply for an annual scholarship (a $5,000 award) to an outstanding college student.

Connect / Community

NETWORKING

Chairman's Roundtable

The Chairman's Roundtable organizes quarterly online meetings for its member participants, which offer a distinctive chance to establish networks and stay up-to-date with the newest industry developments. These fruitful conversations help CEOs/C-Level and their companies to enhance their prosperity and be better equipped to tackle an unpredictable future.

DIRECTORY

EDmarket Directory

EDmarket's online directory provides extensive information about EDmarket members and their companies. This frequently visited 24/7 online database is segment searchable and provides expansive discoverability within the industry.

SOCIAL

LinkedIN

Follow EDmarket on Linked In to connect with your peers and stay current on community activities and conversation. Be tagged on respective postings on EDmarket's Linkedln page.

MEMBER PRICING & DISCOUNTS

CET & SPEC / Configura

EDmarket members receive 30% off new licenses to CET Commercial Interiors and Commercial Interiors Library.

EDspaces

EDmarket members receive a special rate for EDspaces tradeshow.
• Member exhibitors receive a 28% discount - $1,000 off per 10x10 booth at EDspaces.
• Member attendees save over 30% on SmartSaver and Early-Bird registration.

EXPOSURE

Advertising

Utilize the marketing segments of our membership and drive business growth through key education decision makers (purchasing officials, superintendents, architects, facility planners, retailers, and distributors). With a strategic distribution list of over 30,000 EDmarket member and prospect contacts, we help put your brand in the forefront.

Sponsorships

Gain exposure to our diverse audience of educators, administrators, manufacturers, dealers, and the A&D community while demonstrating your commitment to education. With our customizable sponsorship packages tailored to your goals and budget, partnering with EDmarket is as rewarding for your brand as it is for education.

Marketing

EDmarket members receive FREE exposure to EDmarket members via Essentials Weekly, submit:
• Anniversaries
• Awards/Certifications
• Company Openings
• New Hires
• New Product Launches
• Promotions