Each year iste also has a national conference - BIGGER and BOLDER than TIES if you can believe that:)!! It was held in San Antonio this year and over 18,000 teachers, administrators, technology leaders, etc.. from all over the world attended - can you imagine???? WOW - that would be a BRAIN OVERLOAD if I have ever heard of one:)!!
If you get a chance, take a peek - it's really neat how they don't target specific "skills" per say but more things like problem solving, creativity, etc...