Headliners to Discuss Leading Education Innovation in a World Moving at Warp Speed.

Washington, D.C. (November 30, 2023)CoSN today announced the distinguished keynote speakers for its 2024 Annual Conference, scheduled to take place from April 8-10, 2024, at the InterContinental Miami Hotel. CoSN2024 promises three and a half days of unparalleled education, networking opportunities, live technology demonstrations and more. As the premier EdTech leadership conference of the year, CoSN will convene school system technology leaders, superintendents and other senior education leaders that are interested in “Leading for Innovation at Warp Speed.”

“The CoSN Conference is a unique opportunity to discuss how we can enable inclusive and agile technology leadership to drive innovation,” said Sarah Radcliffe, CETL, Executive Director of Educational Technology for the School District of Altoona, Wisconsin. “This year’s conference will provide a fresh take on how to build leadership in this moment of great change, and how to utilize today’s shifts to develop an education ecosystem based on the future of learning.”

The 2024 Conference will feature three innovative keynote speakers, as well as a panel of distinguished EdTech leaders, who each have their own take on how to “Lead for Innovation.”

Leading in Service to Schools: Every Leader Matters
This keynote will discuss how the central office has evolved over the last decade from being an oversight, compliance-focused body to one that is centered around service to schools. Every central office leader, regardless of title or function, can play a critical role in this effort. Our IT leaders, in particular, are uniquely positioned to model the way for others in how we do this strategically and effectively.

Speaker: Dr. Susan Enfield, Superintendent, Washoe County School District (NV)

Moderator: Dr. Kelly May-Vollmar, Ed.D., Superintendent, Desert Sands Unified School District (CA)

Education and EdTech Leadership: Meet the Visionaries Shaping the Future
This session will dive deep into the world of education innovation, technology trends and the future of learning. The panelists will deliver valuable insights and thought-provoking discussions about where education and EdTech organizations are headed in an AI powered world.

Panelists: Dr. Dave Schuler, Executive Director, AASA; Jean-Claude Brizard, President & CEO, Digital Promise; Keith Krueger, CEO, CoSN; Richard Culatta, CEO, ISTE

Moderator: Evangelina Mendoza, CTO, San Antonio Independent School District and CoSN Board Member

AI is Changing the World: A Visionary Conversation on Education’s Future
This is not your average keynote; it’s a visionary dialogue that explores how education must adapt to a changing world. Discover the future of learning in the AI age and gain insights into the innovative solutions reshaping classrooms.

Speakers: Hadi Partovi, Founder of Code.org, and Mike Trucano, Visiting Fellow at the Center for Universal Education, Brookings Institution

Moderator: Diane Doersch, Senior Director of Information Technology, Digital Promise and CoSN Board Chair
Featuring new, interactive working group sessions, an AI playground and unique networking opportunities, the three-day conference will offer attendees global perspectives on today’s evolving EdTech landscape.

Registered conference participants can also attend the “Teaming for Transformation: Generative AI Readiness Summit” at no additional charge. The Summit is a dynamic event designed around the topic of AI for district Superintendents and their key team members, including CIO, CTO, CAO and other leaders.

Early bird registration has been extended to Monday, December 4. To learn more about CoSN2024’s Virtual program, The CoSN Experience, visit: https://www.cosn.org/step-into-the-cosn-experience/.

Media are invited to attend the Conference at no cost. To register, please contact Cutina Griffin at cgriffin@cosn.org.

About CoSN
CoSN — The Consortium for School Networking is the premier professional association designed to meet the needs of K-12 EdTech leaders, their teams and other district leaders. CoSN provides thought leadership resources, community, best practices and advocacy tools to help edtech leaders succeed in the digital transformation. CoSN represents over 13 million students and continues to grow as a powerful and influential voice in K-12 education. CoSN.org

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