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ISTE 2018 Leadership Exchange

Leaders — we've designed a learning experience just for you!

ISTE recognizes the critical role leaders must play to fully leverage technology for teaching and learning. The ISTE 2018 Leadership Exchange is a focused learning experience designed exclusively to meet the needs of superintendents looking to lead tech transformation.

The exchange is comprised of three unique experiences:

Digital Leader Forum, Sunday, June 24, 2–5 p.m.
Forum held in Hyatt Prairie Room and the reception will be held in Hyatt Regency AB
Learn firsthand from superintendents who have faced and solved the challenges you're experiencing today. This collaborative session will include thought-provoking speakers and small-group breakouts with superintendent facilitators. Facilitators will share their failures and successes, and lead discussions yielding invaluable tips and insights for developing practical approaches that use the new ISTE Standards for Education Leaders (formerly the ISTE Standards for Administrators) to meet your district's goals and objectives. You'll leave knowing how well your district is currently meeting the ISTE Essential Conditions and how leaders can get the most out of their ISTE 2018 experience. The event will conclude with a social reception.

David Eagleman
Neuroscientist, bestselling author, and ISTE 2018 opening keynote

Michael Hawes
Director of Student Privacy Policy at the United States Department of Education

Dr. Frances Gipson
Chief Academic Officer for Los Angeles Unified School District

Kristina Ishmael
Public Interest Technology & Education Policy Fellow at New America

Justina Nixon-Saintil
Director of Education and Technology Programs for the Verizon Foundation

Kecia Ray
Principal at K20Connect

Adina Sullivan-Marlow
Educational Technology Coordinator for San Marcos Unified School District

Richard Culatta
ISTE CEO

Joseph South
ISTE Chief Learning Officer

Brandon Oslewski
ISTE Director of Research


VIP Expo Hall Preview, Monday, June 25, 7:30–9 a.m.
McCormick Hall F
Get a private behind-the-scenes look at the ISTE 2018 Expo Hall before it opens! This VIP-only experience will include a breakfast buffet and face-to-face interaction with ISTE sponsors and other leading edtech corporations. The intimate gathering will allow you to ask questions and learn about and view demos of the products and services most important to you — all before the expo doors open to the general public!

Wrap up Breakfast & New Edtech Tools, Tuesday, June 26, 7–8 a.m.
McCormick Room W184ABC
Wrap up the ISTE 2018 Leadership Exchange, connect with fellow district leaders and share what you've learned over breakfast. You'll also get to hear from superintendents who've been piloting some of the latest edtech tools from ISTE.

Sandra Speicher
Partner and Managing Director of IDEO San Francisco

Elliott Masie
Founder and Director of The MASIE Center

Richard Culatta
ISTE CEO

Joseph South
ISTE Chief Learning Officer


The ISTE 2018 Leadership Exchange is now full. See the additional leadership programming listed below for alternative event options.

Additional ISTE 2018 Leadership Programming

Administrators Breakfast
Leadership playground
ISTE Standards for Education Leaders Release
Sample schedules for district leaders and school leaders

Thank you, ISTE Leadership Cohort!

We'd like to extend a special thank you to the participants of the first-ever ISTE Leadership Cohort. This elite group of district-level education leaders volunteered their time and expertise to support ISTE in the design of our new leadership-focused content. Their contributions have been invaluable and are directly shaping the way we serve education leaders.