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Leaders — Join this exclusive event with tailored content and VIP access

You asked and we listened! We're excited to announce the next iteration of the Leadership Exchange, built exclusively for system-level leaders. Join your peers for a VIP experience custom built to help you tackle the needs of today’s modern leader.

Designed to fill up your networking and leadership bucket, the Leadership Exchange will send a better version of you back to continue your mission of building a high-quality teaching and learning experience in your community.

Need more convincing? Take a look at our program overview.

The exchange is comprised of three unique days:

Leadership Forum, Sunday, June 23, 1:15-4:15 p.m.
Forum held in the Marriott Grand Ballroom E/F (5th floor).

Experience the foundation of the Leadership Exchange with a dynamic opening session that includes lightning talks, interviews, panel discussions, and an appearance from ISTE Chief Executive Officer, Richard Culatta. This opportunity will give you an inside look at how other districts are implementing the ISTE Standards, tackling systemic challenges and developing solutions to support modern learning. Session facilitators and provocateurs will guide you through thought-provoking conversations, giving you the chance to connect with other system-level leaders and develop practical tools to take home.

Dr. Melina Uncapher
Director of Education Program; Assistant Professor; UCSF Mission Bay

Mike Walsh
CEO, futurist, author

Sophia Mendoza
Director of the Instructional Technology Initiative, LAUSD

Kelly Wickham Hurst
Organizer & Trainer

Shana White
Constellations Fellow in the Constellations Center for Equity in Computing

Dr. Rosa Perez-Isiah
Social Justice Ed Leader, Author, Speaker

Chike Aguh
Future of Work Fellow, ISTE

Chris Lehmann
Principal, Science Leadership Academy

Richard Culatta
ISTE CEO

Joseph South
ISTE Chief Learning Officer


Leadership Reception, Sunday, June 23, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Reception held in Marriott Liberty Ballroom off of the Grand Hall.

The Leadership Reception, immediately after the forum, will give you the opportunity to expand upon the connections made earlier in the day. This casual networking reception will be your chance to mingle with the esteemed attendees at ISTE19. Starting off with drinks and hors d'oeuvres, the reception will lead you directly into the Sunday opening keynote.

VIP breakfast and expo hall preview, Monday, June 24, 8:00-9 a.m.
Breakfast and expo hall kickoff held in Hall A.

Join this morning session for an exclusive sneak peek of the expo hall before it opens to the public! Grab some fuel for the first full day of the conference at a breakfast buffet and hear from ISTE Board President Bill Bass. Then, transition to the expo hall floor to connect with exhibitors on a more personal level where you can ask high-level questions and see how exhibitors are using the ISTE Essential Conditions to effectively leverage technology for learning.

Bill Bass
ISTE Board President


Brunch and Learn, Tuesday, June 25, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Brunch and learn held in Marriott Liberty

Conclude your Leadership Exchange experience with a final session to connect with fellow Leadership Exchange attendees while enjoying a delicious brunch. The morning session will include a guided reflection with provocateurs, as well as a special conversation with an ISTE19 featured voice.

Adina Sullivan-Marlow
K12 Educational Technology Coordinator, Executive Director of EquityEdu

Sharif El-Mekki
Former principal at Philadelphia’s Mastery Charter School-Shoemaker Campus
Director, Center for Black Educator Development

Dan Ryder
Educator Director, Success & Innovation Center at Mt Blue Campus

Carolyn Sykora
Senior Director of ISTE Standards Programs

María de la Paz (Pacita) Peña
Educational Advisor, Paraguay Educa

Doug Casey
Executive Director for the CT State Commission for Educational Technology


The Leadership Exchange is an invite-only event. For any questions about this event, or requests to join, please email us at leadershipexchange@iste.org.

District resources for school transformation

Let ISTE support your district vision with the increased use of education technology in the classroom, initial challenges for districts include access, device selection and identifying meaningful professional development for educators.

For further information on how ISTE can help you achieve your district-wide goals, visit us at iste.org/district.