The Digital Leadership Summit is now integrated into the ISTE Conference & Expo. Join us June 28-July 1 in Anaheim to experience a curated program just for district leaders and enjoy all the benefits of ISTE20.
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Program overview

Bringing together district leaders and influencers from across the country, this program will guide participants through a set of design exercises facilitated by education leaders. This work will be infused and inspired by “horizon chats” drawing on the experiences and expertise of industry experts and practitioners. You can read more about these design blocks and horizon chats here.

You’ll be guided through six different phases inspired by IDEO’s design-thinking framework, built into two days of conversations and hands-on work to enhance your problem-solving skills. Critical tools for your districts will be interwoven into these conversations, including the ISTE Essential Conditions and the ISTE Standards for Education Leaders. Get ready to dig into learning with this incredible program.

Design Phase 1: Discovery
Design Phase 2: Interpretation
Design Phase 3: Ideation
Design Phase 4: Experimentation
Design Phase 5: Evolution
Design Phase 6: Presentation

Program details

Friday, January 18

12-2 p.m.: Registration and Tinkerspace

2-3:45 p.m.: Opening keynote session

4 p.m.: First bus leaves for off-site visit

5 p.m.: Off-site visit at Adobe Corporate Headquarters to meet with the Adobe Education Team. Hear from Tacy Trowbridge about creative-problem solving and enjoy a light reception sponsored by Adobe.

Saturday, January 19

8-9 a.m.: Breakfast

9-10 a.m.: Lightning talk, event road map and panel

10-11:15 a.m.:

11:15-11:30 a.m.: Networking break

11:30 a.m.-12 p.m.:

12-1 p.m.: Lunch & Learn: Keynote from Manoush Zomorodi

1-2:15 p.m.:

2:15-2:30 p.m.: Networking break

2:30-3 p.m.:

3-4:15 p.m.:

4:15-4:30 p.m.: Closing/Next steps

5:30-8 p.m.: Dinner and evening reception

Sunday, January 20

8-9 a.m.: Breakfast and Lightning Talk

9-9:30 a.m.:

9:30-9:45 a.m.: Networking break

9:45-11 a.m.:

11-11:15 a.m.: Networking break

11:15-11:45 a.m.:

11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.: Lunch

12:45-2 p.m.:

2-2:30 p.m.:

2:30-3:45 p.m.:

3:45-4 p.m.: Closing remarks

Is this for me?

The ISTE Digital Leadership Summit is for individuals leading at the highest levels of education systems. If you’re a superintendent, assistant superintendent, CTO, CAO, service agency leader, ISTE affiliate leader or in any other position responsible for leading education transformation in the digital age—this is your event.

What will I walk away with?