COVID-19 update: ISTE20 will now take place November 28 – December 1, 2020 COVID-19 update: ISTE20 will now take place
November 28 – December 1, 2020
Constructor Lab
Leadership Summit
Edtech Advocacy &
Policy Summit

Schedule at a glance

This specially designed program for district leaders will guide participants through a series of educator-led exercises, including deep conversations and hands-on problem-solving work. Bring your most critical concerns to the table and work through them with those who have been there before. Leave ISTE20 inspired with strategies you can put right into action.

Day One: Sunday, November 29

ISTE20 leadership sessions: 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Enhance your Digital Leadership Summit (DLS) experience by choosing from various leadership sessions presented by educators from around the world in a variety of formats before you start your DLS journey!

Digital Leadership Summit content: 1:00 - 6:00 p.m.

“Design blocks” will set the stage for group discussion and intuitive thinking, while corresponding “horizon chats” will take a deep dive into the experiences and expertise of industry leaders and practitioners. This segment will begin with a chance to check out ISTE20 playgrounds, check in for the event and start meeting your co-conspirators. The opening learning session will allow you to kick off your ISTE20 experience in a community of like-minded education leaders. End the day with a sneak peek and advice on how to be fully prepared for your VIP Expo Hall experience!

Digital Leadership Summit Networking Reception: 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Unwind after a day of learning and get to know your leadership peers. This event will feature hors d’oeuvres, networking activities and more. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to connect with people from all over the world on the same professional path as you.

Day Two: Monday, November 30

Digital Leadership Summit exclusive VIP Expo Hall Breakfast: 7:00-8:30 a.m.

Join this morning session for an exclusive experience in the ISTE20 expo hall! Enjoy some breakfast to fuel your day and spend time connecting with exhibitors and sponsors on a more intimate level. Hear from leaders in the field on content customized for you and participate in an activity that will get you ready for another full day of learning. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to set up one-to-one meetings with vendors so you can get all your questions answered.

ISTE20 leadership sessions and Expo Hall access: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Partake in our ISTE20 learning journey recommendations for education leaders or choose from a variety of leadership-specific sessions to create your own personalized learning path. Attend sessions led by fellow DLS participants for another chance to meet, connect and learn from one another. Sessions will take place throughout the day at ISTE20. Take advantage of this exceptional content, explore the expo hall and meet up with other attendees to get the full ISTE20 experience!

Day Three: Tuesday, December 1

Expo Hall “A-List Access”: 8:00 - 10:00 a.m.

We’ve set aside this time just for you to make those one-to-one connections with vendors, learn about the products that fit your specific needs, and to get all your questions answered in this specially designated meeting time.

Digital Leadership Summit content: 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Wrap up your journey through the design thinking process by participating in the last “design block” and “horizon chat” sessions. The final day of leader-centric programming will allow you to summarize what you’ve learned and deliberate on what you’ll take home with you – the session’s hands-on work will enhance your problem-solving skills through critical feedback. Close out your ISTE20 DLS experience with your personal call to action and be sure to stay for an enticing surprise at the day’s conclusion!

“The Digital Leadership Summit was structured incredibly well so that we were able to hear from leaders, learn from other people, but also dive deep into some of our own planning to challenge our own thinking about moving forward.”

— 2019 Digital Leadership Summit participant