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 inspired by IDEO’s design-thinking framework, 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 — and with an actionable path.

Sunday, June 28

Full day of Digital Leadership Summit content

8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Four “design blocks” will set the stage for group discussion and intuitive thinking, while corresponding “horizon chats” will deep-dive into the experiences and expertise of industry leaders and practitioners. This full day of learning will include breakfast, lunch and a snack to keep your energy high throughout the day.

5-7:30 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.

Monday, June 29


2-4 p.m.

Wrap up your journey through the design-thinking process by participating in the last two phases of “design blocks” and “horizon chats.” The second day of leader-centric programming will allow you to summarize what you’ve learned so far and deliberate on what you’ll take home with you. Get to know your fellow attendees better while taking part in hands-on work that will enhance your problem-solving skills. Leave the day with a call to action you won’t want to miss!

Tuesday, June 30

Specially designed morning content

8:30-9:30 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.

10-11 a.m.

During a full day of programming in the ISTE arena, a Spotlight session has been carved out just for the leadership audience. The session will be led by an ISTE20 featured voice and will be open to all conference attendees. Special access seating will be granted to Digital Leadership Summit attendees, who will also be recognized at the event.

Wednesday, July 1

ISTE20 leadership sessions

8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Close out your Digital Leadership Summit experience by choosing from hundreds of leadership sessions presented by educators from around the world in a variety of formats.

“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.”

— Kevin B., Assistant Superintendent