CoSN 2013: ‘Audacious Leadership’

Showcasing the Bold, Daring Leadership Needed to Build 21st Century Learning Environments
Washington, DC
Thursday, January 17, 2013

Washington, DC (January 17, 2013) – The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) will hold its 18th Annual Conference March 11-13, 2013, at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel in San Diego, CA. Themed “Audacious Leadership,” CoSN’s 18th Annual Conference will feature interactive sessions, thought-leadership activities and education technology experts from across the globe aimed at highlighting and inspiring impact-oriented visionary leadership in 21st century learning environments. Online registration is currently available and will remain open until Thursday, February 21.

“Districts nationwide are at a critical juncture determining how to transform their schools using technology to create compelling learning environments,” said Jean Tower, Committee Chair, CoSN 2013, and Director of Technology, Public Schools of Northborough and Southborough, MA. “At the Annual Conference, presenters will share their bold visions and the skills and strategies they used to transform their district into that vision. Once school leaders embrace their roles in confronting convention through vision, leadership, organization and skills, they will be equipped to realize the true potential technology brings to education today and in the future.”

Throughout the three-day program, Annual Conference attendees will have an opportunity to participate in various professional development sessions and engage with leading education technology experts from across the world. Conference highlights include:

  • 2013 International Symposium, “Digital Inclusion: The Global Imperative of Bridging Schools and Home,” March 11 will explore the growing economic, educational imperative for new strategies and policies to achieve a ubiquitous technology environment at school, at home and in the community. Learn more.
  • Opening Plenary, March 12 – will feature keynote remarks by Punya Mishra, Associate Professor of Education Technology at Michigan State University, and Lord David Puttnam, Chancellor of Open University, on how to effectively determine the steps necessary to re-imagine teaching and learning. Learn more.
  • Closing Plenary, March 13 – will feature TED-like presentations by Ruben Puentedura, Founder and President, Hippasus; Chip Kimball, Superintendent, Singapore American School; and Curtis Bonk, Professor Instruction Systems Technology, Indiana University. Learn more.

In addition, on March 13, CoSN will hold a Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Leadership Forum, titled “The ‘Undiscussables’ of Technology Leadership: Engaging in Challenging Conversations.” Held twice a year at CoSN’s Annual Conference and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Annual Conference, the forums help district-level technology directors stay current on best practices and solutions to the challenges they are facing in education. CTO Forum Reports are written after each event. To learn more, please visit:

For complete CoSN 2013 information, including registration details, pre- and post-conference activities, and the mobile app, please visit:

About the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN)

CoSN is the premier professional association for school system technology leaders. The mission of CoSN is to empower educational leaders to leverage technology to realize engaging learning environments. Visit or phone 866.267.8747 to find out more about CoSN’s Leadership Initiatives, annual conference and events, policy and advocacy, membership, and resources.


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