'Invent the Future' at CoSN 2017 in Chicago

Registration Open for Annual Conference, Featuring Thought Leader Eric Sheninger, Miami-Dade Superintendent Alberto Carvalho, Among Others
Washington, DC
Monday, November 21, 2016

CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking) today revealed the lineup of featured speakers for its 2017 Annual Conference, April 3-6 in Chicago.

Themed Invent the Future, the conference will mark CoSN’s 25th anniversary. When CoSN began serving district technology leaders in 1992, computers in the classroom were in their infancy. Today, personalized learning, digital equity and accessibility for all students is on the horizon.

“The educational change in the last quarter of a century has been nothing short of remarkable. CoSN is privileged to continue to support and guide school leaders throughout the shift,” said Keith Krueger, CEO of CoSN. “As we celebrate the last 25 years, we look forward to future innovation that promises even greater possibilities for America’s students.”

Filled with interactive workshops, discussions with educational pioneers and experts, and networking opportunities, the four-day annual conference will address key questions related to ubiquity and access, vision and leadership, and pioneering innovation.

Kicking off the conference in an Opening Plenary Session will be Alberto Carvalho, Superintendent, Miami-Dade County Public Schools; Eric Sheninger, Senior Fellow and Thought Leader on Digital Leadership, International Center for Leadership in Education; and Frankie Jackson, Chief Technology Officer, Cypress Fairbanks ISD. The speakers, sharing their own insights and experiences, will discuss inventing an equitable future for students.

The conference will conclude with a closing plenary that addresses inventing an accessible future for all students. Harvard Graduate School of Education’s David Rose, Founder and Chief Education Officer of CAST and Lecturer, will lead the discussion alongside Kansas City Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Mark Bedell and Prosthetic Kids Hand Challenge Founder Dr. Chris Craft.

To register and take advantage of the early bird rates, please visit: cosnconference.org/attend/registration.

Media are invited to attend the conference at no cost. Please contact Michael Kaplun at mkaplun@fratelli.com for details.

For more information, including updates on additional speakers and activities, follow #CoSN17 or visit: cosnconference.org.


About CoSN 
CoSN is the premier voice and resource for K-12 education technology leaders nationwide. Serving more than 11 million students in America’s school systems, CoSN provides education leaders with the tools and relationships to leverage technology and advance modern, engaging learning environments. Visit cosn.org to find out more about CoSN’s focus areasannual conference and eventsadvocacy and policymembership, and the CETL certification exam.


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