Registration Now Open for CoSN 2013 Conference: ‘Audacious Leadership’

17th Annual Conference to be Held March 10-13, 2013, in San Diego, CA
Washington, DC
Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Washington, DC (October 10, 2012) – The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) today announced that registration is open for its 2013 Annual Conference, themed “Audacious Leadership,” which will be held March 10-13, 2013, at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel in San Diego, CA. Now CoSN’s 17th Annual Conference, the four-day event will comprise various interactive sessions and activities emphasizing the need for impact-oriented visionary leadership in the 21st century learning environment. “Early Bird” registration closes Monday, December 17.

“Districts today are at a critical juncture, where now more than ever, bold leadership is essential for the effective implementation and use of technology in K-12 education,” said Jean Tower, Committee Chair, CoSN 2013, and Director of Technology, Public Schools of Northborough and Southborough, MA. “The Annual Conference will feature those who have audaciously led and re-imagined instruction and learning in their schools and organizations. With more empowered, visionary district leadership, students will be better equipped to learn, discover their talents, reach their full potential and excel in a truly transformative educational environment.”

Speakers at key CoSN 2013 sessions include:


Opening Plenary

  • Punya Mishra, Associate Professor of Education Technology, Michigan State University
  • Lord David Puttnam, Chancellor, Open University


Closing Plenary

  • Curtis Bonk, Professional of Instructional Systems Technology, Indiana University
  • Ruben Puentedura, Founder and President, Hippasus

2013 International Symposium

  • Alicia Bañuelos, Rectora, Universidad de La Punta Provincia de San Luis
  • Miguel Brechner, President, Plan Ceibal
  • Esteban Bullrich, Minister of Education, City of Buenos Aires
  • Tomi Davies, Co-founder, Laptops for Learning
  • Gavin Dykes, Program Director, Education World Forum, and Director, Cellcove Ltd
  • Kathy Hurley, Executive Vice President for Education Alliances, Pearson Foundation
  • Laura Motta, Professor, Consejera, Consejo de Formación en Educación, Administración Nacional de Educación Pública
  • Francesc Pedró, Chief, Teacher Development and Education Policies, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
  • Ramji Raghavan, Chairman, Agasta International Foundation
  • Michael Trucano, Senior ICT and Education Specialist, World Bank

The Annual Conference is offering members and non-members three registration options: individual “Conference Rates”; group “Conference Rates”; and “Single Day” rates. Each rate varies based on membership status. In addition, if members cannot attend CoSN 2013 in person, they can attend online through “CoSN Virtual.”

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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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