2018 TX CTO Clinic

State Chapter Sponsor: 
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 to Thursday, June 21, 2018
DoubleTree by Hilton Austin
6506 IH-35 North, Austin, TX 78752

Online registration is now closed. Please join us at the clinic where you will be able to register onsite.


District Educator Registration Options

  • CTO  of Member District (Complimentary)
    As a benefit of membership, the CTO (or top technology person) of your district attends for free.
  • Additional Educator Members: $149
    Additional registrants from a member district.
  • Educator Non-Member: $299
  • Educator Workshop Options (Tuesday, June 19, offsite, transportation on your own, Registration limited to first 25 for each workshop): 
    • 1. Amazon Technical Workshop
      K12 Districts have already moved significant IT workloads to the cloud through Software as a Service (SaaS). Now many district leaders are looking to the cloud for Infrastructure as a Service to drive better efficiency, ensure business continuity and support equity in their learning environments. The AWS Thinking Out Cloud Immersion day helps district IT leaders and their teams provides a hands-on workshop to look at some of the AWS K12 solutions and think through how those solutions can be implemented in your district. This free event is designed to help you understand how the AWS Infrastructure and Operational practices can help you meet your strategic IT challenges. More information at https://txctoclinic2018.sched.com/event/DznH/amazon-technical-workshop.
    • 2. Google Technical Workshop
      More information at https://txctoclinic2018.sched.com/event/DznO/google-technical-workshop. 

Sponsor Registration Options

Tier 1 Sponsors: 2 Complimentary Registrations

  • Tier 2 Sponsors: 1 Complimentary Registration
  • Additional Sponsor: $299
    Add another registrant, in addition to the complimentary registrants you receive with your sponsorship tier.

Included with all registrations and new this year: Casino Night!
Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Everyone is invited to stay for a fun evening in the TX CTO Casino! Try your luck at the table games,  enjoy a refreshing beverage, and catch up with old and new friends.​


Hotel and Travel

We are happy to offer the discounted rate of $140 + tax for those attending the clinic. Make your reservation here. You may also call 1-800-866-3126 and reference the group code CTO. The discounted rooms are only available until May 25, 2018 or we sellout.



General Session, Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Opening Keynote: A New Era for Learners and Learning

Today’s learners and educators are trapped in an educational system that was designed to serve the needs of a by-gone era. The past several decades have been spent pressuring educators and demanding greater accountability. Yet, the problem we face is not one of effort and will not be solved through more pressure and even greater accountability: it is a problem with the design of the system itself. The time has come to rethink much of what we have assumed about teaching and learning. Our challenge is to develop high capacity, flexible learners, not just good students who are capable of being taught. This session will explore the drivers of this new era for learners and learning and how we can respond.

Jim Rickabuagh
Dr. James Rickabaugh serves as a Senior Advisor at the Institute for Personalized Learning, an education innovation lab dedicated to the transformation of public education. The Institute serves more than 60 school districts across Wisconsin and five other states. It is a member of a ten-state network of state innovation labs coordinated by the Council of Chief State School Officers. Dr. Rickabaugh formerly served as Director of the Institute for Personalized learning and Superintendent of the Whitefish Bay Schools, Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District, and Oconomowoc Area School District. He also served as Midwest Regional President for Voyager Expanded Learning.

Dr. Rickabaugh was Wisconsin Superintendent of the Year in 2008 and Minnesota Superintendent of the Year in 1996. He received the Excellence in Educational Leadership Award in 2005 from the University Council for Educational Administration, a lifetime achievement award from the Master Teacher in 2010 and the iNACOL Contribution to the Field award in 2016. Dr. Rickabaugh is the author of Tapping the Power of Personalized Learning: A Roadmap for School Leaders, focused on helping principals and other educational leaders to engage their staffs in designing and implementing personalized learning ecosystems. Jim also is co-author of Five Levers To Improve Learning: How To Prioritize For Powerful Results In Your School. Dr. Rickabaugh serves on the board of the Wisconsin Education Business Roundtable He also provides support and consultation to several other organizations and agencies.


General Session, Thursday, June 21, 2018
Panel on Artificial Intelligence

A panel of experts will talk about the impact of AI on education and our daily lives.
Hotel and Travel: 

We are happy to offer the discounted rate of $140 + tax for those attending the clinic. Make your reservation here.

You may also call 1-800-866-3126 and reference the group code CTO. The discountred rooms are only available untill May 25, 2018 or we sellout.