Edu-Tech / Edu-Tech Academics 2020

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center, Atlanta, GA
February 23, 2020 - February 25, 2020

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The Edu-Tech and Edu-Tech Academics are invitation-only meetings designed for Chiefs and Directors of Technology and Curriculum & Instruction from the nation’s largest K-12 school districts. It provides a forum to collaborate, strategize and discover innovative solutions for the challenges faced by the K-12 curriculum and technology departments. Unlike other industry programs, Edu-Tech and Edu-Tech Academics is an event that offers true collaboration that feature targeted sessions that are facilitated by fellow heads of academics and technology with a focus on supporting district-level curriculum and technology initiatives.

We know that implementing new technology solutions, updating classrooms and curriculum initiatives isn’t a one department job, but a collaboration of different departments so we want you to gain new concepts and approaches to yield positive results in your bottom line.

Current as of February 20, 2020

3:00pm

Registration Opens

3:00pm

Explore Atlanta

5:30pm

Cocktail Reception

6:30pm

Opening Session

Rachel Wilson, Managing Director, Cyber Security, Morgan Stanley

7:30pm

Dinner Reception

7:15am

Breakfast & Itinerary Pick-Up

8:00am

Joe Phillips, Director of Technology, Kansas City Public Schools

Fal Asrani, Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services/Accountability, Victor Valley Union High School District

Amy Nguyen-Hernandez, Superintendent, Adelanto Elementary School District

8:50am

Roundtables

10:25am

Jan Mills, Senior VP of Sales, ClassLink

Ron Woodward, Assistant Superintendent of Instruction, Maury County Schools

10:25am

Leveraging the Power of Community Partnerships to Transform High Poverty Schools

11:15am

Roundtables

12:45pm

Luncheon

1:45pm

Jill Hobson, Chief Technology Officer, Gainesville City Schools

Tammy Diedrich, Manager, Internship and Business Programs, Anne Arundel County Public Schools

Meredith Watassek, Director, Career and Technical Education, Fort Bend ISD

2:25pm

Ransomware Attacks: Learning from the Mistakes of Others

Karen Fuller, Director Network Infrastructure & Communication, Cypress-Fairbanks ISD

3:15pm

Roundtables

4:05pm

Scott Clark, Director of Media and Instructional Technology, School District of Osceola County

Stacey Davis, Coordinator of Media and Instructional Technology, Baltimore City Public Schools

Dawn Shirey, Director, 21st Century Learning, Baltimore City Public Schools

4:55pm

Roundtables

6:30pm

Dinner

7:30am

Breakfast

8:00am

Integration of Technology into More Innovate & Collaborative Student Spaces

Scott Layne, Deputy Superintendent, Dallas Independent School District

Jack Kelanic, Chief Technology Officer, Dallas Independent School District

Shannon Trejo, Deputy Chief Academic Officer, Dallas Independent School District

8:50am

Roundtables

10:25am

College and Career Readiness for All

Elizabeth Lalor, Deputy Superintendent for Educational Support and School Administration, Galena Park ISD

Terri Moore, Assistant Superintendent for Academic Support, Galena Park ISD

Dr. Marley Morris, CTE Director, Galena Park ISD

11:15am

Comprehensive Way to Look at Enrollment to Inform Practices

Leslie Brown, Chief Portfolio Services Officer, Broward County Public Schools

12:00pm

Closing Lunch

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TBA
Savannah, Georgia


Edu-Tech and Edu-Tech Academics are invitation-only Summits for the heads of technology and curriculum and instruction from the largest school districts in the country. Registrations are complimentary via scholarships for school district administrators and include 2 nights of accommodations at the Omni Atlanta Hotel, meals, networking functions and access to all conference sessions. Solution providers are able to attend through sponsorship with a limit of three companies per category.

We welcome school district administrators and solution providers to be involved. To learn more about participating, please contact summits@opalgroup.net
  • Doing More with Less
  • Data Delivery and Access
  • Bridging the Gap Between Instructional & Infrastructural Technology
  • Cyber Security
  • Funding New Technologies
  • How to Provide Adequate Guidance for Schools Around Tech Devoices
  • Staff Retention and Shortages
  • Professional Development
  • Multi-Year Strategic Planning
  • Urban Students with Limited Exposure to Recent Tech Advantages
  • Budget Restrictions
  • Roundtable Collaboration Meetings:
    Edu-Tech and Edu-Tech Academics are designed to change the way school districts discover solutions. We provide the ability to learn about cutting-edge solutions with proven results used by other districts across the country. The relaxed atmosphere provides the opportunity to have open and candid conversations with senior executives to discuss industry trends and challenges. Prior to the meeting, attendees will make selections of the roundtable topics they choose to participate in based on their districts’ priorities and needs. The senior executives within the solution organizations moderate scheduled roundtables creating the opportunity for districts to share their challenges with those at the table and walk away with actionable information.

  • Exceptional Networking Opportunities
    We strive to maximize your face-to-face time by providing a multitude of avenues to engage the senior executives in attendance. The agenda incorporates cocktail receptions, networking lunches and a specially selected offsite dinner at a nearby venue. Leverage the meeting’s relaxed atmosphere and after hours networking activities to build strong personal relationships with current and future clients.

  • Adelanto Elementary School District
  • Allentown City School District
  • Amphitheater Public Schools
  • Austin Independent School District
  • Baltimore City Public Schools
  • Birmingham City Schools
  • Capistrano Unified School District
  • Clarksville-Montgomery County School District
  • Chico Unified School District
  • Deer Valley Unified School District
  • District of Columbia Public Schools
  • Fort Bend Independent School District
  • Galena Park ISD
  • Henrico County Public Schools
  • Mansfield Independent School District
  • Millard Public Schools
  • Olathe Public School #233
  • Orange Unified School District
  • Peoria Unified School District
  • Pflugerville ISD
  • Phoenix Coding Academy
  • Phoenix Union High School District
  • Pittsburgh Public Schools
  • Poudre School District
  • Prince Georges County Public Schools
  • Saratoga Springs City School District
  • Socorro Independent School District
  • Stafford County Public Schools
  • Tempe Union High School District
  • The School District of Osceola County
  • Toledo Public Schools
  • Washington County School District
  • Winston Salem/Forsyth County Schools

Attendee Breakdown

      Very well organized. Liked the concept of combining vendor meetings with roundtables. CIO

      School District of Osceola County

      This conference was unlike others in that there is a VERY strong collaborative environment from check-in to check out. Elevator conversations, meal conversations, roundtables and sessions. There is a conversation you are welcomed into everywhere! Director of Instructional Technology

      Amphitheater Public Schools

      The pacing of the roundtables with the presentations was right on. We got some great ideas and contacts that will help our students. Technology Director

      Washington School District

      Good format of alternation speakers and roundtables. Anonymous

      Washoe County School District

      This intimate conference really allows for making connections with other districts. Director of 21st Learning

      Baltimore City Public Schools