The EdLeader21 Annual Event is an engaging and inspiring experience exclusively for network member districts to accelerate 21st century learning for every student. It brings together innovative education leaders—like you—to build relationships, share ideas, learn from one another, and plan for the future.

No matter where your district is on the journey of implementing your vision of 21st century learning, participating in the Annual Event will fuel your passion for this work through meaningful interactions with other educators on this same journey.
 
Not an EdLeader21 Network member? Contact Jeff at jeff@battelleforkids.org to learn more and join. 

 



 


This year’s Annual Event is in person on September 27-29 in Houston. 

During the Annual Event, you will...

  • Build and strengthen collaborative relationships with like-minded educators. 
  • Share best practices and stories of innovation, ingenuity, and creativity.
  • Participate in relevant professional learning about implementing your district's vision of 21st century learning.

CDC guidelines and recommendations will be followed to create a safe environment for your professional learning and networking.




Crews

New! To help you build and strengthen collaborative relationships across the EdLeader21 Network, you will be assigned to a networking group—a crew. Each crew will be a mix of job roles and school districts. In addition to time with your district team, your crew will meet once a day to check in with one another, share what you’ve learned, and set a foundation that will allow your connections to continue beyond the Annual Event.

Plenary Sessions

Thought-provoking and innovative presentations from national education leaders. More details coming soon!

Learning Sessions

In these 75-minute sessions, educators share their innovative ideas, strategies, and initiatives around creating and implementing their district’s vision for 21st century education. Learn more about learning sessions. 

Portrait to Practice Expo

Learn how members are implementing their district's vision for 21st century learning—making the Portrait of a Graduate a reality for every student. Innovative stories and artifacts will illustrate how members are putting their Portraits into practice and the impact it has on student learning. Learn more about the Portrait to Practice Expo.

 


 

REGISTRATION

Early Bird Registration: $699 
Standard Registration, starting August 3: $799 
Late Registration, starting September 7: $899 
Registration fees include breakfast and lunch.  
 

Bring a team to the Annual Event! Register a group of 6 or more and automatically receive a 10% discount. Also, as a benefit of being an EdLeader21 Network member, superintendents receive one free registration. 

Maximize the impact of your ESSER funds by bringing an expanded team to engage in professional learning to advance 21st century, deeper learning for every student impacted by the effects of COVID-19. 

Not ready to register with the names of your full team? Let us know how many spots you’d like to reserve and lock in the early bird rate. We’ll reach out closer to the event date for the names of your team members. 

 


 

OPTIONAL LEARNING ACTIVITIES

Thursday, September 29

8 am-1 pm │ NASA Tram Tour at Space Center Houston │ $110 

9 am-12 pm │ Professional Learning at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston │ $50 

 


 

LOCATION

Marriott Marquis Houston 
1777 Walker St.
Houston, TX 77010
$239/night
Room block closes September 5, 2022

Marriot Commitment to Clean

 

 


 

KEY DATES

  • Wednesday, April 13: Registration opens
  • Wednesday, August 3: Standard registration rate begins
  • Monday, September 5: Hotel block closes
  • Wednesday, September 7: Late registration rate begins
  • Tuesday, September 27: Annual Event begins

As we continue to build out the details, information will be shared on:

  • Our Website: Bookmark this page
  • Collaboration Platform for Members: bfk.me/el21
  • Member Twitter account: @EdLeader21

 


 

BE AN ANNUAL EVENT SPONSOR

There is a limited number of sponsorships available to organizations working with schools systems to advance 21st century, deeper learning. As sponsors, you will have multiple opportunities to connect and build relationships with some of the most innovative school district leaders from across the country. Contact Liz at eruble@battelleforkids.org to learn more and become a sponsor. 

sponsorship opportunities

 

 


 

THANK YOU TO OUR EVENT SPONSORS

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QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions about the EdLeader21 Annual Event, please email us at EdLeader21@battelleforkids.org.