Today: CoSN Kicks Off “Bold & Brave” Annual Conference Virtually

Will Redefine Virtual Conference Experience with New EdTech Exchange Exhibit, Speed Networking Events and Live Keynote Speakers

CoSN is kicking off its largest-ever Annual Conference virtually this week — beginning Tuesday, March 2 and running through Thursday, March 4 — garnering over 1,500 registrants. Themed “Bold & Brave,” CoSN2021 will highlight how edtech professionals, teachers, superintendents and other education leaders can improve learning through technology in an equitable way that fosters diversity and inclusion and social-emotional student success.

This year’s Conference programming includes a virtual exhibit experience at EdTech Exchange, unique networking “speed dating” opportunities and live keynote speakers who each have their own take on “Bold & Brave” leadership in today’s digital age. 

“In planning the second-ever virtual CoSN Conference, we had our sights set on a unique, thought-provoking and non-traditional experience,” said Keith Krueger, CEO of CoSN. “During CoSN2021, we will host over 50 sessions, offering attendees the opportunity to do a deep dive into the extraordinary changes in education that took place over the last year, with a focus on continuing to improve learning through technology into the future.”

Throughout CoSN2021, participants can visit exhibitors and sponsors to find innovative resources and solutions at EdTech Exchange and join creative sessions on topics ranging from diversity and digital equity to distance learning and student wellness. On day two, attendees will connect with leading education and technology companies during the Sponsor Speed Networking hour.

The three-day event will showcase live remarks from innovative keynote speakers:

  • On Tuesday, March 2 at 11 a.m. ET, the Main Stage will feature a thought-provoking discussion with Ken Shelton, Chief Education Officer, Elevate Education, as he examines Fostering Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in EdTech.
  • On Wednesday, March 3 at 2:45 p.m. ET, attendees will garner creative ideas to address the changing learning environment during the Bold Leadership for Innovative & Successful Hybrid Learning Main Stage event with Weston Kieschnick, Associate Partner, International Center for Leadership in Education.
  • On Thursday, March 4 at 3 p.m. ET, the Main Stage will feature Mindful Well-Being with closing remarks from social-emotional learning and mindfulness in education expert Meena Srinivasan, Executive Director, Transformative Educational Leadership.

Additional details on CoSN2021, including the full three-day agenda, are available at New pricing is available this year, based on school system size, so that all IT team members can attend for one price.

Keep up with live updates on CoSN’s Twitter and via #cosn2021.

The American Consortium for Equity in Education, publisher of the "Equity & Access" journal, celebrates and connects the educators, associations, community partners and industry leaders who are working to solve problems and create a more equitable environment for historically underserved pre K-12 students throughout the United States.

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