For three days in March (12-15), almost 1,000 edtech leaders will descend on Washington, DC to connect, learn, network, and share solutions.

Starting with an international focus, CoSN/UNESCO Global Symposium will highlight the essential digital-citizenship skills needed by students to be successful in today’s global environment. The one-day program will feature an engaging and interactive format with panelists, keynote speakers, Passport to the World, and Global Ignite sessions seeking answers to questions like:

  • Can technology be used to improve digital citizenship?
  • To what extent is technology providing new challenges to digital citizenship?
  • How should we access information effectively and form good mechanisms to evaluate its accuracy?

CoSN 2018 Exponential Change: Exponential Change: Developing Leadership in the 4th Industrial Revolution begins in earnest on March 13th. More than 130 sessions are available to attendees on topics relating to student data privacy, digital equity, future classroom learning, the role of AI in future learning, emerging technologies and more.

The first general session, Designing Learning in the 4th Industrial Revolution will be a keynote by Tom Vander Ark, noted author, followed by a panel discussion featuring Jonathan Rochelle (aka JR) from Google, Katherine Prince from Knowledgeworks, moderated by Dr. Valerie Truesdale, chief technology officer of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.

@InnovationCentral is not your standard exhibit hall. This year it’s once again sold-out, giving attendees a chance to network with more than 70 edtech companies and product providers.

The closing session, Awesome Adaptation in Exponential Change, features Neil Pasricha, Harvard MBA, New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Awesome, and award-winning blogger. One of the most popular TED speakers in the world, Pasricha is “a pied piper of happiness” who dazzles audiences with ideas and frameworks that skyrocket happiness into the stratosphere. He’ll be drawing on the latest research in happiness to increase individual performance and create a more positive and productive workplace.

About the Author:

Keith Krueger is chief executive officer at CoSN.


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