Header SETDA's Emerging Technologies Leadership Forum 2018 June 22-25 in Chicago, IL

Attendee Key

purple_button20X20 State Members

Platinum_button-1 Platinum Partner

gold_button Gold Partner

Affiliate_button_A Affiliates

green_button_E1-20x20 Emerging Partner, Year 1

green_button_E2_20X20 Emerging Partner, Year 2

light_blue Channel Partner

red_button Event Sponsor

multicolored_button Everyone can attend

State Members may attend every activity except the Corporate PD sessions.

Sponsorship Opportunities

SETDA offers organizations and companies  sponsorship opportunities  at our in person events. To learn more review the SETDA Emerging Technologies Sponsorship Opportunities and contact Melissa Greene at mgreene@setda.org or 202-715-6636 x703.

Hotel Reservation Information

The ET Leadership Forum takes place at:
151 E Wacker Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60601
Phone: 312-565-1234

The SETDA housing block is open. Rate: $245/night. Reservation Deadline: March 22, 2018 (click HERE to book room).

If you have any questions about the process or need assistance please contact tdaniels@setda.org.

2018 ET Leadership Forum & Annual Business Meeting Agenda

Meeting Location:
Chicago, IL

Friday, June 22, 2018

8:00 am – 11:30 am

  • Board Meeting (SETDA board members only) 

11:30 – 1:00 pm

  • Preconference Focus Groups

1:00 – 6:00 pm

  • ET Forum Registration multicolored_button

1:00 – 2:30 pm

  • SETDA Membership Leadership Meeting & ESSA Updates purple_button20X20Affiliate_button_A
    • During this meeting, SETDA members will have the opportunity to receive ESSA updates, connect with leaders with similar roles and share state initiatives. d

2:30 – 2:45 pm


2:45 – 4:15 pm 

  • Platinum Focus Groups  purple_button20X20Affiliate_button_A

4:15 – 4:30 pm


4:30 – 5:30 pm

  • Speed Meeting/Content Session Round #1 (5 companies)purple_button20X20Affiliate_button_A

5:30 – 7:30 pm

  • Product Showcase and Reception multicolored_button

Saturday, June 23, 2018

7:30 am – 2:00 pm

  • ET Forum Registration multicolored_button

7:30 – 8:30 am

  • Breakfast: New Digital Learning Resources multicolored_button

8:30 – 8:45 am


8:45 – 9:45 am

  • State R & D Focus Group Session I (open to state members only) purple_button20X20Affiliate_button_A
  • Concurrent Corporate PD: Federal Policy Update (open to all corporate partners)Platinum_button-1gold_button
    • Facilitator: Dr. Tracy Weeks, Executive Director, SETDA

8:45 – 3:30 pm

  • Emerging Private Sector Partners Workshop (working lunch provided)(Emerging Partners Only)
    • Professional Learning sessions conducted by Channel Partners green_button_E1-20x20green_button_E2_20X20

10:00 – 11:00 am

  • State R & D Focus Group Session II (open to state members only) purple_button20X20Affiliate_button_A
  • Concurrent Corporate PD: Digital Instructional Materials Platinum_button-1gold_button
    • Facilitator: Christine Fox, Deputy Executive Director, SETDA

11:15 – 12:15 pm

  • State R & D Focus Group Session III (open to state members only) purple_button20X20Affiliate_button_A
  • Concurrent Corporate PD: Accessibility of Content (Websites, Tools and Documents) Platinum_button-1gold_button
    • Cynthia Currey, Director, AEM Center

12:15 – 1:45 pm

  • Birds of a Feather Luncheon multicolored_button –  These sessions provide state and affiliate leaders the opportunity to share highlights of state initiatives and to learn from each other. Topics:
    • Innovative Learning Opportunities
      Presenters will share examples of highly effective digital learning implementation which may include state/school or district digital learning programs, examples of competency based learning examples, STEM programs.
    • Shifting to Digital Instructional Materials
      Presenters will share examples of how they have addressed issues related to the shift to digital materials including access to quality content, interoperability for effective instruction, accessibility considerations, and student data privacy.
    • Effective Infrastructure for Learning
      Presenters will share examples of how their state is working to provide seamless, high-speed broadband access for all students. Specific topics may include broadband infrastructure, wireless infrastructure, maximizing E-rate, supporting out of school access options and/or device access initiatives.
    • Educator Effectiveness in the Digital Age
      Presenters will share examples of state lead or state partnered professional learning opportunities. Presentations may include examples of statewide professional learning initiatives, state partnership to support digital learning, state grant programs that include professional development or examples of leveraging Title IIA or Title IVA funding to support digital learning implementation.

1:50 – 2:50 pm

  • Speed Meeting/Content Session Round #1 purple_button20X20Affiliate_button_A

2:50 – 3:00 pm


3:00 – 4:30 pm

  • Platinum Focus Group Session II purple_button20X20Affiliate_button_A

4:30 – 5:30 pm

  • EdCamp Style Sessions – States Sharing multicolored_button
    • A variety of sessions will be available driven by state leaders interests and needs. Topics may include (but are not limited to) digital learning programs, accessibility, infrastructure, E-rate, professional learning, pre-service teachers, student data privacy and interoperability.

5:15 pm

  • Dinner on Your Own

7:00 – 9:00 pm

  • Social Networking Event

Sunday, June 24, 2018

7:30 – 8:15 am

  • Networking Breakfast (All Emerging and PSP invited) multicolored_button

8:15 – 9:15 am 

  • Emerging Partners Lightning Round Presentations (State Leaders, Gold & Platinum PSP invited to attend) multicolored_button

9:15 am – 10:30 am

  • Emerging Partners Tabletop Showcase Reception (State Leaders, Gold & Platinum PSP invited to attend) multicolored_button

10:30 am – 10:45 am 


10:45 am – 2:30 pm (with working lunch) 

  • Solution Sessions (These sessions will provide the opportunity for state leaders to engage in dialogue regarding areas of mutual interest. States with multiple attendees are encouraged to connect with their state colleagues so that individuals from the same state attend different session. These sessions will offer Affiliates the opportunity to connect with one another.purple_button20X20Affiliate_button_A Platinum_button-1
    • State Education Interoperability Leadership: Leveraging Data for Academic Excellence
    • Digital Equity in Education Solution Session
    • Cyber Security Focus Group
      • State leaders will have the opportunity to obtain resources and share best practices related to support schools and districts to help decrease cyber-attack vulnerabilities and support best practices.

2:30 – 4:00  

  • Annual Business Meeting and States Sharing purple_button20X20

4:00 – 4:45 pm 

  • Board of Directors Meeting (SETDA Board members only)

7:00 – 8:30 pm

  • State Members Dinner (meet in hotel lobby) purple_button20X20Affiliate_button_A

Monday, June 25, 2018

State Members Only purple_button20X20Affiliate_button_A

7:30 – 8:15 am

  • Continental Breakfast and Committee Meetings purple_button20X20Affiliate_button_A

8:15 – 10:00 am

  • Office of Educational Technology, U.S. Department of Education (ED) Discussion Sessionpurple_button20X20Affiliate_button_A

10:00 – 10:15 am


10:15 – 12:00 pm

  • Federal State Dialogue: Federal Communications Commission (invited)  purple_button20X20Affiliate_button_A

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