New: Megan Smith, White House CTO, will participate in the opening plenary session!

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CoSN 2016 Annual Conference
April 4-7, 2016 ~ Washington Hilton Hotel

Accelerating Success: Powered by an eLearning Culture

Technology is constantly changing the way students learn and teachers teach. School systems are in the midst of a digital leap, moving away from the traditional into the world of e-learning. The success of this shift depends as much on the people and culture of the system as it does on the technology used. The CoSN 2016 Annual Conference will focus on the ways that school systems can change their organizational cultures, embrace a culture of digital options, and accelerate success.


Opening Plenary Session: How Smart School Systems Are Rethinking Innovation
Monday, April 4, 2016
4:15 pm – 5:45 pm

Innovation is no longer anyone’s job, it’s everyone’s job. Daniel Pink, best-selling author of Drive and A Whole New Mind, kicks off the conversation by providing tips on how to build a culture of innovation. He explains which environments promote innovation—and which stifle it. Join him in a provocative conversation with leading superintendents, as they share how they are applying those lessons and creating an e-Learning culture in their schools.


megan_smith_WHCTOPink will be joined by Megan Smith, U.S. Chief Technology Officer in the Office of Science and Technology Policy. Appointed by President Barack Obama in September 2014, Smith serves as an assistant to the President and focuses on the intersecting roles of technology policy, data, and innovation. Megan Smith is an award-winning entrepreneur, engineer, and tech evangelist. She most recently served as a Vice President at Google, first leading New Business Development and later serving as a VP in the leadership team at Google[x].


  • Moderator, Deb Delisle, Executive Director & CEO, ASCD


  • Darryl Adams, Superintendent, Coachella Valley Unified School District, CA
  • David Schuler, President, AASA and Superintendent, High School District 214, IL

Want to see what happened last year? View the CoSN 2015 Printed Program.