Special Events

CoSN hosts a series of special networking events for attendees throughout the conference for eligible attendees. Most of these sessions cost an additional registration fee, and are not included in the Annual Conference registration. You must be registered for the CoSN2022 in order to participate. Events can be added to your existing registration at any time using the instructions in your confirmation email. If you need assistance, contact registration@cosn.org.

State Chapters Leaders Meeting

Sunday, April 10
1:00pm – 4:30pm ET

At each Annual Conference, CoSN facilitates a discussion for Chapter Leaders. Topics focus on how to be successful at member recruitment/retention to sharing effective practices for events and CTO clinics. Open to CoSN chapter leadership only.

Large District Summit

Sunday, April 10
1:00pm – 5:00pm ET
Free for members, $99 for nonmembers

Large school districts face unique challenges – and CoSN is working with large district leaders to provide the resources necessary to meet these challenges successfully. Our Large District Summit brings together district teams for a half-day pre-conference session and an online 90-minute discussion session a month later. This event provides a chance to network, problem-solve, discuss, learn and create resources to use when you return to work. Registered participants will preselect the topics in advance of the in-person meeting. Participants will also have long-term access to session discussion notes and resources. Furthermore, CoSN will produce a public podcast and blog post highlighting the topics and work following the sessions. Lunch will be provided. Limited to district leaders from large and mega-large districts with at least 15,000 students. Company participants are limited to event sponsors only.

The Network Meetup: Brought to you by CoSN’s Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee

Monday, April 11
1:00pm – 2:00pm ET
Free for all attendees

Join “the network” at this free meetup by participating in facilitated small group discussions focused on topics related to supporting diversity in school districts. Topics will include:

  • Diversifying Your Hiring Practices
  • What Does “Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Accessibility” Mean in Practice?
  • Creating Pathways for Diversity across the Continuum of a Career
  • Creating Inclusive Meetings to Produce Results That Value Differences
  • Allyship: Moving from Awareness to Action
  • How Do I Advance in My Career? Where Do I Start?

Advocacy Networking Event

Monday, April 11
6:00pm – 7:30pm ET
$125 until 3/31/2022, $150 until 4/11/2022

Cocktail and networking event featuring live entertainment!

CETL Dinner

Wednesday, April 13
Time TBD

Join CETLs from all of over the country for a networking dinner/reception.  The dinner will take place at a downtown Nashville location (TBD) and will provide a unique opportunity for you to interact with peers, network, and celebrate the accomplishments of the past year.  The dinner will start at 7 pm on Wednesday, April 13. 

Open to CoSN CETLs only.

CETL Summit

Thursday, April 14
8:00am – 12:00pm ET

The CETL Summit will be an in-depth, interactive and dynamic problem-solving session.  The morning will start with breakfast and an engaging keynote speaker.  After the keynote, CETLs will engage in real-time problem solving and brainstorming with other CETLs from all over the country, about topics that matter to you.  This half-day session provides CETLs the opportunity to engage, network, and learn from peers.  The half day session will start at 8 am on Thursday, April 14 and go until noon.

Open to CoSN CETLs only.

School Site Visit

Thursday, April 14
8:00am – 12:00pm ET
$125 until 3/31/2022, $150 until 4/11/2022

Tour of Innovative Technology Use at Metro Nashville Public Schools (optional airport dropoff ~noon) Visit two exceptional schools in the Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) with your CoSN conference colleagues. With the tech landscape growing in Nashville, MNPS is investing heavily in technology, programs and students to build the next generation of the workforce for our growing and changing city. First, we will visit John Overton High School, which recently completed a three-year multi-million-dollar renovation to upgrade the entire 14-acre campus. Throughout their time at Overton, students are given opportunities to work with business partners to gain real-world experience through Career Academy programs, including Information Technology, Engineering, Health Science, Music Performance and Event Marketing. Then we will go to John B. Whitsitt Elementary School to observe and explore a STEAM Magnet school with a concentration on environmental engineering.

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