CoSN Annual Conference. 2024 theme of "Leading for Innovation at Warp Speed."

A Quick Guide to the 2024 CoSN Annual Conference

The CoSN (Consortium for School Networking) 2024 Annual Conference takes place from April 8-10 at the Intercontinental Miami, providing yet another opportunity for attendees to network, share, and learn from one another, and, of course, discover the latest innovations in the edtech space. This year’s theme is “Leading for Innovation at Warp Speed,” and the conference agenda foretells three days of value-added activities for school district IT leaders.  

As you look to build out your schedule over the three days of the CoSN Annual Conference, below, please find a few suggestions from your friends at Lightspeed Systems

CoSN Annual Conference. 2024 theme of "Leading for Innovation at Warp Speed."

Stop by and Visit with Lightspeed Systems at Booth #7

The Lightspeed Systems contingent for CoSN 2024 will be centered around the company’s booth, number 7. In addition to stopping by and examining Lightspeed Systems product suite of industry-leading edtech solutions, we invite you to discuss The K-12 Privacy Policy Guide: How to Quickly Spot Red Flags eBook, newly produced in collaboration with the Public Interest Privacy Center (PIPC). This newly developed resource helps educators quickly discover issues in privacy policies that would likely restrict an edtech application from being used with students. 

Teaming for Transformation Summit: Generative AI Readiness

Sponsored by Lightspeed Systems and Adobe Express for Education, this session, bright and early at 8:00 am on Tuesday, April 9, requires pre-registration. So, if you’re lucky enough to have tickets for you and your team, you’re in for a rousing session. 

This collaborative learning experience will be a dynamic event designed around the topic of artificial intelligence for superintendents and their key team members, including CIO, CTO, CAO, and other leaders. This summit will serve as a gateway to the latest resources and insights on generative AI, allowing you to equip your district with the knowledge and strategies needed to harness the power of AI for safe and effective learning. 

Bonus: Breakfast is included! 

CoSN annual conference. Lightspeed Systems' breakout session,

Charting the Course: A Post-ESSER Roadmap to Optimizing Edtech ROI

On Tuesday, April 9, be sure to catch the breakout session, “Charting the Course: A Post-ESSER Roadmap to Optimizing Edtech ROI,” running from 11:45 am to 12:30 pm, in the Merrick I meeting room. That session will be facilitated by David Din, Chief Information Officer at Virginia Beach City Public Schools, and Craig Chanoff, Chief Revenue Officer at Lightspeed Systems.  

To make confident technology decisions at warp speed, particularly when facing budget reductions, you need tools and processes at the ready, with real-time analytics and complete visibility. Virginia Beach will share their strategy to ensure technology value (ROI) and privacy alignment, to tackle challenging state budget realities with a focus on optimizing investments for student success. 

CTO Forum

Sponsored by Lightspeed Systems, ClassLink, Zayo, and Charter Communications/Spectrum Enterprise, this is another session that requires pre-registration, and it also is sold out.  

This year’s CTO Forum is scheduled for Wednesday, April 10, 8:00-10:00 am, and will explore social media in K-12 education, and discussions will center on progress toward K-12 institutions’ dedicated verification and reporting processes from various social media platforms. This interactive session will allow participants to share best practices and learn from colleagues through rich discussion. Education roles of superintendent, head of curriculum, technology, finance, or a building leader should definitely mark this session on their schedules.  

The CoSN Annual Conference is one of the “can’t miss” events of every year. With this #CoSN2024 titled, “Leading for Innovation at Warp Speed,” this year’s conference is shaping up to deliver valuable returns!