Virtual | September 28–30, 2020

EdLeader21 is the national network of Battelle for Kids dedicated to advancing 21st century education. The Annual Event is open to EdLeader21 Network members. 

Not a member? Learn more! Please contact Jill at


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We can't wait to connect with you September 28–30! This is the largest and most engaging experience that brings together like-minded education leaders from across the country to network, share ideas, learn from one another, and plan for the future.

There are so many stories of innovation, ingenuity, and creativity—talk about 21st century learning in practice.  We'll continue to find innovative ways to collaborate as a professional learning network this year!


  • This year, the Annual Event is an innovative virtual experience for all EdLeader21 Network members: September 28–30.  

  • It will be a whole new kind of engagement and interaction—with  new ways to learn  together and  share our work.  A  virtual engagement will allow  you  to connect  with even more members across the country!   

  • Our keynote speakers and education partners (including Dr. Pedro Noguera) are excited to be a part of our virtual  experience.  

  • As we continue to build out the details, we will post information  for network members here:  

Here is what you will still be able to do this fall during our fully virtual Annual Event:

During the virtual experience September 28–30, you can share your work and inspire other members on the same journey.

Member Sessions 

The proposal process for member sessions has been simplified this year. Instead of completing a separate form, you'll complete a Portrait to Practice Fair proposal to be considered for a member session. A limited number of school systems who submit a Portrait to Practice proposal will be selected for a member session.  

This year, the Portrait to Practice Fair will be an interactive, virtual exhibit hall where members can showcase examples of what it looks like when the Portrait of a Graduate becomes a reality for students.

For your proposal, you will be asked to submit artifacts representing three components – Portrait of a Graduate, Implementation, and Student Learning – along with brief descriptions of each artifact.  


There is power in a network. Our national network—with more than 200 members —unites visionary leaders across the nation dedicated to 21st century education. During the Annual Event, you can connect with colleagues from across the country to share successes and common challenges, while growing your personal network. 

There is plenty to be inspired by at this year’s Annual Event. Get a front row seat to thought-provoking sessions featuring the work of member school systems as well as leading experts in the field.  

Event Highlights

Keynote Speaker


Be a Sponsor

Through this year’s fully immersive virtual event, you'll have even greater opportunities to connect and establish relationships with some of the most innovative school systems across the country.

For more info about sponsoring the EdLeader21 Annual Event, please contact Kat at



If you have any questions about this year's virtual experience, please contact Erin at