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:

Sharing your work with other EdLeader21 Network members is an important part of our professional learning community, especially at the Annual Event. At this year’s virtual event, there are two ways to share your work – at the virtual Portrait to Practice Fair and at member sessions.

Many members have told us they want to share their work at the Annual Event but do not have time to complete the proposal while preparing for the new realities of school this fall. We hear you and have changed the process! Instead of submitting a proposal, complete a simple interest form and let us know you’re interested in participating in the virtual Portrait to Practice Fair and being considered for a member session. 

We will contact you in late August and help you prepare your virtual Portrait to Practice Fair submission and member session, if selected. We are committed to supporting your participation in this virtual event and making the process as easy as possible. 


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