Virtual | October 13–14, 2020 | Free this year for EdLeader21 Network members!

The EdLeader21 Annual Event is the largest and most engaging gathering of the network’s 200+ member districts, bringing together like-minded education leaders from across the country to connect with one another, learn together, and lift each other up. 

The Annual Event is open to EdLeader21 Network members. Not a member? Contact Jill at to learn more and join.

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Community is what makes the EdLeader21 Network special. That’s why we’re making this year’s virtual Annual Event completely about members connecting with one another— to share our stories of innovation, ingenuity, and creativity and to collaborate as a professional learning network!

For the first time ever, registration to the Annual Event is free for everyone in EdLeader21 member districts.

We’re also changing the Annual Event date to October 13-14 to give you time to fully focus on the fall learning experience.

In addition, we will provide all Annual Event sessions, content, and collateral to every person who registers so these resources can be used throughout the school year for building capacity in your district. 

  • New date! October 13-14, 2020

  • Free registration for everyone in our EdLeader21 member districts

  • The virtual experience will be a whole new kind of engagement and interaction—with  new ways to connect through job-alike discussions and members sharing Portrait to Practice Fair artifacts 

  • All Annual Event sessions, content, and collateral will be provided to every person who registers so these resources can be used throughout the school year for building capacity within the district

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

  • All event information is posted here: 

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 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