The EdLeader21 Annual Event is an engaging and inspiring experience exclusively for network member districts to accelerate 21st-century learning for every student. It brings together innovative education leaders—like you—to build relationships, share ideas, learn from one another, and plan for the future.

During the Annual Event, you will...

  • Build and strengthen collaborative relationships with like-minded educators. 
  • Share best practices and stories of innovation, ingenuity, and creativity.
  • Participate in relevant professional learning about implementing your district's vision of 21st century learning.

No matter where your district is on the journey of implementing your vision of 21st-century learning, participating in the Annual Event will fuel your passion for this work through meaningful interactions with other educators on this same journey.

 Not an EdLeader21 Network member? Contact Jeff at jeff@battelleforkids.org to learn more and join. 



 KEY DATES

  • Wednesday, February 8: Call for Proposals opens
  • Wednesday, March 29: Call for Proposals closes
  • Week of April 24: Presenters Notified
  • Wednesday, May 31: Deadline to accept offer to present
  • Wednesday, April 12: Registration opens
  • Wednesday, August 2: Standard registration rate begins
  • Tuesday, September 5: Hotel block closes
  • Wednesday, September 6: Late registration rate begins
  • Wednesday, September 27: Annual Event begins

As we continue to build out the details, information will be shared on:

  • Our Website: Bookmark this page
  • Our Networks Mobile App
  • Collaboration Platform for Members: bfk.me/el21
  • Member Twitter hashtag: #EdLeader21Network

 



Relive the 2022 Annual Event in Houston and plan to join us in St. Louis September 27-29, 2023!

view the 2022 program

read the pre-event blog

read the day 1 recap blog

read the day 2 recap blog

 


 

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

Plenary Sessions

Thought-provoking and innovative presentations from national education leaders. More details coming soon!

Learning Sessions

In these sessions, educators share their innovative ideas, strategies, and initiatives around creating and implementing their district’s vision for 21st century education. Learn more about learning sessions. 

Portrait to Practice Expo

Learn how members are implementing their district's vision for 21st century learning—making the Portrait of a Graduate a reality for every student. Innovative stories and artifacts will illustrate how members are putting their Portraits into practice and the impact it has on student learning. Learn more about the Portrait to Practice Expo. 

see an example Portrait to Practice submission

 


 

REGISTRATION

Registration for the 2023 Annual Event will begin on April 12, 2023. Watch for details in your email inbox!

Early Bird Registration: $699 (Apr. 12-Aug. 1, 2023)
Standard Registration, starting August 3: $799 (Aug. 2-Sept. 5, 2023)
Late Registration, starting September 7: $899 (Sept. 6-Event Date, 2023)
Registration fees include breakfast and lunch.  
 

Bring a team to the Annual Event! Register a group of 6 or more and automatically receive a 10% discount. Also, as a benefit of being an EdLeader21 Network member, superintendents receive one free registration. 

Maximize the impact of your ESSER funds by bringing an expanded team to engage in professional learning to advance 21st century, deeper learning for every student. 

Not ready to register with the names of your full team? Let us know how many spots you’d like to reserve and lock in the early bird rate. We’ll reach out closer to the event date for the names of your team members.



 

LOCATION

Marriott St. Louis Grand 
800 Washington Ave. 
St. Louis, MO 63101

Room Rate: $199/night | Room Block Closes: Sept. 5, 2023

Marriot Commitment to Clean

 


 

 

BE AN ANNUAL EVENT SPONSOR

There is a limited number of sponsorships available to organizations working with schools systems to advance 21st century, deeper learning. As sponsors, you will have multiple opportunities to connect and build relationships with some of the most innovative school district leaders from across the country. Contact Liz at eruble@battelleforkids.org to learn more and become a sponsor. 

sponsorship opportunities

 


 

THANK YOU TO OUR EVENT SPONSORS

Partner:

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QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions about the EdLeader21 Annual Event, please email us at EdLeader21@battelleforkids.org.