2024 Summer K-12 Leadership Symposium

Renaissance Dallas Addison Hotel, TX
June 9th
- 11th

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About The Program

Join us for the Summer K-12 Leadership Symposium, where K12 district leaders from both general academic and technology departments come together to delve into the dynamic realm of K12 edtech. Guided by the theme, “Reigniting the Flame: Overcoming Public Apathy in Education for a Collective Commitment to Learning Success,” this program is designed to tackle the hottest topics and significant challenges in K12 edtech. From addressing staff shortages and chronic absenteeism to ensuring the online safety of our students, this forum aims to provide insights and solutions. The sessions will be interactive and engaging, fostering an environment where you are encouraged to share your knowledge and challenges, creating a space for collaborative problem-solving and knowledge exchange.

Topics Of Discussion

Spark enthusiasm for reading and writing among all students, utilizing contemporary methods to enhance their involvement and interest.

Explore the power of data analytics to make informed decisions, optimizing educational strategies for better student outcomes.

Foster a supportive environment by integrating social and emotional learning, empowering both students and staff for holistic growth.

Discover practical ways to incorporate artificial intelligence seamlessly into the classroom, enhancing the learning experience for students.

Navigate the digital landscape with insights into ensuring the online safety of students, emphasizing privacy, security, and responsible digital citizenship.

Implement effective strategies to tackle staff shortages and chronic absenteeism, ensuring a stable and supportive learning environment.

Dive into the world of augmented and virtual reality to create immersive learning experiences, captivating students and enhancing educational content.

Explore actionable steps to bridge achievement gaps and promote equity in education, fostering an inclusive learning environment for all.

Overall Experience
RTM Staff Rating
Value of time OOO

88.23% of delegates said this is the best event they’ve attended all year

Keynote Speakers

A dynamic roster of keynote speakers drives innovation at our congress events. Discover thought leaders and game-changers whose invaluable insights foster growth and excellence in each of our delegates.

Dr. Rick Surrency
Putnam County School District
Marlo Gaddis
Former CTO and CEO of Gaddis Education Consulting,


Mcdeny Alcantara
Senior Director of Ditrict Support & Customer Service,
Arlington Independent School District
Patricia Brown
Information Technology Director,
Connie Cha
Director of Expanded Learning Programs,
Fresno Unified School District
Derrick Conley
Assistant Superintendent,
Pine Tree Independent School District
Cody Fernandez
Executive Director of Secondary Multilingual Education,
Austin ISD
Randy Heath
Associate Superintendent of Learning Supports,
Kent School District
Katy Phinney
Coordinating Director, Early Childhood Services,
Richardson Independent School District
Adam Rogers
Director of Technology Services,
Oklahoma State School Boards Association
Crystal Romero-Mueller
School Support Officer,
Tomball ISD

The Schedule

10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Event Registration

12:20 pm - 1:20 pm

Opening Keynote

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Strategy Sessions/Business Meetings

3:15 pm - 3:35 pm

Afternoon Refreshments and Networking

3:35 pm - 5:45 pm

Strategy Sessions/Business Meetings/Roundtables Discussions/Workshops

5:45 pm - 6:45 pm

Free Time

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Welcome Drinks and Dinner

7:00 am - 8:00 am

Networking Breakfast

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Morning Keynote/Panel Session

9:00 am - 10:30 am

Strategy Sessions/Business Meetings

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Morning Refreshments and Networking

11:00 am - 11:45 am

Strategy Sessions/Business Meetings

11:45 am - 12:30 pm

Workshops/Roundtable Discussions

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Networking Luncheon

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Roundtables/Business Meetings/Workshops

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Afternoon Refreshments and Networking

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Strategy Sessions/Business Meetings

5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Leadership Talk

5:45 pm - 6:45 pm

Free Time

6:45 pm - 8:30 pm

Networking Drinks and Dinner

8:00 am - 8:15 am

Morning Refreshments and Networking

8:20 am - 9:05 am

Workshops/Roundtable Discussions

9:10 am - 9:55 am


10:05 am - 11:05 am

Strategy Sessions/Business Meetings

11:15 am - 12:00 pm

Closing Session

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Our Commitments to You

Maximized Networking Opportunities

Cultivate meaningful relationships with peers and thought leaders via networking opportunities and functions, strategically designed and planned by our team ahead of the event.

A personal, customized itinerary

Participants customize their schedule by selecting from various sessions, tracks and private meetings that align specifically with their business needs and goals.

Exclusive qualified attendance

In order to facilitate the most optimal networking and meeting opportunities, participation is invitation only and strictly limited to Senior Level Administrators & Executives.

return on time and objective

Your time and the objectives you have set are our top priority. We strive to facilitate the right meetings and introductions to ensure your time with us is being justified with real value.

Delegate Testimonials

Erin Edwards
Director of Advanced Learning, Winston Salem Forsyth County, NC

"I have never attended an event that organically allowed for collaboration and networking like RTM. The conversations and learning opportunities are invaluable. I have new perspectives and ideas to take back to my district. I have felt valued and supported- thank you!"

Mary Brown
Assistant Superintendent of Finance, Hallsville ISD, TX

It has been a great experience & opportunity to have time set aside, specific to my district’s needs, to visit one-on-one with solution providers. RTM does a fantastic job in matching districts with those relevant solution providers to make my time spent here valuable and worthwhile. Thank you for providing me with this networking opportunity!

Bill Bass
Coordinator of Innovation, Parkway School District, MO

At this year's RTM meeting in San Diego, I appreciated the connections and inspiration that happens when leaders come together to learn and problem solved around some of the challenges that we are trying to address in public education.

Luann Hughes
Senior Executive Director of Technology - Rockwall ISD, Texas

The combination of informative sessions, networking activities, and personalized meetings with vendors make RTM conferences so very beneficial to educational leaders.

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