2024 Spring CIO Congress

Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, Carlsbad, CA
March 24th
- 26th

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About The Program

The 2024 Spring CIO Congress, themed ‘Leading the Way: Empowering Tomorrow’s Learners in the Digital Age of Education,’ is tailored for technology leaders at the director level and above. This exclusive gathering invites tech leaders to engage in forward-thinking discussions, networking, and collaborative exploration of transformative topics within the realm of educational technology.

What to Expect:

Dive into strategic discussions on cutting-edge technology leadership. Participate in sessions crafted to foster deep conversations on pressing challenges, sharing insights that contribute to the ongoing digital transformation of educational technology environments.

Connect with fellow technology leaders dedicated to fostering innovative tech solutions. This congress provides a unique space for high-level networking, creating opportunities to establish valuable professional relationships extending beyond the event.

Explore practical solutions to the real-world challenges faced by leaders in special education. Benefit from the collective wisdom of experienced professionals as you collectively address issues such as curriculum design, staffing shortages, and the integration of innovative technologies in the pursuit of enhanced student outcomes.

Your VIP pass to the Spring CIO Congress is not just an event entry; it’s an investment in your professional growth and a leap toward shaping the future of educational technology, ensuring that every student benefits from a seamlessly integrated and technologically advanced learning experience.

Topics Of Discussion

This workshop aims to demystify the process of crafting an effective IT Disaster Recovery Plan by breaking it down into three straightforward steps. Participants will discover an easy-to-follow methodology to create, implement, and maintain a robust recovery plan.
Post-pandemic technology fatigue has changed how we meet the needs of our diverse staff. Wenatchee School District will show one model that has been successful in engaging with staff to learn the tools they need in the classroom. Using an LMS and self-paced courses that offer state clock hours, Wenatchee can train new staff on various topics and tools. These asynchronous courses are updated yearly as tools and products change. During the session, Ron will show the courses, content, and overall concept of managing and leveraging this type of training with every diverse staff.
In this interactive session, we will explore real-world narratives and scholarly insights that underscore the shared commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in both academic and technological spheres. Through thoughtful discourse and analysis, we will uncover strategies that transcend disciplinary boundaries, fostering an environment where every voice, irrespective of its academic or technological origin, is meaningfully acknowledged. This session, grounded in academic principles, invites participants to engage in discussions and reflective exercises, extracting tangible takeaways that can be applied authentically in both academic and technology domains.
“-Discuss how technology, business, and marketing leaders can collaborate to drive digital transformation initiatives. -Share experiences and best practices in implementing transformative technologies like artificial intelligence, blockchain, low-code and no-code approaches. -Explore the challenges and opportunities digital transformation presents and identify effective change management strategies.”

This discussion illuminates effective strategies and innovative approaches for seamlessly integrating technology into the curriculum, fostering personalized learning, and ensuring the success of a 1:1 program tailored to meet the evolving needs of students in the digital age.

Empower parents in navigating the digital landscape with insights from “Cybersecurity Awareness for Parents: Protecting Your Student’s Personal Data.” This crucial discussion provides practical tips and resources, equipping parents to safeguard their children’s online presence by fostering awareness and understanding of cybersecurity measures. Learn how to protect personal data, ensuring a secure and responsible digital environment for students in today’s technology-driven world.

Uncover practical insights and strategic approaches in the realm of “Optimizing K-12 Tech Budgets: Strategies for Doing More with Less.” This discussion explores innovative methods to maximize the impact of technology investments, offering valuable guidance on resource allocation, cost-effective solutions, and informed decision-making. Learn how to navigate financial constraints while enhancing the overall tech infrastructure within K-12 settings, ensuring efficient utilization of resources for optimal educational outcomes.

Overall Experience
RTM Staff Rating
Value of time OOO

87.17% 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.

Evan Abramson
Director of Innovation and Technology,
Morris Union Jointure Commission
Allison Reid
Senior Director, Digital Learning & Libraries,
Wake County Public School System
Phil Hintz
Chief Technology Officer,
Niles Township High School District 219
Robert Pelayo
Sr. ERP Project Director, School Management Systems,
Los Angeles Unified School District
Marlo Gaddis
Chief Technology Officer,
Wake County Public School System


Evan Abramson
Director of Innovation and Technology,
Morris Union Jointure Commission
Aaron Alonzo
Director of Information Technology Services Delivery,
San Antonio Independent School District
Ron Brown
Assistant Executive Director of Technology and Innovation,
Wenatchee School District
Dr. Jennifer Burks
Associate Superintendent of Technology and Innovation,
Poway Unified School District
Tony Campbell
Director of Learning and Innovation,
Washington County School District
Enid Flynn
Director of Assessment and Instructional Technology,
Richland School District
Joshua Holmes
Director of Networking, Information and Data Systems,
Fullerton School District
Eddie Pallanes
Director of Information Services,
Crane Elementary District
Robert Pelayo
Sr. ERP Project Director, School Management Systems,
Los Angeles Unified School District

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 Session/Business Meeting

3:35 pm - 3:15 pm

Afternoon Refreshments & Networking

3:15 pm - 5:45 pm

Strategy Sessions/Business Meetings/Roundtable 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

Monday Morning Opening Session

9:00 am - 10:30 am

Strategy Sessions/Business Meetings

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Morning Refreshments & Networking

11:00 am - 11:45 am

Strategy Sessions/Business Meetings

11:45 am - 12:30 pm

Workshop/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 & 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 & Networking

8:20 am - 9:05 am


9:10 am - 9:55 am


10:05 am - 11:05 am

Strategy Sessions/Business Meetings

11:15 am - 12:00 pm

Closing Keynote Panel

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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

Director of Information Technology and Operations
Township of Union Public Schools, NJ

I attend many technology summits, conference, workshops, etc. But this has been both an exceptional learning and networking event. The logistics of everything was done very well and the RTM team were on top of everything. I highly recommend this event to anyone.

Executive Director of IT Services
Oklahoma City Public Schools, OK

Participating in the RTM as a technology leader was an enlightening experience. This event proved to be the perfect platform for connecting with top-tier EdTech companies, enabling us to explore the latest advancements in educational technology. The insights gained from expert speakers and fellow CIOs will be instrumental in shaping our district's tech strategy.

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