2024 Fall CIO Congress

Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate, Florida
October 6th
- 8th

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About The Program

The Fall CIO Congress assembles technology leaders from K12 Public School Districts, offering two and a half days of networking, insightful content sessions, and personalized meetings with solution providers. Embracing the theme of “Building Future-Ready Schools: Integrating Education and Technology for Safe and Innovative Learning Environments,” our discussions span topics from data privacy and security to inspiring students to emerge as future technology leaders. This event is a unique opportunity for the exchange of knowledge and collaborative problem-solving, fostering a dynamic community of educational technology enthusiasts.

Topics Of Discussion

Learn how Lawrence Public Schools has taken local action to address some of the most pressing issues facing schools today – the “homework gap” and school district general fund spending, all while enhancing equitable access to learning for students across the district. Through careful planning and coordination with local government and funding sources, USD 497 has installed a private fiber network ring to connect all its school buildings. Learn how, through this project, the district will save substantial dollars in general fund spending on internet services, build equity across the district to bridge the digital divide and increase learning opportunities, and create capacity to expand free and CIPA-compliant Wi-Fi to students throughout the district outside the school day through establishment of LTE access points on the district’s private fiber network.

Optimizing and reducing technology funding for education requires careful planning and consideration to ensure that resources are used efficiently while still providing valuable instructional technology tools and resources for both students and educators. In this session, we will explore a range of strategies that districts can employ to achieve a balance between providing innovative technological solutions and making fiscally responsible decisions. We will discuss strategies to review and optimize technology spending by using effective tools and resources to make data driven decisions. This session will be both informative and interactive.

Data Privacy and Cybersecurity are often considered to be one and the same. And while it is true that mitigation plans for each often converge, they are two very necessary and unique, but complementary components in a Cyber Safety practice.

Many of the considerations that go into planning for one may be present in the other, but while Data Privacy is more about Stewardship, Cybersecurity is more about Defense.

Students are our number one priority. As leaders, we want to see all students strive to be their best and find their passions. To support students interested in the field of technology, learn how your Technology Team can inspire students to explore a career in technology. Participants in this session will learn how school districts can build a pipeline of options to inspire students to find a love for technology driven careers. Special focus will be given to note how positive mentorship can help girls see how their innovative ideas can lead to limitless opportunities in technology careers. 

Overall Experience
RTM Staff Rating
Value of time OOO

81.39% of delegates said this is the best event they’ve attended all year

Past Keynote Speaker

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.

Addison Davis
Former Superintendent,
Hillsborough County Public Schools

Past and Present Honorary Speakers

Evan Abramson
Director of Innovation and Technology,
Morris Union Jointure Commission
Amber Godfrey
Chief Technology Officer,
Beaufort County Schools
Amy Jaeckel
Executive Director of Technology and Information,
Green Bay Area School District
Fran Kompar
Director of Digital Learning,
Wilton School District
Dr. Jason Kotch
Director of Innovation & Technology,
Avon Grove SD
Rod Mack
Chief Technology Officer,
Indian Prairie School District 204
Larry Parece
Director of Technology,
West Clermont School District
Prakash Patel
Director of Innovation & Technology,
Upper Dublin School District
Joseph Sousa
Director of Technology,
Regional School District 10

The Schedule

10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Event Registration

12:20 pm - 1:20 pm

Opening Keynote

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm

Strategy Sessions/Business Meetings

3:15 pm - 3:35 pm

Afternoon Refreshments & Networking

3:35 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 Reception & 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 & 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 & Networking

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Strategy Sessions/Business Meetings

5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Closing Day Keynote

5:45 pm - 6:45 pm

Free Time

6:45 pm - 8:30 pm

Networking Reception & Dinner

8:00 am - 8:15 am

Morning Refreshments & 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 Keynote

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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

Susan Gaboriau
Program Manager of Technology Integration, Putnam County School District (FL)

RTM always puts on a great conference! Every detail is well thought out and planned. The presenters are very knowledgeable and share great information as well as resources! Many opportunities exist to network and share ideas with other district leaders nationwide! If you can only attend one conference in the school year, this is the one to attend!

Terence O'Leary
Chief Operating Officer, St. Lucie Public Schools (FL)"

I am delighted to share my experience with RTM, which has been nothing short of exceptional. As a company, RTM has consistently demonstrated professionalism, expertise, and a genuine commitment to customer satisfaction.

Attending RTM events has been a truly rewarding experience, and I wholeheartedly recommend these events to anyone seeking top-notch learning. Thank you, RTM, for your commitment to excellence and for exceeding my expectations every step of the way.

Craig Dinn
Director of Technology Services, Newton County School District (GA)

This has been a great experience. It was nice to hear from other technology leaders around the country. I have left this conference with many new ideas.

Bob Blalock
Technology Coordinator, Houston County School District (AL)

The best conference one can attend. It is excellent content, scheduling and location.

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