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District Leaders Connect

Our events are meticulously crafted to provide unparalleled opportunities for growth, networking, and professional development.



What we do

This event is designed exclusively for district leaders in the education sector.  By participating, you can expect a wide range of benefits, including sessions tailored to your leadership role, networking opportunities with industry experts and peers, strategies and tools to drive impactful change in your district, and access to resources and support for your professional journey. Join us and connect with fellow leaders to enhance your leadership skills.


Prioritizing Member Participation

Guidelines and Opportunities

As we gear up for this gathering, we are prioritizing our members' participation by extending the invitation to one person* from your leadership team.  Each participant from a member district will receive up to $500 flight reimbursement and up to two nights of hotel stay. District leaders from member districts will not be charged a conference fee. The non-members fee is $1250.

*Please contact Melissa Crawl from IEI team for availability should you wish to send more than one representative from your district. 


Join Us

Non-Members Welcome 

Non-members are also welcome to join us at District Leaders Connect for an enriching experience. For a small fee, attendees will enjoy full access to all event activities, including meals, receptions, and accommodations. Additionally, non-members will receive a generous travel voucher to assist with transportation costs.


Our Diverse Audience

Leaders Driving Change in Education

Our audience comprises a diverse array of district leaders, including Chief Academic Officers (CAOs), Chief Information Officers (CIOs), Chief Technology Officers (CTOs), deputies, assistant superintendents, directors of technology, curriculum heads, HR professionals, and special education directors. Join us as we foster collaboration, innovation, and leadership development among district leaders nationwide.



IEI Membership 

IEI is a membership-based organization that connects individuals and organizations committed to seeing students succeed in school and in life. We strive to create a safe space for constructive problem-solving and innovative thinking. If you are a superintendent, or you represent a superintendent, fill out this form to receive more information on membership today!



Our Innovative Partners 

IEI is about building personal relationships and discussing big ideas to help us grow our respective organizations and better serve students, teachers, and communities. 

For partnership opportunities, contact Tiffany Law, Vice President of Partnerships


Upcoming Events


District Leaders Connect

Baltimore, Maryland

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Baltimore Inner Harbor

September 29-October 1, 2024

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