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July 22, 2021

Apply Now: Emerging Leaders Program

An update form the folks at AACE regarding the SITE conference.



2021 NTLS Emerging Leaders Program


Dear Michael Barbour:

SITE is committed to rectifying issues stemming from a lack of diversity in educational leadership, particularly in the field of educational technology. To that end, SITE has opened a call for self-nominations of SITE members to participate in the 2021 NTLS Emerging Leaders Program.

Who Are Emerging Leaders?
Emerging Leaders are early career faculty who have shown the potential to become leaders in their chosen education-related field. They leverage their diverse backgrounds and perspectives as they work with others to address issues in education and educational technology. They are eager to learn about the challenges and opportunities of education in the 21st century, willing to work to address those issues, and comfortable making personal connections with others.

What Will the Emerging Leader Do?
The 2021 Emerging Leader will attend the National Technology Leadership Summit as a full participant. In its 21st year, the National Technology Leadership Summit (NTLS) brings together approximately 50 national leaders in education and educational technology for two days of working sessions that address the most pressing issues in our field. Attendees of this invitation-only summit include presidents of educational associations, editors of educational technology journals, directors of non-profit foundations, federal policy makers, and corporate representatives. The 2021 NTLS will be held in person in Washington, D. C. on September 23-24. The 2021 Emerging Leader must commit to attending both days of NTLS 2021.

As full participants in the summit, the Emerging Leader will work with fellow attendees in small working groups that extend well beyond the two-day summit. In addition, the Emerging Leader will have continuing access to summit participants who will serve as leadership mentors. There is no cost to the Emerging Leader to attend, and SITE will support up to $1,500 for travel and lodging expenses.

How Do I Apply?
Submit a current CV and a 1-2 paragraph cover letter, which details your interest in educational technology leadership and how your diverse background/perspective informs your work. Also, include a brief description of your involvement with SITE to date and your interest in participating in SITE in the future.

Submit the cover letter and CV to

Applications are due by Monday, August 9 at 12:00 p.m. (Eastern). The Emerging Leader will be notified by Friday, August 13. Contact with any questions.

For the SITE Executive Committee,

Best Regards,
Sarah Benson
SITE Conferences Director

Conference Services
SITE–Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education
PO Box 719
Waynesville, NC 28786-0719

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