Last week, members of Cisco’s education team attended the CoSN 2016 Annual Conference in Washington, DC to engage with and learn from the country’s leading education experts.

The CoSN (Consortium for School Networking) conference provided an opportunity to discuss K-12 education technology and help school systems change their organizational culture to embrace digital and accelerate success.

Throughout the three-day conference, we were given the opportunity to hear inspirational speakers who are tirelessly working to digitize education – from policymakers and government officials to authors, philanthropists, and district technology leaders.

Here are some of the key things we learned from our speaker sessions:


In addition to attending sessions, members of the Cisco team also spoke at a number of workshops, panels and sessions.

Our breakout session, “Imagine a Fully Digital School,” which was led by Mary Schlegelmilch (Business Development Manager) and Doug Walsten (Cisco Solutions Architect), took school district leaders through an interactive journey map to help them envision what their school district could look like with Cisco technology.


Throughout the conference, we were also stationed at the @InnovationCentral expo, where our team was able to meet with customers to discuss Cisco solutions in depth.

To see more from the CoSN conference, check out #CoSN16 on Twitter for a live feed from speakers and participants.

We look forward to the CoSN conference in Chicago, IL in 2017!


Alexia Crossman

Global Healthcare Leader

Cisco Industries Marketing