Our NEW awards program!

Tech & Learning’s new Regional Leadership Summits have added a new awards program to recognize outstanding school district leaders in select regions around the country. Nominate yourself or another district leader today and join us for a day or networking, learning and participation!

All finalists will receive an invitation to the Tech & Learning Regional Summit in their region, including a two-night hotel stay at the event. The winners will be announced at the closing session of the Summit. All finalists will be recognized in an issue of Tech & Learning. Winners will receive a Tech & Learning Innovative Leader Award Seal that can be added to all district websites, etc. All winners will be profiled in an exclusive interview in Tech & Learning magazine.

Our Winners and Finalists

We congratulate the winners and finalists of the Innovative Leader Awards at each of our Regional Leadership Summits. So far we have revealed all in the below regions - you can find out more on our winner pages through the buttons below.

Who should enter? 

Tech & Learning will recognize exceptional district administrators in select regions around the country who are leading innovation in their schools. We’re seeking district leaders who not only drove innovation during the pandemic, but plan to take these lessons learned to reimagine and reinvent education moving forward. 

These awards allow you to nominate yourself or another district level colleague who you feel deserves recognition for the outstanding work that they do. Entry deadlines vary per region, be sure to check your deadline to check you don’t miss out!


The Tech & Learning Innovative Leader Award winners will showcase examples of exceptional leadership. We will award one winner, in each region, in the following categories:

  • Best Implementation of Data Privacy 
  • Most Innovative Learning Spaces
  • Best Example of Sustainable Classrooms
  • Best Implementation of Digital Curriculum
  • Best Example of Teacher & Student Wellbeing Programs
  • Best Overall Implementation of Technology


Further information can be found on the Categories & Deadlines page.

Regions & Deadlines

We are accepting nominations to coincide with our Regional Live Summits in the below areas. Please note, each deadline listed below is 1pm, local time, on the day.







Submit your nomination by:

July 29, 2022

Event date:
September 23, 2022

Our next deadlines will be coming soon - check back for updates

Our past Regions & Deadlines


Nominations now closed

Event date: 
January 24, 2022 
(day before FETC)


Nominations now closed

Event date: 
February 7, 2022


Nominations now closed

Event date: 
March 25, 2022


Nominations now closed

Event date:
April 1, 2022

New England

Nominations now closed

Event date:
May 6, 2022

New Orleans

Nominations now closed

Event date:
June 25, 2022
(day before ISTE)

Our Regional Leadership Summits

Our LIVE Summits are BACK in person and are FREE to attend. You may also register to attend without nominating in the awards program.

The Tech & Learning team knows it has been stressful managing expectations of families and faculty during COVID while trying to take care of the education of young students. So, we are bringing back the Tech & Learning Regional Leadership Summits so that district leaders can come together in an intimate, relaxed, face-to-face setting to talk candidly about how to recover from the impact of COVID while focusing on the needs of students and faculty with a future focus.  Come join us to share, listen, and learn about the great work going on in your region!


Covid-19 guidelines and restrictions
Future is following the state and federal restrictions and guidelines on the current pandemic closely. However, attendance at our event is at your own risk and Future is not liable if you believe you have contracted Covid-19 at our event. The guidance and restrictions are likely to change and therefore Future reserves the right to remove or impose additional restrictions or rules to ensure the accessibility and safety of everyone at the event. [Future will communicate any entry requirements closer to the event, including whether proof of full vaccination or a negative lateral flow or PCR test is required, as well as any guidance on social distancing and mask wearing]. Our current Future guidelines can be found here and will be updated following guidance.