The Leadership 3 Symposium is a collaborative effort of the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA), CUE, California IT in Education (CITE), and Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership (TICAL). It is truly “for administrators, by administrators.” Three organizations, one mission – Educational Leadership for the 21st century.
In 2015, Lead 3 became the flagship Future Ready CA event, in partnership with the broader Future Ready effort.
Close to 200 superintendents, principals, technology leaders, and other district leaders attended the inaugural event in 2008, drawing from locations as far-flung as Arkansas, Australia and China. Despite the economic woes of 2009, attendance remained steady. Participation grew in 2010 and, in 2011, response was so great we had to cap registration to keep from exceeding the capacity of our meeting space. The 2014 Symposium drew a record 275 participants. The two-and-a-half day event features keynote presentations, concurrent sessions and several pre-conference workshops and seminars. The Symposium continues to grow each year and reviews continue to rave about the presenters and topics, praising the size of the event and ability to get a seat at every session they attend - they also note they even have time to speak to the presenters after the session.
One attendee described it as:
…a visionary conference for administrators which supports and celebrates our journey into the future as we seek to educate students for their future.