SecurED Schools

K12 Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Conference

Online | January 13-14, 2021

A two-day professional development event focused on data privacy and cybersecurity for K-12 Administrators, Technology Leaders, and IT Staff.

Technology and education leaders will learn about data privacy with an emphasis on SOPPA and cybersecurity requirements, policies, and best-practice strategies during engaging presentations and hands-on activities. Sessions focus on two main strands: Data Privacy and Cybersecurity.


Please contact Chris Wherley at with questions.

Where and When

Dates: January 13-14, 2021
Location: Online
Cost: $25
PD Hours: 10


Sessions at SecurED Schools will be beneficial to technology leaders (CTOs, Technology Directors, IT Managers), IT staff (network engineers, IT support staff), and district and building administrators, as well as all staff who are responsible for collecting, maintaining, reporting, certifying, and/or protecting and securing student data and the educational environment.

What does it mean to attend a virtual conference?

We take virtual conferences seriously, and we have worked hard to create an engaging multi-day experience that allows attendees to learn and connect with colleagues from around the state. During the conference, you will attend multiple sessions with live presentations, talk with attendees and presenters through chat, and participate in live one-on-one networking during lunch. We’re looking forward to having you join us!

Have more questions? Here are our answers!

  • I registered and now what?

    Registrants will receive information during the month of January and will not have access to the conference platform until the week of the conference. In the meantime, if you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us at

  • Will sessions be recorded?

    Yes! All sessions will be recorded and available for viewing for a limited time after the conference. Professional development hours will not be issues for watching recorded sessions.

  • Do I have to attend the whole conference?

    Not at all! We know that attendees have busy schedules and invite you to attend for as long as possible. Recordings of sessions will also be made available the week following the conference.

  • How do I pay?

    The Learning Technology Center, care of our fiscal agent Regional Office of Education #9, will invoice attendees or districts after the event. We unfortunately cannot accept credit cards at this time.

  • I don’t work at an Illinois public school. Can I still attend?

    Absolutely! Sign up! If you don’t see your organization name on the registration form, send an email to 

  • I would like to someone to work specifically with my school districts on remote learning. What do I do?

    We work with hundreds of districts each year to provide support and customized in-person and virtual professional learning. More information is available on the Customized In-District Professional Learning page, or you can contact one of our Regional Educational Technology Coordinators to schedule a consultation.

  • What is the Learning Technology Center?

    The Learning Technology Center (LTC) is an Illinois State Board of Education program that supports all public K-12 districts, schools, and educators through technology initiatives, services, and professional learning opportunities. Learn more about the LTC, our mission, and our history on our “About Us” page.