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All learners, many perspectives, one community

December 1-5, 2018 Dallas, Texas

THE learning conference!

Learning Forward’s 2018 Annual Conference puts your learning at the forefront! Join colleagues, inspiring practitioners, and thought leaders in Dallas, TX. Find answers to your most pressing teaching and learning challenges here.

Fill your toolbox

Return home from this educational conference with strategies for strengthening learning systems and solid practices for leading capacity-building efforts at all levels. Your network of peers will expand to include learning leaders from around the world.

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Search for “LearnFwd Events” in the App Store or Google Play Store and download the app. Or simply click here to open the app in your mobile browser.

Some of our speakers

Stephanie Hirsh

Stephanie Hirsh

Executive Director

Learning Forward

Fred Brown

Fred Brown

Deputy Executive Director

Learning Forward

Michelle Bowman

Michelle Bowman

Associate Director, Communities

Learning Forward

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Who should attend

  • Central office administrators
  • Superintendents
  • Policymakers and decision makers
  • Teacher leaders/Coaches
  • School-based teams
  • Principals/Assistant principals
  • Technical assistance providers

The content you need

Choose from more than 300 concurrent sessions addressing the most pressing issues for education leaders including improving instruction, social-emotional learning, culturally responsive pedagogy, applying data-driven decision making, understanding professional development redesign, developing leadership capacity, learning facilitation skills, supporting new teachers and principals, implementing effective school improvement, and much more.

Hotel and travel

The Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center will serve as conference central this year. With 4.5 acres of indoor gardens featuring the rugged canyons of the Texas Hill Country and a meandering replica of San Antonio’s Legendary Riverwalk, the Gaylord Texan offers a beautiful backdrop for learning and reflection.

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What others are saying

It is a rare case when leaders have an opportunity to be students again and refuel their "tanks" with effective strategies to lead organizational change. This was my first time attending Learning Forward and I am very glad I did. All the sessions I attended, especially pre-conference sessions, were highly relevant and engaging. I was able to take away specific strategies I needed in my toolbox in order for me to be more effective in my role. Also, being able to have conversations with other leaders from different parts of the world is extremely helpful in shifting my perspectives and keeping my heart and mind open to embrace new ideas and think "outside of my box."

—Liliya Stefoglo Tukwila School District, WA

I had taken part in Learning Forward trainings through my Hope Street Group Fellowship and wanted to show leaders in my district the incredible work of Learning Forward and introduce them to top-notch, international professional learning that stressed the importance of the teacher leadership movement. They were blown away! We've already put in for more teachers and coaches to join us in Orlando!

—MeMe Ratliff, Jefferson County Public Schools, Louisville, KY

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