Learning Beyond The Horizon

December 2-6, 2017 Orlando, Florida

THE learning conference!

Learning Forward’s 2017 Annual Conference puts your learning at the forefront! Join colleagues, inspiring practitioners, and thought leaders in Orlando, FL. 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.

Keynote Speakers

Fernando Reimers

Fernando Reimers

Ford Foundation Professor of the Practice in International Education

Harvard University

Kaya Henderson

Kaya Henderson

Former Chancellor

DC Public Schools

Hahrie Han

Hahrie Han

Anton Vonk Associate Professor

University of California, Santa Barbara

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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 Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort serves as conference central this year. Just moments away from Walt Disney World, the resort offers a beautiful backdrop for learning and reflection. The Orlando area offers world-class attractions, yet another reason to make the trip.

Book your hotel today – special conference rates are available now!

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What others are saying

The opportunities to connect with others engaged in the same work were fantastic. These connections will help with our ongoing professional learning design and evaluation work.

—Krista Marshall

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

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