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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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Download the Conference mobile app

mobile app screenshotGet easy-to-use interactive tools to enhance your conference experience. Create your personal conference schedule based on your online selections, find your session room locations, download handouts, evaluate sessions, and follow conference chatter with the Twitter and Facebook feeds.

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.

Hotel & Travel

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What others are saying

[Learning Forward’s Annual Conference] is a great place to learn with and from others who are passionate about the work of leading learning. The people who attend, both presenters and attendees, are fabulous, open to connecting/networking, and live in a learning stance.

—Past attendee

My brain is full at the end of the three days. I am excited, rejuvenated, affirmed and ready to go back and share with folks in my district. This is professional development that builds confidence in leaders.

—Gina Yonts

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