Evidence into Action
Save the date: December 3-6, 2023
Washington, DC | #LearnFwd23
Conference program now available
We are pleased to announce that the full conference program is now available online and will soon be arriving in your mailboxes if you are a member. See the full schedule and details for more than 285 sessions, keynotes, thought leaders, networking events, receptions, standards labs, and more.
More than 250 sessions are now available to review and reserve for our 2023 Annual Conference, December, 3-6. Be sure to reserve your spots for each day before they fill up. Select your sessions here. Search by Areas of Focus, Topics, and Presenters to build your comprehensive learning journey.
Note: Preconference and concurrent sessions sold out months in advance last year. Be sure to register and select yours now.
Now accepting lodging reservations for 2023!
Serving as Learning Forward’s Annual Conference location this year, the Gaylord National Harbor Resort & Convention stands on the banks of the Potomac River. Located minutes from Washington, D.C. and Old Town Alexandria, the resort is just steps away from the restaurants and entertainment of National Harbor including: The Capital Wheel, MGM National Harbor, and Tanger Outlets. Featuring year-round resort entertainment and a variety of dining options, Gaylord National is the ultimate destination for leisure and business travelers.
Note that the special pricing extends before and after the conference so you can book extra nights using the conference discount!
2023 theme: Evidence into action
Evidence into action speaks to the importance of evidence-based practices and how our conference bridges research and implementation to improve results for each student. In 2022, we explored what it would take to reimagine education after all that we learned from the pandemic. (See a recap of 2022's conference here.) This year we look at how we apply what we have learned to best practices in classrooms, teams, buildings, systems, and regions.
We look forward to seeing you next year in DC! If you would like to be one of the first notified when registration opens for our 2023 Annual Conference, you can add your name to the waitlist here.
Call for proposals for the 2023 Annual Conference
Members of Learning Forward's Conference Program Committee, the DC Host Committee, proposal review volunteers, and staff have completed their review of 776 proposals for Learning Forward's 2023 Annual Conference. Due to limited space, approximately 200 proposals were selected for this year’s program.
To check the status of your proposal for the 2023 Annual Conference, please login to the Conference Proposal System at https://lfp.learningforward.org.
If you would like to receive reviewer feedback for your proposal, please forward your request with your proposal title to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We appreciate all the submissions and encourage everyone to continue contributing to our collective learning through such avenues as journal submissions, affiliate events, and as active conference participants at this year annual conference at the Gaylord National.
Proposal review process:
Each year, proposals are rigorously reviewed by more than 100 experts from Learning Forward: the conference Host Committee, consisting of local education leaders and practitioners, and other volunteers from the education field. For each proposal, a team of reviewers is guided with a set of in-depth proposal scoring criteria and rubrics, including how well proposals address:
- The Learning Forward vision, mission, standards, and selected areas of focus
- Session outcomes
- How the professional learning advances school or district/division improvement, student achievement, and educator performance
- A process that models the best in adult learning and participant engagement
- A unique, creative, or innovative solution that conference attendees can take back to their own schools or districts
- Research and/or evidence-based practice
- The impact of professional learning on student achievement, educator performance, and school or district/division improvement
- Relevancy to the needs and interests of conference attendees, and
- Practitioner voice in the presentation team
For more information on submission tips, presenter requirements, areas of focus and topics, please visit the instructions at https://lfp.learningforward.org/index.cfm
If you wish to be part of this review process, either remotely or in the host city, contact email@example.com
2023 in DC video
Watch this video to see what to expect from our 2023 Annual Conference: Evidence into Action, happening December 3-6, in National Harbor, just outside of Washington, DC.
- Central office administrators
- Policymakers and decision makers
- Teacher leaders/Coaches
- School-based teams
- Principals/Assistant principals
- Technical assistance providers
Earn CEUs for your attendance
Saint Mary’s College of California offers you the opportunity to earn affordable Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for attending Learning Forward’s Annual Conference.