Gateway To Success: Our Learning. Their Future.

December 7-11, 2019 St. Louis, Missouri

THE learning conference

Education leaders and policy makers will gather in St. Louis to share professional learning expertise focused on creating and sustaining equity and excellence in teaching and learning every day. 

Make connections and take home tools and strategies to understand and implement effective professional learning in classrooms, schools, and districts. 


Proposal submission

Proposal submission for 2019 has closed. If you have submitted a proposal, you will hear from our session selection team by April 15. If you have any questions, please contact Zach Sherburn at

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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 Marriott St. Louis Grand Hotel & America’s Center Convention Complex will serve as conference central for the 2019 conference in St. Louis.

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What others are saying

The level of intellectual stimulation and dialogue is unparalleled. There is always someone nearby or at your table who can help process new ideas or help you think about how what you're hearing applies to your work. The balance of research and application is really nice. Getting to hear from top authors about their current projects helps me feel very informed so that I can feel abreast of current trends in the professional learning field. At the same time, the balance of topics that are "oldies but goodies" is nice because there are always new practitioners joining the conference.

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Presenters are familiar with adult learning strategies. Attendees are passionate educators who want to improve education for all. Great opportunities to interact with educators from all over the country.  

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