Learning Forward’s 2021 Annual Conference, December 5-7, will be exclusively online.
Many of our 2020 attendees asked for more choices in session offerings, so we are pleased to announce that we have doubled the number of preconference and concurrent sessions this year, bringing you 20 preconference and 80 concurrent sessions for even more of the great content that you have come to expect from Learning Forward.
The session selection process is already underway. We received more than 688 proposals from the field's top experts. Stayed tuned as we send out more information in early May about session selections and confirmed speakers.
We are pleased that we can find a safe and effective alternative that will allow us to continue our important work on behalf of educators and students everywhere. We look forward to seeing you online!
Learning Forward’s program team
Why we chose transformation as our theme for 2021
Professional learning for educators encompasses numerous roles, challenges, topics, and strategies. Our conference is known for a large selection of sessions and presenters to meet this variety of needs. With so many different topics and learning goals, one through-line that we want to recognize this year is transformation.
The learning at our conference shifts your perspectives, powers up your expertise, transforms your practice, and ultimately improves the broader results of your work. This year especially, the theme of transformation parallels our shared experiences as we respond to the immediate needs of educators and students during challenging times.
Learning Forward is not waiting for transformation to happen. We are charging into 2021 with intentionality and determination. Join our 2021 Annual Conference and experience for yourself how high-quality professional learning can transform practice and student results.
Thank you to everyone who completed our 2021 Travel Survey.
- 64% said they would not be comfortable committing to travel to attend a face-to-face convening with thousands or hundreds of attendees in December, 2021.
- 74% said they did not feel that their district or employer would allow or support travel for a face-to-face convening with thousands or hundreds of attendees in December, 2021.
- 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.