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.

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 “2017 Annual Conference – Orlando” event within the app. Or simply click here to open the app in your mobile browser.

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 served as conference central this year. Just moments away from Walt Disney World, the resort offered a beautiful backdrop for learning and reflection.

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What others are saying

I wanted to share that after returning from the conference, our team shared ‘impactful experiences and learnings’ from the conference with our Board of Trustees in December. The staff did a great job of identifying meaningful sessions and plans for collaboration and sharing at their schools.  Our board was very impressed with the quality of learning experiences presented, as well as the passion and excitement that the teachers and administrators shared from the conference. Our significant professional learning investment in educators from our schools and district was honored and appreciated by all!

—Leigh Wall, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools, Santa Fe Independent School District

Learning Forward has built a foundation of professional excellence and it is this foundation that supports so many professionals who strive daily to pursue teaching and learning excellence in our schools.

—Dean Lindquist

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