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

Learning Forward's Annual Conference is my absolute favorite conference. It always provides me with inspiration, tools and new contacts to help further my learning and thus the quality of professional learning at my school.

—Kate Cottrell

This is the best professional learning conference for educators!

—LeAnn Morris

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