All learners, many perspectives, one community
December 1-5, 2018 · Dallas, Texas
THE learning conference
Learning Forward’s 2018 Annual Conference puts educator learning at the forefront. Join colleagues, inspiring practitioners, and thought leaders in Dallas, Texas as you 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.
2018 Annual Conference Program
Download the conference program to learn more about conference details, keynote speakers, thought leaders, and preconference and concurrent sessions, special events, and more! Early registration prices end October 31.
Session selection available now.
Who should attend
- Central office administrators
- 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 Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center will serve as conference central this year. With 4.5 acres of indoor gardens featuring the rugged canyons of the Texas Hill Country and a meandering replica of San Antonio’s Legendary Riverwalk, the Gaylord Texan offers a beautiful backdrop for learning and reflection.
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What others are saying
This was perhaps the best professional learning I have received in over a decade! Well done Learning Forward - I am now a member and look to your organization for my future goals as an educator. A renewed sense of excitement regarding my role (as an instructional coach)! Thank you!
This was my first Learning Forward conference experience. I was able to attend with 5 other colleagues. From the moment it started we felt welcomed and a part of a much larger community of teachers/coaches and learners. The sessions were directly relevant to my work and not only gave me new ideas, theories or frameworks but gave me the opportunity to truly reflect on my own practice.