FAQs

Registration

Complete and submit the online registration form with your payment. Your registration is not complete until you register for sessions. Most Learning Forward conference sessions are ticketed and you should register early in order to receive your preferred choices.

No, you do not need to be a member, but members enjoy a significant members-only discount. Join now to save!

Groups of 10 or more are eligible for a 10% group discount. Please call 800-727-7288 to receive a discount code.

A $50 cancellation fee will apply to all cancellations. Cancellations must be sent in writing to the Learning Forward Business Office by November 10, 2019 to receive a full refund. A 50% refund will be given to written requests received by November 19, 2019. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after November 19, 2019. Learning Forward reserves the right to process refunds after the conference concludes.

To make these kinds of changes, email christy@learningforward.org or call 800-727-7288. A US$25 handling fee will be assessed.

You will receive an acknowledgement email from learningforward@learningforward.org. Call 800-727-7288 if you do not receive an email acknowledgement the same day you register.

Hotel/Travel

Please visit our hotel webpage for information about how to reserve a room.

Fees for the preconferences on Saturday and Sunday include coffee breaks, lunches, and materials.

Fees for the regular conference include the welcome reception on Sunday evening, lunch on Monday and Tuesday, the sponsor reception, brunch on Wednesday, and materials.

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Historically, December is a mild month for St. Louis, with  average highs of 44 degrees Fahrenheit, average lows of 29 degrees, and only six days of precipitation.

Please be sure to indicate any special meal requests on your registration form.

The Learning Forward 2019 Annual Conference mobile app provides easy-to-use interactive tools to enhance your conference experience. Set personalized alerts, enter your conference schedule, follow and join in on the conference chatter with the built-in social media feeds. Follow Learning Forward on Twitter and Facebook to get the latest news, and share your conference experience through our hashtag, #learnfwd19.

For those traveling into St. Louis by air and needing transfer services, feel free to visit www.flystl.com/parking-and-transport/transportation to learn about travel options from the airport.

Sessions

Sessions can be selected while completing the registration process. You may also elect to finish the process of selecting sessions later and opt to receive email reminders to do so. Remember, Learning Forward’s conference sessions are ticketed and are open on a first come, first serve basis. Popular sessions fill quickly. Select sessions here.

All sessions for the conference are ticketed and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Click here to download and use a worksheet to help you plan your Annual Conference schedule.

The searchable conference program includes the complete agenda of all session types.

  • To browse the program by day, time (set), area of focus, topic, audience, and presenter, click here.
  • Registered attendees, click here to select sessions and add them to your conference agenda. Click on the day(s) to start building your schedule.
  • Click here to view the list of full and cancelled sessions.

Before you register:

All conference sessions are ticketed and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Sessions are open and available for selection unless they are marked Full or Cancelled. To see a complete list of Full and Cancelled sessions prior to registering or selecting sessions, click here.

After you register:

While selecting sessions, if a session is unavailable, it will display instead of + and you will not be able to add the session to your schedule.

You may make changes to your itinerary within Session Selection until Sunday, December 1 at midnight. After this date, you will need to visit ticket exchange onsite near registration.

Go to Sessions on the website to begin your search by topic, audience type, presenter, or day or browse the pdf copy of the program and check the indices in the back to find sessions relevant to your interests. All current Learning Forward members in the U.S. will receive a print copy of the program in the mail in late August or early September. If you are not a member, request a copy by calling 800-727-7288.

The searchable conference program includes the complete agenda of all session types.

  • To browse the program by day, time (set), area of focus, topic, audience, and presenter click here.

Presenters

To access your materials, log in here.

The individual who submitted the proposal can log into the Learning Forward proposal system at https://lfp.learningforward.org with their user account. Select the “contract” button to view the details of the session date and time.

http://lfp.learningforward.org

Learning Forward does not provide hard copies of presentations or handouts to attendees. Presenters may upload PDF and Excel files. A link to session materials will be made available to conference attendees through the mobile event guide. Download the app from iTunes or Google Play.

Follow the instructions here to upload session materials.

There is no additional registration discount beyond the early registration and member discounts.

Learning Forward expects all presenters to register no later than September 30, 2019. If you have any questions, please contact Zach Sherburn at conferenceinfo@learningforward.org or 972-421-0900.

Complete and submit the online registration form with your payment. Your registration is not complete until you select for sessions. Most Learning Forward conference sessions are ticketed, and you should register early in order to receive your preferred choices.

Presenter should not register for their sessions. This will decrease the number of seats available to other conference registrants.

Housing is not included in the conference registration process. Make your room reservation as early as possible through the conference website. Rooms fill up quickly. Please make sure to read the cancellation policies.

All meeting rooms are set in rounds of 8-10. The room will be set with AV within an hour before the session start time. Learning Forward will provide all concurrent session rooms with a screen, LCD projector, and wireless internet connectivity. Concurrent sessions with 45 or more participants will be provided with a house sound patch and one microphone.

Presenters are responsible for bringing the adapters necessary to connect the presenter’s laptop or tablet to the LCD projector. Most LCD projectors will be connected using an HDMI cable.

Any other AV equipment needed must be ordered through the conference AV provider. Associated costs are the responsibility of the presenters. This includes but is not limited to an hardwire connection, flip chart, easel pad, and markers, or other equipment.  All requests and payment for additional AV are handled directly with Freeman. Download the 2019 AV order form.

All sessions at the conference will be evaluated using online survey. We ask participants for an overall rating of the session, about the presenters’ use of effective teaching and learning strategies, whether the presenters should be invited to return, the impact of the learning on participants’ work, the primary way what was learned will be used, and other comments. A report with the responses will be available to presenters through a customized link.

A host will be assigned to your session to check attendees’ session registration, help with the room set up, distribute handouts, and introduce your session.