Conference Overview

All learners, many perspectives, one community

The Learning Forward’s 2018 Annual Conference offers education leaders and policy makers the connections, tools, learning opportunities, and strategies they need to understand and implement effective professional learning in their classrooms, schools, and districts.

The theme for the 2018 Learning Forward Annual Conference, All learners, many perspectives, one community, invites education leaders and policy makers to share expertise focused on creating and sustaining excellent teaching and learning every day. The conference program offers opportunities to make connections, share and learn about tools, and strategies to understand and implement effective professional learning in classrooms, schools, and districts. The Standards for Professional Learning come to life through sessions that highlight successes and challenges.

The 2018 conference will begin with preconference sessions on Saturday and Sunday, December 1-2. The Welcome Reception and Affiliate Networking will be held on Sunday, December 2 after Academy Graduation.

Content Monday through Wednesday will include 2- and 3-hour concurrent sessions, as well as a general session, networking lunch or brunch and a keynote address each day. Other session types include thought leader lectures and panels, roundtables (30-45 min), and networking sessions. Monday and Tuesday will once again feature all-day (5-hour) workshops.

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Attending the Learning Forward Annual Conference promises a sharp focus on professional learning and it did not disappoint. I leave with great ideas, resources and contacts, and I can’t wait to start implementing what I have learned.

— Ben Summerton