2018 Conference Recap

All learners, many perspectives, one community

Thank you to everyone who participated in our 2018 Annual Conference! 

The 2018 Annual Conference offered education leaders and policymakers 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 was All learners, many perspectives, one community. Many sessions focused on SEL and equity as education leaders and policymakers shared their expertise on creating and sustaining excellent teaching and learning every day. The conference program offered 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 came to life through sessions that highlight successes and challenges.

Keynote speakers

Janice Jackson

High Levels of Support = High Levels of Success

Glenn E. Singleton

Courageous Conversation: Twenty-Five Years Talking Race
& Improving Schools

Margaret Wheatley

Claiming Leadership as a Noble Role

Conference content

View 2018 Thought Leaders

View 2018 sessions

Download session handouts.

Review the full conference program.

A special thank-you to our Dallas 2018 Host Committee 

Chair: Beth Brockman
Members: Ashley Helms, Elita Driskill, Jacqueline Kennedy, Jacqueline Shuman, Jan  John, Jana Claxton, Jennifer Kim, Larry Labue, Lee Hattaway, Leslie Ceballos, Lezley Lewis, PJ Giamanco, Sue Chapman, Suzanne Newell, Terri Iles, and Vanessa Stuart.
Advisors: Ed Tobia and Bill Sommers