Today we’re sharing the news that Learning Forward will not hold its 2020 Annual Conference in person in Chicago. Attendees’ health is our top concern and in light of COVID-19, a face-to-face gathering later this year isn’t feasible.
At the same time, we’re excited to announce that we will host a virtual conference December 6-8, 2020, bringing educators together for shared learning and powerful networking. Look soon for more information about this opportunity, where we’ll highlight leading voices in professional learning and connect our community of peers to share solutions and inspiration.
As a Chicago conference presenter, you are among the first to hear this news, and you’ll soon see announcements from Learning Forward shared more widely.
We are inviting a small number of preconference and concurrent session presenters to be a part of the virtual conference. For our first fully virtual conference, we are reducing the size of our program considerably and exploring additional ways to showcase conference presenters beyond the virtual conference itself.
There’s no need for you to take action now --we will be reaching out by August 14 to the selected presenters with an invitation to participate.
In any event, we hope you will consider updating and resubmitting your Chicago proposal for the Denver Rockies 2021 Annual Conference, highlighting lessons learned during the coronavirus crisis as appropriate. Proposals accepted for the 2020 Annual Conference will certainly be carefully considered.
Our presenters are at the heart of Learning Forward’s Annual Conference each year. We can’t thank you enough for the expertise and hard-earned wisdom you bring to your colleagues.
We count on seeing you online later this year at all of the exciting virtual options we will offer!
Presenters are strongly encouraged to make handouts available online for conference attendees. Details regarding electronic handout submission will be available soon.
Learning Forward policy prohibits the sale of products and services during conference presentations. Presenters may not display or distribute brochures or order forms, talk about their services, promote themselves, or sell their publications. Referencing or citing a presenter's own publications is acceptable.