Learning Forward 2015

Gain practical solutions to the challenges you face in your classroom, school, or district every day. Our conference offers powerful strategies to build school leader capacity.
Dates 05 Dec 2015 12:00 am (UTC -5) 09 Dec 2015 12:00 am (UTC -5)
Place (View On Map) Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

Learning Forward 2015 provides educators with outstanding content and valuable tools to bring the most powerful forms of professional learning back home to the educators with whom they work.

What Makes Learning Forward's Annual Conference THE Learning Conference?

Learning Forward conference participants become a community of learners as they experience cutting-edge keynotes and general sessions, participate in interactive learning sessions, and form lasting relationships.


  • Attend preconference sessions to delve deeply into priority areas.
  • Hear from thought leaders in professional learning and school improvement.
  • Acquire strategies, tools, and skills to apply immediately to your own work with teachers and students in 1-, 2-, 3-, and 4-hour concurrent sessions.
  • Be inspired by keynote speakers who will motivate, inform, and engage you.
  • Share meals with other participants in the spirit of camaraderie and networking.
  • Kick off the conference with live music, food, prizes, drinks and more on Sunday.
  • Pick up CEUs for attending the conference.


  • PD Redesign Track where participants can begin to reimagine and rethink professional learning in new ways.
  • Technology Showcase and Smart Choices Experience vendor demonstrations on Tuesday afternoon in the exhibit hall with the latest technology solutions to your professional learning challenges.
  • Summit sessions on Wednesday afternoon provide a 3-hour, in-depth look at topics ranging from leadership to 21st-century skills.
  • Field trips offer a chance to explore the DC area with a hands-on experience.
  • FastForward, Pecha-Kucha-style presentations Monday afternoon during the exhibit hall reception.
  • Online discussion groups where you can share your successes and challenges on topics such as PD Redesign, strategies for Common Core implementation, Visible Learning, and more.
  • Networking meet ups for superintendents, principals, and the Big 50 districts with skilled facilitators.

Learning Forward 2015 Annual Conference will take place at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center ( Washington, D.C.) on December 5-9, 2015.

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