2015 Annual Conference

2015 Annual Conference: Lead change. Maximize impact.

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

201 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, MD 20745

Thank you for a wonderful conference!

With much gratitude to the DC host committee, conference sponsors and exhibitors, and most importantly, our attendees, Learning Forward celebrates the 2015 Annual Conference.

Highlights this year included:

  • Inspirational keynotes each day at lunch and engaging learning sessions in multiple formats, including day-long preconference sessions, shorter concurrent sessions, field trips, networking sessions, and FastForward (6-minute) presentations.
  • The graduation of the Learning Forward Academy Class of 2015, 39 members strong.
  • A bustling exhibit hall with 57 vendors.
  • A visit from outgoing Secretary of Education Arne Duncan just two days before the Every Student Succeeds Act was signed into law. See his remarks here.

Browse #learnfwd15 to see learners' quick takeaways, and then plan your 2016 trip to Vancouver.

Apply to present at next year's conference by Feb. 1, 2016 and save Dec. 3-7, 2016 on your calendar. Read more.

Why do you learn?

At this year's Annual Conference, Learning Forward launched a campaign to capture with words and images why educators embrace their own learning. Using #whywelearn, we're asking members and friends to share what motivates them to improve each and every day in school. Go to Twitter and Facebook to search on #whywelearn and see what learning leaders have shared already, then share your own words, images, videos, or art!