2014 Annual Conference

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Learning Forward's 2014 Annual Conference in Nashville Dec. 6-10 promises you outstanding content and invaluable tools to bring the most powerful forms of professional learning back to your workplace. Special features of the conference include meals and receptions, keynote Q&As and thought leaders, extended learning before and after the conference, a conference mobile app, a benefit concert featuring the sounds of the Little River Band, and the opportunity to earn CEUs. Spread the word about the Annual Conference with your friends and colleagues! MelissaHickeyVid
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What's New At The Conference?


  • iPD Showcase: iPD Showcase sessions feature vendors and providers presenting 25-minute demonstrations on leveraging the power of technology to implement innovative solutions addressing your professional development needs.
  • Learning Hangout: Discover free or low-cost tools and get solutions to the challenges you face in your school, classroom or organization. Bring your mobile device and engage in these 25-minute hands-on sessions near the Exhibit Hall.
  • FastForward: Attend these fast-paced, concise presentations, also known as PechaKucha, Ignite, or Byte sessions. Each presentation is 7 minutes long and features 15-18 slides.
  • Networking Meet Ups: Take advantage of opportunities to meet up with colleagues and nationally known facilitators around shared interests or in job-alike sessions.
  • Online Communities: Plug in and engage with your session presenters and fellow session participants, both before and after the conference.
  • Leadership Forum and Common Core Forum: Explore these topics in one-hour sessions.
  • Music Concert: The Learning Forward Foundation's concert features the Little River Band, with proceeds directly funding scholarships and grants. Only $20 before November 25!



 

 

Keynotes


Gain insight from our cutting-edge keynotes during general sessions that address current issues in schools and districts.


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Barrington Irving
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Pearl Arredondo
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Ungar
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John
Hattie
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Steve
Gross


 

Thought Leaders/Q&As


Examine the latest research and findings directly from leaders and visionaries in the field of professional learning.


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Joseph
Murphy
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Kathi
Littman



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Michael
Fullan
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Andy Hargreaves

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Michael
Casserly

TL03_Elia
MaryEllen
Elia



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Jamie
Woodson
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Tammy
Grisson



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Gregg
Morton
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Philip
Bredsen




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