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Event Overview:

The Annual Conference offers education leaders the connections, tools, learning opportunities, and resources they need to understand and implement effective professional learning in their schools immediately.

Learning Forward's 2015 Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. Dec. 5-9 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.

Attendees will learn from both the innovative work of their peers and the perspectives of national leaders. Participants will become skilled in assisting their colleagues in data-driven decision making, as well as in planning, implementing, and assessing the impact of school-based professional learning. In addition, participants will more deeply understand the attributes of high-functioning schools teams and learning communities and the actions they can take as leaders to advance this agenda.

Keynote speakers include Rehema Ellis, Michael Horn, and Yong Zhao. Other featured speakers include Marc Tucker and Ben Jensen, Michael Garret and Kwang Suk Yoon, Sean McComb, Jon Bergmann, Steven Katz and Lisa Dack, Kathryn Parker Boudett, Marcia Tate, Kristen Swanson, Michael Toth, Jim Knight, Carol Jago, and Tim Kanold, and others.

Sessions will address pressing issues facing today's educators, including:

    Implementing college- and career-ready standards;
    Teacher leadership;
    Presentation and facilitation skills;
    Online and blended learning; and
    Teacher and principal evaluation.

Exhibitor Information:

Exhibiting at Learning Forward's Annual Conference provides an outstanding opportunity to place your brand in front of 3,500 leaders and buyers in K - 12 education.

Connect with Attendees

Attendees include superintendents, central office administrators, staff developers, teachers, principals, and state and regional department of education personnel. They hold positions of leadership and budget authority in all levels of education. They are key decision makers regarding which programs and services their campuses and districts buy.

About Learning Forward:

Learning Forward’s vision is excellent teaching and learning every day. Our mission is to build the capacity of leaders to establish and sustain highly effective professional learning. We are the only association devoted exclusively to advancing professional learning for student success.

Not sure if you want to exhibit at or attend the 2015 Leaning Forward Annual Conference? See the panels below to get the information you need to make an informed decision.

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Conference/Event Dates: 12/05/2015 - 12/09/2015
Expo/Exhibit Dates: 12/07/2015 - 12/08/2015
Expo/Exhibit Hours: Mon, 7:30am-6pm; Tues, 7:30am-4pm
First Move-In Date: 12/05/2015
Classification: B2B
Primary Industry: Education Events
Other Industries: Associations: Trade / Professional, Business, Education, Education Events
Estimated Attendance: 3,500
Cost to Attend:
Audience: Superintendents, Central Office Administrators, Staff Developers, Teachers, Principals, and State and Regional Department of Education personnel.
Notes: Who attends the Learning Forward Annual Conference?

District/Central Office Leaders
and Staff 42%
Technical Assistance Provider/
External Organizations 22%
Principal/Assistant Principal 15%
Teacher/Teacher Leader/
Coach 21%
Venue: Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
Venue Phone: (301) 965-4000
Venue Type: Indoor - Convention Center
Official Conference Hotel:Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
Conference Hotel URL:
Number of Exhibitors:65+ Booths (2014) (Previous Year)
Show Owner:Leaning Forward
Show Manager:Freeman
Prospectus PDF:Download Exhibitor Prospectus PDF
Sponsorship: Yes
Sponsorship Details: A Learning Forward Annual Conference sponsorship maximizes your exposure through a combination of high visibility benefits. Sponsorship puts your brand on conference materials and signage, provides exhibit hall booth space and advertising in our publications, allows use of our member mailing lists, and complimentary conference registrations and memberships to use or share with your customers.

Booth Size Booth Cost   Available Amenities
10' x 10' Inline $1,299   Electricity: Yes - Unknown Price
10' x 10' Premium Corner $1,499   Water: n/a
  Generator: n/a
  Marketing Vehicles Allowed: Yes
Other Booth Sizes Available: n/a

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Current List of Exhibitors

  • American Federation of Teachers
  • Amplify
  • Benchmark Education
  • Center for School Transformation
  • Corwin
  • CPM Educational Program
  • Crayola
  • Engaging Schools
  • Florida Institute of Technology
  • Frontline Technologies
  • Great Books Foundation
  • George Washington University GSEHD Educational Leadership & Administration
  • IRIS Connect
  • Just ASK Publications & Professional Development
  • Kagan Publishing & Professional Development
  • KDSI
  • Learning Forward Foundation
  • Learning Sciences International
  • The Markerboard People
  • National Education Assocation
  • National Professional Resources, Inc.
  • Observer Tab, LLC
  • OverDrive
  • Panorama Education
  • Ready Aim Teach LLC
  • Renaissance Learning
  • Responsive Classroom
  • Routledge Eye On Education
  • Scarf King
  • School Improvement Network
  • Sibme
  • Solution Tree
  • TeachBoost
  • TeacherMatch
  • Teachers College Press
  • Teaching Channel
  • Teachscape
  • Thinking Maps
  • Truenorthlogic
  • webPD by Smekens Education
  • Western Governors University
  • WIDA
  • Wiley
  • Wilson Language Training Corp.


2014 Exhibitor List:

Achievement Loop
Arizona State University Online
Center for School Transformation
Dinah-Might Adventures, LP
Education Networks of America
Engaging Schools
Fierce, Inc.
Florida Institute of Technology
Frog Publications
Great Books Foundation
Just ASK Publications
Kagan Publishing & Professional Development
Knowledge Delivery Systems
Lead Learner Associates
Learning Forward 2015 Annual Conference Host Committee
Lipscomb University
Marzano Research Laboratory
Maupin House by Capstone Professional
Mentoring Minds
My Learning Plan
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
National Education Association
National Institute for School Leadership
National Math + Science Initiative (NMSI)
ObserverTab, LLC
Pennies for Peace (a program of Central Asia Institute)
Ready Aim Teach!
Regent University
Renaissance Learning
Renegade Learning
Routledge/Eye On Education
Scholastic Achievement Partners
School Improvement Network
School Reform Initiative
Share My Lesson
Smekens Education Solutions
Solution Tree
Teachers College Press
Teaching Channel
The Texas A&M University System
Thinking Maps, Inc
Union Institute & University
Wilson Language Training Corp.

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