Place-Based Education Conference

The Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative invites you to join us for the 7th Place-Based Education Conference. Come experience a three-day conference designed to inspire and support a community of educators around the power of place-based learning.

Place-based education transforms how teachers teach and how students learn by expanding classrooms to include a community’s organizations, history, and natural features. Investing in place helps youth engage in meaningful learning and civic life, provides vital support for teachers, and strengthens communities.

Who should attend?

This national conference is for K-12 educators and students, university faculty and students, non-formal educators, natural resource professionals, staff of community organizations, business leaders, policy makers, and funders.

Aero Conference 2019

Throughout its history, the Education Revolution has been marked by innovators and creative thinkers. We stand on the shoulders of giants, the pioneers whose courage and sacrifice have paved the way for the work that we do now. Those forerunners laid the foundation of observation, practice, and philosophy that has allowed the movement to flourish.

Today the alternative education community is vibrant and varied, as people from around the world explore what it means to put learners at the center of their own education.

For our 16th annual conference, AERO is excited to continue our tradition of bringing people together to dig deeper into what it means to transform education. As we navigate a landscape of rapidly changing technology, increased understanding of the human brain, and cutting-edge innovation from those in the field, the big questions remain: Where do we go from here? How do we expand and grow the movement? How do we make learner-centered education available to children everywhere?

Join us in Portland as we honor the legacy of those first great minds and dive deep, create action plans, network and pay homage to those that have clear the path before us.  Let's roll up our sleeves and put our plans into action.

PCMA EduCon 2019

Coming to Los Angeles

Tuesday, June 25 – Friday, June 28

Hosted by the Los Angeles Convention and Tourism Board and JW Marriott Los Angeles LA Live

PCMA EduCon’s energetic, immersive and provocative program attracts thought leaders, event marketers, experience designers, and business events strategists from around the world. EduCon is known industrywide for its innovative approach to education — and the small-group learning that builds lasting relationships.

What to Expect

In 2018, 800+ Business Events professionals from over 12 countries joined us.

What You Will Get

Sessions and experiences provided by the leading experts in the events industry from around the world on Event Strategy & Design, Leadership, Audience Engagement & Acquisition and more.

Who You Will Meet

Corporate, association, trade show and healthcare Business Events leaders will have multiple opportunities to connect with peers and experts to bolster their knowledge and network.

Women Deliver 2019 Conference

The Women Deliver 2019 Conference will take place 3-6 June 2019 in Vancouver, Canada and will be the world’s largest conference on gender equality and the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women in the 21st century. It will serve as a catalyst for advocates working to achieve a more gender equal world.

More than 6,000 world leaders, influencers, advocates, academics, activists, and journalists will flock to Vancouver with the drive to accelerate progress for girls and women everywhere.

The conference will present new knowledge, promote world-class solutions, and engage a broad spectrum of voices. It will focus on several issues from health, nutrition, education, economic and political empowerment to human rights, good governance, and girls’ and women’s agency and equality.

Katapult Future Fest 2019

Katapult Future Fest explores how exponential technologies, consciousness and impact investing can be used to transcend the UN Sustainable Development Goals and build a future we want to live in. The KFF program aims to increase participants' knowledge and understanding of:

• Exponential technologies Learn from leading experts everything you need to know about the technologies that will take your organization to the next level; AI, Blockchain VR, AR, Robotics, 3D-printing, nanotech, biotech and quantum computing.

• Consciousness Understand the psychology of awareness and how we as humans can make conscious decisions on our use of technology.

• Impact investing Meet impact-driven tech startups and investors that are outperforming the market financially while making the world a better place.

This year we have invited experts to carry out deep-dives on the Future of Education, Environment, Food, Health and Financial Inclusion. We will focus on how YOU can help solve societal and environmental challenges using tools such as exponential technologies, consciousness, and impact investing.


LearnLaunch Across Boundaries

The LearnLaunch Across Boundaries conference is now in its 7th year. This conference brings together the innovative education technology community that wants to transform learning and increase achievement using digital technology. The meeting is for teachers, education administrators, entrepreneurs, investors, education companies, and technology innovators. All attendees are part of a unique community to learn, share, exchange ideas, have critical discussions and to discuss the most critical questions surrounding education today.

Some notable offerings from LearnLaunch also include:

  • LearnLaunch: This offering is dedicated to connecting, supporting, and investing in the education technology ecosystem. The goal for LearnLaunch is to drive innovation and transform learning. Throughout the year, they offer ongoing educational events, an accelerator program, as well as a collaborative co-working space to foster ideas and bring leaders together.
  • LearnLaunch Institute: LearnLaunch Institute is a community that drives innovation to transform learning and increase achievement in education. Their ecosystem brings educators, entrepreneurs, learners, investors, and industry affiliates together. They offer ongoing learning opportunities, provide support services, and also include a school pilot network. They provide resources to expand access to learning that is engaging, personalized, and effective. Education technology is a critical factor at the LearnLaunch Institute.
  • LearnLaunch Accelerator:  This edtech startup program is personalized for each entrepreneur. After a highly selective application process, LearnLaunch accelerator provides each startup with seed funding, mentors, as well as coaching. Education entrepreneurs receive all of the tools they need to grow a successful edtech startup. Investors also have a place to take part in the building of these startups.
  • LearnLaunch Campus: LearnLaunch Campus is Boston’s leading co-working space dedicated solely for edtech startups. They help entrepreneurs and businesses through networking opportunities, office solutions, and provide a collaborative community with expertise in technology and education. LearnLaunch Campus has been the launching pad to more than 35 edtech companies and 100 edtech entrepreneurs.

Read more about this conference at their site: LearnLaunch.

International Education Technology Conferences 2019

Twice per year, EdSurge creates a calendar of K-12 and higher education technology events in the U.S. and beyond. Each year, as the list grows, the font gets smaller and smaller—while there are still plenty of events to include.

That’s why in 2019, we’re offering something new: an additional events calendar dedicated to edtech events happening outside the U.S.

You can still expect some of the best parts of our K-12 and higher-ed calendars: dates, location and a short description for each event, plus a link to where you can find out more. And like our K-12 and higher-ed events calendars, this one is also free to download.

EdSurge primarily covers education and technology in the U.S., but you’ll occasionally see us at these events as well. (Here’s what we filed from Beijing and Tokyo last fall. ) EdSurge also offers its own annual edtech conference, Fusion, and our one-day entrepreneur workshop, Immersion.

Can’t make any of these events? EdSurge HigherEd regularly hosts meetups and Twitter chats on online learning and higher education technology. We also host virtual townhalls, called EdSurge Live, where we invite experts to speak about the latest trends and issues.

To stay up to date on those opportunities and more, subscribe to one of our three newsletters, and follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Not on social? We also have a podcast, which you can find it on Apple PodcastsSoundcloudSpotify or wherever you listen.

The calendar below names more than 50 edtech conferences happening outside the U.S. in 2019. For the few events where dates and location are still pending, you’ll see “TBA.” You can also click on the events for a link to their website to find out more.

For more information you can download their PDF of events at their website:

ICSD 2018 : 6th International Conference on Sustainable Development

European Center of Sustainable Development in collaboration with CIT University will organize the 6th ICSD 2018 Rome, Italy on Wednesday 12 to Thursday 13 September, 2018

The 6th ICSD 2018 will be an excellent opportunity to share your ideas and research findings relevant to the Sustainability Science, through the European network of academics. Papers will be published in EJSD Journal(Thompson Reuters) and Proceedings.

The Conference theme is: "Creating a unified foundation for the Sustainable Development: research, practice and education".

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We are honoured to host Gathering Our Voices National Aboriginal Youth Conference on the territory of Westbank First Nations.

From March 21 - 24, 2017 GOV will bring together more than 1000 Indigenous youth delegates as well as chaperones, presenters and guests to Kelowna, BC. Young people from all across across Canada are invited to join us to explore, to learn and to engage with our culture among peers. This year’s conference is rooted in culture.

Youth, chaperones, presenters, exhibitors, Elders, volunteers and other guests will have the opportunity to make new connections, rekindle old bonds, engage their passions and discover a new drive. How can we improve the present? How can we create a brighter future for ourselves? Are we prepared to face the upcoming challenges?

Join us and learn from pillars of our community, hear their stories, their struggles, and their triumphs. Then, forge your own way by creating your own special blend of workshops, it is your choice what you learn, just as it is your future. Spend your evenings participating in our live Talent Showcase and dance party. Finally, reconnect to your roots during our cultural morning and closing ceremonies.

A Glimpse Of The Past
The BCAAFC has previously hosted fourteen Aboriginal Youth Conferences. Youth delegates and chaperones from all over the country travel at their own expense to attend these conferences. The purpose of these conferences is to unite youth throughout the country in learning, healing and sharing and to provide tangible tools, resources and knowledge that the youth can bring back to their communities.

The first two conferences hosted over 100 youth attendees, while the third saw attendance triple to over 460 youth delegates. The fourth and fifth conferences doubled attendance to over 800 youth. The 2008 Conference in Victoria had nearly 1000 people in attendance; the 2009 Conference in Kelowna had 1300 people attend; the 2010 Conference in Vancouver and the 2011 Conference in Prince Rupert, over 1500 people took part, in Nanaimo (2012) over 1600 people gathered together, in Penticton (2013) more than 2000 people participated, and Vancouver (2014) saw more than 2200 participants. In Prince George (2015) the conference reached capacity months before the event started. Last year in Victoria we reached 2000 registered delegates, even before early registration had closed. This overwhelming response serves to reinforce the need for a forum where Indigenous youth can come together to begin to make positive changes in their own lives and in their communities.

A Conversation with NAACP President & CEO, Cornell Brooks

Earlier this year, Cornell Brooks, president and CEO of the NAACP, joined the Presidio Institute and NYU Steinhart for a town hall discussion on civil rights, education, and leadership.

Brooks – a civil rights attorney, minister, and a champion of the transformative power of education – is one of the nation’s leading voices on equality and justice. The town hall event will foster a discussion on issues including voting rights, Black Lives Matter, youth and education, and how leaders can work across sectors to solve society’s problems.


This content originally appeared in the Presidio Institute Reveille Newsletter, and is republished here with permission.