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The Personalized Learning Summit 2017


Join us for a three-day event focused on harnessing the power of personalized learning. 

The 3rd annual Personalized Learning Summit is a powerful professional development opportunity for superintendents and district and school leaders who are working to meet the needs of every student today so that they are more prepared for tomorrow.

The PL Summit is a three-day in-person event full of workshops, networking, discussions, keynotes and tech company tours with the some of most innovative companies of the San Francisco Bay Area. District leaders and thought partners will share their experiences through dynamic and engaging sessions. 

Wednesday 05/10: Optional Tech Company Tours and Happy Hour
Thursday 05/11: Sessions and Party | Friday 05/12: Sessions

Currently, our conference program is under development. Please check the website regularly for updates (You can also access below the agenda of PL Summit 2016). Participants are not required to register for specific sessions, but will have the chance to attend sessions of interest on the days of the event.

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Keynote Speakers


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Kaya Henderson Former Chancellor of DC Public Schools

A lifelong educator, Kaya Henderson recently concluded her tenure as the Chancellor of DC Public Schools where she served from 2010-2016. Prior to DCPS, Kaya worked at the New Teacher Project, Teach for America and as a middle school Spanish teacher.

Kaya is actively involved in a number of community and professional organizations including: Aspen Institute Board of Trustees, College Board Board of Trustees, International Women’s Foundation, Chair of the Board of Education Leaders of Color (EdLoC), Pahara Aspen Fellowship, Surge Institute Board of Directors, EdNavigator Board of Directors, and Teach For All Global Advisory Council.

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Brad Montague Creator of Kid President

Brad Montague is an award-winning writer and director working to creatively communicate hope to children of all ages. He is creator of Kid President, which began its life online and has grown into a New York Times bestselling book, television series, and movement for good among families, children, and classrooms around the world.

As a writer, he has appeared in many publications including Time, Parent Magazine, and Reader’s Digest. He and his work have been featured on CNN, Fox News, BBC, NPR, the Today Show, Good Morning America, and the New York Times - just to name a few. Additionally, he was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for his work bringing positivity and diversity to children’s media.

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Ray A. Owens, Ph.D. Pastor of the Metropolitan Baptist Church of Tulsa

Dr. Ray A. Owens is the Pastor of the Metropolitan Baptist Church of Tulsa, OK.  In addition to his parish work, Dr. Owens serves as the Affiliate Assistant Professor of Ethics and Black Church Studies at the Phillips Theological Seminary.  He is also the Founder and Chairman of the Board of the Met Cares Foundation, a non-profit organization that seeks to facilitate the development of high performing schools in the north Tulsa community.  

Registration Information


The third annual Personalized Learning Summit will bring together 500 innovative district leaders on May 10-12. These leaders represent districts at every stage of their personalized learning journey, from those who pioneered personalized learning to those just getting started, so that everyone can learn from one another, as well as from experts in the field.

$525 - Early bird rate: Sales end on February 15, 2017
$575 - Regular rate: Sales end on May 9, 2017
$625 - Onsite rate: Sales end May 12, 2017


Special access codes for free registration are available for all our districts. You should receive your access code by email and use it at the registration site before selecting your ticket type.

Registration provides you with access to all keynotes and breakout sessions, a Tech company tour and the PL Summit dinner and party on May 11th. Breakast and lunch are  provided on May 11-12.

If you have any questions about the registration process, please email yosr@edelements.com

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Travel Information


 

Arrival and Departure Times: We recommend you fly in on Wednesday morning to join us for optional tours of tech companies Wednesday afternoon and for happy hour on Wednesday evening. The conference will end mid-day on Friday.

Airport Info: San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is 15 miles from the hotel and the Oakland International Airport (OAK) is 20 miles from the hotel.  From either airport you can take public transportation, a shuttle, taxi or Uber.  We do not recommend renting a car - parking in San Francisco is expensive! Taxi service from the San Francisco Airport is approximately $40-50 one way and is approximately 20-25 minutes travel time to the hotel. 

Conference Hotel: Sleep where you play and learn. Conference sessions and accommodations are in downtown San Francisco.  

InterContinental San Francisco
888 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94103
415-616-6500
Central reservation free toll number: 866-781-2364

We are able to offer you an incredible conference rate for downtown San Francisco of $299.00 per night.

Please book no later than Monday, April 10th, 2017 and be sure to check the Eventbrite confirmation email for the hotel discount code and reservation details.

Participants are responsible for making their travel arrangements at their own expense.

Please email yosr@edelements.com with questions around booking your rooms.

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Tech Company Tours


Amazing innovative companies hosting our guests for tech tours.

Coffee Meets Bagel . Google . IDEO . INDIEGOGO . Lyft . Macy's . Stitchfix . The Teachers Guild . Twitter . Valassis . Visa . Digital . WeWork .

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A Look Back: Personalized Learning Summit 2016


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At the PL Summit 2016 we brought together more than 250 educators and innovators in San Francisco, California. Our second annual Personalized Learning Summit featured keynotes by Danajaya Hettiarachchi, the world champion of public speaking, by Michael B. Horn, blended learning leader and co-author of Disrupting Class and Blended, Anthony Kim, CEO and founder of Education Elements, and author of Personalized Learning Playbook, and by Manzell Clay, a brilliant high school senior from MSD Warren, IN, who shared with our audience how personalized learning made his life better, and made him a more successful student. The PL Summit also featured tech company tours with some of the most innovative companies of the San Francisco Bay Area, and over 25 workshops led by district partners who shared their experience with personalized learning, and other experts and leaders in from field. We also had a great happy hour, with casino games, a photo booth, music show and tons of prizes.

"Everything was great! Best conference I have attended by far."

DIRECTOR, LOUDOUN COUNTY SCHOOLS (VA)

"Incredible conference! Learned so much and made so many valuable connections!"

TEACHER, MSD OF WARREN TOWNSHIP (IN)

"It was great to be face-to-face with people/schools who have already started this journey."

PRINCIPAL, CORCORAN JOINT UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT (CA)

Media


We welcome members of the press that want to learn more about personalized learning from the districts that are shining examples of how to do it right. Please contact yosr@edelements.com for information, and check out the PL Summit press release.  

PL SUMMIT 2017 PRESS KIT  

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