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Personalized Learning Summit 2018: Shaping the Future Together

May 2-4, 2018 | Hilton Union Square, San Francisco, CA

Personalized Leaning Summit

The premier event for leaders who are transforming teaching & learning.

Over the course of 3 days join a community of personalized learning practitioners, experts, and enthusiasts to learn from each other, help shape the future of learning together and prepare the students of today for tomorrow. 

Wednesday 05/02: 
Arrive in SF with optional:
Tech Company Tours (WAIT LIST - tech tours currently sold out) 
Hop On/Hop Off SF Bus Tour - special rate Click Here. Use promo code "PLSUMMIT2018" for 25% off
Happy Hour 

Thursday 05/03: 
Workshops, keynotes and Party  

Friday 05/04:
Workshops, Lunch, Awards, and Raffle Drawing

See more about our sessions and workshops below




Thank you to everyone who submitted amazing stories about the Role of Leadership in Personalized Learning!

Our grand prize winner is John Schlender, Principal of Mayville Middle School! Principal Schlender’s post was all about asking the questions we always hope education leaders will ask themselves and their teams, and we look forward to sharing it on the Bring Your Own Thoughts blog in the days leading up to the PL Summit. He and one other leader from Mayville School District, WI, will receive roundtrip flights, hotel stay for the duration of the Summit, and free registration and access to all Summit activities!

In addition to the grand prize winner, we chose five runners-up who will receive copies of the new book from Anthony Kim and Alexis Gonzalez-Black, The NEW School Rules: 6 Vital Practices for Thriving and Responsive Schools.

Congratulations to all of our contest winners!

Follow The PL Summit on social media using the #PLSummit Hashtag! Follow Education Elements at @EdElements for all updates.

About the PL Summit

Our event is a three-day in-person event full of professional development opportunities, dynamic and engaging sessions, networking events, inspiring and insightful keynotes, and tours of some of the most innovative companies in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Roundtable Discussion at PL Summit

Keynote Speakers

Tech Company Tours

Tech Tours 2

Registration Information

The 4th annual Personalized Learning Summit will bring together 750 innovative district leaders on May 2-4, 2018. 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.

$650 - Regular rate: Sales end on April 1st, 2018
$750 - Onsite rate: Sales end May 2, 2018 (note: last year the event sold out in early April!)

Special access codes for free registration are available for all our district partners. 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 sessions and the PL Summit dinner and party on May 3rd. Breakfast and lunch are provided on May 3rd & 4th. 

Tech company tours are now SOLD OUT - You may sign up for the WAIT LIST when you register.

Sign up for an optional Hop On/Hop Off SF Bus Tour - special rate Click Here. Use promo code "PLSUMMIT2018" for 25% off.

Do you need help getting funding approval from your district to attend the Summit? Here's a letter to help you explain what the Summit is all about, which you can customize for your use.

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

Join a community of 750 personalized learning leaders at the 4th Annual Personalized Learning Summit.

  • 3 nationally recognized speakers
  • Over 70 sessions: workshops, design challenges, and one-on-one coaching
  • Networking with education leaders from across the nation

Agenda Highlights

PL Summit 2018 Agenda Overview


Wednesday: May 2nd, 12:00 pm­ - 6:00 pm

  • Registration opens at 12:00 pm
  • Optional Tech tours and optional tours and fields trips 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Optional Happy Hour at the hotel 

Thursday: May 3rd 6:00 am - 9:00 pm

  • Breakfast, Welcome note, Shaping Our Why Keynote#1 and Shaping Our Communities District Video Spotlight#1 
  • Shaping Knowledge: Breakouts and Shaping Your Future: Coaching Sessions
  • Lunch: Shaping Our Why: Keynote#2 + Shaping Our Communities: District Video Spotlight#2
  • Shaping Your Conversations: Small Group Roundtables + Shaping Knowledge: Panel Presentations + Shaping Your Future: Coaching Sessions
  • Ed Elements Party

Friday: May 4th 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

  • Breakfast: Shaping Our Communities: District video Spotlight#3
  • Shaping Solutions: Big Thoughts + Shaping Solutions: Design Challenge +Shaping Your Future: Coaching Sessions
  • Lunch + Shaping Our Communities: District video Spotlight#4 + Awards + Prizes

Travel & Venue

Location: San Francisco, CA

Hotel: Hilton San Francisco, Union Square, 333 O'Farrell St, San Francisco, CA 94102

Rates: Discounted rates are available for PL Summit attendees

  • $249 Single rate
  • $269 Triple rate
  • $249 Double rate
  • $289 Quad rate

Follow the link below for already discounted rates


You can also make your hotel reservation by phone by calling 1-800-HILTONS and asking for group code EDU.

A Look Back at Personalized Learning Summit 2017

The 3rd Annual Personalized Learning Summit was awesome, full of powerful professional development, inspiration, idea sharing, story-telling, and friends.

The Personalized Learning Summit went from 150 attendees in 2015 to around 250 in 2016 to more than 500 last year with a 125 person wait list.

  • Attendees came from 38 states and 3 countries.
  • 75% of attendees worked in a school district
  • 50% held leadership roles in their school or district
  • We went on 17 tech tours
  • Attendees participated in 46 workshops (selected out of more than 200 applicants)  
Personalize Learning Summit Attendees

Tech Company Tours

Amazing innovative companies hosted our guests for tech tours last year.

Thank you to: Autodesk . Coffee Meets Bagel . GoodData . Google . IDEO . Indiegogo . Internet Archive . Lumosity . Lyft . Macy's . Salesforce . Stitchfix . The Teachers Guild . Twitter . ValassisDigital . Visa . WeWork.

Tech company tours are available this year only to the first 250 registrants. 



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