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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: Optional Tech Company Tours (reserved for the first 250 registrants only) and Happy Hour
Thursday 05/03: 
Sessions and Party | Friday 05/04: Sessions




Want to win a free ticket to the PL Summit? Apply to receive a Future Shaper Pass for you and a fellow school or district leader of your choice from your district.


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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

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.

$575 - Early bird rate: Sales open on October 31, and end on February 15, 2018
$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 available only to the first 250 registrants.

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

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Agenda Highlights

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.

3rd annual NATIONAL 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 2 countries outside of the US 
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 all of: Autodesk . Coffee Meets Bagel . GoodData . Google . IDEO . Indiegogo . Internet Archive . Lumosity . Lyft . Macy's . Salesforce . Stitchfix . The Teachers Guild . Twitter . ValassisDigital . Visa . WeWork.

Stay tuned for this year's tech tour list.

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



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