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Personalized Learning Summit 2019

May 14-16, 2019 | Hilton Atlanta, GA

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 The Personalized Learning Summit 2019 was AWESOME, and it's all because of you! If you enjoyed it as much as we did and would like to join us for next year's, join our PL Summit emailing list to get PL Summit 2020 information!

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

Join a community of 750 district and school leaders, personalized learning practitioners, and national experts for two+ days of connections, collaboration, and learning as we focus on building networks and transforming education.

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About the PL Summit

The PL Summit is a two+ day in-person event full of professional development opportunities, dynamic and engaging sessions, networking events, inspiring and insightful keynotes, and tours of the some of the most innovative companies in Atlanta, GA.


Keynote Speakers

Personalized Learning Design and Launch Kit

Everything you need to shift your teachers' practice over time and roll out personalized learning in your schools


Featured Speakers

Chad Littlefield

Chad_Littlefield_Summit_Image__3-1Great news! Chad will be energizing our general sessions with his Network Power Up activities. These are facilitated activities to help you build and deepen your networks and learning!

Chad Littlefield is the co-founder and Chief Experience Officer of We and Me, Inc.an organization whose mission is to create conversations that matter. Leaders call Chad when they want to amplify connection, belonging, and trust in their organization. Forbes calls Chad a “global expert on asking questions that build trust and connection in teams.” He is a TEDx speaker, author of the Pocket Guide to Facilitating Human Connections, and creator of We! Connect Cards™. Most recently, Chad and his partner Will Wise launched their new book, Ask Powerful Questions: Create Conversations that Matter, now a #1 Amazon Bestseller.

Chad has led workshops, trainings, retreats, and interactive keynotes at JetBlue, Starbucks, Conscious Capitalism International, Johnson & Johnson, Penn State, George Mason University, Typeform, Goodwill, and dozens of conferences. Check out his interactive learning letter.

Registration Information

The 5th Annual Personalized Learning Summit will bring together 750 innovative district leaders on May 14-16, 2019. 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.

$825 - Sales end on April 15, 2019 or while supplies last

Early bird tickets are sold out!

Special access codes for free registration are available for some of our district partners. You should receive your access link by email. Please check with your team regarding free ticket distribution within your organization, and use that special link to register.

Registration provides you with access to all keynotes and breakout sessions, and the PL Summit dinner and party on May 15th. Breakfast and lunch are provided on May 15 & 16th. Space is limited for Innovation Tours, and will be assigned based on registration date until the tours are full.

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

PL Summit 2019 Agenda

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Agenda Highlights

Tuesday: May 14th

  • Registration opens at 11:00 am
  • Sessions with required pre-registration, including Innovation Tours 2:00 - 5:30 pm
  • Networking Happy Hour at the Hotel 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Wednesday: May 15th

  • Breakfast and Keynote 7:30 - 9:30 am
  • SESSION I: Design Challenge 10:00 - 11:30 am
  • Lunch, Keynote and Round Table Conversations 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
  • SESSION II: Transformative Thoughts + Personalized Learning Simulations 1:15 - 2:45 pm
  • SESSION III: Transformative Thoughts + Personalized Learning Simulations 3:15 - 4:45 pm
  • Education Elements Welcome Party 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Thursday: May 16th

  • Breakfast and Keynote 7:30 - 9:00 am
  • SESSION IV: Transformative Thoughts  + Personalized Learning Simulation
  • Lunch and Awards 11:30 - 12:45 pm

The Experience

This year, we're excited to introduce tracks to help you choose which sessions will help you acquire the learning you need to accomplish your goals! Many of the sessions at the PL Summit will fall under the following three tracks, and we hope this will make the decisions at least a little easier.
PL Summit 2019 Tracks
Here are the types of pre-conference activities and sessions we're offering this year!
    1. Transformative Coaching: 30-minute small group and 1-1 coaching focused on specific problems of practice. Limited space. Pre-registration required.

    2. New School Rules Bootcamp: 90-minute workshop focused on content from our best-selling book The New School Rules and improving the way teams plan, make decisions, and collaborate. Limited to 50 people. Pre-registration required.

    3. Innovation Tours: 60-minute tours of innovative organizations to learn how they are building networks of learning. Limited spots. Pre-registration required.

    4. Networking Lounge: A place to gather, rest, and recharge in between sessions. Open 24 hours/day in front of the main Ballroom.

    5. Transformative Keynotes: At each breakfast, internationally renowned speakers provide inspiration for building networks and transforming education.

    6. Network Power Up: Short, facilitated activities across our 750 attendees that help you build and deepen your networks and learning.

    7. Design Challenges: 90-minute energetic and collaborative design sessions focused on common challenges.

    8. Transformative Thoughts: 90-minute interactive sessions where leaders from across the world share big ideas for building networks and transforming education.

    9. Personalized Learning Simulations: 75-minute simulations to experience a personalized learning classroom as a student. Led by practitioners with a specific grade level or content focus

    10. Roundtables: 30-minute roundtable conversations hosted by practitioners around specific problems of practice. 

    11. Transforming Our Communities: 5-minute District Spotlight videos showcasing real stories from districts about how they have built networks and transformed education in their communities.

Travel & Venue

Location: Atlanta, GA

Hotel: Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

Rates: Discounted rates are available for PL Summit attendees

  • $189 Single rate
  • $225 Triple rate
  • $189 Double rate
  • $225 Quad rate

Follow the link below for already discounted rates 


You can also make your hotel reservation by calling 404-659-2000. 

A Look Back at the PL Summit 2018

  • 4th annual national Personalized Learning Summit
  • Went from 150 attendees in 2015 (in San Jose) to around 250 in 2016 to more than 500 in 2017, to around 750
  • Attendees came from 39 states and 5 countries outside of the US (Brazil, Hong Kong, Germany, Canada, Australia)
  • NY and CA tied for being the largest audience in attendance  
  • 75% of attendees work in a school district
  • 49% of attendees hold leadership roles in their school or district
  • 74 Sessions including workshops, breakouts, roundtables, design challenges, simulations, and coaching sessions
  • 16 Tech tours




Innovation Tours

Amazing innovative companies have hosted our guests for tech tours for the last 4 years.

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

This year, as we moved our event out of the Silicon Valley to Atlanta to be closer to you, we will be hosting innovation tours at different types of companies, based on the local presence of innovative organizations. Stay tuned for updates.

Like last year, space is limited on the innovation tours.


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