Event Details

May 2-3, 2019 | National Capital Area

Leaders To Learn From is a one-of-a-kind live event for K-12 school-district administrators. Meet exceptional district leaders from around the country and learn how they are solving problems and driving change.

Register today and join more than 250 of America’s most influential K-12 leaders for workshops, case studies, Q&A, networking and more, led by Education Week’s newest class of Leaders To Learn From, to be announced in February 2019.

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**Super-Early Discount: $595 through Nov. 2**
Regular Rate: $995


Featured Sessions

• Great to Greater with Dr. Douglas Reeves—Author and educator Doug Reeves will share new research on how to define and produce “great to greater” transitions in schools and school systems.

“Follow the Leaders”—Join the Leaders To Learn From honorees of your choice for a chance to pick their brains; each will be ready to talk about his or her area of expertise and share their keys to success.

District Leaders Snapshots—A selection of 2019’s Leaders take the stage with Education Week reporters for a deeper dive into their stories of challenges and solutions.

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Venue

Hyatt Regency Crystal City
Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the Hyatt Regency Crystal City is perfectly positioned to explore the many historic destinations of the D.C.-metro area.

To reserve your room today, call 703-418-1234.A reduced room rate of $239, plus taxes, per night is available for Leaders To Learn From attendees. The Hyatt Regency Crystal City is located at 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Virginia, United States, 22202.

For those flying, the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) is less than 2 miles from the Hyatt Regency Crystal City and a complimentary shuttle to the hotel is available every 20 minutes. For those taking Amtrak, Alexandria station is less than 4 miles away.

Buzz

 

“The Leaders To Learn From conference is a phenomenal opportunity to learn from the best in the field.”
—Dennis Creedon, superintendent, Mahopac Central School District, N.Y.
“Having one-on-one conversations with people that I would have never otherwise metthat’s been very powerful.”
—Avis Williams, superintendent, Selma City Schools, Ala.
“It’s an opportunity to network with some of the most incredible leaders in this country. It’s like bringing the publication of Education Week into 3D.”
—Marcus Newsome, superintendent, Chesterfield County Public Schools, Va.
“Every year we see something different that we can take back. I tell my staff, ‘I’m so excited. This is the one event every year that I enjoy.’ ”
—Cary Powers
“I probably learned more at Leaders To Learn From than I learn at conferences specifically for my field.”
—Trise Moore, equity and family engagement director, Federal Way School District, Wash.
“It’s inspiring to hear these first-person testimonials. People have worked hard to find solution paths, and they’re sharing them. It’s a contagious enthusiasm.”
—Elizabeth Ward, Coordinator, Elementary Mathematics, Los Angeles Unified, Calif.
“One of the things that I really appreciate is the chance to really engage with the facilitators and walk away with actionable steps and strategies that you can go turn around and implement in your schools.”
—Julio Cesar Contreras, Principal Supervisor and District Leader Trainer, New Leaders
“The sessions really introduced me to a number of different types of issues out there. I was emailing my staff back home. I’m saying, ‘We have to take a look at this. We have to consider some of these new ideas.’ ”
—Todd Gray, Superintendent, School District of Waukesha, Wis.
“It was so exciting to hear from these other practitioners from across the country. It’s been such a great networking experience for me.”
—Kate McAnelly, Chief Academic Officer, Fayette County Public Schools, Ky.


REGISTER TO ATTEND TODAY!

Single Rate Group Rate—2 or More
Super-Early Rate—Expires Nov. 2, 2018 $595 $495
Regular Rate $995 $895

*Questions about registration? Contact us here.

Diamond Sponsor:Renaissance Learning

Produced with support from The Wallace Foundation, at www.wallacefoundation.org

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2015 Agenda

7:15 a.m.–8:00 a.m.
Networking Breakfast
Join for breakfast with leaders who work in the fields of most interest to you. There’ll be tables for parent engagement, school climate, ed tech, and more!

8:00 a.m.–8:25 a.m.
Welcome, Introductions, and Recognition Presentation
Recognition of the work of 8 of the 15—2015 Leaders To Learn From selected by Education Week.

8:25 a.m.–8:40 a.m.
Breakouts—Meet the Leaders
First 8 Leaders will go to their subject matter tables located throughout the room to discuss with attendees their “Focus of Strength” and to answer any questions attendees have. (Attendees will be encouraged to find their table of interest based on the map of the room provided in the program).

8:40 a.m.–9:10 a.m.
Recognition Presentation Concludes
Recognition of the work of our final 7 Leaders To Learn From.

9:10 a.m.–9:35 a.m
Breakouts—Meet the Leaders
Second group of Leaders will go to their subject matter tables located throughout the room to discuss with attendees their “Focus of Strength” and to answer any questions attendees have.

9:35 a.m.–10:05 a.m.
District Leader Snapshots
(A selection of 2015 Leaders will come to the stage with their reporters and discuss their “Focus of Strength.”)

10:05 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
Midmorning Networking Break

10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
“Three Keys for Maximizing Leadership Impact”
Michael Fullan, education leadership author and expert, and former minister of education, Canada (2003–2013).

11:30 a.m.–12:00 a.m.
District Leader Snapshots
(A selection of 2015 Leaders will come to the stage with their reporters and discuss their “Focus of Strength”).

12:00 a.m.– 12:30 p.m.
“Ask the ED”
Join in a Department of Education Lightning Round featuring Assistant U.S. Secretary of Education Deborah S. Delisle other Department of Education leadership who will take your questions.

12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m.
Networking Luncheon
Uninterrupted time to mingle with those you’ve met at your tables and at the various tables set up throughout the room during our break-outs.

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