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National Conference

We're counting down the days to EL Education's 2018 National Conference!


Join us for #ELNC18, the EL Education 2018 National Conference taking place November 9th-11th in Philadelphia, PA.

Join more than 1,000 educators and practitioners dedicated to helping students become great scholars and active, ethical citizens with the capacity to build a better world. Lift your practice alongside experts in nearly 100 master classes and build community during premier events for EL Education partners and friends.

Book your hotel rooms while they last!

This year's National Conference takes place at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, where we have reserved discounted rooms for conference attendees. Book a discounted room before they fill up. We have recently extended our room offer -- the deal now expires on October 22nd!

We are also extending the following special: For the first time ever, we’re offering a free PD registration to schools or districts that book hotel rooms in bulk before October 22nd:

  • For every 9 room nights (3 rooms x 3 nights) that a school/district books at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, we will provide one complimentary registration ($900 value) to either our 2019 National Conference or a 3-day network institute of your choice from this year’s calendar.
  • To receive your free PD, please list your school or district name as your organization when you complete the online hotel reservation form below. 
Book Hotel Rooms

Registration is now open!

Dig in to the conference catalog below to choose sessions while spaces remain; then register below.

Popular sessions fill up fast! Browse the conference catalog above to select your top choice sessions. Register for your selections while spaces remain.


Discover more highlights from #ELNC18 and get ready to "Educate for a Better World!"

Meet our #ELNC18 keynote speaker, Angela Duckworth, author of Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance. Angela's TED Talk by the same name has been viewed more than 13.5 million times.

Reserve hotel rooms for your team at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, November 9th-11th. Take advantage of the EL Education discounted rate while it lasts! If you plan to attend pre-conference day events on November 8th, make sure to include an extra night in your booking.

Relive the learning and a few emotional highlights from #EL25, the 2017 National Conference, marking the 25th Anniversary of EL Education.

Join us on social media with hashtag #ELNC18 or tag @ELEducation. Tell us your aspirations for the 2018 National Conference or share your favorite memories from last year's National Conference.

Join fellow educators and practitioners for a private #ELNC18 reception at Philadelphia's famed, historic Reading Terminal Market.