National Conference

At #ELNC18, you'll join more than 1,200 educators and practitioners dedicated to helping students become great scholars and active, ethical citizens with the capacity to build a better world. Participants will lift their practice alongside experts in nearly 100 master classes and build community during premier events for EL Education partners and friends.


Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 1201 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19107


Pre-Conference Day: 8:30 - 4:30 pm.

Friday, November 9: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. Private reception for all NC participants at Reading Terminal Market 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Saturday, November 10: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Sunday, November 11: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm


Event Brochure: Includes maps of the conference space.

Course Catalog: Your course selections are in your registration confirmation email. You’ll receive a printed copy of your schedule upon check in.

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.

Yainiliz Lopez is a student at Interdistrict School for Arts and Communication (ISAAC) in New London, Connecticut. She and her classmate Shem Adams will help kickoff EL Education’s 2018 National Conference with a speech about what happens when students like them set out to make the world better. Click below to hear her story on our blog. 

Join us on social media with hashtag #ELNC18 or tag @ELEducation to share your learning with your community. If you couldn't make it to ELNC18, you can tune in to live streams on our Facebook page.

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

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