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National Conference

The 2019 EL Education National Conference will take place October 16th–19th in Atlanta, Georgia.

In master classes, PD sessions, and enriching conversations, we come together each year to reinvigorate our approach to helping students become curious, ethical people who are empowered to build a better world. Get ready to join the hundreds of educators and experts, leaders and learners at #ELNC19! Our Pre-Conference Day on October 16th will deliver an even deeper dive.

We're joining thousands of fellow educators, experts, and innovators at ELNC19 as we strengthen our support for the whole child and celebrate remarkable student achievement across three dimensions. Browse the course catalog below to customize your Conference experience.

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Get Connected: #ELNC19

Follow #ELNC19 here and across social media to see best practices, hear impactful stories from students, and connect with educators near and far. Share your favorite #ELNC19 moments to be featured here.

Voices of #ELNC19

Meet some of our distinguished guest experts, inspiring contributors, and outstanding students sharing their perspectives at #ELNC19. They join a community of teachers and leaders from across our network who will lead 100 master classes on topics ranging from restorative justice to social-emotional learning.

Dr  Rebecca Blum Martinez Instructor Elnc19

Dr. Rebecca Blum-Martinez, Facilitator: Intensive
English language learner expert, University of New Mexico. Hear from Dr. Blum-Martinez on our blog.

Jenaiah Mc Elnc19

Jenaiah Callaham, MC
Senior, River Bluff High School, EL Education Network School. Learn more about how Jenaiah is leading the way to a better world on our blog.

Emerson Elnc19 Mc

Emerson Fite, MC
Senior, River Bluff High School, EL Education Network School. Hear how Emerson is contributing to a better world on our blog.

Sydney Chaffee

Sydney Chaffee, Panelist
2017 National Teacher of the Year, EL Education Teacher, Codman Academy. See Sydney's keynote address from our 2017 Conference.


Giselle Isbell, Facilitator: Intensive
Regional Math Specialist, Boise State University

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Merrit Jones, Panelist
Executive Director, Student Voice
EL Education Alumna

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Sophia Arredondo, Facilitator: Master Class
Education Director, GLSEN

Story Corps

Story Corps, Facilitators: Pre-Conference Day Session

Professional Development for Teachers

EL Education Teachers and Leaders
#ELNC19 is "by educators for educators." The heart of the conference are teachers and leaders who share their wisdom in master classes on practical topics like student-engaged assessment and restorative justice.

High Tech High

Mari Lim Jones, Regina Kruglyak, Britt Shirk, Katie Wright, and Kelly Wilson, Facilitators: Master Classes
High Tech High

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Marci Cornell-Feist, Facilitator: Master Class
Founder & Executive Director, Board on Track

EL Education celebrates diversity of thought and perspectives. We are delighted to welcome these guest experts who will facilitate master classes or serve on panels. As is the case with all NC facilitators who are not EL staff, these guest experts are sharing their own unique genius, and are not representing EL's formal organizational stance on the topic of their session.

Here's a taste of what to expect at #ELNC19:

Announcing Our Keynote Speaker

We are thrilled to have John B. King Jr. as our keynote speaker at ELNC19! Currently President and CEO of The Education Trust, John previously served as Secretary of Education under President Obama.

2019 Reception

Each year, educators and school leaders come together for a private conference reception. This year, we’ll be meeting at the esteemed National Center for Civil and Human Rights in the heart of Atlanta.

Sponsorship Opportunities

By sponsoring ELNC19, you will support a vision of education that engages all students in work that is challenging, adventurous and meaningful so that learning and achievement flourish. To learn more, please download our prospectus.

Get Inspired

October will be here before you know it. Join us on social media by searching for our hashtag #ELNC19 to get updates—and to get excited for what’s to come.

Looking Back at #ELNC18

Thank you for joining us last fall for #ELNC18! Revisit the highlights from the 2018 National Conference, our largest gathering yet.


Follow hashtag #ELNC19 here and across social media to see students and educators in action at our National Conference!