John B. King, Jr, Keynote Speaker
President and CEO, The Education Trust, former U.S. Secretary of Education under President Obama
Mark your calendars for the 2019 EL Education National Conference taking place October 16th–19th in Atlanta, Georgia.
Join 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. Join for Pre-Conference Day on October 16th for an even deeper dive.
In master classes, PD sessions, and enriching conversations, we come together each year to reinvigorate our approach to helping students become curious, ethical citizens who can build a better world. Get ready to join the hundreds of educators and experts, leaders and learners at #ELNC19!
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. Revisit this page to select your classes beginning August 12th. You can book your stay today at the early bird rate here.
John B. King, Jr, Keynote Speaker
Dr. Lucas Clamp, Speaker
2019 National Principal of the Year, River Bluff High School, EL Education Network School
Dr. Rebecca Blum-Martinez, Facilitator: Intensive
English language learner expert, University of New Mexico. Hear from Dr. Blum-Martinez on our blog.
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 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, 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
Sophia Arredondo, Facilitator: Master Class
Education Director, GLSEN
Story Corps, Facilitators: Pre-Conference Day Session
Joey Hawkins and Diana Leddy, Facilitators: Intensive
Authors, Writing for Understanding, Vermont Writing Collaborative
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.
Mari Lim Jones, Regina Kruglyak, Britt Shirk, Katie Wright, and Kelly Wilson, Facilitators: Master Classes
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Book Your Stay
Our 2019 Hotel Partner, the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, will host this year’s conference. We’re proud to offer several rewards for early bookings and large groups staying with us at our partner venue. Take advantage of these offers via the booking button below.
Early Bird Discount
Book your rooms at our partner venue, the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, by August 31st and receive the early bird rate of $189 per night.
Small Group Bulk Offer
Groups of 6+ who book 3 rooms with our hotel partner enjoy 1 complimentary registration to a future EL Education professional development event through August 2020 ($900 value).
Large Group Bulk Offer
Groups of 20+ who stay with us at our partner hotel earn 1 complimentary ELNC19 registration and 1 complimentary hotel room for every 10 rooms booked. Please contact Laura Maruca at firstname.lastname@example.org for eligibility and booking for this offer.
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.
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.
Apply to Lead a Master Class at ELNC19
Review the 2019 Request for Proposals (RFP) and submit a qualified proposal for a course or experience that will nurture teacher potential and elevate student achievement across our network of schools, our family of literacy curriculum partners, or our community of resource users.
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.
As you may be aware, Georgia is one of the states that recently passed a restrictive abortion law, resulting in some questions regarding the location of the 2019 National Conference. The conference will be held in Atlanta, as planned. Please review our statement for more information.
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