Dear Friends and Colleagues:
We are very pleased to announce a special set of unique complementary events--one virtual and one physical--to bring together people who are thinking about the learning that is happening within (but often not across) our important learning places: the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional, and home learning worlds.
The Learning Revolution Conference will be held April 21 - 25, online, and free, in conference format, with special keynote speakers the evenings of April 21 - 23, and then with both keynotes and hourly sessions for full days on April 24 and 25. The Learning Revolution Deep Dive at Black Mountain will be held May 12 - 14 in beautiful Black Mountain, North Carolina (with an optional pre-conference set of activities May 9 - 11 to take advantage of the beautiful surroundings, and with the inaugural Education Film Festival starting the evening of May 9).
Both events will focus on bringing together people who are thinking about learning that is taking place in our most important learning spaces. We want to explore and bridge the conversations about teaching and learning that are common to these worlds--this includes: learning theory, learning practice, learning science, learning space design, and technology for learning. The Internet is shifting the boundaries of these worlds, and we believe that they will increasingly overlap and integrate, and that the conversations we will have at these two events are critical to framing and preparing for the learning revolution starting to take place.
The online event will be open and free to attend, and held in conference format, with keynotes and hourly sessions. The physical event will be held in "Open Space Technology" or unconference/barcamp style, will provide for deeper conversations, and have a small registration fee and room/board expenses. Catch a plane or a train, ride a bus, drive your car, or even hitch-hike to get to this event--you won't have been to anything else like it!
More information on both events and associated activities is available on their separate pages.
Learning Revolution Conference (online)
Learning Revolution Deep Dive at Black Mountain
I hope you will consider joining us for either or both events.