The Learning Revolution Conference

The Learning Revolution Conference was held April 21 - 24, 2014. Our goal was to bring together people who are thinking about learning from our important learning places: the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional, and home learning worlds.

We explored and bridged the conversations about learning that are common to these worlds, including: learning theory, learning practice, learning science, learning space design, and technology for learning. We asked the question, "what are we learning about learning?" The Internet is shifting the boundaries of these worlds and we believe that they will increasingly overlap and integrate. We also believe that conversations across these boundaries are critical to framing and preparing for the learning revolution starting to take place.
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The first three days of the event featured evening (US Time) keynote speakers. The final full day of the conference included keynote speakers as well a full set of traditional conference sessions.

Keynote and distinguished speakers: Bernard Bull, Maria Droujkova, Pat Farenga, Ian Jukes, David Loertscher, Cindy Mediavilla, Bernajean Porter, Howard Rheingold, Carlo Ricci, Stephanie Sandifer, Roger Schank, Michael Strong, Bron Stuckey, Mark Treadwell, Leonard Waks, and Steve Wheeler.

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There is no cost to attend. Instructions and the schedule of past sessions are posted in the conference schedule.

The conference strands included Learning Theory, Learning Practice, Learning Science, Learning Spaces, and Technology & Learning.

Presenters could submit proposals for general sessions focused on one of the five strands. 

As a conference that is focused on being participatory, we encourage new presenters as well as more experienced ones to submit to present.

International Advisory Board:
Anyone can apply to be a member of the international advisory board. Advisory board members are recognized on the website and are asked to:
  • Promote both participation and attendance at the conference
  • Help us find partner organizations in their region(s)
  • Help support and potentially train presenters in their geographical region
  • If possible, help moderate sessions during the actual conference

To sign up for the advisory board, please make sure you have joined the Learning Revolution network, and then fill out the advisory board application here.

Conference Partner Organizations:
Our current list of Learning Revolution partners is here. Whether you are a small school or a multi-national non-profit organization, we want to encourage you to become a partner of this or one of our other events. You must be non-commercial and primarily or substantively focused on learning to be approved. Once approved, your organization will be listed with a link, logo, and a short description; and you will be provided with a "spotlight" speaker session in the conference.

Our goal for the conference is to have it be a milestone event, bringing together organizations and individuals from all over the world in all branches of learning fields. We recognize that much (if not most!) of the outreach for this conference will come from schools, libraries, and organizations who advertise the conference to their memberships, and we want to recognize and "reward" those who do this!
There are no financial obligations for being a partner organization--all we ask is that you actively promote the conference to your membership and network, and encourage participation as well as presentations and submissions.

To apply to be a conference partner organization, please make sure you have joined the Learning Revolution network, and then fill out the partner application here.

Conference Sponsors:
There are opportunities for commercial sponsorship of the Learning Revolution Conference, and both recognition and authentic appreciation for financial support will be given to those who choose to sponsor. Sponsorship levels and benefits can be discussed with Steve Hargadon directly at or 916-283-7901.

We are looking forward to this fun event, and to your participation! For further updates, please follow the conference hashtag #learning14.

Thank you for your interest!

Steve Hargadon
Founder and Co-Chair