There are many opportunities to connect with fellow educators who are passionate about next gen learning.  NGLC does not plan or run or endorse the events on this page. Chances are, though, that you will find us there. We invite you to join teachers, school leaders, and district and CMO administrators who are reimagining education by getting involved in these events. And when NGLC organizes a session or hosts meetups at these events, we will post it here.

iNACOL Symposium


This conference is an annual gathering around K-12 competency-based, blended, and online learning. The event, run by one of NGLC’s founding partners, is held in the fall, typically October. Educators, ed leaders, experts, and researchers navigate through 200+ sessions. NGLC often organizes a session or two and hosts a reception. You will find many NGLC grantees in attendance and presenting, alongside other innovative educators and partners. A highlight is a student panel plenary, reminding us why next gen learning is so important. And we value iNACOL’s ongoing commitment to making equity an integral conversation throughout the event.

The NGLC community will be in Orlando, Florida for the 2017 iNACOL Symposium, October 23-25. View the list of sessions facilitated by our team and community. 

SXSW EDU Conference & Festival


This annual event in Austin, Texas takes its cues from the iconic entertainment, culture, and technology festival it precedes each year. Held in March, attendees participate in a mix of the traditional sessions and workshops with more unique learning experiences like startup competitions, interactive exhibitions, film screenings, and more. SXSW EDU attracts educators as well as people from business and industry, government and non-profits, even students. This diversity and the “Keep Austin Weird” vibe makes it easy to be creative and embrace the innovative spirit.

ASU + GSV Summit


An annual conference in the springtime, the Summit brings together people who are committed to innovation in learning and human capacity/talent at scale. Educational technology is part of the conversation here. Big ideas are the norm at this event and you’ll be surrounded by inspiring people who want to change the world.