Giving Compass' Take:

• Jessica Slusser, writing for Getting Smart, highlights education conferences scheduled in 2019. Topics range from online and blended learning to education technology. 

• What can education philanthropists gain from attending these conferences? 

• Read about five ideas for the future of education. 

Our team spends a lot of time traveling to conferences around the country to learn with and from experts, facilitate sessions and cover various conference happenings. Throughout our travels, we continue to curate and update a list of our favorites that we think everyone should attend.

Here is the latest list of 26 can’t-miss education conferences for your 2019 planning. Below are the first five:

  1.  iNACOL Blended & Online Learning Symposium: iNACOL’s annual conference is the leading event for K-12 competency-based, blended and online learning.
  2.  SXSW EDU: The ninth annual, internationally recognized SXSW EDU will include four days of sessions, workshops, learning experiences, mentorship, film screenings, policy discussions and so much more all aimed at impacting the future of teaching and learning.
  3.  ASU+GSV Summit: This annual conference is the “only conference during the year where you’ll have access to the smartest and most influential Learning & Talent Tech minds from around the world.”
  4. BETT: With almost 35,000 attendees from 130 countries, representing 850 leading companies and 103 edtech start-ups, and thousands of exhibitors demonstrating the latest in EdTech, BETT is the world’s largest EdTech conference.
  5.  NewSchools Summit: Next year’s event will be the 20th year for this annual, invitation-only gathering hosted by New Schools Venture Fund which brings together more than 1,300 entrepreneurs, educators, community leaders, funders and policymakers to share ideas on reimagining schools to prepare all students, from every background, for the future.

Read the full article about education conferences by Jessica Slusser at Getting Smart