Call for Speakers

Call for Speakers, Thought Leaders, Sharers

2019 Gathering

November 15-17, 2019
Dallas, TX

2019 Gathering
November 15-17, 2019

Omni Dallas Hotel at Park West
1590 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy,
Farmers Branch, TX 75234

Call for Speakers

Learning Counsel’s annual national Gathering is “the intellectual’s retreat” of the year in education technology. As such, our 2019 search for speakers will center on both the event’s theme and finding the best speakers who can bring context or inspiration around the theme. Please click here to offer any speaker ideas or make any referrals.

Here is what we are most interested in for keynote or break-out topics in 2019 from the education community. These need to be educators and not companies selling in this field, we reserve speaker positions independently for sponsoring vendors:

Key Topics of Interest:

Show-and-Tell on a School or District Software Model Architecture (what they use, the whole mix of things)
The Experience Economy and it’s pressure back on schools and learning
The Mighty Algorithm in teaching and learning software
Splitting the role of teachers and creating a role matrix
Animation, Curriculum Craft
School and District organizational redesign
The Network-effect-- anywhere personalized learning
Global collaborative learning
Project-based learning and “Staging”
School brand and competition
Using smartphones in reading programs
Who gains from saying screen learning creates zombies
Being Apptastic (stories of the difference an app or collection all integrated into a seamless curriculum make in learning)
Integration standards as meaningful aid in school tech administration
Digitally-enhanced school safety
Whole ecosystem mental health
Solving Professional Development for All
People issues
Virtual Reality
CTE Labs with Professional-grade Software
Administrative and learning workflow
Organic Digital versus Master-Planned: Pros/Cons

Got other ideas? Please write to us at


1. 40 minute presentation start to finish, including time for Q&A with audience members at the end.
2. The presentation will need to be able to be shared with attendees of the conference.
3. Please submit by Thursday, August 1, 2019 to

• Name, Title, School/District, full address, phone and email
• Topic Proposed
• Sub-title if needed (one sentence description)
• Speaker Photo in high resolution jpg or png file
• Speaker short-Bio (50-word)
• 100-200 word description of intent of presentation
• Slide presentation if available

4. Speakers will be notified of their selection to speak by Friday, September 16, 2019.

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