Families Learning Summit: 11 Reasons Why


The 2015 Families Learning Summit is 2 months away! Here are 11 reasons you won’t want to miss it:

  1. Seven in-depth and keynote presentations that will inspire, announce new opportunities, award, and reward your dedication to families and learning. The lineup of speakers will give us new and better ways to do what we do, and the student speakers will remind us of why. Take away lasting memories and new knowledge.
  2. One hundred+ sessions on a cross-section of areas that matter to families and education. We know you can’t attend that many sessions, so . . . bring your colleagues—divide and conquer!
  3. ncfl 20140218 132159More than 20 community literacy and coalition sessions that will present ways to tackle one of our top challenges: lack of resources. The time is now to connect with other partners and programs.
  4. Ten sessions that will inform an upcoming collective impact publication, presented by the Literacy Funders Network (and including the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading). Gain insights you can’t hear firsthand anywhere else, and see the best of the best reinforced in print later.
  5. Five featured research-focused sessions representing experts from U.S. and Ireland
  6. A book signing with both Donalyn Miller and Annie Murphy Paul. NCFL book signings have become a beloved tradition.
  7. A live Twitter chat with keynote speaker Leland Melvin. Participate and learn in a whole new way.
  8. A live national webcast at Houston’s historic Julia Ideson Building. It’s our first ever national webcast, and will feature a panel of library leaders and community partners who are well-versed in going beyond story-hour and implementing innovative programming at local branches.
  9. ncfl 20140218 115837The first-ever Families Learning Innovation Showcase & reception. See demonstrations and innovative programming come to life before your eyes. Eat, drink, and learn merrily. Then vote on your favorite innovation.
  10. A plethora of networking dinners around Houston, which was named a top 2015 travel destination by Travel & Leisure. We’ll be mixing great dining, city exploration, and networking into the fun. Join us.
  11. And, the one-and-only Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo will be in town. Close out your Summit experience, Texas style.

Go ahead and reserve your spot today!