Four reasons why you should attend #NCFL23

We’re just two months away from the start of the 2023 Families Learning Conference! This October, hundreds of professionals from across the country will descend upon Omaha for shared learning, connecting, and community. 

On the fence about registering? Keep reading for four reasons why you should attend #NCFL23!

The Families Learning Conference prioritizes strategies and resources to use in your daily work. Attendees return home with actionable and relevant information they can apply right away to their work. We know your time is valuable and limited, so we pack our schedule with engaging, interactive family literacy and family learning content that makes the most of your investment in attending.

If that isn’t enough, our conference schedule just got bigger! Join NCFL and the Nebraska Children and Families Foundation on Sunday, Oct. 22 to be part of our just-announced pre-conference workshop. The pre-con will kick off with a keynote address by Dr. Walter Gilliam, executive director of the Buffett Early Childhood Institute and leading expert in early childhood health and education. Pre-con attendees will then have the chance to explore early childhood topics during breakout sessions; scheduled topics include family leadership, out-of-school time, and family engagement for families of children with disabilities. The workshop concludes with a panel discussion by family leaders with young children. Space is limited and registrants must add the pre-con to their agenda during registration.

The Families Learning Conference also gives attendees the chance to hear as on-the-ground practitioners and expert professionals discuss the latest innovations in family learning. This year’s conference will include fast-paced TED Talk-style presentations from winners of the Sharon Darling Innovation Fund as well as an exciting keynote on the role of artificial intelligence in the education space from emergent technologist and humanitarian Christopher Lafayette.

Everyone deserves the opportunity to build a professional learning community. We know how important it is to connect and collaborate with a network of people all working towards the same purpose: to support families in achieving their educational and career goals. The Families Learning Conference is the premier space for sharing ideas and challenges related to work in family literacy, family engagement, and family leadership. Attendees have told us time and time again that the conference also provides an opportunity to build enduring professional relationships. 

Ready to learn more? Click the link below to hear NCFL president and CEO Dr. Felicia Cuming Smith discuss this year’s Nebraska conference location. Then visit to register today. We can’t wait to see you in Omaha on October 23rd!