Attended by colleagues from around the world who care deeply about bringing creative, innovative and rigorous learning practices to their students, the BLC13 conference provided our attendees with inspiration and practical skills while expanding their professional networks.

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Something For Everyone

If you have a hand in education — whatever your interest, ability or setting — BLC has something for you. In 2012, BLC drew more than 1000 participants, representing countless K-12 and college roles, along with thought leaders from around the world. This year’s event will offer a choice of over 100 pre-conference workshops and main conference sessions, feature world-renowned keynote speakers, and showcase services and solutions.

#BLC Tweets

Love This!!! “@cmccoy605: My brain has hit its limit thanks to ideas+ inspirations #blc12(my excuse for leaving room w wrong shoes on..).”

RT @NLearning: We’re excited to have @TEDchris (curator of TED Conf) as a keynoter at #BLC12! Look forward to hearing from this powerful speaker! #edchat

RT @ProfessorMike1 @globalearner #BLC12 Excited to see Alan’s new book! Honored to have our students work included!!

Ball My brain is full like a warm can of coke. Please don’t shake me #BLC11

Thanks to all @nlearning and presenters for great #BLC11 conference and most stimulating thoughts I have had in 15 yrs.

Just met @langwitches & @JoAnnJacobs68from my PLN! Also learned who @balancedtech is! Thanks for a great conference here in Boston! #blc12

An ALAS Media THANK YOU to Alan November & the #nlearning team for allowing us to be part of this amazing community#blc12 #nlearning

Another fantastic Building Learning Communities conference comes to an end. Have learned so much this week – where do I start? #blc12

Thank you to all of the #blc12 presenters. I will be taking some of your ideas and inspiration back to my school.

Thanks to NL, the presenters, and all the support staff for an interesting and challenging #blc12 conference.

Closing notes from #blc12 – what a fantastic conference! We ALL do matter! #youmatter

Closing keynote with @globalearner at#BLC12. Excellent ending to a great conference!

Headed home from #blc12 really enjoyed the connections & learning this year! Txs everyone (I miss you too @lizbdavis )

Really enjoyed the #BLC12 conference this week! #elearning

RT @cmccrink567: Such insightful, inspiring, collaborative teaching and learning. Proud to be a part of it #blc12

Sad this amazing conference is ending. Such insightful, inspiring, collaborative teaching and learning. Proud to be a part of it #blc12

Had a great day working on Design thinking and assessment workshops all day here at #blc12 hope you did if you joined us : )

@thorprichard @xolotl @IQRowe In Boston now attending #blc12. Great energy building up and a lot of focus on 1:1 Ipad implementation

Some great people in our “hands on” session this afternoon. #BLC12 I’m learning a lot.

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Who Should Attend

  • K-12 Teachers
  • Principals and School Heads
  • College Students
  • College Educators
  • Curriculum Directors
  • Technology Directors
  • ICT Advisors
  • Superintendents
  • Technology Integrators and Trainers
  • Business and Foundation Leaders
  • School Board Members
  • Tech Prep Coordinators
  • Community Educators
  • Media Specialists


“I have been to a ton of conferences – we return to BLC because it has had the greatest impact on changing teacher strategies towards more engaged learning experiences for students”

“My 4th graders “made their mark” this year and loved it! All because my colleague, Erin Olson, and I attended BLC and she purchased the book for me as a “great job on presenting” gift. Thanks!”

“I’ve attended many conferences since I entered teaching in the ’70s but BLC was the most inspiring and idea producing conference ever. Usually conferences have keynotes which I skip but at BLC11 I was wowed by the keynotes. Marco Torres brought me to tears and laughter. Each keynote had a meaningful purpose. Thanks!”

“I was introduced to the hashtag #1st5days on the first day of the Building Learning Communities conference in Boston this summer. Host, Alan November, challenged delegates to try something new, something different in their classrooms on their return and to write about it, share it, tweet it, blog it and to use the hashtag #1st5days wherever possible.

The idea is simple, yet profound. Alan was challenging us to make the first five days of term a launchpad for a change in our practice, and more importantly to share this phenomenon with teachers and interested others in the online world.”…read more

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