5 Education Conferences to Attend in 2020

As an educator, you know the importance of taking advantage of learning opportunities. Chances are if you’re a substitute teacher, it’s because you care about the education system and those students in it. That’s where education conferences come in. Education conferences are not only for permanent educators or board members—they are a great way for substitute teachers to connect, learn, and stay informed on the latest education trends.

Below are five education conferences happening in 2020:

SXSW Edu 2020

The SXSW Edu Conference and Festival is a four-day event that will take place March 9-12 in Austin, Texas. SXSW Edu is an annual education conference that focuses on professional growth, networking, and collaborating with one another regarding current trends in the world of education.

The conference website boasts “more than 400 sessions,” and “an estimated 1,200+ speakers.” The conference will also host competitions and challenges, pop-up events, and networking opportunities.

Read more about SXSW Edu 2020 here.


AMLE is the Annual Conference for Middle Level Education. This conference is geared specifically towards educators who specialize in middle-level education and holds hundreds of sessions and workshops discussing the best methods for working with students of that age.

Although no date has yet been scheduled for the 2020 conference, AMLE19 takes place November 7-9 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Click here for more information about AMLE.

PL Summit

The PL Summit—or Personalized Learning Summit—took place in May 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. No official date has been set for PL Summit 2020, but the website has a sign-up option to stay informed regarding all updates.

Personalized Learning Summit focuses on promoting and exploring what it means to offer personalized learning to students. The conference hosts several keynote speakers,  networking events, and has a number of sessions and professional opportunities.

Click here to read more about PL Summit.


DL2020 will be held March 25-27 in San Diego, California. DL stands for Deeper Learning. According to the website, the 2020 conference will address questions like, “how can we help students engage in deeper learning?” and “how can we create and advance equitable learning environments?”

Click here to learn more about DL2020’s deeper learning initiative and conference details.

ASCD Empower20: The Conference of Learning, Teaching, and Leading Together

Empower20 is a conference headed by The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. The conference is geared towards connecting and empowering educators in order to grow and “learn from one another.”

Empower20 will begin March 13, 2020, in Los Angeles, California. Click here to learn more.

With so many options—many not listed—you are sure to find a conference that suits your interests and passions as a substitute teacher. Contact us or visit our website to learn about other opportunities for substitute teachers.

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