To Members of the Global Education Conference Network -

Registration is Open for the Global Leadership Summit at ASCD'S Empower19!

Our next face-to-face global education event is coming up and we'd love to see you there! Make sure to register soon as our summit sold out last year. Our full speaker line up will be announced in December. Read on for more details!

Are you an innovative, vision-driven teacher, administrator, or thought leader striving to prepare all students to thrive in our diverse, interconnected world? Register now to join Global Ed Events and ASCD Friday, March 15, 2019, for the annual Global Leadership Summit at ASCD Empower19 in Chicago Illinois!

This full-day interactive program will empower educators to lead classrooms, schools, districts, and states in supporting students as change agents in their own communities and around the world. Through engaging speakers, panelists, and a design challenge workshop, you will have the unique opportunity to:

  • Develop the capacity to lead classrooms and educational systems that foster in students the will and the skill to tackle problems of real-world significance locally and globally.
  • Discover effective resources, best practices, and new ideas that help students develop global competence.
  • Devise a plan of action to advocate and implement global learning initiatives,
  • Network with inspiring educators, thought leaders, and education organizations.


Here is the event schedule:

8:00 a.m.

Registration opens

8:30 a.m.


8:45 a.m.

Opening Keynote Address: "Supporting Student Agency in a Rapidly Changing World"

9:30 a.m.

Panel Discussion 1: "Leading from the Classroom: Inspiring Students as Global Change Agents"

10:30 a.m.


10:45 a.m.

Panel Discussion 2: "Enacting Systems-Level Change to Support Global Learning"

11:45 a.m.

Panel Debrief

12:00 noon

Lunch (provided)

12:30 p.m.

Student Speakers

1:00 p.m.

Design Challenges

3:15 p.m.

Closing Remarks

3:30 p.m.

Event Conclusion

To register and for updated information on the program and speakers, visit  Registration and travel expenses are the sole responsibilities of attendees. 

We're seeking support from companies and non-profits aligned with our mission. If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please email GEC co-founder Lucy Gray at by December 14, 2018. 



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