This is my favorite conference. It is so uplifting and I walk away with a plethora of tools to support students, families and staff.

The 2022 Families Learning Conference will be here before we know it, and we can’t wait to engage with attendees! #NCFL22 is for passionate people looking for innovative family learning strategies and practices to support families in reaching their academic and economic goals. This year’s conference is a hybrid experience—we’re offering a virtual portion October 25th and 26th and in-person Regional Meetups November 4th in Nashville, Tennessee and December 2nd in Phoenix, Arizona. In this post, we’re serving up four reasons why you won’t want to miss attending the 2022 Families Learning Conference!

Reason 1: Access to high-quality, content-rich sessions

Whether attending virtually or in person, enjoy a curated variety of presentations highlighting best practices and innovations in family literacy, family engagement, family leadership, research and policy. What’s on tap this year? Here’s a sampling of the schedule: Equity & Inclusion by Design: How to Create Healing Spaces in the Everyday presented by Michelle Molitor with the Equity Lab; Elevating Parent Power to Build a Parent Nation presented Yolie Flores with the TMW Center at the University of Chicago; and Centering Relationship-Centered Partnerships in Mutual Trust presented by Dr. Gene Roehlkepartain with Search Institute.

NCFL conferences have always felt like a close knit community. The mix of practitioners focusing on family literacy, math, libraries, etc, really creates a rich cross-collaborative conversation.

Reason 2: Opportunity to build your professional network

At the Families Learning Conference, NCFL and attendees together foster a strong sense of community and idea sharing. For the virtual portion of the conference, the planning team is incorporating engaging networking opportunities to bookend each day; plus sessions will be held in Zoom to allow for interaction and engagement among attendees and presenters. For registrants opting to attend a Regional Meetup, attendees will enjoy connecting at a welcome reception followed by dinner at a local restaurant with a small group of attendees, organized by the planning team. Time will be built into each Regional Meetup for making connections and building relationships with your peers who share a passion for supporting families in learning. 

Reason 3: Delivery modes for different learning styles

Whether in-person or virtual, the Conference provides exposure to a network of peers and funders, industry knowledge, and new teaching methods that contribute to a holistic approach to family learning. However, our hybrid event caters to different learning styles. Registrants for the virtual portion have access to recorded content for 90 days after the event and can learn when it’s best for their schedule. Registrants attending a meetup can be laser-focused on the content without the distractions of everyday life and take advantage of in-person networking that’s so important for building a professional learning network.

I enjoyed the conference and topics very much! Felt like I learned a lot that I can bring back to my workplace.

Reason 4: High value for your investment

Thanks to our sponsors, the Families Learning Conference is able to keep our registration fees modest and competitive. In fact, we’re offering more options to fit your budget than ever before—two-day, single-day or group discounted pricing for the virtual portion; Regional Meetup pricing; and a discounted Regional Meetup rate when you bundle it with the virtual portion.

The bottom line: no matter which option you choose, the Families Learning Conference offers a schedule of high-quality, innovative, content-rich sessions as well as opportunities for networking and connection.

Register today! 

Need more reasons to attend? Read more information about the hybrid event and what past attendees have to say.