Registration & Badge Pick Up

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Welcome Address:  The Anatomy of the Whole Learner

Betsy Corcoran

CEO & Co Founder

EdSurge @betsy_

1:00 pm - 1:15 pm

General Session | Grand Ballroom

Student Panel: Up Close and Personal

1:15 pm - 1:40 pm

Let's start the day by hearing from the students who inspire us. What drives their courage and tenacity to do what they do to be anything but ordinary? It's time to get up, close and personal.

General Session | Grand Ballroom

Opening Keynote:  Getting Ready! What’s in Store for us.

Pamela Cantor, M.D

Founder and Senior Science Advisor

Turnaround for Children @DrPamelaCantor

1:50 pm  2:30 pm

Bridging science, practice and technology for ALL learners. How do we design for educational environments today, so we can accelerate learning and maximize the full human potential.

General Session | Grand Ballroom

Karen Cator

President & CEO

Digital Promise @kcator

Ignite Talks:  Going the Extra Mile in 5 Minutes

2:45 pm  3:30 pm

If you can make a point in 10 minutes, you could probably make an even better point in 5! You'll hear from leaders who are doing cutting-edge work in personalized learning for the whole learner from across the country.

General Session | Grand Ballroom

Bob Wise


Alliance for Excellent Education @BobWise48

Learning Network:  An Hour of Story

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Experience the most personal part of Fusion! Get down to business with groups of like-minded professionals. Share stories, best practices and resources. Build your learning network.

Small Group Work | Grand Ballroom

Welcome Reception:  Networking over Food and Refreshments

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Networking Time | Grand Ballroom

Breakfast. Edtech. Virtual School Tours.

7:30 am - 8:30 am

Come early - get your breakfast, play with the latest in edtech and experience virtual schools.

Networking Time | Grand Ballroom

Opening Remarks:  How Do You Get the Most Out of the Day

Betsy Corcoran

CEO & Co Founder

EdSurge @betsy_

8:30 am - 8:40 am

General Session | Grand Ballroom

Keynote Address

8:40 am -  9:00 am

General Session | Grand Ballroom

9:00 am -  9:30 am

Our education advisors have helped us design this conference to reflect the current trends. They will set the stage for the continuation of your learning journey at this conference.

General Session | Grand Ballroom

Derek Root


Charlotte Mecklenburg SD

Dr. Rosa Perez-Isiah


Lawndale Elementary @RosaIsiah

Dr. Kevin Cuppett

Dir., Curriculum & Instruction

Frederick County @DrKevinCuppett

Educator Panel: Debate it, Then Do it

Melissa Dodd


San Francisco USD @MelissaPDodd

Dr. Barbara Nemko

County Superintendent


Cederick L. Ellis, Sr., Ph.D.


McComb SD @DrCederickEllis

Spotlight and World Cafe Sessions


Research & Evidence

10:00 am  - 12:00 pm

The VISION track will frame how school leaders are building their school models to support individual learners through academic and social emotional pathways.

Track Sessions | Salon A

Track Sessions | Salon F


10:00 am  - 12:00 pm

The RESEARCH & EVIDENCE track will explore how learning science informs the work of educators and how to gauge the progress of your plans.

10:00 am  - 12:00 pm

The IMPLEMENTATION track will share the mechanics of what it takes to put ideas into practice and support you in creating an effective and feasible implementation plan.

Track Sessions | Salon E

Hear from educators stories  and then have deeper conversations with them, World Cafe style.

Birds of a Feather & Lunch

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Calling all learners!  Here's a time to have an unfiltered dialog with the focus on YOUR areas of interest.  Grab one of those delicious bento box lunches and join us for some unconference time.  

Small Group Work | Grand Ballroom Salons

Research & Evidence



1:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Sign up to attend the Future Ready designed workshops around Vision. Topics are coming soon.    

Workshop Sessions | GB Salons

Workshop Sessions | GB Salons



1:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Sign up to attend the Digital Promise designed workshops around Research and Evidence. Topics are coming soon.    

1:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Sign up to attend the EdFi Alliance and IMS Global designed workshops around Implementation. Topics are coming soon.    


Workshop Sessions | GB Salons

Workshop Sessions

Meet the Companies

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Continue to enjoy your conference experience by coming to sit down with the Fusion companies. Ask your questions and address your thorniest pain points with them over refreshments.

Networking Time | Grand Ballroom EF

Breakfast and Virtual School Tours

7:30 am - 9:00 am

Don't forget to stomp around the virtual collection of school campuses at breakfast.  

Networking Time | Grand Ballroom

Highlights & Takeaways

Betsy Corcoran

CEO & Co Founder

EdSurge @betsy_

9:00 am - 9:30 am

General Session | Grand Ballroom

Reporting from the Tracks

9:30 am -  10:15 am

Our track leads will summarize what was shared and discussed as well as what's next. 

General Session | Grand Ballroom

Brooke Stafford-Brizard


Chan Zuckerberg Initiative @StaffordBrizard

10:30 am - 11:30 am

General Session | Grand Ballroom

Closing Keynote:  What’s Next in this Adventure?

Bror Saxberg

Vice President, Learning Science Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Closing the Conference EdSurge Style

11:30 am - 11:45 am

If you leave too early, you'll never know what this ever meant.

General Session | Grand Ballroom