October 2–4, 2018

Personalized learning is not just about the technology. At Fusion 2018 we will bridge the gap between theory and practice—focusing not just on technology but integrating what learning sciences, community development and social-emotional research can teach us about the holistic picture of personalized learning in schools and districts.

Personalized Learning for the Whole Learner

**Early Bird Discount: $449 until July 16th**

Full Price: $650

High Quality

To attend Fusion you either need to have received a nomination or apply. We do this to ensure the high quality of every conversation you have.

Application Only

The Fusion Experience

Every speaker and workshop is specifically chosen and produced to ensure you get the most out of your time.  We do not call for proposals and just hope the session is good. 

Be in the same room as the best and the brightest education leaders.

Intimate & Tailored

Checkin for the EdSurge Fusion Conference

Unlike other large conferences, Fusion feels manageable. Come ready to solve your biggest problem of practice with the support of leaders who have been there.

The Fusion content is geared toward leadership-level positions but we welcome all applicants.

Who attends Fusion

  • Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents
  • CIOs, CAOs , CTOs
  • Charter Management Organization Leaders 
  • State DOE
  • Principals, Assistant Principals 
  • Teacher Leaders, TOSAs
  • Researchers 
  • Education Non-profit Leaders

The People

No one has anything figured out. It’s great to have a community come together and have conversations. Working through problems with people, having a little consultancy group or advisory board—you don’t get that from other conferences. You don’t often get the opportunity to voice your opinion. 

—Steve Myrthil, formerly Director of Digital Learning & IT Support, Achievement First

I liked the spirit of working with others and having a common problem of practice. I left Fusion with clear, tangible next steps. 

—Chip Chase, Capital City Public Charter School

The personalized approach was excellent at the EdSurge conference, drilling down on what you specifically want to learn. You’ll also be inspired by those you meet. The people and the things they are doing are phenomenal! 

—Joel Shimoji, Vice Principal, J.H. Bruns Collegiate, Manitoba, Canada

Fusion made me feel hopeful that there are people across the nation who are realizing that we need to make big changes in our educational systems. There are thought leaders and school leaders who are on the same page while engaging in rich discussions about how to make learning more meaningful for our students. 

Kami Thordarson, Campbell Union School District

The Buzz


Our Partners



Dr. Kevin Cuppett

Dir., Curriculum & Instruction, Frederick County

Melissa Dodd

CTO, San Francisco USD

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

Superintendent, McComb SD

Dr. Barbara Nemko

County Superintendent, Napa

Derek Root

CTO, Charlotte Mecklenburg SD

Dr. Rosa Perez-Isiah

Principal, Lawndale Elementary 

Our Advisory Board

Pamela Cantor, M.D

Turnaround for Children

Meet the Featured Speakers

Dr. Bror Saxberg

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Betsy Corcoran


10:00 AM Registration Opens

1:00 PM Opening & Student Panel

2:00 PM Opening Keynote

2:45 PM Ignite Talks

3:30 PM Learning Networking

5:00 PM Networking Reception

7:30 AM Virtual School Visits

8:30 AM Keynote

9:00 AM Educator Panel 

10:00 AM Spotlights and World Cafe Sessions

12:00 PM Birds of a Feather Lunch

1:00 PM Workshops

4:30 PM Company Networking

Tuesday, Oct 2nd

The Schedule

Thursday, Oct 4th

Wednesday, Oct 3rd

7:30 AM Virtual School Visits

9:00 AM Highlights & Takeaways

10:00 AM Reporting from the Tracks

10:30 AM Closing Keynote

11:45 AM Conclusion


1800 Old Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame, CA 94010

Rate: $269 + tax

Book by calling 877-303-0104 or online

Reference “EdSurge Fusion” to receive the group rate

Room block expires September 15 or until the block is full

Check-In Time: 4:00 pm

Check-Out Time: 11:00 am

San Francisco Bay Area

Plan Your Trip


Reserve your spot today!