How did Chicago become the country’s largest demonstration site of personalized learning? What have we figured out along the way? How can we continue to reimagine the boundaries of learning?


The 2019 LEAP InnovatED Summit will explore these questions and many more. The annual conference is a once-a-year chance for educators and education innovators across Chicagoland to share, learn and build a community of practice.

So how do we prepare every learner to succeed in this changing world, at this challenging pace? 

Get Inspired

Kick off the school year energized. Keynote presentations by national thought leaders and innovators will help attendees anchor on their core values and passions within education, and breakout sessions around specific areas of practice will rally a desire to continue pushing students’ learning to new heights.

Elevate Your Practice

There’s a lifelong learner in every educator. Summit sessions will give teachers the latest findings in learning science, innovation and education research, packaged with actionable tools and strategies for bringing them to life.

Connect with Innovative Colleagues

Community and collaboration have been essential to Chicago’s rise as a national hub of personalized learning. They will be even more essential as we accelerate and expand the learning transformation. At the Summit, attendees can meaningfully connect with peers and partners who share their determination to see that all young people receive the holistic, tailored opportunities they deserve.

Creative, passionate educators are pushing the boundaries of learning across Chicago and driving the national movement to transform education.


Join us!

Attendee Testimonals

“WOW! That was one of the most amazingly informative, relevant, and enjoyable professional development experiences I have had in over 20 years of teaching and learning! Keep up the great work! I feel motivated and re-energized for the coming school year and look forward to next year’s LEAP InnovatED Summit!!!”

“This was my first time attending. In my 18 years at CPS, this was some of my best PD. Thanks so much.”

“Great sessions! I am considering bringing my entire staff next year because of the various development options.”

“It was one of the most well organized events I have attended, and I have a corporate background and have attended many such events. The content was engaging and intriguing and left me wanting more. The attention to detail and human needs really demonstrated what should be the norm for adult learners as well as what we want our students to feel. Overall one of the best PD/Learning experiences I have had in my eleven years as an educator.”

Make the success of every child personal!