Linked Learning Convention 2018

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity for networking, strategic, and professional learning from peers. The convention brings together more than 900 leaders in K-12 and postsecondary education, business, work force, research, policy and nonprofit for thoughtful discussion and learning aimed at ensuring all students are well prepared for college, career, and life. Attendees will be able to hear from dynamic speakers, participate in interactive breakout sessions, learn through experiential site visits, and interact with Linked Learning students.

Download the 2018 Linked Learning Convention Flyer to share with your colleagues and network.

Registration Cost


Schedule At-A-Glance



Site Visits

Choose from one of five site visits to spend your morning at. Site visits will occur at the same time as the Pre-Conference therefore you will not be able to attend both.

For the high school site visit, Linked Learning Convention attendees will travel to El Modena High School, located in Orange Unified School district. This site implements the most integrated college and career pathways we have ever seen at one school, which provide career training and education in eight industry sectors. Major components of this visit include: a brief stop at a local middle school beginning to implement career education, panel discussion with pathway and district staff and stakeholders, and lunch served by the culinary pathway students.

2-year College
As Linked Learning implementation continues to expand across the state, more K-12 districts are exploring and establishing partnerships with community college districts to ease transitions and improve persistence for pathway students. Attendees will be able to observe the role that the local community college plays in both strengthening high school pathway implementation and ensuring adequate preparation for high school students as they pursue opportunities post-graduation.

4-year College
The role of the California State University system as a driver of Linked Learning has rapidly expanded over the past few years. Most recently, they have taken on the challenge of preparing teaching candidates to be successful in Linked Learning pathways. This site visit will discuss research from CSU Ed.D candidates, lessons learned from attempting university/faculty buy-in of Linked Learning, and how the involvement of 4-year colleges impact pathway implementation.

Attendees will get an opportunity to experience a facility designed to support pathway implementation by providing a place for students to develop technical STEM skills. More details to come.

Orange County Chamber of Commerce
The Linked Learning Alliance is pleased to provide an intermediary site visit as part of Linked Learning Convention activities. The North Orange County Chamber of Commerce has boldly invested in their internal infrastructure to ensure that schools and districts are supported by industry as they provide relevant career training for students. Attendees will learn how the chamber evolved from a thought partner to a driver of regional pathway implementation through their role as an intermediary.

Hotel & Transportation

Anaheim Marriott
700 West Convention Way
Anaheim, CA 92802
(714) 75-8000

We are pleased to offer convention attendees a special conference rate of $220 single/double occupancy for Sunday, February 11 through Tuesday, February 13. Cut off date: January 21, 2018

To make a reservation:
By Phone: (877) 622-3056 and reference the “Linked Learning Conference”

A small block of rooms at the government rate are available on a first come, first serve basis. Please be prepared to provide proof that you are eligible for this rate upon check in.

Book at:
The access code is LLAGRR0218312.

All room rates are exclusive of applicable taxes and fees, which are currently 15% occupancy tax, 2% Anaheim tourism Improvement District Assessment and a California State Tourism Fee of $0.94 and $.14 tax per room night. These fees are subject to change.

Getting to the Hotel

Karmel Shuttle Service is providing a special Discount exclusively for our 2018 Linked Learning Convention attendees!
Reservations are required. Make quick and easy reservations by clicking here.

For reservations within 12 hrs. of pick-up time, please call Karmel Shuttle Toll free at 1-888-995-(RIDE) 7433.
Mention Promo code: “LLAC18” to receive your discounted rate.