unconference 2020 | April 4th

an interactive, collaborative and dynamic event for KC educators


Picture a learning event full of energy, collaboration and interaction, where the presenters aren’t talking at you for hours, they’re sharing what’s working for them and creating space to discuss implications for your own practice.

Imagine what it would be like to be at this place connecting with other educators who are working for the common good, sharing your own ideas and walking away feeling supported, connected and validated in your work.

See yourself having deep conversations with your peers about what matters most in education, laughing with new friends, and connecting and networking with educators from around the city.


how does the unconference work?


Morning: 10-10-10 Strategy

Each participant to the unconference will leave with one emotionally compelling and high impact idea or strategy and a KC metro point-of-contact for follow up. Ideas are shared for 10 minutes, followed by discussion and networking.

afternoon: design summits

We lead you through how to create prototype solutions to your challenges and implement them in the classroom within one-two weeks. The sessions involve brainstorming problems, sharing stories, defining challenges and exploring solutions. A Design Summit follows the lean design thinking process over ninety minutes.


Come to the unconference and meet other educators in Kansas City


Present your ideas and get feedback and validation from your peers


Build confidence and relationships, for the good of our students across KC


what’s the cost?

unconference is FREE


5 reasons to attend

  1. Connect with other educators across the city

  2. Learn from others ideas and make them your own

  3. Get a personal point of contact for follow-up

  4. Develop ideas further in learning labs or City Design Cohorts

  5. Enjoy a fun morning networking, presenting and learning!


“The KCEC unconference was amazing. Truly an interactive experience in which unique, creative tools and ideas were shared in order to enhance the service delivery of students in schools. What a great opportunity to participate together where the sole focus is the success of our students!”
—LaShawn Childs, Communities in Schools Field Director


Build your practice and city!

This is more than a gathering of educators. This is reconnecting with your peers, or finding them for the first time. The energy, the inspiration and the connection available to us with this format is unlike any traditional conference experience. This is facilitating a powerhouse group of educators to share wisdom, find inspiration, and connect around learning ideas for leading and thriving in Kansas City.

Some of our best and brightest local talent will gather in Kansas City on September 20th to dive deep, present what’s working and engage in energizing conversations along 4 tracks of Professional Learning, Culture, Instruction and Achievement.