Thursday | March 21, 2024

9:00 AM

Sixth & I, 600 I Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001


The Albert Shanker Institute, the American Federation of Teachers, and the Center for American Progress cordially invite you to a transformative and pioneering conference on experiential learning: PASSION MEETS PURPOSE: Promising Pathways Through Experiential Learning.

PASSION MEETS PURPOSE will serve as a platform to showcase the dynamic realm of experiential, hands-on learning, wherein students engage in immersive educational experiences that foster curiosity, exploration, inquiry, and profound comprehension. This conference will highlight various facets of experiential learning, ranging from Career and Technical Education (CTE) to the arts, music, and Action Civics. Through student-centered approaches, participants will delve into how experiential learning cultivates deeper understanding and equips students with the skills necessary for promising careers across diverse fields.

This gathering will unite education leaders, governmental officials, and decision-makers to not only share current advancements in experiential learning but also to strategize on how to expand its reach to meet the needs of all students. Our esteemed panel of featured speakers will illuminate key insights and perspectives on this vital educational paradigm.

Featured Speakers include:

Governor Wes Moore, 63rd Governor of Maryland

Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers and Albert Shanker Institute

Patrick Gaspard, President and Chief Executive Officer, Center for American Progress

Liz Shuler, President, AFL-CIO