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Meet like-minded math educators, researchers, speakers, and innovators from around the country to discuss the future of math education.

March 2–4

The US Grant Hotel, San Diego

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About the event

Join us for two days of interactive and inspirational talks with math education leaders from around the country to discuss where math education is headed. Meet like-minded K–12 leaders as well as change-makers from major universities, EdTech companies, and professional learning organizations dedicated to improving teacher experiences and student outcomes in mathematics. 


We’re hosting an optional pre-conference workshop featuring Patrick Callahan and Chris Weber on Monday, March 2. The pre-conference starts at 12 p.m.


What to expect:

  • Two full days of keynote and breakout sessions covering a variety of K–12 math topics
  • Sessions led by district leaders sharing their work to raise math achievement
  • Evening networking events
  • Engaging speakers with a variety of expertise
  • Insights you can put to use in your district immediately
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Meet a few of our speakers

Jason Zimba

Founding Partner of Student Achievement Partners


Lead writer of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Sunil Singh

Author, Pi of Life: The Hidden Happiness of Mathematics


Co-author, Math Recess

Christina Lincoln-Moore

Former LAUSD teacher


Assistant Principal at Westside Global Awareness Magnet

Chris Weber

STEM Director, Irvine Unified School District


Author, Doing What Works: 10 Common-Sense Leadership Practices and Behavior: The Forgotten Curriculum

Fawn Nguyen



Teacher on Special Assignment at Rio Schools

Phil Daro

Former Director, California Mathematics Project, American Mathematics Project


Lead writer of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Patrick Callahan

Former Executive Director of the University of California Science and Mathematics Initiative


Content leader for Illustrative Mathematics

Jessica Balli

Former High School Math Teacher


Math Education Consultant

Math Instructional Coach

Peg Smith

Professor Emerita at University of Pittsburgh


Co-author, 5 Practices for Orchestrating Productive Classroom Discussions

Dan Meyer

Chief Academic Officer, Desmos


Larry Berger

Chief Executive Officer, Amplify

Event agenda

Monday, March 2

  • 11 a.m. Registration opens
  • 12 p.m. Lunch
  • 12:50 p.m. Opening remarks
  • 1 p.m. Pre-conference workshop: Adult and Student Mindsets and Math Supports with Chris Weber
  • 2:45 p.m. Pre-conference workshop: Enhanced Mathematics with Patrick Callahan
  • 6 p.m. Welcome reception and dinner

Tuesday, March 3

  • 7:30 a.m. Breakfast
  • 8:30 a.m. Opening remarks with Zach Wisner-Gross
  • 8:40 a.m. Morning Keynote: Math Milestones with Jason Zimba
  • 9:45 a.m. General session: Talk and Workshop: Unfinished Learning with Phil Daro
  • 11:15 a.m. General session: Designing for Belonging with Dan Meyer
  • 12:15 p.m. Lunch
  • 1 p.m. General session: Utilizing Math History and Storytelling to Embrace Equity, Failure, and Authentic Problem Solving in Leadership Communities with Sunil Singh
  • 2:05 p.m. Breakout session: Powerful Moments in Math Class with Mike Flynn
  • 2:05 p.m. Breakout session: Radical change in high school mathematics: Addressing wicked problems of tracking, acceleration, and curricular change with Mike Steele
  • 3:05 p.m. Break
  • 3:20 p.m. General session: Orchestrating Productive Mathematics Discussion: Attending to Both Students and Mathematicians with Peg Smith
  • 6 p.m. Offsite Dinners
  • 9 p.m. Late night event: Hands-on innovation workshop

Wednesday, March 4

  • 8:30 a.m. Opening remarks with Zach Wissner-Gross
  • 8:45 a.m. Morning Keynote: Embedding Problem Solving Into Your Curriculum with Fawn Nguyen
  • 9:50 a.m. General session: Lightning Round with Presenters with Various
  • 10:30 a.m. Break/Work time
  • 11 a.m. Breakout session: Writing in Mathematics: The Power of Mathematical Explanations (K–5) with Jessica Balli
  • 11 a.m. Breakout session: Writing in Mathematics: The Power of Mathematical Explanations (6–8) with Patrick Callahan
  • 12 p.m. Lunch
  • 1 p.m. General session: Talk Number 2 Me™: Mathematics & Mindfulness with Christina Lincoln-Moore
  • 2:05 p.m. District spotlight session
  • 2:40 p.m. Closing Keynote with Larry Berger

The fine print

While we’ve made every effort to ensure that this invitation is consistent with the gift and ethics rules adopted by most jurisdictions, we recognize that many public officials are subject to rules that do not permit acceptance of this offer or require approval of other officials at your agency. If you do plan to attend our event, please ensure that acceptance of our invitation is fully compliant with your local rules regarding travel, lodging, and meals for events with vendors. Please let us know if we can provide any additional information to support your determination.

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Filling out this form does not commit you to the event, but you’ll receive future updates and be sent the official registration link.

Registration closes on February 14th or when we reach capacity.

Submit a session

District partners are welcome to submit a 30-minute session on any topic they feel is relevant to the event theme: Moving math instruction forward. Submissions are due by January 10, 2020. Two sessions will be selected for the conference agenda.



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