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Teaching Learning Coaching Conference

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What is the Teaching Learning Coaching conference?

Teaching Learning Coaching Conference is the world’s leading conference for instructional coaching and instructional practice. Each year TLC consists of education experts and practitioners who lead keynote presentations and learning sessions focused on high-impact teaching strategies, proven instructional coaching practices, and system-change strategies designed to lead to high performance schools.

6 Live Keynotes

30 Breakout Sessions


4 Expert Panels

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2020 Theme:
Better Leaders

Whether you are a coach, teacher, or an administrator, you are a leader of change. That distinction carries a responsibility to develop a deep understanding of what it means to lead. In order to lead others to success, we must first lead ourselves, understand our purpose, and cultivate an awareness of how we move through the world. At the 2020 Teaching | Learning | Coaching Conference, we will explore how to become Better Leaders so we can help others realize their full potential.

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exciting announcement

This year we’ve gone virtual!

We’ve heard your concerns, and in light of the ongoing changes around COVID-19, the Instructional Coaching Group has made the decision to make this year’s Teaching Learning Coaching conference a virtual, attend-from-anywhere event!

We are truly excited about the opportunities that a virtual attendance option offers! Not only will we have all of the same awesome keynote presenters and live panel discussions, but all breakout sessions will be available on-demand for 30 days after the conference ends.

2020 Keynote Speakers

Ibram X. Kendi

How to be an Antiracist

Read Ibram’s Bio

Zaretta Hammond

Getting Better Together

Read Zaretta’s Bio


How to Tame Your Advice Monster

Read Michael’s Bio

Christian van Nieuwerburgh

Being an Inspiring Leader

Read Christian’s Bio

Michelle Harris

Leading Others and Leaving a Legacy

Read Michelle’s Bio

Jim Knight

Better Leaders

Read Jim’s Bio

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What does my 2020 registration include?

Attend 6 Live Keynotes

Bring your questions and drop them in our conference chat, where a TLC staff member will collect them to ask each speaker.

Access On-demand
Breakouts for 30 days

All breakout sessions will be recorded and available for 30 days after the conference ends. This also means you can come and go as your schedule permits.

Attending Virtually
Helps Everyone Stay Safe

We understand that masks and social distancing can be difficult to maintain. Attending a virtual conference removes that stress. No need to pack the hand sanitizer!

“Virtual” doesn’t mean
you have to miss out!

  • Digital copy of our latest book
  • Interactive TLC Conference Guide
  • A learning experience you won’t want to miss

Q&A Sessions with ICG’s
Senior Consultants and breakout presenters

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn from the experts on instructional coaching. Watch breakout sessions in advance and bring your questions to TLC presenter booths!

4 Expert Panel Discussions

Join the experts as they discuss some of the most important topics in coaching right now. 

Real-Time Networking
with Speakers & Attendees

Chat with someone in a similar role, or invite your team to a video call. Distance won’t keep us from engaging in the same meaningful conversations we have every year!

Tune-in From the
Comfort of Your home

Hotel and travel budgets, say goodbye! This year, anyone with access to the internet can attend TLC, right from the comfort of their home.

Who should attend TLC?

New Instructional Coaches

Experienced Coaches




Research has shown that successful coaching programs require more than just instructional coaches. To support system-wide coaching programs, we encourage all educational leaders to attend TLC.

What people are saying about TLC

“This is the single greatest professional development opportunity I have attended in my 12 years as a teacher and 5 years as a coach. Don’t miss it!

Brad Vest
Instructional Coach

“Best conference ever! My brain is full of new, practical, ready to implement information!”


Camille Wheeler

“The last 3 days I got to meet amazing coaches from my district and all over the U.S and Australia, plus presented for the first time at a national conference because I took a risk! Learned so much!”

Joe Cappadonia
Director of Middle School Instruction

“Back home & reflecting on an amazing few days at TLC—Good & important work is taking place in coaching in education, globally. It’s pretty special to be a part of it all.”

John Campbell
Founding Director, Growth Coaching International

“Thank you ⁦for another amazing TLC conference. Building more time to reflect is a habit I need to improve and the power of the playbook is an action we identified we need to begin!”


Lori Wall

“Every voice & thought is honored at TLC. I’m thankful to participate in such a thought-provoking group.”

Keysha McIntyre
Instructional Coach

For the past few days I’ve witnessed the unfolding of EXCELLENCE. Thanks for such an enriching and lovely learning experience.

Christina Rose

“John Krownapple just led the most powerful session on equity. This work cannot be scripted. Courage matters more than being comfortable.

Val Jansonius
Elementary Instructional Coach

“This was THE BEST conference! Anyone who attended had to leave with a feeling of pride for our craft and renewed energy to keep learning. Thank you Jim, Jenny and your amazing staff for putting this all together. Stay in touch everyone!

Mary Kolodziejczak
Instructional Coach

“It was AMAZING! We learned SO MUCH!!

Taylor Milburn
Literacy Coach

Thank you to the whole TLC Team for a fabulous learning conference.

Kathy Perret
Founder, EDUcoach

So much incredible learning at TLC. Can’t wait to reflect on how to implement. Many thanks to all the presenters who got me thinking and ready for action!

Kristen Robbins Warren
Literacy Coach

2020 Registration Pricing

All payments must be received by October 1, 2020. Conference links will be emailed to all paid participants on October 2, 2020.

Refunds will not by provided after October 1, 2020. ICG is not responsible for technological or internet connectivity issues that may arise on the participants end.

“every coach—no matter how great—needs another coach.”

Resources & Downloads

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Covid19 & TLC

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