Network Symposium Cancellation

Due to recent events, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the Network Symposium in Durham, NC, originally scheduled to take place on March 13 and 14.

While there is currently a low incidence of COVID-19 in North Carolina, this is a decision we made out of an abundance of caution. In accordance with our values and mission, we are prioritizing the health and well-being of our partners, teachers, community members, and most importantly, your students.

We must acknowledge the incredible work that went into the content creation for the Symposium. Thirty-six of our partners – district leaders, principals, teachers, and other community leaders – have been preparing amazing learning sessions for the benefit of our community. We greatly appreciate their willingness and commitment to sharing their best practices and lessons learned with our network.

All ticket fees will be automatically refunded via your original payment method. If you come across any issues regarding your refund, please contact Katy Turnbull.

Participate Learning

2020 Keynote Speakers

Homa Tavangar

Best-selling author and inspiring presenter on cultivating global citizenship

Simon Mainwaring

Founder and CEO of We First, a creative consultancy that builds purpose-driven brands

Rosa Molina

Executive Director of Association of Two-Way and Dual Language Education (ATDLE)

Rodrigo A. Carazo


Permanent Representative of Costa Rica to the United Nations in New York (2018-2022)

2020 Symposium Schedule

Friday, March 13

8:30 Breakfast and registration
9:30 Welcome and Keynote 1
10:45 Breakouts
12:00 Keynote 2
12:30 Lunch
1:15 Panel and Keynote 3
2:45 Breakouts
4:00 Keynote 4 and Closing
4:30 Networking Reception

Saturday, March 14

8:30 Breakfast and registration
9:30 Welcome and Keynote 1
10:45 Breakouts
11:45 Lunch
1:00 Keynotes 2 and 3 (choose one)
2:00 Bright Spots Talks + Networking
3:30 Breakouts
4:45 Keynote 4 and Closing

Session Info and Speakers

During breakout sessions, you will get a chance to learn from colleagues in our network who are leading and teaching in global and dual language schools and districts.

Book your group rate for Participate Learning March 2020

We have partnered with Durham Marriott City Center to offer you a discounted rate of $129 USD per night for your rooming needs.