LILI 2018 Call for Proposals

2018 Learning Impact Leadership Institute logo without dates

The Call for Proposals Has Closed

Show how you are helping to shape the future edtech ecosystem! The Learning Impact Leadership Institute program is designed to share the innovative technology projects and productive collaborations that are leading the movement to create an open ecosystem to support next-generation digital learning.

Who attends the Learning Impact Leadership Institute?

Expect over 550 executive-level attendees from K-12 districts and schools, higher education institutions, government agencies, and edtech suppliers from around the world at the 2018 conference.
Who can submit a proposal?
  • Higher education and K-12 academic, technology, and state leaders at all levels
  • Edtech suppliers with an institutional co-presenter
What are the criteria for acceptance?
A good proposal will:
  • Demonstrate innovation with technology to transform the teaching and learning experience
  • Show evidence of progress
  • Focus on the integration or application of technology to make progress towards enabling next-generation digital learning
  • Not be a sales pitch for a commercial product or service
  • Articulate a pragmatic strategy/project that has been implemented or is designed to achieve better user experiences
What information is required in the proposal?
  • Program track (select one)
  • Session title (75 characters)
  • Session abstract (50 words)
  • Session description (200 words)
  • Alignment with track description and goals (50 words)
  • Presenter information
What is the deadline to complete the proposal form?
The deadline for submitting proposals is Friday, 17 November 2017 (11:59 p.m. Eastern Time).
When will I be notified if my proposal is approved?
Each submitter will be notified of the status of their submission by Tuesday, 19 December 2017.


2018 Conference Details

General Information


Hotel & Registration Information

Register Now (requires login)
28 February - Early Bird Pricing Ends

Session Tracks


Sponsorship Packages

Join the Conversation

Follow @LearningImpact and #LILI2018

2018 Conference Key Dates

28 February - Early Bird Pricing Ends



Stay Connected

Subscribe for Updates


Join the Conversation

Follow @LearningImpact and #LILI2018

Learning Impact Leadership Institute 2018 Tracks

Accelerating the Adoption and Evolution of a Trusted Plug-and-Play Ecosystem

Sessions in this track will provide examples of effective and repeatable practices to help institutional leaders maximize their approach for using open standards to enable a fully integrated digital ecosystem.

K-12 Technology Ecosystem: Aligning Interoperability and Strategic Planning to Increase Return on Learning

Sessions in this track are for K-12 leaders and will focus on the future roadmap for digital revolution. Speakers will share pragmatic strategies for lining the digital ecosystem roadmap with a district's strategic planning process and provide strategies for collaborating and engaging stakeholders (district divisions, superintendent's cabinet, and school boards) to understand how interoperability lowers the total cost of ownership and increases the return on learning.

Advancements in Digital Courseware and Adaptive Learning to Transform Education

Sessions in this track will provide an understanding of the current landscape for adaptive learning and digital courseware, share examples of institutions implementing adaptive learning programs, and identify opportunities for accelerating development of digital courseware that will effectively and efficiently advance next-generation teaching and learning.

Implementing the K-12 Revolution Program to Improve Instructional Impact

Sessions in this track will highlight how districts are implementing the K-12 Digital Revolution Program and gaining success with IMS standards to simplify workflows for teachers and improve instructional impact.

Developers Track: Implementing IMS Standards for Deeper Integrations and Better User Experiences

Sessions in this track will highlight the latest functionality of IMS standards, provide guidance for implementing the newest capabilities into products, and identify future enhancements to continue to evolve an ecosystem of edtech products that enable better teaching and learning experiences. 

Measurably Improving Student Success Using Actionable Learning Data and Analytics

Sessions in this track will help stimulate movement and demand for open standards to more efficiently capture, transmit and analyze learning data. Presenters will share examples and stories of institutions who are using analytics and dashboards to inform institutional strategies to improve student success.

Evolving the Digital Assessment Landscape to Enhance Student Learning and Success

Sessions will provide an understanding of the current state of the digital assessment landscape and identify priorities to improve digital assessment quality. Presentations will showcase examples of progress being achieved by the assessment community worldwide to leverage QTI and APIP to make online assessment platforms, resources, and tools more efficient and effective in supporting the use of simple quizzes, formative assessments, or high-stakes summative assessments. 

Realizing Educational Equity through Accessibility and Universal Design

Sessions in this track will focus on identifying challenges and opportunities the IMS community can address to help ensure content is universally accessible for all learners, without the need for adaption or specialized design to meet the needs of those with disabilities.

HED Technology Ecosystem: Enabling Digital Transformation through IT and Academic Collaboration

Sessions in this track are designed to help higher education IT and academic leadership implement pragmatic strategies and best practices around interoperability standards to create a learning ecosystem that is transformative and easily extensible while offering a much higher return on innovation, student engagement, and better retention strategies.

Recognizing Achievement with Digital Credentials, Badges and Learning Pathways

Sessions in this track will provide information to help organizations plan, implement and scale their own high-quality digital credentialing programs.

Return to Learning Impact Leadership Institute General Information


Instructure is deeply committed to the goals and initiatives of 1EdTech. The Learning Impact Leadership Institute helps raise awareness for the collaborative work being done to further open standards and innovation in education.

Melissa Loble

Melissa Loble

VP, Platform & Partnerships, Instructure

The Learning Impact Leadership Institute is a conduit for connecting Purdue with other institutions that have the same needs and issues providing better learning technology for instructors and students. Talking to technology leaders about shared challenges has enabled better decisions while reducing mistakes by learning from the experience of others.

Jason Fish

Jason Fish

Director, Teaching and Learning Technologies, Purdue University

I experienced my first Learning Impact Leadership Institute 2018 in Baltimore.  Every session, meal conversation, and hallway gathering illuminated new knowledge and awareness of our common goals in digital learning. This conference allowed me the opportunity to network with individuals in every space of education technology.

Emily Bell

Emily Bell

Director of Enterprise Applications, Fulton County Schools