LINC 2019

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June 18-20 on the MIT Campus

Pre-conference workshops held June 17



  • 6/20/19: Thanks to all of our attendees, speakers, and authors who made LINC 2019 a catalyst for transforming education!
  • 6/7/19: Online ticket purchasing is now closed. Tickets will be available for purchase during conference registration.
  • 5/30/19: Speakers and panelists to include Prof. Christine Ortiz, Stacy Hawthorne, and Dr. DeLaina Tonks
  • 4/25/19: Portia Wu, J. Philipp Schmidt, Dr. Richard Rowe speaking at LINC
  • 4/19/19: Dr. Rebecca Winthrop announced as keynote speaker


Overview Program & Speakers Pre-Conference Workshops Venues and Travel

The MIT LINC Conference brings an international group of researchers and practitioners together to discuss how learning science, pedagogical approaches, and digital learning can provide quality pK-12, higher education, and workforce learning at scale, particularly in developing nations.

Join our discussion and help shape important research and outreach policies as we navigate the expanding dimensions of learning in an era of rapid technological and social change.



Thank you to all who came to LINC 2019! 




2019 Program

J-WEL will welcome a diverse group of experts in global education and learning as speakers and panelists at LINC 2019. View our current line-up of speakers and panelists

Three pre-conference workshops will be held on Monday, June 17th, for an additional fee:

  • Workshop: Engaging Digital Learning Experiences
  • Workshop: MIT BLOSSOMS 
  • Workshop: Active Learning: From Principles to Practice

Read the full descriptions on this page

Who attends?

LINC invites scholars, practitioners, students, corporate executives, government officials, foundation professionals, EdTech companies, and startups to gather and share research on and insight into digital learning engineering, learning sciences, and pedagogical approaches. LINC attendees are encouraged to network, seek collaborations, and present their own research and experiences during the conference. 

What is LINC?

LINC 2019 provides a framework for a meaningful discussion about education access, adoption, and application, allowing speakers and presenters to share their views and findings on the key technological, social, and cultural challenges we face in the new learning society, especially in developing nations and emerging markets.

Since 2002, LINC conference participants have been sharing research in education, including technology-enabled educational innovations. 


Theme: "How to Thrive in a New Learning Society"

Over the past decade, a new generation has emerged of mobile, diverse learners, all with disparate levels of educational preparation, motivation, and interest. These learners include traditional students, disrupted learners such as the 68.5 million people forcibly displaced worldwide, and the 262 million children and youth across the globe who do not go to school. This generation also includes workers who need to adapt to recent and forthcoming changes in the labor market.

These learners are part of what we view as the “new learning society,” a generation whose lives are being reshaped by social, economic and political shifts, and whose educational opportunities are being redesigned and reconfigured by developments in wide-ranging fields, including artificial intelligence, digital learning, and brain and cognitive science. 

The conference will focus on learning and learners internationally at three levels: pK-12, Higher Education, and the Workforce. 

View the full CFP



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