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Big Picture Learning presents

Monday, July 24

Day One

8:00 - 1:00 PM CT
Pre-Conference visit to Brown v Board of Education National Historic Site (separate registration required)

4:00 PM CT
Registration Opens

6:00-7:30 PM CT
Opening Reception

All agenda items are still preliminary and are subject to change (including times). This agenda is intended to give a general overview of the events of Big Bang. A more detailed agenda will drop in the BPL Events App as we get closer to opening day!

Tuesday, July 25

Day Two

7:30-9:00 AM CT


9:00 AM CT
Pick Me Up

9:20 AM CT
Keynote Conversation

10:15 AM CT

12:15-1:25 PM CT
(Special Celebration of BPL Co-founder Dennis Littky)

Whoever thought we'd reach the day where BPL Co-Founder Dennis Littky would even consider hanging up his beloved sneakers? Yet here we are. Join us as we celebrate the tremendous impact Dennis has made on our network - not to mention the entire world of education. 

1:30 PM CT
Workshop Block 1

3:30 PM CT
Workshop Block 2

5:30 PM CT
Big Bang Party at KC Live

9:00 PM CT
Movie night with Elliot Washor


After a long day, it's time to cut loose downtown at KC Live, where the stage has been reserved exclusively for Big Picture Learning! Come get entertained by BPL favorite DJ Mickey Breeze, and other special guests (and stay downtown afterward for some KC BBQ!)

Wednesday, July 26

Day Three

7:30 AM CT


8:30 AM CT
Pick Me Up

10:00 AM-2:00 PM CT
Leaving To Learn Excursions

2:30 PM CT
Affinity Group Gatherings

We got an amazing collection of Kansas City-based L2L excursions this year! But they're available on a first-come, first-served basis! Have you selected yours yet? You'll either need to register for the conference, or complete your attendee profile to make your selection! Contact if you need assistance.

Thursday, July 27

Day Four

7:30-9:00 AM CT

9:00 AM CT
Pick Me Up

9:30 AM CT
2023 BPL Awards Celebration

10:15 AM CT

12:00 PM - CT
Kick Me Out


Advisory is the beating heart of Big Picture Learning schools and, as such, it's at the heart of our conferences as well. You'll form a close relationship with between 10-20 attendees, attend your Leaving to Learn together, and perhaps even return to for advice moving forward. 

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