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Big Picture Learning presents

Special populations are invited to arrive early and take advantage of a number of pre-conference opportunities available, including:

  • TYBO - For members of our "The Year Before Opening" Cohorts. by invitation only.

  • IBPLC - Join us for a working session on BPL aligned assessment practices. by invitation only - for BPL staff, coaches and schools that are part of IBPLC trainings in the next school year.

  • NYC Transfer Schools - This pre-conference session is the culminating event for an NYC-based cohort of transfer schools we're partnering with to strengthen programs and practices around real-world learning. by invitation only.

  • Real World Learning Convening - This fully participatory event is designed to explore common problems of practice to build an enduring network of Real World Learning Champions. open to all - additional registration fee, Sunday dinner included..


Monday, July 22

Day One


3:00 PM 
Registration Opens

4:30 P
Soft Welcome in Advisory

5:30 - 7:30 PM 
Opening Reception

It's Memphis, so you already know that there's going to be good food and good music. And it's Big Picture, so you also know there will be another surprise or two thrown in. But whatever you do, make sure you arrive in time for a summer celebration atop the roof of the world famous Peabody Hotel!


Tuesday, July 23

Day Two

7:30-8:30 AM 
Breakfast / Wellness Activities

8:30 AM
Welcome & Pick Me Up

9:30-2:30 PM
Leaving to Learn

Connect & Reflect /
Leaving to Learn Processing

8:00 PM
Elliot Washor After Dark

Each morning you'll have the opportunity to put BP Living In Action, with options to get you up, get you moving, and get you ready for the day.

A hallmark of BPL Schools and BPL Convenings is getting out and learning from and with the community through Leaving to Learns. You can check out a list of available Memphis Leaving to Learns here.

Wednesday, July 24

Day Three

7:30-8:30 AM
Breakfast / Wellness Activities 

8:30 AM - 9:20 AM 

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM 
Workshop Block 1

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM 
Workshop Block 2

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM 
Lunch & Awards

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM 
Workshop Block 3

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM 
Workshop Block 4

5:00 - 7:00 PM 
Keynote Experience:
A Visit to the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel

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

After registering, make sure to download the BPL Events App for a full rundown of our available Workshop Sessions, but know that they include Deep Dives of BPL Distinguishers, Problems of Practice Sprints, Affinity Gatherings, Partners Sessions and more!


We invite all Big Bang attendees to join us for this year's Keynote Experience - an evening excursion to what has become a holy ground of sorts - the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Museum. The Museum seeks to honor and preserve the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - turning tragedy into reverence - while telling the story of the American civil rights movement alongside the ongoing struggle for human rights everywhere. What's past is surely present. We hope you'll join us for this important pinnacle of this year's Big Bang experience.


Thursday, July 25

Day Four

7:30-8:30 AM
Breakfast / Wellness Activities 

8:30 AM  
Pick Me Up

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM 
Kick Out / Conference Closing

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM 


One part remembrance, two parts revival; BPL's Closing Kickout is NEVER without energy. Don't make the mistake of leaving early and missing an experience that'll take you all the way through to Big Bang 2025.

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