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This year's Families Learning Summit brought two-generation family engagement to life for hundreds of attendees in Detroit, Mich. The National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) had hand-picked sessions and speakers covering everything from early literacy to adult education, and digital learning to community coalitions and family engagement research.

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The 2016 NCFL Families Learning Together Summit included:

  • Keynote speakers and panelists include Sonia Manzano ("Maria" on Sesame Street); Dale Dougherty (Maker Media, Inc.); Dana Suskind (30 Million Words); Anne Mosle (Aspen Ascend); and more.
  • 90 concurrent sessions spanning two-generation programming to digital learning and STEM—from early childhood through adult education
  • EdTech and Funder panels featuring the nation's experts, including
    • Integrating technology in early learning and family-strengthening initiatives
    • Funding local, regional, and national initiatives focused on two-generation solutions that serve children and families
  • Special strands of sessions exploring
    • Programs serving American Indian/Alaskan Native families (FACE)
    • Inquiry-based learning (Wonderopolis)
    • Community literacy coalitions (Literacy Funders Network)
    • Adult education (COABE)
    • Research impacting family engagement (Goodling Institute)
  • Full access to the PNC Makerspace Lounge
  • Complimentary Toyota banquet and closing luncheon
  • Dine-Around networking opportunities