LearningSCAPES 2023
Call for Speakers

We invite you to submit speaking proposals for LearningSCAPES 2023.

Please submit your proposal by March 15, 2023

To preview the speaker submission requirements, click here. Please note, all submissions must go through the online process below. No submissions will be accepted via this pdf.

Call for Speakers

The Art and Science Driving the Transformation of Learning Environments

Every day, real things happen in our world that profoundly transform the experience of our students, teachers, and communities and have a direct and immediate impact on the planning, design, and construction of learning environments.

As stakeholders in the design and operation of learning spaces, we must respond to these 'real things' in the most effective ways possible, ensuring that learning environments support everyday experiences and normal day-to-day intentions, as well as more extraordinary life events.

This theme explores the tracks of Research, Response, and Resiliency through the lenses of Art and Science. It provides a framework for describing the values, attitudes, knowledge, and skills required for effective collaboration among key constituents to improve the planning, design, and construction of school facilities.

Art describes a process that is intuitive, imprecise, subjective, and reflects skills developed through practice and imagination. Science involves a process that includes research and measurement and strives to be objective. A series of school tours and workshops organized by track explores this theme.

Call for Tours

We invite you to submit for the 2023 LearningSCAPES educational learning environments tours.

We are seeking at least 2-4 facilities for 6 tours which will be comprised of a capacity of at least 55 people. Lunch will be delivered to the facility for attendees.

Depending on the travel distance from the Hilton Chicago on Michigan Avenue, the times listed below are estimates.
Tour Date: Friday, October 13, 2023
Tour Times: (all approximate)
9:00 – 10:00 am / 10:30 – 11:30 am / 12:00 – 1:00 pm / 1:30 – 2:30 pm

Deadline for submittal: May 15, 2023

To preview the tour submission requirements, click here. Please note, all submissions must go through the online process below. No submissions will be accepted via this pdf.

Call for Tours
Artcobell: NXT MOV Mobile Desk

Announcing Our Keynote Speaker!

Dr. Tyrone C. Howard

Tyrone Howard is professor of education in the School of Education & Information Studies at UCLA. His research addresses issues tied to race, culture, access and educational opportunity for minoritized student populations. Professor Howard is the author of several best-selling books. He is a native of Compton, California where he also served as a classroom teacher. Professor Howard is a member of the National Academy of Education and has been listed by Education Week as one of the 30 most influential educational scholars in the nation on education practice, policy, and research. Professor Howard is currently the President-elect of the American Education Research Association, which is the nation’s largest organization focused on educational research and policy.

Follow him on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TyroneCHoward

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Tyrone C. Howard


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Thank You to Our 2023 Corporate Sponsors

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Visiting Chicago



Explore the best of Chicago when you stay at our host hotel. Overlooking Grant Park, Lake Michigan, and Museum Campus, the Hilton Chicago is situated on Michigan Avenue, where incredible experiences are around every corner.


Hilton Chicago
720 S. Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605

October 12-15, 2023


Email: donna@a4le.org
+1 480.391.0840