Vail, Colorado

June 29-30, 2020



An Education Conference like No Other

Honoring the extraordinary work of public educators.

Expanding student ownership and agency.

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MindFuelED was launched in 2016 as a collaboration between The Core Collaborative Student-Centered Learning Network and the University of California, San Diego. Our goal was simple, to design an event where we honor the extraordinary work of public educators with a collective mission to expand student ownership and agency. 


Get PersonalizED in 2020


PersonalizED learning recognizes that learners engage in different ways and have varying strengths, needs, skills, and aspirations. Relationship-based instructional design is core to learner success. MindFuelED 2020 will explore the core principles of personalized learning to design mountain top experiences so ALL LEARNERS (students, teachers, leaders) thrive! 

  • Strengthen dispositional learning with a focus on empathy, belonging & learner power 

  • Expand personalized, differentiated professional learning through collaborative inquiry

  • Explore the role and benefits of competency-based learning

  • Enliven student ownership by leveraging self-assessment, reflection, peer assessment, and goal setting  

  • Leverage flexible learning by adapting time and space for personalization  

  • Amplify student voice and choice through authentic, relevant, learning experiences

  • Engage networks of learning to enhance learner experience  

General Registration is $750.00

We want you to bring a team! Contact Leah Tierney to discuss group rates for teams.

Accomodations & Shuttle

The Grand Hyatt Vail welcomes you & yours.

Take the Epic Mountain Express to the hotel.

The fifth annual MindFuelED is cancelled due to the  at the Grand Hyatt Vail at the base of Vail Mountain, Vail, CO. Special room rates for MindFuelED attendees starting at $209 a night. Families welcome.

A Truly PersonalizED


PersonalizED mornings, wellness and mindfulness, networking opportunities… AND professional learning! 

Past MindFuelED​ attendees have called it "A Conference Like No Other," and our fifth annual event delivers on that promise.

  • PersonalizED Pathways let you choose how to start each day 

  • Wellness activities are built into each day

  • Professional Learning Pathways include Keynote Sessions, Success Spotlights, InspirED Talks, Roundtable discussions, Community Circles, Master Classes and Deep Dives into topics of your choice.

Featured Speakers

Dr. Paul Bloomberg

Chief Learning Officer and Founder

of The Core Collaborative

Connie Hamilton

Author, Thought Leader

on Student Engagement

Dr. Alan Daly

University Research Partner


Ted-inspirED Talks

MindFuelED 2020 Hosts

Isaiah McGee

IncludED Thought Leader

MindFuelED MC

Carrie Symons

TCC Partner Consultant

MindFuelED Mindful Guru

Carrie and Isaiah are your personalizED hosts, getting you focused and energized for the daily agenda of extraordinary learning:


Keynote Addresses

Partner Success Spotlights

TED InspirED Talks

Deep Dives

Master Classes

Nathan Maynard

"Empower Students to Be More Than Their Behaviors"

Brad Weinstein

"Empower Students to Be More Than Their Behaviors"

Trent Hall

"Connecting the Dots with a Red Line"

Kara Vandas

"Sharing Clarity with Students: A Critical Step in Building Ownership of Learning"

Starr Sackstein

"Reflections of a

Former Grades-Obsessed Monster"

InspirED by TED Talks,

PersonalizED for MindFuelED!:

Introducing MindfuelED's new event: InspirED Talks


Following the format of a TED talk, these sessions will give speakers 11 minutes or less to share about a topic of interest in less than 20 slides.


New for 2020!

Apply for a Scholarship and get MindFuelED for free.

We want YOU to apply 


MindfuelED is a unique opportunity for you and your colleagues to achieve your professional learning goals and we want to help make that possible. We are excited to announce the MindFuelED 2020 Scholarship application process and hope that you and your team will apply.


Visit the scholarship page to find out what it takes for your team of three to be awarded free registration, airfare, hotel stay, and more! 


Become a Sponsor

Our attendees are your future clients.

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Sponsorship Opportunites


MindFuelED 2020 is an opportunity to showcase your products and increase market share. We have established trusting, long term relationships with our school partners.

Past Sponsors

Thanks, we couldn't have done it without YOU.

MindFuelED is a collaboration between the Department of Education Studies at UCSD and The Core Collaborative.   > Find out more

Sown to Grow™ empowers students to set goals, reflect on strategies, and learn how to learn. > Find out more

KleenSlate handheld customizable whiteboards give every student a voice. > Find out more

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