Vail, Colorado

June 29-30, 2020


Keynote 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



An Education Conference like No Other

Honoring the extraordinary work of public educators.

Expanding student ownership and agency.

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  

Host Hotel

The Grand Hyatt Vail welcomes you & yours.

The fifth annual MindFuelED will take place June 29-30, 2020 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.

PersonalizED Tracks

Personalize your experience with one of three tracks!


Adventure time begins at sunrise with a leader willing to take your group on an active and fast paced journey to explore the outside and enjoy all that nature has to offer. Each morning will begin with a hike or physical activity to get your brain and body ready for learning.

Campfire time begins with a traditional speaker (or multiple speakers) presenting an idea to a group of people. After about five minutes, however, the format will shift from the presenter to the audience.
For the remainder of the time the presenter(s) become a facilitator, inviting comments, insights, and questions from those around the campfire. This session allows attendees to drive their own learning and share experiences with others for the ultimate networking experience. 

Wellness time is designed for participants who want to practice self-care. The opportunity to partake in yoga each morning is available, catch the sunrise from a serene location, or simply sleep in and take care of your individual needs.  Either way, we will see you, ready to learn, at 8am!


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.

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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