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2019 Connected Learning Summit Call for Applications

  • Gina Grant

The Connected Learning Summit’s (CLSummit) mission is to fuel a growing movement of innovators harnessing the power of emerging tech to expand access to participatory, playful, and creative learning. This year, the conference will be at the University of California, Irvine from Oct. 3-5, 2019. There will also be a pre-conference meeting on October 2, 2019.

The Chicago Learning Exchange (CLX) networks educators to support engaging learning opportunities and connects Chicago's learning ecosystem so that Chicago youth flourish in the digital age. Any CLX partner and/or individual member in our community is open to apply for a travel stipend; however, priority is given to individuals accepted to present at the CLSummit.

We anticipate awarding five $1,000 individual stipends made payable to the CLX partner organization. Stipends can cover the cost of travel, accommodations, registration, and incidentals.

In order to apply, applicants will need to provide the following information:

  1. Complete the CLX Grantinterface application linked here;
  2. Upload an organizational W-9;
  3. Provide a Letter of Support from an immediate supervisor, if applicable.

CLX staff will review applications. Decisions will be made through various factors and higher priority will be given to individuals presenting at the CLSummit, and active participants within our community. Attending a conference is the perfect opportunity to exchange and showcase your work, learn something new, meet other passionate individuals, represent CLX, and brainstorm on how to bring what you learn back to Chicago!


  • Call for Applications: Friday, July 12, 2019
  • Application Deadline: Monday, August 12, 2019, at 5 pm CST
  • Application Notifications: Last week of August

If you're awarded a travel stipend, you will receive email communication from CLX staff. If awarded, you also agree to attend the conference in its entirety, represent CLX, participate on social media, and use stipend funds explicitly for conference-related expenses. If you're not awarded this opportunity, we look forward to sharing additional offerings in the future.

To find out more information about the conference, visit For additional questions, feel free to contact Gina Grant,