Every year, hundreds of educators, advocates and thought leaders from all over the world come together at Big Bang - Big Picture Learning's International Conference on Student-Centered Learning. There they convene with the most important component of authentic, student-centered learning: Students. Students are always at the center of Big Bang. Not just in theory, but in practice. You see, we believe that in order to have discussions about the future of student-centered learning, it is essential that students themselves play a key role; not just as attendees, but as designers, presenters, and leaders.


Our gathering mimics our key distinguishers: Attendees travel the conference in advisories, allowing them to form close bonds with a core group of students, educators and advocates from across the world. Much of the learning is conducted outside of the conference itself through deep-dive Leaving to Learn sessions. Attendees leave the confines of the conference center to learn through local community experiences. 


We invite those passionate about student-centered learning—whether part of the Big Picture Learning network or not—to be part of the Big Bang experience. 


Big Bang will kick off with our opening reception at 5:00 PM ET on Monday, July 23rd and conclude by noon on Thursday, July 26th.