Annual PBL World Conference Offers Educators Transformative Project Based Learning Experience

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 6:58 pm

Novato, California (Nov. 8, 2018) – Registration is now open for PBL World 2019, the Buck Institute for Education’s premier conference for Project Based Learning (PBL). The conference will take place June 18-20, 2019 (pre-conference session June 17), at American Canyon High School in Napa Valley.

For more information and to register, visit The first 300 registrants will receive $250 off of the registration fee.

PBL World is a one-of-a-kind, multi-day event which brings together K-12 teachers, instructional coaches, and school and district leaders who want to begin or advance their Project Based Learning initiatives and connect with a community of their peers.

The conference features:

  • Buck Institute’s signature three-day immersive workshops based on Gold Standard PBL and designed to prepare participants to implement and build upon Project Based Learning initiatives in their schools and districts
  • Two pre-conference options: a Project Slice in which participants engage as learners in a project that models the features of the PBL process, and a brand new PBL+ series of workshops for experienced PBL educators interested in exploring the intersections between PBL and a specific discipline or school/district initiative.
  • Networking with like-minded educators from across the country and around the world
  • Keynotes from thought-provoking educators and student speakers

“We believe in the transformative power of Project Based Learning,” said Bob Lenz, executive director for the Buck Institute for Education. “PBL World is a fantastic opportunity to meet and connect with more than a thousand educators from all over the country and beyond, and gain valuable insight into both starting PBL at a school or district and taking a PBL initiative to the next level.”

About the Buck Institute for Education

At the Buck Institute for Education, we believe that all students—no matter where they live or what their background—should have access to quality Project Based Learning to deepen their learning and achieve success in college, career, and life.  Our focus is to build the capacity of teachers to design and facilitate quality Project Based Learning and the capacity of school and system leaders to set the conditions for teachers to implement great projects with all students. For more information, visit