Edcamp Foundation


What began as an idea has transformed into a movement.

Since the original Edcamp in 2010 there have been over 700 conferences around the world in 25 countries. In the first few months following that first session in Philadelphia, the Edcamp movement grew and flourished in a grassroots manner. Each Edcamp is independently organized and hosted, is free to participants, bringing together passionate educators for a day of learning and growth. The conferences are participant-driven with the sessions developed and facilitated by the teachers who are attending and leverage social media to involve remote attendees.

By adopting the un-conference protocol inspired by the Barcamp model, Edcamps provide access to high quality, personalized professional learning for all educators. Embracing the belief that fellow educators can be some of the most valuable professional development resources for their colleagues, the Edcamp movement has been recognized by countless organizations, including the United States Department of Education, the Bammy Awards for Education, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), the TEDx program and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The original Edcamp founders, many of whom are still closely involved with Edcamp today were: Dan Callahan, Mary Beth Hertz, Kevin Jarrett, Ann Leaness, Christine Miles, Mike Ritzius, Hadley Ferguson, Kim Sivick and Kristen Swanson, Nicolae Borota, Rob Rowe.

More than 100,000 educators across the country have discovered the benefits of participant-driven, professional learning. Join the edcamp movement and learn how you can enhance your professional development!

What We Do

Edcamps are organic, participant-driven professional learning experiences for educators across the country and worldwide!

Our Vision

Our vision is simple! To provide an innovative form of professional development for educators in order to improve job satisfaction, increase workforce retention, and impact student learning.

Tenets of Edcamp

Open to everyone
Created by participants on the day of the edcamp
Sessions facilitated by anyone – experience not experts
Reliant on the “rule of two feet” that empowers everyone to find session that meet their needs
Vendor-free events

Leadership Summits – Energizing and Empowering

There have been four Leadership Summits so far this year. Every summit has been as amazing as the edcamp organizers and participants who attended them, with the same magic that is at every local edcamp. There is nothing like the energy that is generated when each group of amazing people got together to talk about what they love, hosting and attending edcamps.

Anyone can be an edcamp organizer!

All it takes is a passion for learning and a desire to get educators together to learn, share resources and discuss relevant issues to the field of education.

  • FAQs about edcamp
  • Request an edcamp-in-a-box to make your edcamp a success
  • How to organize an edcamp
  • Print the Organizer Checklist so you don’t forget anything!
  • Print a Certificate of Completion for educators who attend your edcamp
  • Complete an Organizer Feedback Form
  • Apply for an Impact Grant