Mark Your Calendar: HIVE 2021 Dates Announced

Our entire professional learning event, including all coffee chats, thought-provoking keynotes and interactive workshops will be hosted virtually. Each session will be live and recorded for future playback. 


HIVE 2020 gathered together over 750 educators from around the world, along with inspiring keynote speakers. Now more than ever, the educator community needs a way to come together and engage in a collective conversation around moving learning forward. In that spirit, HIVE is again going completely virtual in 2021. Tickets and more details will be released starting in January!


Math Pathways: July 12-16

ELA Pathways: July 19-23


New in 2021:

  • Middle and High School Math Pathways will be held in week 1.
  • All K–8 ELA Pathways will be held in week 2.
  • Keynotes over the 2 weeks will be open to all attendees.


Until then, enjoy this round up of HIVE 2020-related articles and check out the #OURHIVE hashtag on twitter:

HIVE 2020 in Tweets
Open Up Resources' 2020 HIVE conference hosted 26 hours of professional learning over 5 days for 759 attendees worldwide. HIVE 2020 was virtual this year, and as a community known for gathered digitally, it was no surprise the tweet game was strong.

Counting Down to HIVE 2020: a Q&A
HIVE 2020, Open Up’s sold out professional learning conference, begins June 23rd in its temporary virtual home. Justin Endicott and Sarah Said, Open Up ELA Community Coaches, sat down to talk together about what to expect at this year’s safely-distanced gathering, what they hope to share and what they hope to learn. Follow @openupresources and the #OURHIVE conversation on Twitter. 

Introducing Flex Sessions: Making HIVE 2020 Your Own
Included with your HIVE 2020 registration is a chance to choose your own adventure with 1-hour flex sessions over two additional days—Thursday, July 9 and Thursday, July 16. With 20+ open sessions designed for leaders and teachers, all attendees have an opportunity to customize their experience.

Below is just a sample of the programming in development. Registrants will receive session details and instructions on participating in flex sessions. 

What to Expect at HIVE 2020
We combed through every detail of 2019 looking for ways to improve HIVE 2020—set to be in the vibrant city of New Orleans. And when we had to make the difficult, but responsible, decision to reimagine HIVE 2020 as a virtual professional learning event, we committed to bringing you all the same magic we shared in 2019. There are some exciting programming details we just can’t wait to share—like HIVE swag bags delivered to your door! Here’s what to expect at HIVE 2020.

HIVE 2020 is Going Virtual: A Letter from Open Up CEO, Jessica Sliwerski
Here, Open Up's CEO unpacks the importance of making professional learning accessible and Open Up's commitment to educator development in service of children.