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Learning Pit Events

“James Nottingham will help you navigate the world of educational concepts and research with a wonderful blend of clarity and good humour.”


Through the years, we have hosted many conferences – most notably with Carol Dweck, John Hattie, Jaz Ampaw Farr, and Sir John Jones. Indeed, we have run conferences with Professor Dweck more than thirty times since our first tour together in 2010; and from 2014-2019, we held the exclusive licence to run Visible Learning in Scandinavia alongside Professor John Hattie.
Recently, we have developed our expertise in hosting online events. Professor Jo Boaler from Stanford University joined us for the first of our online conferences in September 2020; and James Nottingham and Dr Carmen Bergmann ran free, weekly webinars throughout 2020 and 2021. Recordings from many of these events are available to our subscribers.
We have plans to host conferences again in 2023, details of which will appear on this page when they are available. In the meantime, if you would like to invite us to co-host an event with you, or to invite James Nottingham to keynote your conference (onsite or online) then please contact Sarah Unwin.

Sarah Unwin
Creative Media & Events Manager


Contact Sarah to:

  • Ask about forthcoming conferences
  • Book James Nottingham for a keynote
  • Access Pit Podcast recordings
  • Commission a PD video or webinar
“Attending the Pit Podcasts has reminded me of why I got into teaching in the first place and has inspired new ways that I can engage with my students.” (Nancy Shi, WA, USA)
Nothing short of an AMAZING speaker. Time flew by! Although it was in English, the language was never a problem! / Intet mindre end FANTASTISK oplægsholder. Tiden fløj af sted! Selvom dagen foregik på engelsk, blev sproget aldrig på noget tidspunkt et problem!” (Lars Nielsen, Denmark)
“I came to the congress because of James Nottingham and wow, I was blown away. I enjoyed his presentations so much! I shared what I had learned with my secondary school colleagues. They were so enthusiastic that they kept discussing for an hour after the meeting about how to implement this into their classes.” (Monica Blankestijn, Netherlands)
“I feel re-energized with new tools and mindset to lead my team in the fall!” (Monica Freeman, Canada)
“James Nottingham is an extremely well prepared, interesting and charismatic presenter.” (Sara Brun, Sweden)
“It’s always so great to hear such intelligent, well-spoken and interesting presenters.” (Anders Sørensen, Norway)
“I just want to thank you for lifting me back to – I love my job – Thank you for a couple of fantastic hours in Århus today. I have been a Little “tired” lately – now I am back on track :)”  (Birgit Hansen, Denmark)
“Entertaining speaker who was easy to understand. The conference very much exceeded my expectations. / Underholdende oplægsholder der talte et letforståeligt engelsk – konferenceudbyttet overgik meget mine forventninger. (Benedikte Brostrøm, Denmark)
“Great speaker who managed to keep the energy high all day! / Fantastisk foredragsholder som formår at holde gang i energien hele dagen!” (Lone Hardorf, Denmark)
“It was a very practical, inspiring lecture by James Nottingham. I wish more people in our profession could hear him.” (Alexandra Sundelin. Sweden)
“Carmen and James are people who clearly “get it” and they are exactly the type of teacher I would want the children in my neighbourhood to have!” (Kerry Boland, Australia)
“A super inspiring and amazing speaker. / Alt i alt super inspirerende og fantastisk foredragsholder.(Susanne Andresen, Denmark)
“I absolutely loved the opportunity to learn from James and the team from my lounge at home 🙂  I particularly enjoyed the pit podcasts about feedback and was able to incorporate this learning immediately into the online learning I was doing with my students whilst in lockdown.” (Nat Burrows, New Zealand)

Regional Contacts

Head Office (UK)
T: +44 1670 330036

T: +44 1670 330036

Clare Barnfather
T: +81 90 6434 1256

Head Office Address

Challenging Learning,
2 Linnet Court,
Cawledge Business Park,
Alnwick, Northumberland,
NE66 2GD, UK

The Learning Pit is part of the Challenging Learning group with offices in the UK, Australia, Japan, Scandinavia, USA

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