Gears and people

2024 Trusted Learner Network Unconference

Celebrating 5 years of coalition for scaled credentialing change

April 3 - 4, 2024 | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

ASU Downtown Phoenix Campus

The TLN Unconference is celebrating five years of collaboration and community for credentialing...and you're invited to help us pave the way for the next five years and beyond!

Join us in April for two days of digital credential discussion as we invite the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s T3 Innovation Network (T3 Network) to present their spring meeting on Wednesday, April 3, and then bring your new connections to the full Unconference on Thursday, April 4!

Experts, evangelists, technologists and advocates who want to scale innovation in the digital credential space are welcome to gather in Phoenix, Arizona from April 3-4, 2024 to: 

  • Reflect on the foundations we started over five years ago 
  • Spotlight what is currently happening in the ecosystem
  • Participate in thought-provoking, provocative conversations on the future of credentialing
  • Brainstorm how to move our work forward 

Come as you are and roll up your sleeves for a highly interactive Unconference that will energize you to advance digital credentialing for 2024 and beyond.



Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Level up your learning with pre-Unconference events

Join the T3 Network and other partners in the digital credential space for convenings, workshops and meetings centered around scaling innovation in the credentialing ecosystem.

An Unconference opening reception, sponsored by the T3 Network, will follow.

T3 Innovation Network
US Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Thursday, April 4, 2024

All times are MST.

8:00 a.m.

Doors open | Registration and Continental Breakfast Served

9:00 a.m. Welcome with ASU Enterprise Technology Leadership
9:45 a.m.

 Panel: TLN Governing Body and Architecture Advisory Members

*Followed by a short break

10:45 a.m. Open Spaces, Part 1 and Lunch
1:15 p.m.

Year Ahead Planning: How to work together to move the digital credentialing ecosystem forward

2:15 p.m. Open Spaces, Part 2
4:30 p.m. Share out and Closing
5:00 p.m. Networking Reception at Thunderbird Pub


Why attend?


Silver Certified Sustainable Event

The TLN Unconference is unlike any other convening in the digital credentials space. Here are a few great reasons why you should attend:

  • Engage with your colleagues, collaborators and meet a host of new faces all attending with the purpose of advancing the digital credentials space. The TLN Unconference is an opportunity to advance partnerships and look for new ways to push digital credentialing (and its adjacent focus areas) into reality.
  • Advance a new idea, pick through a thorny challenge or show off a new piece of technology you’re excited to bring to your customer base. Receive feedback and problem-solve together.
  • Learn a new technique or tool in an engaging workshop session led by valued members of the TLN Community (more coming soon!)

A note about our conference registration and sustainability

We are extremely proud to host the TLN Unconference at no cost to our registrants with the goal of making participation accessible to all. To deliver the best experience for attendees and to honor our institutional commitment to Zero Waste, we ask that registrants commit to attendance or email us at if they need to withdraw their registration as soon as they are aware.


Directions and parking info

Thunderbird School of Global Headquarters building is located at:

401 North 1st Street Phoenix, AZ 85004

The Trusted Learner Network planning team highly encourages using alternative transportation such as carpooling and utilizing the Valley Metro Light Rail

Parking is available at the following ASU lots:

  • University Center Garage: 401 N. Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 
  • UCII / Cronkite Parking Lot: 555 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ
  • ASU cross parking can be utilized at the 4th Avenue/Perimeter Lot: N 4th Ave, near W Van Buren St. 

Hotel details

Traveling to Phoenix, AZ from out of town? Welcome! The following hotels are located near Thunderbird's Global Forum.

Book your stay with ASU rates by visiting Select the Phoenix Airport/Downtown Phoenix campus drop-down. 

Hampton Inn and Suites Phoenix Downtown
77 E.  Polk Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004
(602) 710-1240
Book your Preferred ASU Rate

Hyatt Place Phoenix/Downtown
150 W Adams St. Phoenix, AZ 85003
(602) 388-4888
Book your preferred ASU rate

Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix
2 E Jefferson St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
(307) 699-0441
Book your preferred ASU rate

For additional information about airports and hotels, please visit ASU's Travel information for campus visitors at

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