Hundreds of Teachers Attend VIPKID First-Ever Journey Regional Conference


Last Saturday, on March 10th, nearly 300 teachers gathered in Salt Lake City, Utah at the Little America Hotel for VIPKID’s first ever regional conference, Journey.

From keynote speakers to a swag store to team-building activities and Friday night meetups, Journey created many opportunities to connect and engage within our VIPKID community.

The event kicked off Friday night with several meetups planned throughout the city, including bowling, a scavenger hunt and an escape room.

The Community and Happiness Team kicked of the official conference on Saturday morning with CEO Cindy Mi, Utah Senator Howard Stephenson, and Angela Doan from the mayor’s office. After lunch, we heard from co-founder Jessie Chen on the student journey! Dino even made a surprise visit all the way from Beijing.

The conference also included breakout sessions led by veteran VIPKID teachers including sessions on how to effectively use TPR, best practices on using the ManyCam in your classroom and how to help your referrals get through the application process.

We concluded our conference with creative breakout sessions, where teachers were able to rock out at an airband station, compete in teams, create their own VIPKID keepsake and even decorate cupcakes. Check out the performance of the winning airband team featuring Jessie Chen!

We are thrilled that we were able to share this day with so many teachers. In case you missed any of the action, be sure to check out our conference’s hashtag, #VIPKIDJourney, to see it live for yourself!

We look forward to hosting new Journey events in the near future and we’ll keep you all posted on what we have in store next.

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  1. How exciting that you are hosting regional conferences! Please come to South Florida for beautiful weather and amazing VIPKID teachers!

  2. Congratulations! I can’t wait for a meeting like this in the New York/Connecticut/Massachusetts area! I would be more than happy to help coordinate when I return home from my stay in China. That will be in late April.

  3. If you ever get to Northern California I will happily help! I have been lucky enough to visit the offices in both San Francisco and San Mateo and had so much fun meeting everyone

  4. Congratulations , I am eagerly waiting for these events to happen in Massachusetts area . Hope to meet more fellow teachers and learn new things.

  5. It is so cool that the founders cane from Beijing to meet us. It is awesome that we are getting together to share the VIPKID teacher experience! I’m looking forward to meeting everyone!

  6. This is so exciting!! I’m on the east coast in North Carolina, right between Virginia Beach and the Outer Banks! When you’re ready for a little R & R, a mini-vacation, or another regional conference, please consider the Hampton Roads area!!! I’d be happy to be your tour guide!!! ??? p.s. pack your flip flops!!

  7. I love conferences! They team build, inspire and energize teachers, give us great ideas to help improve our classes and in a fairly isolated environment, it helps build relationships in our teaching community. I cannot wait for one in PA!

  8. WOW! This seems like a very entertaining, well informed gathering of like minded people. Looked like fun stuff.
    I like learning new things & also implementing or incorporating those new tricks with even my English only students here in Ventura County California.


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