To help you stay up-to-date on education events around the country, the MSAP Center offers this list of conferences. To learn more, click on the link at the end of a description to go to the sponsoring organization’s website.

Building Learning Communities 17 - Education Conference 2017

Organization: November Learning
Date: July 26–July 28, 2017
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Description: Join colleagues from around the world who care deeply about bringing the best innovative and practical learning resources to our students. Our 18th BLC education conference 2017 will provide you with inspiration, practical skills and expand your professional network with educators from around the world. Learn more

SSEAT: Earth's History and Global Change

Organization: Smithsonian Science Education Center
Date: July 30–August 4, 2017
Location: Washington, DC
Description: The SSEATs Academies provide teachers with an opportunity to take part in a week-long professional development course behind-the-scenes at Smithsonian museums and other world class research facilities throughout the greater Washington, DC area. The academies help to bridge the gap between the formal science education programs of the SSEC and the informal science education that exists throughout the Smithsonian, and combine training in science pedagogy with content presented by scientists and researchers who are experts in their fields. Learn more

International Teachers Conference

Organization: Association for Educational Communications Technology
Date: August 16–18, 2017
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Description: The International Teacher Education Conference aims to provide a multinational platform where the latest trends in education can be presented and discussed in a friendly environment with the aim to learn from each other. The main aim of the congress is to bring scholars, researchers, educators, students, professionals and other groups interested in teacher education to present their works on the developments in educational sciences. Learn more

Making Science Accessible: Full Speed Ahead

Organization: National Science Teachers Association
Date: October 5–7, 2017
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Description: To help you make the most of the professional development opportunities available at the Baltimore conference, the Conference Committee has planned the conference around three strands that explore topics of current significance, enabling you to focus on a specific area of interest or need. Including: anchoring or natural treasures through environmental literacy, tying the knot: coherence in 3-D science learning, and charting the course for innovation. Learn more

STEM Conference

Organization: Worchester Polytechnic Institute
Date: October 13, 2017
Location: Worcester, Massachusetts
Description: As the Massachusetts Affiliate University for Project Lead The Way, WPI is thrilled to host this annual STEM conference, featuring the latest information about PLTW.  This year a conference committee has been working hard to ensure that it will be the best professional development conference for district administrators, principals, curriculum specialists, teachers, school counselors, and interested business and industry professionals. Learn all about the PLTW K-12 curricular programs in engineering, computer science, and biomedical science from terrific PLTW teachers, administrators, and students at schools with successful PLTW programs. With at least four choices for each session, there will be topics to excite and engage everyone, whether you've been involved with PLTW for ten years, one year, or this is the very first you've heard of this STEM curriculum. Learn more

2017 Conference on Educational Leadership

Organization: ASCD
Date: October 27–29, 2017
Location: Orlando, FL
Description: During this conference participants will to hear from experts, share ideas, connect with top leaders from around the world, and reflect on theirr own leadership performance. Learn more

NAME 27th Annual International Conference

Organization: National Association for Multicultural Education
Date: November 1–5, 2017
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Description: This year's conference theme is Re-Imagining Multicultural Education in Changing Times.

In these times of change locally and globally those who advocate for and work toward greater equity and social justice in education must strengthen their resolve to act on behalf of students. We are forced to ask what is the role of Multicultural Education and its educators in times of great challenge?

The 27th Annual International Conference of the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) will provide a forum for practitioners, researchers, community activists, and policymakers to engage in dialogue, share research, and offer workable solutions to the issues we face in education. It is vital for everyone to participate in this important work in K-12 schools, universities, communities and every space where learning occurs to ensure that we build a better world where all children can thrive. The NAME 2017 conference, in Salt Lake City provides an opportunity for thought provoking exchange, renewed vision and taking action on issues affecting all aspects of diversity and social inequities experienced by students in their learning contexts. Learn more

Annual Conference for Middle Level Education

Organization: Association for Middle Level Education
Date: November 5–8, 2017
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Description: This is a valuable national professional development opportunity for any type of educator who works with grades 5-9: The Annual Conference for Middle Level Education. This is an opportunity to learn how to improve instruction and increase student engagement and success in your schools. Learn more

Leading Learning for Change

Organization: Association for Educational Communications and Technology
Date: November 7–11, 2017
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Description: This workshop will help participants develop the skills of design thinking, in instructional design contexts. We will both study the latest research, and practice design thinking using a hands-on approach. Participants will immediately apply the concepts and skills of design thinking in the situational backgrounds important to them. Upon completion, participants will have a new approach for solving educational problems that will help them lead learning for change in the organizations in which they work. Learn more

Making Waves: Moving Science Forward!

Organization: National Science Teachers Association
Date: November 9–11, 2017
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Description: To help you make the most of the professional development opportunities available at the Milwaukee conference, the Conference Committee has planned the conference around three strands that explore topics of current significance, enabling you to focus on a specific area of interest or need. Including: preparing all students for the voyage, navigating STEM through the NGSS, and buoying up literacy with science. Learn more