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.

Whole Child for the Whole World

Organization: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
Date: December 12-14, 2016
Location: Waikoloa, Hawaii
Description: Hear from global leaders; engaged in dialogue; and plan the future.

On Day 1, you'll hear from global leaders, engage in dialogue with peers and experts, and plan for the future. On Days 2 and 3, you'll learn strategies to pursue equity and close instructional and achievement gaps in your school or district.

Together with leading educators, you’ll spend three days exploring the global implications of a whole child approach to education. Learn more

Future Ready Summit

Organization: Future Ready Schools
Date: January 11-12, 2017
Location: Newark, NJ
Description: The day and half agenda provides Future Ready District Leadership Teams with dedicated time to set a shared vision for student learning, make action plans for digital learning, and meet other regional leaders who are engaged in Future Ready.   Each summit provides access to experts in the field who will answer detailed questions and help solve specific issues facing each district team.  The teams will engage in facilitated conversations, sharing sessions, networking activities, and team planning opportunities. Learn more

National Policy Training Conference: Building on a Legacy of Excellence

Organization: Magnet Schools of America
Date: February 15-17, 2017
Location: Washington, DC
Description: Held annually in the nation's capital during National Magnet School Month in February, the policy conference is designed to help magnet school professionals understand the complex federal, state, and local policy issues that matter most. During general sessions, policy experts and magnet school practitioners will provide their guidance and analysis relating to the Every Student Succeeds Act, federal education funding, grant writing, legal and civil rights issues, and other policy topics emerging in magnet schools and classrooms. Learn more

The Science of Student Learning: Using Brain Science, Mindsets, Mastery, Expertise And Effective Feedback To Boost Student Achievement

Organization: Learning and the Brain
Date: February 17-19, 2017
Location: San Francisco, CA
Description: A consensus is emerging from mind, brain, cognitive and education research on how to boost academic performance. Research by John Hattie, Carol Dweck, and reports such as Deans for Impact on "The Science of Learning", which examined the current brain and cognitive science research on student learning and practical implication for teaching and learning, as well as other studies, have found the most important scientifically-based factors for learning were: prior knowledge, memory, interleaving and practice, mastery and expertise, self-efficacy and growth mindsets, effective feedback and assessments, design thinking, students' personal beliefs, agency and interests, and the power of peers. Explore these "science of student learning" topics, common neuro-myths, and learn effective strategies and ideas for increasing student achievement. Learn more

2017 National Title I Conference

Organization: National Title I Association
Date: February 22-25, 2017
Location: Long Beach, CA
Description: The National Title I Conference is an annual project of the National Title I Association and the only conference focused entirely on national Title I issues. The Conference emphasizes the critical nature of doing what’s right and what’s needed – today – to help every child succeed and achieve at high levels. Join thousands of other Title I practitioners from across the country for this incredible professional development opportunity. Learn more

National Conference on Education

Organization: The School Superintendents Association
Date: March 2-4, 2017
Location: New Orleans, LA
Description: The National Conference on Education will be full of exciting speakers and challenging forums, with plenty of opportunity for peer exchange. The conference will focus on 7 major themes; Common Core Standards and Assessments, Superintendent/School Board Relationships, Personalizing Education, Leadership, Instructional Leadership, Innovative Technology and Healthy School Environments. Learn more

2017 NEA-Retired Organizing Conference - Unite, Inspire, Lead: Still Doing It

Organization: National Education Association (NEA)
Date: March 21-23, 2017
Location: Dallas, TX
Description: The 2017 NEA-Retired Organizing Conference - Unite, Inspire, Lead: Still Doing It is the theme for the 2017 conference. The conference is devoted to training retired members to organize their communities to advance the cause of public education. Scheduled for March 21-23, 2017 the conference will be held at the Renaissance Dallas Hotel, Dallas, TX. The event will feature national speakers, skill development and knowledge building, workshops, fun times as well as opportunities to network with peers. Learn more


Organization: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
Date: March 25–27, 2017
Location: Anaheim, California
Description: ASCD Empower17 will empower educators—teachers, teacher leaders, principals, central office staff, and superintendents—to create their own personalized professional learning experience. Through engaging sessions, collaborating with thought leaders, and learning with colleagues and peers, ASCD Empower17 will deliver a high-value experience for attendees. Learn more

NSTA National Conference: Sun, Surf & Science

Organization: National Science Teachers Association
Date: March 30, 2017–April 2, 2017
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Description: To help you make the most of the professional learning opportunities available at the Los Angeles conference, the Conference Committee has planned the conference around four strands that explore topics of current significance, enabling you to focus on a specific area of interest or need. The strands are NGSS: The Generation of Science Teaching, 2017: A STEM Odyssey, Science & Literacy Reloaded, and Mission Possible: Equity for Universal Access. Learn more

Leaders to Learn From

Organization: Education Week
Date: March 31, 2017
Location: Washington, DC
Description: Join more than 200 of America’s most influential leaders from every area of K-12 education. Discover how the next class of Leaders To Learn From honorees have discovered and implemented effective solutions to the challenges facing today’s districts. Meet the most innovative leaders in K-12 education. Learn the keys to their success. Learn more