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.

iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium

Organization: International Association for K-12 Online Learning
Date: October 25-28, 2016
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Description: Attendees will find unprecedented networking opportunities and gain access to expertise, analysis, and trends in competency-based, blended and online education. Through thought-provoking sessions and information sharing, these leaders shape the future of education. The symposium includes more than 200 sessions, each with a specific track to guide attendees toward sessions that fit their unique professional learning needs. Learn more.

Celebrate Science: 10,000 Connections

Organization: National Science Teachers Association
Date: October 27–29, 2016
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Description: To help you make the most of the professional development opportunities available at the Minneapolis 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. Learn more.

38th Annual APPAM Fall Research Conference

Organization: Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management
Date: November 3-5, 2016
Location: Washington, DC
Description: The 2016 APPAM Fall Research Conference will be held November 3-5 in Washington, D.C. at the Washington Hilton. The theme of the 2016 conference is "The Role of Research in Making Government More Effective". Sessions were solicited and accepted with this theme in mind. For a full description of the theme, please click on the "General Conference and Theme" button on the right. The Fall Conference will feature over 260 sessions and 225 posters will be presented. Learn more.

2016 Conference on Educational Leadership

Organization: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
Date: November 4-6, 2016
Location: National Harbor, MD
Description: Start setting goals and develop a solid plan for improving student achievement. Take your leadership skills to the next level at the 2016 ASCD Conference on Educational Leadership in National Harbor, Maryland, near Washington, D.C. Learn more

NAME 26th Annual Conference

Organization: National Association for Multicultural Education
Date: November 9-13, 2016
Location: Cleveland, OH
Description: Through NAME 2016 we continue to improve our problem-solving abilities related to the existing “isms” that damage our society. This year’s conference aims at sharing practices that enhance the human condition for our global society to effectively face the inequities of, that include but not limited to, forms of violence, inequitable distribution of resources, institutional systems that oppress (consciously or unconsciously), those who are disadvantaged and marginalized. By sharing our work and experiences, we are extending our hands in solidarity with ALL who face these forms of injustices. As pioneers of a world striving for equity for ALL, the conference seeks to embrace every individual as a human being with dignity and respect. Learn more

Engaged, Empowered Minds: Using Brain Science To Educate Ethical 21st Century Citizens And Problem Solvers

Organization: Learning and the Brain
Date: November 17-19, 2016
Location: Boston, MA
Description: In today’s complex, 21st Century world, it is essential for students to be engaged and ethical learners, thinkers, and citizens. Mind, brain and developmental research has found that students who feel valued and empowered are more likely to be actively engaged in school and their community, perform better academically, have more positive social-ethical behaviors and are more likely to be active citizens. Educators can improve school and civic engagement by empowering students through a sense of meaning and purpose, by giving them a choice and voice in their learning, by promoting real-world problem solving, and by providing opportunities for them to feel valued by contributing to civic, community, environmental and global projects. Discover how to empower students to be engaged learners, ethical citizens, and world problem solvers. Learn more

Faces of Advocacy: NCTE Annual Convention

Organization: National Council of Teachers of English
Date: November 17-20, 2016
Location: Atlanta, GA
Description: When we hear the word "advocacy" in connection to our profession, every one of us—teachers, instructors, professors, researchers, writers—has a different definition of what that means. There are people who might think that this only has to do with talking to senators and representatives in government about affecting changes on a state or national level. While this is certainly a part of advocacy, it is not the only piece of advocacy that this Convention wishes to explore.

There are many faces of advocacy to think about and explore. Teachers as advocates for/as: Themselves and other teachers; Our profession; Our own well-being and health; Our students; Literacy and learning; Social change; Researchers and writers; Parents, grandparents, or guardians. Learn more

Innovative Leadership: Navigating Changes in Literacy Education

Organization: National Council of Teachers of English
Date: November 20-22, 2016
Location: Atlanta, GA
Description: We all know that change is inevitable. Changes in education, however, can be extremely demanding on teachers, administrators, students and parents alike. How can today’s literacy leaders not only bring about necessary changes but navigate changes imposed upon us? Educational policy, standards, high-stakes  testing, college readiness — these constantly evolving and controversial issues create tension, chaos and concern for the future of education. How can innovators — the fools, the madmen — navigate the rough seas of change? How can we steer literacy education in the right direction? How can we fight against injustice and focus on promoting literacy? How can literacy leaders bring about change, build communities and prepare teachers for the road ahead? In what ways can innovative leaders expand literacy capacities on the local, state and national levels? Learn more

2016 National Summit on Education Reform

Organization: ExcelInEd
Date: November 30, 2016 - December 2, 2016
Location: Washington, D.C.
Description: Attendees leave the National Summit armed with the knowledge and networks to advance bold education policies in their states. This unique conference annually serves as a catalyst for energizing and accelerating the reform movement across the nation. Last year's National Summit was attended by more than 900 education leaders from 45 states. Individuals, state legislative or agency staff,
advocacy organizations or companies who are interested in learning more about education reform should consider attending. Learn more

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