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.

5th Annual STEM Forum & Expo

Organization: National Science Teachers Association
Date: July 27-29, 2016
Location: Denver, CO
Description: The focal point of the forum will be the teacher sessions and our panel presentations that are designed to provide you with information and lessons to enable you to explore, begin, or tweak a STEM initiative within your school or district. You will have the opportunity to attend interactive sessions on how STEM can be implemented, applied, and sustained in your schools, hear from keynote speakers, and listen to panel discussions with experts in our field while networking with STEM educators throughout the United States and from around the world. Learn more

NSTA 2016 Summer Institute

Organization: National Science Teachers Association
Date: August 8, 2016
Location: Detroit, MI
Description: Join NSTA for a summer institute designed to help science educators and leaders implement the NGSS. The event engages attendees with a series of sessions given by NGSS experts and differentiated for different grade band and content specific educator roles. Learn more.

AASA and Howard University Summit on Effective Urban Leadership

Organization: The School Superintendents Association
Date: August 26, 2016 
Location: Alexandria, VA
Description: AASA and Howard University are pleased to host the 2nd annual convening of Urban Superintendents for a 1 summit to learn about and discuss what effective urban leadership is. Keynote speakers include Manny Scott ( and the Deputy Secretary of Education, James Cole ( Learn more.

Annual Conference for Middle Level Education

Organization: Association for Middle Level Education
Date: October 9-12, 2016
Location: Austin, TX
Description: The most valuable and comprehensive professional development opportunity in the world for any person working with students ages 10–15. Top Reasons to Attend: Go home with activities to use in your school or classroom the very next day.; Discover new ways to engage your students and increase achievement.; Learn intervention strategies that help struggling learners catch up.; Receive practical solutions from leading presenters in middle level education.; Attend more than 500 sessions in 60 topic areas. There really is something for everyone! Get personal attention from the experts in the 20-minute Speed Learning Sessions. Learn more

AECT International Convention

Organization: Association for Educational Communications and Technology
Date: October 17-21, 2016
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Description: The Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) is a professional association of thousands of educators and others whose activities are directed toward improving instruction through technology.  AECT members may be found in colleges and universities; in the Armed Forces and industry; in museums, libraries, and hospitals; in the many places where educational change is underway.  AECT members carry out a wide range of responsibilities in the study, planning, application, and production of communications media for instruction. Learn more

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.

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

Faces of Advocacy: NCTE Annual Convention

Organization: National Council of Teachers of English
Date: November 17-20, 2016
Location: Atlanta, GA

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