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.

2021 Equity and Engagement Academy: A Virtual Event

Organization: National Association for Family, School, and Community Engagement
Date: January 29, 2021
Location: Virtual
Description: Hosted by Successful Innovations, Inc., educators from around the nation at this virtual event will focus on authentic discussions, practical strategies, and solutions to support equity in our schools and impactful engagement. Attendees will learn strategies to eliminate barriers to help all students experience success, ideas to facilitate relationships that support and encourage social, emotional, and academic needs of students, and ideas to promote equitable family engagement. Learn more.

NCTM 2021 Virtual Conference

Organization: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Date: February 1-6, 2021
Location: Virtual
Description: NCTM is committed to bringing the math community together for engaging content that will help transform the learning and teaching of mathematics. Attendees at the NCTM 2021 Virtual Conference, February 1-6, will share in the excitement and love of math! The online platform will provide opportunities for networking, small chat rooms, discussions with exhibitors and much more. Learn more.

2021 National ESEA Conference: Educating for Tomorrow

Organization: National Association of ESEA State Program Administrators
Date: February 8-11, 2021
Location: Virtual
Description: Attend online as ESEA Network gathers the nations top leaders in education to explore this year's theme "Educating for Tomorrow". The goal of education is to prepare young people to meet the challenges that lie ahead. Through our history, American education has prepared students for agrarian, industrial, and serviceoriented economies. What about now? How do we as educators (parents, families, teachers, administrators, and communities) prepare our students to navigate life after school (for college, career, military, etc.)? What about now—when our needs are changing faster than we can adapt? Our charge is to educate all students to ensure their success for tomorrow, but what about now? With the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic, tomorrow is today, the future is now. Never before has the need for technology, innovation, and creativity been greater than it is in the current hour. Learn more.

2021 MSA Policy Training Conference

Organization: Magnet Schools of America
Date: February 10-11, 2021
Location: Virtual
Description: MSA's Policy Training Conference assists magnet school professionals in understanding the complex federal, state and local policy issues that influence magnet school programs. Guidance from the experts includes hard-hitting discussions on legal rights, civil rights and hear from top Members of Congress and Agency officials. Learn more.

2021 National Conference on Education: Social emotional learning

Organization: American Association of School Administrators- The School Superintendents' Association
Date: February 18-20, 2021
Location: Virtual
Description: The 2021 National Conference on Education will be held virtually February 18-20, 2021 for your safety and convenience. Even though we can’t meet in person, attendees can gather online together, where AASA will be providing innovative tools for you to engage in a meaningful way. Online doesn’t mean impersonal — we have all the essential elements of your National Conference on Education experience covered. It’s interactive. It’s convenient. It’s going to help your school district move forward, now more than ever. With no travel and entertainment expenses, and a lower registration cost, attendees can include even more members of their leadership team. Learn more. 

NAESP National Leaders Conference

Organization: National Association of Elementary School Principals
Date: February 21-24, 2021
Location: Virtual
Description: NAESP’s National Leaders Conference (NLC) gathers nearly 200 elementary and middle-level principal leaders from across the country to sharpen their leadership skills and advocate for schools on Capitol Hill. The 2021 meeting is currently scheduled to take place virtually Feb. 21-24, 2021. Learn more.

Future Ready Schools® (FRS) Leadership Institute

Organization: Future Ready Schools
Date: February 26-27, 2021
Location: Richmond, VA
Description: Future Ready Schools® (FRS) Leadership Institutes are FREE two-day professional learning events designed to support district teams of 3 to 9 people in creating policies, procedures, and practices that empower them to transform teaching and learning in their school and/or district. The leadership institutes will inspire, invigorate, and inform district teams with a wealth of information and resources that will support their Future Ready efforts. District teams will collaborate to build regional networks of like-minded colleagues, generate feedback on practice, articulate actionable next steps, and identify resources to take their learner-centered strategies to the next level. This year’s agenda is all-new, interactive, personalized, and team-based! Across two days, attendees will participate in whole group, small group and role-specific sessions each designed to encourage skill development, knowledge sharing and collaborative planning to transform teaching and learning in classrooms across your district. Note: Team registration is required for the 2020 FRS Leadership Institutes. If you are unable to attend with a district team, please consider registering for a nearby one day workshop. You can register your district team of 3 to 9 colleagues. It's suggested to gather district leadership, technology leaders, principals, librarians, and instructional coaches. Learn more.

CoSN 2021

Organization: Consortium for School Networking
Date: March 2-4, 2021
Location: Virtual
Description: Originally scheduled as a face-to-face event, CoSN 2021 will shift to March 2-4, 2021 as an all-virtual, can’t miss event. New, interactive breakout sessions, LIVE keynotes, unique networking opportunities and more! Learn more.

40th Annual ASCD Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Conference

Organization: ASCD
Date: March 4–5, 2021
Location: Virtual
Description: The 2021 Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Conference put on in partnership by ILASCD and ASCD will feature 100 sessions and more than 70 speakers. Expect to leave feeling refreshed, inspired, and with tons of practical ideas to use in the classroom immediately. The 2021 dates are March 4–5 and participants will have access to every session recording for 60 days after the event. Learn more.

38th National Conference on Magnet Schools

Organization: Magnet Schools of America
Date: April 5 – 9, 2021
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Description: One-thousand-plus principals, teachers and administrators, from around the country, participate in MSA’s annual meeting which feature keynote speakers and sessions on best practices in curriculum and instruction, technology integration, school leadership and magnet school design. From networking to professional development, access to new tools and information, attendees also tour magnet schools by theme and grade level within the host district (Clark County Schools). Learn more.