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Education Conferences in 2018/2019 That You Should Consider Attending

By The Room 241 Team September 20, 2018

There are a ton of education conference options each year and most of them aren’t cheap. Ticket prices, travel costs, and taking time away from work all make choosing the absolute best conference a must—because despite the logistics, conferences can be so useful (even life-changing) for educators.

Here’s a list of upcoming education-focused conferences in 2018 and 2019 for teachers, administrators, and community leaders – large and small, free and paid, and all guaranteed to inspire. Let’s get out there and collaborate! Are there any conferences that should be listed? Tell us on Facebook!

Upcoming 2018 and 2019 Educational Conferences

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Previous 2018 Educational Conferences

  • Mon
    13
    Aug
    2018

    Southland Learning Conference 2018

    Oak Lawn-Hometown Middle School, 5345 99th Street , Oak Lawn, IL

    Cost: Free

    The Southland Learning Conference is a free event for K-12 educators in Chicago's "Southland." The half-day event welcomes all amazing educators from our communities to connect and learn from each other during this celebration of our profession.

    Event URL: https://sites.google.com/view/southlandlearning/

    Buy Tickets URL:

    Contact Number: (708) 499-6400

    Contact Email: ruchs@winthrop.edu

  • Mon
    13
    Aug
    2018

    Discovery! A Student-Centered Conference

    Glenwood Middle School, 1715 North Main Street , Findlay, OH

    Cost: $38.50 - $48.50

    Discovery! A Student-Centered Conference is an exclusive local conference drawing educators from Northwest Ohio together to talk about the student-centered changes they've made in their classrooms. We're not just gathering educators, though. In a student-centered classroom, the students and their needs are at the forefront, therefore students are also featured at Discovery! A Student-Centered Conference. Several breakout sessions will feature students as co-presenters, and students will be active participants in the conference. This is a must-attend event if you are looking for inspiration, to grow your professional learning network, or to learn new ways to put learning into the hands of your students!

    Event URL: http://www.fcs.org/

    Buy Tickets URL: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/discovery-a-student-centered-conference-tickets-45194989430?aff=es2

    Contact Number: 419-425-8364

    Contact Email: msearlychildhood@gmail.com

  • Thu
    16
    Aug
    2018

    Best Practices: Math with Tech

    Bedford High School 47 Nashua Road, 47 Nashua Road , Bedford, NH

    Cost: $209

    This day-long workshop is designed to help attendees think about best practices when mixing math and technology together. Presenters will walk through a series of different math activities/challenges (ranging from content areas such as algebra, geometry, data collection, etc). Attendees will actually complete tasks together as students would in class. Then, the presenters will help take the mystery out of how the activity was created from start to finish.

    Event URL: https://sites.google.com/view/mathwithtech/home

    Contact Email: shapiro@kennedykrieger.org

  • Wed
    12
    Sep
    2018

    My Toddler, Preschooler And Me A Special Journey - Educational Conference

    Oviedo On The Park Amphitheatre & Cultural Center, 358 Center Lake Lane, Oviedo, FL

    Cost: $10 - $500

    'Journey of Joy Children's Events' is designed to showcase various aspects of the intriguing world of babies, toddlers, preschoolers and elementary-aged children through 5th grade and their families via signature Expo events and other special presentations. The event significantly aligns with the premise of promoting early childhood education and parent resource interests and having a positive impact on children and their families. There is a strong emphasis provided by means of the events on early childhood development interests as well.

    Event URL: http://journeyofjoychildrensevents.com/

    Buy Tickets URL: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/my-toddler-preschooler-and-mea-special-journey-educational-conference-for-parents-tickets-29501402489?aff=es2

    Contact Number: (407) 272-7522

    Contact Email: webmaster@wrightslaw.com

  • Wed
    19
    Sep
    2018
    Thu
    20
    Sep
    2018

    2018 Native American Conference on Special Education (Exhibit)

    Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town, 800 Rio Grande Boulevard Northwest, Albuquerque, NM

    Cost: $150 - $250

    The conference is designed to provide resources to families of children with disabilities, developmental delays, and special healthcare needs. Parents are taught skills and provided with information that will aid them in advocating on their child's behalf, thus creating opportunities that will positively impact systems, policy, and delivery of services that promote equal and quality service. Tribal leaders and special education professionals will learn from their peers, constituents, students, parents, and other advocates in promoting equal education opportunities for students with special needs.

    Event URL: http://www.epicsnm.org/

    Buy Tickets URL: http://www.epicsnm.org/registration

    Contact Number: (505) 767-6630

    Contact Email: amy@homesteadersofamerica.com

  • Wed
    19
    Sep
    2018
    Fri
    21
    Sep
    2018

    2018 Native American Conference on Special Education

    Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town, 800 Rio Grande Boulevard Northwest, Albuquerque, NM

    Cost: $100 - $425

    (See Above)

    Event URL: http://www.epicsnm.org

    Buy Tickets URL: http://www.epicsnm.org/registration

    Contact Number: (505) 767-6630

    Contact Email: amy@educationevolving.org

  • Sat
    29
    Sep
    2018
    Sun
    30
    Sep
    2018

    CUE-NV 2018 Silver State Technology Conference

    Silverado High School, 1651 Silver Hawk Ave, Las Vegas, NV

    Cost: $60 - $89

    Join CUE-NV and CCSD BlendED for the 2018 Silver State Technology Conference on September 29-30 at Silverado High School. Registration for the conference includes breakfast and lunch, two keynote speakers, dozens of sessions on educational technology and pedagogy, student presentations, and much, much more! CUs (Contact Units) and PDE/State Licensure Credit MAY be available to Nevada licensed educators.

    Event URL: https://sites.google.com/cue-nv.org/newsite

    Buy Tickets URL: https://sites.google.com/cue-nv.org/newsite/ss-tech-conference-2018

    Contact Email: occgateconf@gmail.com

  • Fri
    05
    Oct
    2018
    Sun
    07
    Oct
    2018

    National Allies for Parents in Special Ed. Conference

    Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel, 3316 Scott Futrell Drive, Charlotte, NC

    Cost: $150 - $475

    The National Allies for Parents in Special Education (NAPSE) is a newly formed parent-driven organization that will increase the access and quality of advocacy resources for special education families from under-served populations to improve educational outcomes for their children. This inaugural annual conference is designed to bring parents, advocates, service providers and attorneys together for a weekend of informative and educational sessions covering a broad range of special education issues.

    Event URL: http://spedparentallies.com

    Contact Number: 973-642-8100

  • Wed
    10
    Oct
    2018
    Fri
    12
    Oct
    2018

    NNER Annual Conference

    Hilton Charlotte Center City, 223 East Third Street, Charlotte, NC

    Cost: $0 - $350

    The National Network for Educational Renewal (NNER) invites educators, researchers, students, and community members from around the world, working in the context of K-12, higher education, arts and sciences, and the broader community, to share their knowledge and expertise by submitting proposals to present at the 2018 NNER Conference.

    Event URL: https://www.winthrop.edu/

    Buy Tickets URL: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-nner-annual-conference-registration-45082762757?aff=es2

    Contact Number: 803-323-2211

    Contact Email: t4sjsf@gmail.com

  • Wed
    10
    Oct
    2018
    Fri
    12
    Oct
    2018

    18th Annual Autism Conference

    Radisson Hotel North Baltimore, 2005 Greenspring Drive, Lutherville-Timonium, MD

    Cost: Free

    #CARDAAC is a must-attend event for educators, clinicians, families, researchers, and healthcare professionals. This annual conference offers two days of world-class education, compelling speakers, and unlimited networking opportunities.

    Event URL: https://www.kennedykrieger.orghttps://www.kennedykrieger.org

    Buy Tickets URL: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/18th-annual-autism-conference-registration-42054925414?aff=es2

    Contact Number: (443) 923-9400

    Contact Email: info@ppmd.org

  • Wed
    10
    Oct
    2018
    Sat
    13
    Oct
    2018

    MSECA Imagine Conference 2018

    Jackson Marriott, 201 East Amite Street, Jackson, MS

    Cost: $100 - $4,000

    Join us for the 65th Annual MsECA Imagine Conference in Jackson, MS for a week of exciting, inspiring, and educational speakers and events. This is a great opportunity for early education educators to make connections and be inspired to advocate on behalf of Mississippi's children.

    Event URL: https://www.mississippiearlychildhood.org/

    Buy Tickets URL: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mseca-imagine-conference-2018-tickets-45658630192?aff=es2

    Contact Number: 601-620-6205

    Contact Email: bmargolese@darcheinoammontessori.com

  • Fri
    12
    Oct
    2018

    PCPCS Annual Conference

    Radisson Hotel Harrisburg, 1151 Camp Hill Bypass, Camp Hill, PA

    Cost: $0 - $80

    The Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools invites charter leaders, educators, and advocates to a day-long conference focused on empowering and strengthening the charter school movement in Pennsylvania. The conference will include breakout sessions and special guest speakers, as well as important resources and information for charter leaders.

    Event URL: http://www.pacharters.org

    Buy Tickets URL: http://pacharters.org/register-now-2018-pamle-pasap-conference-state-college/

    Contact Number: 484-356-0191

    Contact Email: ettsummit@edtechteacher.org

  • Fri
    12
    Oct
    2018
    Sat
    13
    Oct
    2018

    Homesteaders of America Conference

    Warren County Fairgrounds, 27 Fairground Road, Front Royal, VA

    Cost: $0 - $90

    Learn homesteading skills from real people in real life. Homesteaders of America is an organization that provides homesteading education, support, and events across the United States. At this family-friendly event, you'll learn about all the different types of homesteading, self-sufficient living, sustainable meat, gardening, fiber arts, survivalism, backyard hobby farming, permaculture, and more---no matter which stage of "homesteader" you are.

    Event URL: http://www.homesteadersofamerica.com/

    Buy Tickets URL: http://homesteadersofamerica.com/join-us/registration/

    Contact Number: 540-937-7860

  • Sat
    13
    Oct
    2018

    T4SJ Conference: Rising Educator Pathway

    Mission High School, 3751 18th Street, San Francisco, CA

    Cost: $5.00

    Pre-register to be part of the Rising Educator Pathway track at this year's T4SJ conference. Pre-registration guarantees you a seat in this cohort through the entire day (including two workshop slots/day-long training). Your nominal registration fee of $5 will be returned after your attendance. More details about the day's content will be emailed to you in August.

    Event URL: https://t4sj.org/

  • Wed
    17
    Oct
    2018
    Thu
    18
    Oct
    2018

    MassCue Conference

    Gillette Stadium, 2 Patriot Pl, Foxborough, MA

    Cost: $60 - $500

    LearnLaunch will again have a special exhibit area for edtech startups at the MassCUE conference - this year with all the other exhibitors! The event attracts over 2000 educators, school/district administrators, network administrators, technology directors, and integration specialists gathering to learn and network about the latest education technology innovation. It is sponsored by MassCUE(MA Computer Using Educators), an ISTE affiliate, and the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents (M.A.S.S.).

    Event URL: http://learnlaunch.org/

    Buy Tickets URL: http://learnlaunch.org/conference-2016/registration/

    Contact Number: 857-453-4434

    Contact Email: sandylisaacs@yahoo.com

  • Sun
    21
    Oct
    2018
    Mon
    22
    Oct
    2018

    Jewish Montessori Conference

    Darchei Noam Montessori, 2906 Walnut Avenue, Owings Mills, MD

    Cost: $225 - $255

    Darchei Noam Montessori is excited to reinstate the Jewish Educator's Montessori conference that was originally started by Mrs. Shari Gershan of blessed memory and Leigh Maller. Join us for an inspirational and enlightening two-day conference. All Jewish educators are invited to attend.

    Event URL: http://www.darcheinoammontessori.com/

    Buy Tickets URL: http://www.darcheinoammontessori.com/campregistration/

    Contact Number: 410.413.1426

    Contact Email: occgateconf@gmail.com

  • Thu
    25
    Oct
    2018

    Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference

    Holiday Inn Washington-College Pk (I-95), 10001 Baltimore Avenue, College Park, MD

    Cost: $150 - $200

    A Wrightslaw training program featuring Pete Wright, Esq., sponsored by The Parents' Place of Maryland, this one-day conference features special education law and advocacy programs focusing on four areas: Special education law, rights, and responsibilities, tests and measurements to measure progress & regression, SMART IEPs, and introduction to tactics and strategies for effective advocacy. Wrightslaw programs are designed to meet the needs of parents, educators, health care providers, advocates, and attorneys who represent children with disabilities regarding special education. The program is not disability-specific.

    Event URL: http://ppmd.org/

    Contact Number: 800.394.5694

    Contact Email: wde-communications@wyo.gov

  • Sun
    28
    Oct
    2018
    Mon
    29
    Oct
    2018

    6th Annual California STEAM Symposium

    Long Beach Convention Center, 300 E. Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, CA

    Cost: N/A

    More than 3000 STEAM educators from across California are expected to attend the 2018 California STEAM Symposium. Are you interested in practical strategies, classroom resources and curriculum, networking, and inspiration? Then the California STEAM Symposium is for you. This conference offers collaborative and inspiring professional learning with resources to support high-quality science, technology, engineering, art, and math instruction for all students. The conference's agenda is currently being constructed. We encourage you to check the agenda page for updates.

    Event URL: https://www.stemcalifornia.org/

    Contact Email: mathconfidence@aol.com

  • Sat
    03
    Nov
    2018

    OCC GATE Conference 2018

    California State University Fullerton, 801 North State College Boulevard, Fullerton, CA

    Cost: $90 - $100

    Orange County Council of Gifted and Talented Education is proud to present our 44th Annual Conference about Gifted Children. The Conference is perfect for administrators, K-12 teachers, counselors, and parents.

    Event URL: https://www.occgate.org/officers-and-board/

    Buy Tickets URL:

    Contact Email: kpowell@giftedpage.org

  • Sat
    03
    Nov
    2018

    OCC GATE Conference 2018

    California State University Fullerton, 801 North State College Boulevard, Fullerton, CA

    Cost: $90 - $100

    Orange County Council of Gifted and Talented Education is proud to present our 44th Annual Conference about Gifted Children. The Conference is perfect for administrators, K-12 teachers, counselors, and parents.

    Event URL: https://www.occgate.org/officers-and-board/

    Contact Email: jtrancosa@epicsnm.org

  • Mon
    05
    Nov
    2018
    Wed
    07
    Nov
    2018

    EdTechTeacher Boston Summit 2018

    Revere Hotel, Boston Common 200 Stuart Street, Boston, MA

    Cost: $230-$420

    The EdTechTeacher Boston Summit is a unique learning experience that brings together tested and practical edtech strategies for the classroom, as well as thought leaders to explore what is next in education and edtech. From iPads & Chromebooks to project-based learning, gamification, virtual reality, and coding, the EdTechTeacher Boston Summit is the ideal event to learn, connect and share. There are three unique and meaningful strands in the event: edtechNOW, edtechNEXT, and edTHOUGHT. Each strand is focused on addressing a certain aspect of education and edtech. Whether you are interested in and focused on learning more about specific edtech tools and strategies, or want to explore bigger ideas and approaches to edtech, the EdTechTeacher Boston Summit is the ideal event.

    Event URL: http://edtechteacher.org/

    Buy Tickets URL: http://ettsummer.org/register/

    Contact Number: 888-377-9518

    Contact Email: judy@epicsnm.org

  • Wed
    07
    Nov
    2018
    Fri
    09
    Nov
    2018

    Wyoming Innovations in Learning Conference

    Roundhouse Facilities, 1441 Main Street, Evanston, WY

    Cost: $30 - $1,000

    The Innovations conference is an opportunity for educators to share and explore innovative teaching and learning practices for classrooms and distance learning environments, from kindergarten through higher education. This conference is hosted by the Wyoming Department of Education (WDE), the Wyoming Distance Education Consortium (WyDEC), the University of Wyoming, the Wyoming community colleges, and school libraries, and builds on the philosophies of the UW e-Volution and WyDEC conferences.

    Event URL: https://edu.wyoming.gov/

    Buy Tickets URL: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-wyoming-innovations-in-learning-conference-registration-42725023696?aff=es2

    Contact Number: (307) 777-7675

    Contact Email: amy@educationevolving.org

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