Meetings & Conferences

Each year, NASBE hosts numerous meetings and conferences to ensure state board members continue to be informed on the emerging issues in education and have professional development opportunities. NASBE’s Board of Directors, Governmental Affairs Committee and Study Group meet three times a year while the Legislative Conference, New State Board Member Institute and Annual Conference are yearly events.

View our calendar for upcoming Meetings & Conferences.

Annual Conference

NASBE’s Annual Conference focuses sessions on the latest thinking across a wide range of education topics, on the professional development of board members and on the formulation of state education policy.

Annual Conference Information

Legislative Policy Forum

The Legislative Policy Forum is where we connect with key congressional education leadership, discuss with senior staff at the U.S. Department of Education, and work with colleagues on state-specific education issues.

Legislative Policy Forum

2014 Regional Symposium

On July 8, 2014, NASBE  is hosting the first of two Regional Symposiums focused on the state goals, policies, and practices of quality science standards such as the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). This one day event will be held July 8, in Louisville, Kentucky.

Participants will learn about the nation’s renewed focus on science education and how NGSS came to be, examine new state student aspirations data on STEM, and explore how to collaborate with existing state and national science and STEM networks. In the afternoon, we will discuss how certain communications strategies can support the vision for quality science education. There will be time to interact with other state board members and build your knowledge about communications and implications of new science standards.

NASBE is able to pay for one night of hotel accommodations, food, and travel for one participant from non-dues paying states, and two participants from dues paying states. States are encouraged to send a team. Non-dues paying states are welcome to bring other colleagues at their state’s expense.

Space is limited, register today!


Click here to see the draft agenda.


Marriott Louisville East
1903 Embassy Square Blvd.
Louisville, KY

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Francis Eberle, or 703-740-4820.

2014 Regional Symposium

New State Board Member Institute

Each year NASBE gives new state board members the opportunity to gather with experienced board members and staff at the New State Board Member Institute. NASBE helps support these new members by covering the costs of two members from each state. Held every July, the Institute is designed to equip new board members with skills, knowledge, and insider tips that will enable them to be more effective board members.

New Member Institute Information

Conference Materials

NASBE provides various materials, including workbooks, presentations, and videos, that were distributed at past Legislative Conferences.

Conference Materials

Navigate Our News & Info

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up today to receive NASBE news in your email inbox. Enter your email address below.