The only organization dedicated solely to helping state boards advance equity and excellence in public education.

The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) is seeking conference session proposals to share and highlight the exemplary work by state boards of education on critical education issues at its Annual Conference, October 26-28, 2022, in Phoenix, Arizona.

A nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, NASBE elevates state board members’ voices in national and state policymaking, facilitates the exchange of informed ideas, and supports members in advancing equity and excellence in public education for students of all races, genders, and circumstances. NASBE’s mission, values, and theory of change reflect our steadfast commitment to empowering members with the services and tools they need to create the conditions for all students in their states to achieve excellence across multiple domains.


What is the NASBE Annual Conference?

NASBE’s Annual Conference empowers state board members to leverage their role in the education ecosystem to lead for equity and excellence. Attended by state board members from across the nation, along with leading experts, the NASBE Annual Conference is the only conference designed specifically for state board members.

This year, the Annual Conference will be held in-person only, Wednesday, October 26 to Friday, October 28, 2022, in Phoenix, Arizona. Conference sessions are typically held during the day on Thursday and Friday.


What should be included in my conference session proposal?

Please download the full proposal guide below. Session proposals should include contact information for for the session lead/presenter, as well as speaker biographies, proposed title and session description, format, learning objectives, connection to state boards, and alignment with “conference tracks.”


When are proposals due?

NASBE welcomes session proposals from those interested in equipping state boards of education with the knowledge, skills, and strategies to lead for equity and excellence in public education. Proposals must be submitted to by June 24, 2022. You will be notified by August 5, 2022, if your presentation proposal is selected to be a session at the conference.


How are proposals selected for the Annual Conference?

Proposals will be reviewed by the Conference Planning Committee and NASBE staff on the following criteria:

  • Relevancy to conference strands and topics
  • Qualifications of presenters and panelists
  • Feature actual work of state boards of education and demonstrate applicability to the central work of boards

NASBE Annual Conference 2022: Session Proposal Template

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