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

Oct 26, 2022 - Oct 29, 2022 | Phoenix, Arizona
Annual Conference 2022

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, October 26-29, 2022, in Phoenix, Arizona. Watch this space for all the details for this year’s conference!

 

Conference Registration



We look forward to seeing you at NASBE's 2022 Legislative Conference! The conference will be held in-person only

Registration Fees (Early Bird Registration ends September 26!)

Member Rates

  • Full Conference, Early Bird: $800 (After 9/26/22, Regular Registration: $950)
  • NCOSEA: $500 (After 9/26/22, Regular Registration: $600)
  • NCSBEE: $800 (After 9/26/22, Regular Registration: $950)
  • NASBE Board Past Chair: $450
  • Daily: $550
  • Welcome Reception Guest: $75
  • State Night Guest: $75

Non-Member Rates

  • Full Conference, Early Bird: $1,250 (After 9/26/22, Regular Registration: $1500)
  • NCOSEA: $500 (After 9/26/22, Regular Registration: $600)
  • NCSBEE: $800 (After 9/26/22, Regular Registration: $950)
  • NASBE Board Past Chair: $450
  • Daily: $650
  • Welcome Reception Guest: $100
  • State Night Guest: $100

 

Conference Registration

The 2022 conference will be held in-person only at the Phoenix Resort at the Peak.

 

Phoenix Resort at the Peak (hotel website)

7677 North 16th Street

Phoenix, AZ 85020

 

Attendees are responsible for making hotel reservations. Please call the hotel directly at (602) 997-2626 or connect via its online reservation website to make your room reservation. To guarantee this special group rate of $199.00 per night plus applicable taxes, you must make your reservation no later than Monday, September 19, 2022. After that time, higher rates will apply and rooms may not be available. Please identify yourself as a NASBE Conference attendee. NASBE will not make hotel reservations for attendees. 

You support NASBE by staying at the Phoenix Resort at the Peak in our negotiated room block. Meeting our financial obligations to the Phoenix Resort at the Peak for our room block has a long-term benefit: It helps NASBE negotiate lower rates for our conferences in the future, and it lowers your out-of-pocket travel costs. When we fill our contracted room block, we avoid unnecessary financial penalties, which strengthens our negotiation efforts in the future to keep conference costs manageable. 

Professional Development Account funds: If you are planning to use PDA funds, you must make your reservation using the link above or by phone. NASBE will work with the hotel to pay the charges as directed in your PDA request. Contact NASBE’s director of operations, Sharon Cannon, with questions.

Attendees are responsible for making their own travel arrangements. Phoenix International Airport (PHX), also known as Sky Harbor Airport, serves the city of Phoenix and is Arizona’s largest and busiest airport, among the largest commercial airports in the United States. It is a hub for American Airlines and a focus city for Southwest Airlines. Taxis, Uber/Lyft, bus, and light rail are available for ground transportation.

Members using PDA funds may use NASBE’s travel agent, ProTravel. They can be contacted directly at 1-800-645-7466 or by email at reservations@protravelinc.com. Ask for a representative from Team One. Please note an administration fee of $31 is added to the cost of your ticket.

Below is this year's conference schedule. Times and session format are subject to change as program is developed. Watch this space as session details and speakers are confirmed!

 

Wednesday, October 26

7:30 am – 5:30 pm              Registration

8:30 am – 5:00 pm              Pre-Conference Activities

11:00 am – 2:00 pm            Board of Directors Meeting

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm              Committee Meetings      

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm              Welcome Reception

 

Thursday, October 27

7:00 am – 5:30 pm              Registration

7:30 am – 8:30 am              Networking Breakfast

8:30 am – 10:30 am            Opening General Session and Keynote

10:45 am – 12:00 pm          Concurrent Sessions

12:00 pm – 12:45 pm          Keynote Lunch Session

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm              Concurrent Sessions and/or General Session

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm               General Session

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm              Area Meetings (Northeast, Southern, Central, Western)

7:00 pm                                State Night Reception

 

Friday, October 28

7:00 am – 5:30 pm              Registration

7:30 am – 8:15 am               Networking Breakfast

8:30 am – 10:30 am            General Session

10:45 am – 12:00 pm          Concurrent Sessions

12:00 pm – 1:15 pm            Lunch Session

1:30 pm - 4:00 pm               Concurrent Sessions and/or General Session

4:15 pm – 5:15 pm              Final General Session or Concurrent Block                 

 

Saturday, October 29

7:00 am – 11:00 am            Registration

8:00 am – 8:45 am              Breakfast

9:00 am – 11:00 am            Morning Programming

9:00 am – 11:00 am            Annual Business Meeting and Delegate Assembly

NASBE offers multiple ways to partner at our premier membership meeting, the NASBE Annual Conference. For more information on conference sponsorship, or for general sponsorship of NASBE, please contact NASBE President and CEO Paolo DeMaria.

Thank you to our current funding partners and conference sponsors!

Programmatic Funders:

  • Child Trends
  • NWEA
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Foundation for Child Development
  • The Joyce Foundation
  • The Wallace Foundation
  • W.K. Kellogg Foundation

 

Principal Sponsors:

  • ACT
  • AT&T
  • Curriculum Associates

 

Major Sponsors:

  • NWEA
  • Renaissance

 

Supporting Partners:

  • ETS

Look here to find answers to the most common questions about NASBE’s Annual Conference!

How much is conference registration? 

Registration fees for Annual Conference 2022 are as follows:

Member Rates

  • Full Conference, Early Bird: $800 (After 9/26/22, Regular Registration: $950)
  • NCOSEA: $500 (After 9/26/22, Regular Registration: $600)
  • NCSBEE: $800 (After 9/26/22, Regular Registration: $950)
  • NASBE Board Past Chair: $450
  • Daily: $550
  • Welcome Reception Guest: $75
  • State Night Guest: $75

Non-Member Rates

  • Full Conference, Early Bird: $1,250 (After 9/26/22, Regular Registration: $1,500)
  • NCOSEA: $500 (After 9/26/22, Regular Registration: $600)
  • NCSBEE: $800 (After 9/26/22, Regular Registration: $950)
  • NASBE Board Past Chair: $450
  • Daily: $650
  • Welcome Reception Guest: $100
  • State Night Guest: $100

 

I don’t want to attend the whole conference. Can I register for only the pre-conference sessions or a single day? 

Yes. If you want to attend only one day of the Annual Conference, please select “single day registration” when you register for the day you plan to attend. For NASBE members, the fee is $550, for non-member, the fee is $650.

 

Do I have to register separately for the evening events?

No, it is included in your full conference registration. If you opt to being a guest, there is an extra fee. of $75 for members, and $100 for non-members.

 

Does NASBE make my hotel reservation?

No, all conference attendees are responsible for making their own hotel reservations. Please call the hotel directly at (602) 997-2626 or connect via its online reservation website to make your room reservation. To guarantee NASBE’s special group rate of $199 per night (plus applicable taxes), you must make your reservation no later than Monday, September 26, 2022 - after that date, higher rates will apply and rooms may not be available. Please identify yourself as a NASBE Conference attendee.

Making a reservation in NASBE’s room block is important. Meeting our financial obligations to the Hilton Omaha for our room block has a long-term benefit: It helps NASBE negotiate lower rates for our conferences in the future, and it lowers your out-of-pocket travel costs. When we fill our contracted room block, we avoid unnecessary financial penalties, which strengthen our negotiation efforts in the future to keep annual conference costs manageable.

 

How far away is the hotel from the airport?

The hotel is approximately 9 miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX).

 

How do I access “PDA” funds for NASBE’s annual conference?

NASBE Professional Development Accounts (PDA) provide support to state board members who wish to participate in NASBE activities such as attending conferences, regional meetings, travel and other related activities. It is a perfect way to fund your trip to NASBE’s Annual Conference 2022! If your state has set up a PDA with NASBE, individual members may use available funds. Please contact Sharon Cannon for more information.

 

How are you keeping attendees safe during the conference? (COVID-19 Policy)

Your well-being is our top priority, and we are dedicated to ensuring attendees and guests have a safe environment at the 2022 Annual Conference. We will implement health and safety protocols in accordance with the policies and procedures established by the City of Phoenix and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Attendees will be required to follow the rules and regulations of the venues and the City of Phoenix as well as CDC guidelines

NASBE is working with the the Phoenix Resort at the Peak to optimize the safety of our attendees. Every effort will be made to adhere to physical distancing guidelines, cleaning and hygiene, minimizing food and beverage risks.

NASBE continues to ask that our meeting participants be fully vaccinated or take a COVID-19 test prior to attending this in-person event. Face coverings are recommended. We will continue to implement social distancing in meeting spaces and ask that attendees respect others’ masking preferences and personal space.

NASBE is monitoring the World Health Organization updates as well as the local CDC guidelines and the U.S. Travel Associations updates regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and we will adjust our plan as needed and work together to protect all attendees. More information will be provided in the weeks leading up to the event, including collection of vaccination cards.

 

What is your cancellation policy?

Registrations may be cancelled for a refund (less $100 processing fee) if cancellation request is received in writing by Friday, October 7, 2022. All cancellations must be submitted in writing and emails to nasbeconference@thebalcomgroup.com. After this date, if cancellations are COVID-19 related, please write to nasbeconference@thebalcomgroup.com and they will be reviewed on a case by case basis. 

Registration substitutions are accepted. The substitution deadline is Friday, October 7, 2022. All substitutions after this date will be processed on-site. Please email substitution requests to nasbeconference@thebalcomgroup.com .

All refunds are issued via original form of payment after the conference.

 

Are there sponsorship or advertising opportunities during the conference?

Yes! If you are interested in becoming a NASBE annual conference sponsor, please contact Paolo DeMaria

Coming soon!

This year, National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) sought conference session proposals to share and highlight the exemplary work by state boards of education on critical education issues at its Annual Conference in Phoenix. 

Proposals are currently being 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

 You will be notified by August 5, 2022, if your presentation proposal is selected to be a session at the conference.




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