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

Oct 23, 2024 - Oct 25, 2024 | Louisville, Kentucky
Annual Conference 2024

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.

NASBE’s 2024 Annual Conference will be held in-person October 23-25, 2024, in Louisville, Kentucky.

We expect to open conference registration by July 2024. Watch this space for updates and details. 

The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) is seeking conference session proposals to share and highlight the exemplary work by state boards on critical education issues at its Annual Conference, October 23-25, 2024, in Louisville, Kentucky. 

The deadline to submit an Annual Conference session proposal has now passed. For those who have submitted a proposal, you will be notified by August 16, 2024, if your presentation proposal is selected to be a session at the conference.


How are Proposals Selected?

The proposal selection process is highly competitive. Less than 35 percent of submitted proposals are selected for presentation. NASBE selects a limited number of proposals reflecting a mix of topics and formats. For 2024, there are approximately 15 to 20 available slots on the conference agenda. NASBE’s Conference Planning Committee and staff evaluate proposals based on following criteria:

  • relevance to priority strands that also feature the actual work of state boards of education; 
  • qualifications of presenters and panelists;
  • collaboration among organizations to provide diverse perspectives across the practice, research, and policy, continuum; and
  • extent to which a session is designed to engage state board members and other audience participants in discussion.

Given the limited number of agenda slots, accepted sessions featuring a presenter or group of presenters from a single organization will be limited to one per organization.


What are Presenter Responsibilities?

Once their proposal has been accepted, presenters are required to register all individuals who are delivering the proposal for the NASBE Annual Conference. The cost associated with attending the conference, including registration, travel, lodging, and meals is the responsibility of the proposer for any and all session presenters. (Non-Member registration costs are as follows: Full Conference Early Bird: $1,250; Regular: $1,500; One-Day: $650.) Presenters are not provided with honoraria. For special circumstances, NASBE may, at its sole discretion, waive or reduce registration fees for a










The 2024 conference will be held in-person only at the Omni Louisville.

Omni Hotel Louisville

400 S 2nd Street

Louisville, KY 40202

We look forward to seeing you at NASBE's 2024 Annual Conference! The conference will be held in-person only. We expect to open registration by July 2024 and will post 2024 fees then. For now, as reference, please see our 2023 fees below.


2023 Registration Fees:

Member Rates

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

Coming Soon!  For now, check out our sessions from last year's Annual Conference here

NASBE offers multiple ways to partner at our premier membership meeting, the NASBE Annual Conference. Please contact NASBE President and CEO Paolo DeMaria to learn more about becoming a NASBE sponsor.


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