CUBE 2022 Annual Conference - Register by August 19 & Save $100

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Keynote Speaker

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Dr. Bettina Love

Co-Founder, Abolitionist Teaching Network, Award-Winning Author, and Athletic Association Endowed Professor at the University of Georgia

Learn more about this year's keynote speaker.

CUBE has convened school board members from across the nation for the past 54 years to network and share the continually evolving strategies they are using to address the unique educational challenges that exist in our nation's urban centers. Content is curated specifically to provide you with the tools and support you need to effect change as an empowered, impactful urban school board member.

Registration Fees

Registration  Registration Deadline CUBE Districts/NATCON Districts/Member State Association Staff  General (Non-CUBE Districts/Non-NATCON Districts/Non-Member Associations) 
Early Bird August 19  $550  $675
Standard  September 28  $650 $775


Schedule at-a-Glance (as of May 2)

7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Registration
11:15 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.  State of Urban Education Luncheon
1:45 – 2:15 p.m.  Coffee & Conversations
2:15 – 3:15 p.m. Breakout Sessions
3:15 – 3:30 p.m.  Break 
3:30 – 4:45 p.m.  CUBE Steering Committee Town Hall
6 – 8 p.m. Welcome Networking Reception

7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
7:30 – 9 a.m.   Networking Breakfast 
9 – 10:30 a.m.   General Session
10:30 – 11 a.m.  Coffee & Conversations
11 a.m. – Noon  Breakout Sessions 
Noon – 1:30 p.m.  Awards Luncheon
  • CUBE District Award
  • Benjamin Elijah Mays Award
1:30 – 1:45 p.m.  Break 
1:45 – 2:45 p.m.  Breakout Sessions 
2:45 – 3 p.m.  Coffee Break
3 – 4:30 p.m.  CUBE Steering Committee Town Hall 
4:30 – 4:45 p.m.  Closing Remarks 
5:30 – 8:30 p.m.  Urban Night Out (UNO) in Miami

7:30 a.m. – Noon  Registration 
7:30 – 9 a.m.  Networking Breakfast
9 – 10:15 a.m.  Keynote Presentation:
Dr. Bettina Love
Co-Founder, Abolitionist Teaching Network
Award-Winning Author
Athletic Association Endowed Professor at the University of Georgia
10:15 – 10:30 a.m.  Coffee Break 
10:30 – 11:45 a.m. Breakout Sessions 
11:45 – Noon  Break 
Noon – 1:45 p.m.  Closing Luncheon & General Session 
1:45 – 2 p.m.  Closing Remarks 

Conference Information

  • Hotel

    The CUBE 2022 Annual Conference will be at the InterContinental Miami, located at 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami, FL 33131.

    You must be registered for the conference before you can reserve housing. NSBA has negotiated a special rate for conference attendees. Booking information will be provided in the registration confirmation email. All reservations should be made before September 7, 2022. Room availability and conference rates cannot be guaranteed after this date.
  • Travel & Getting Around

    Ground Transportation
    The InterContinental Miami is located approximately 9 miles from the Miami International Airport (MIA). To get to the hotel from the airport, there are taxicabs and multiple rideshare companies, including Lyft and Uber, that operate in Miami. Access your preferred provider through their mobile app. Taxicabs & Ride App pickup zones are located on the arrival (ground) level of the airport, outside of the baggage claim areas. Taxicabs and rideshares are estimated at $28.00 one way to the hotel.

    Hotel Parking
    Valet parking is available at the InterContinental Miami at $47.00 per day.
  • FAQs

    Q: Will there be an online event for CUBE 2022 Annual Conference?
    A: At this time, there is not an online component for CUBE 2022.

    Q: If my state association is not a member, can I register?
    A: Yes. Click here to see pricing.

    Q: What is the registration deadline?
    A: You can save $100 when you register on or before August 19, 2022. We recommend registering early so that you can secure your spot at the conference. Last year, the event sold out.

    Q: What is included in my registration fee?
    A: The full conference registration includes access to all sessions, and networking breakfast and events.

    Q: How do I redeem my complimentary registration?
    A: Each CUBE district receives one complimentary attendee registration. The attendee using the complimentary registration should contact for the special registration code. If you are a sponsor, you can find the number of complimentary registrations in the agreement. Sponsors will also receive an email from Kathi Springer regarding the number of complimentary registrations their company receives. The email will also include information required to get your team registered. Contact Kathi Springer at or 703-901-6894 with sponsor-related questions.

    Q: What is the conference cancellation policy?
    A: Requests for refunds can be honored only if made in writing to NSBA by September 7, 2022 and will be subject to a $150 cancellation fee per registrant. No refunds will be honored after that time.

    Q: Who do I contact if I have questions regarding registration?
    A: Please email with your questions, indicating CUBE in the subject line.

    Q: What should I do if I have special dietary needs for meal events?
    A: Please email and indicate the type of allergy or other dietary restrictions. (Please title the email Dietary Needs for CUBE Annual.)

    Q: What should I do if I have an ADA request?
    A: Please email if you have any special needs by September 7, 2022. (Please title the email ADA Accommodations for CUBE Annual Conference.)

    Q: How many CEU credits can I earn by attending CUBE 2022?
    A: You can earn up to 10 CEU credits by attending CUBE 2022.

    Q: How do I report my CEUs earned at CUBE 2022?
    A: When the event is over you will receive a survey link to the email you used to register. After you complete the survey you will receive a link to a form where you can submit documentation for your CEUs. Contact with any questions.

    Q: Will session handouts and recordings be available?
    A: Session handouts are exclusively available through the event app. This event has been planned as an in-person event – no recordings will be available.

CUBE 2022 Award Nominations

Nominations are open for the highest awards honoring education leaders and districts who are advancing educational equity. Winners will be recognized during the CUBE 2022 Annual Conference. The nomination deadline is Friday, June 24.

  • Benjamin Elijah Mays Lifetime Achievement Award

    Are you, or someone you know, a school board member that has gone above and beyond to serve the needs of urban schoolchildren in their community? The Benjamin Elijah Mays Lifetime Achievement Award is awarded by CUBE to a local school board member who demonstrates a longstanding commitment to improving educational outcomes in urban districts.

    Submit Your Nomination

  • CUBE Annual Award for Urban School Board Excellence

    The CUBE Annual Award is given to a school district that demonstrates excellence in school board performance, academic improvement, educational equity, and community engagement. Give your school board a chance to share their successful practices on the national stage. The award winner shares their strategies at CUBE conferences and through publications.

    Submit Your Nomination