NSBA Equity Symposium - January 27, 2024

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The NSBA Equity Symposium provides a forum for school board members, public school advocates, and community leaders to examine and discuss the strategies, current trends, research, and best practices around equity in our nation’s public K-12 schools. Join your colleagues at NSBA’s Equity Symposium, January 27, 2024 in Washington, D.C.

Registration Fees

Registration Registration Deadline  Participating NATCON & CUBE Districts in Member State Associations
Participating NATCON & CUBE Districts in Non-Member State Associations  Non-Participating NATCON & CUBE Districts in Member State Associations  General 
Early  Before November 15  $250 $300 $350 $400
Standard  After
November 15
 $350 $400 $450 $500 

*Participating Member State Association Executive Directors receive a complimentary registration. For more information, contact info@nsba.org.

Schedule (as of 8/1/23)

Friday, Jan. 26

3 – 6 p.m.  Early Registration 

Saturday, Jan. 27

7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Registration 
7:30 – 9 a.m. Breakfast
9 – 10:15 a.m. Opening Keynote Presentation
10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Breakout Sessions 
11:15 – 11:30 a.m. Coffee Break
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Breakout Sessions
12:30 – 2 p.m.  Lunch and Panel Discussion
2:15 – 3 p.m. Breakout Sessions
3 – 3:15 p.m. Coffee Break
3:15– 5 p.m. Closing Keynote Presentation
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. NSBA Equity Symposium and Advocacy Institute Joint Reception  

Event Information

  • Cancellation Policy

    Request for refunds of the conference registration fee (minus a $75 service fee) can be honored only if made in writing to NSBA at info@nsba.org by Friday, December 22, 2023. No refunds will be honored after that time.

    Please feel free to email us at info@nsba.org with any questions you may have regarding your Equity Symposium registration.
  • Safety Protocols & Requirements

    Proof of vaccination status or a negative test result is not required to attend NSBA events. Attendees who are not vaccinated are asked to take an at-home COVID-19 rapid antigen test before traveling to the event and should not attend if they test positive or have COVID-19 symptoms. NSBA does not require proof of these measures but encourages attendees to act responsibly and with consideration for the health and safety of others. Mask wearing is not required.
  • Hotel Information

    Headquarter Hotel: Marriott Marquis Washington, DC
    901 Massachusetts Ave NW
    Washington, DC 20001

    You must be registered for the conference before you can reserve housing in the NSBA hotel block. 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 Thursday, Jan. 4, 2024. Room availability and conference rates cannot be guaranteed after this date.
  • Travel & Getting Around

    Taxicabs & Ride Sharing
    Taxicabs and Ride Sharing, such as Uber and Lyft offer transportation services to passengers arriving to and departing from the airport. Download the ride sharing app of your choice and book in advance to ensure availability. Approximate rates for taxicabs and ridesharing from the nearest airports can be found below.

    • From Reagan National Airport to downtown, fares are approximately $25.00.
    • From Dulles National Airport, fares are approximately $65.00.
    • From Baltimore Washington International Airport, fares are approximately $79.00

    DC Metro System
    DC Metro System serves the District of Columbia and surrounding areas.

    Hotel Parking
    Valet parking is available at the Marriott Marquis DC hotel at $65 per day.

Call for Presenters

Share Your Insights and Success Stories
Session proposals from school districts and other organizations should address urban district challenges and demonstrate equity in programs, policies, and initiatives. The submission deadline is Friday, Sept. 29.

Submit Your Proposal

  • Submission Tips

    1. Write a paragraph rather than use bullet points. Your session should be a narrative, not a list of ideas.

    2. Your session title should be eye-catching and draw attention to the subject matter discussed in the body of the submission.

    3. Your proposal should explicitly state how your topic would address urban district challenges and demonstrate equity in programs, policies, and initiatives.

    4. Consider the best way for attendees to consume the information you are sharing. A lecture-style presentation is not the only way to share your experience and expertise.

    5. Review the proposal several times before you finally submit it. Your description forms the basis for what NSBA shares in the program materials and the website.

    6. NSBA is here for guidance—ask questions if you are unsure of an aspect of your submission.
  • Topics

    • Advocacy
    • Equity & Diversity
    • Dismantling Institutional Racism in Education
    • Personal Development
    • School Board/Superintendent Relationships
    • School Safety
    • School Climate
    • Student Achievement, Assessment, and Accountability
    • Funding and the Intentional Allocation of Resources
    • Technology