Why Attend

Why You Should Attend NSBA Annual Conference and Exposition

The below talking points stress the critical value of your participation in a national conference and can be used to remind your community why educated school leaders are vital to student achievement. You can use these points at board meetings, for press outreach, opinion writing and/or on your school district’s newsletter, website, or blog.

  • As local school board members it is our responsibility to provide the best education possible for our students. One of the best ways we can work toward that end is by educating ourselves.
  • The management strategies learned through quality professional development and conferences should save our district money and lead to academic success.
  • We expect our doctors, lawyers, and teachers to continue learning about the latest innovations, solutions, and research in their fields. It is absolutely critical for school leaders to do the same.
  • During these tough economic times, when we are faced with tough choices in our spending, a school leaders’ professional development conference may not appear to be a budget priority. But our children benefit from board members attending and then using their knowledge to make well-informed decisions about school policy, finance, personnel, or curriculum.
  • The National School Boards Association Annual Conference and state school boards association conferences present new strategies to managing school district finances and operations, showcase the latest technologies that aid student learning, demonstrate best practices gleaned from real-life experiences at other school districts, and allow board members to network with experts and peers. The exhibits also introduce many new products and services.

The NSBA Annual Conference and Exposition is the one national event that brings together education leaders at a time when domestic policies and global trends are combining to shape the future of our students. Join more than 7,000 school board members, superintendents, and education leaders from across the country and around the globe and gain valuable knowledge and information in five key areas: Leadership, Advocacy, Technology + Learning, Urban school issues, and School law. You also will gain ideas and strategies through more than 200 programming sessions, workshops, speakers, site visits and exhibitors, on cutting-edge content, best practices, and the freshest ideas to support student achievement.

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