2017 Annual Conference

Explore Philadelphia

Shop the Reading Terminal Market: A food lovers paradise, this is America’s oldest farmers market!  Nearly seven million visited this indoor gem for the delicious sandwiches, artisanal cheese, unique desserts.

Thursday Night Dine-Arounds

COSA will make several Dutch treat dining reservations around the city for Thursday night. Reservations will be for groups of about ten. Stay tuned for restaurants as we line them up a few weeks before the seminar.

Airport and Travel

Headquarters Hotel:
Philadelphia 201 Hotel
(formerly the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown)
201 N 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 

Hotel Information

Faculty and Seminar Committee

COSA is grateful to the accomplished attorneys from its ranks, as well as guest speakers who graciously give their time to plan and present our outstanding program. 

COSA 2019 School Law Seminar

Joy Baskin, Texas Association of School Boards, Austin, TX

Hope Blackburn, Scarinci Hollenbeck, Lyndhurst, NJ

Clone of COSA School Law Seminar

Please join us in San Antonio for the 2018 School Law Seminar! The COSA room block will close on Friday, January 5. After that date, registrants may contact the housing bureau directly at 1-800-616-8210 to reserve a room.

Highlights from the "Issues in Education" live broadcast

At our recent conference in Denver, leaders in education were broadcast live discussing key issues including equity in schools, the appropriate role of the federal government in education and choice. Check out this highlight clip from the “Issues in Education” broadcast featuring NSBA President Kevin Ciak; Immediate Past-president Miranda Beard; Don Wotruba, Executive Director, Michigan Association of School Boards; NSBA Board Director Jake Oliveira; and several others.

Highlights from the Mile High City

With an audience of nearly 6,000 public education leaders, decision makers, vendors, and exhibitors from across the country, NSBA held its Annual Conference Saturday, March 25, through Monday, March 27, in Denver at the Colorado Convention Center.  

National School Boards Association Names “20 to Watch” Education Technology Leaders

Alexandria, Va. (April 3, 2017) – The National School Boards Association's (NSBA) Technology Leadership Network (TLN) announces its “20 to Watch” honorees for 2016-2017. These education leaders from across the country are being recognized for their ability to inspire colleagues to explore and embrace innovative technology solutions and instructional strategies that contribute to high-quality learning experiences for all students.

NSBA’s Council of Urban Boards of Education Announces 2017-2018 Leadership

Alexandria, Va. (March 30, 2017) - The National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE) elected leaders and new members to its Steering Committee during its annual business meeting at NSBA’s Annual Conference, March 25-27, in Denver, Colorado.


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