The 2019 NASBE Annual Conference

Conference Information

Join us October 16-19, 2019 in Omaha, Nebraska for Annual Conference 2019
The Annual Conference is the largest gathering of state board of education members in the nation. Speakers will cover a wide range of topics important to state boards of education. Watch this space for updates about this year's conference.

All conference activities will take place at the Hilton Omaha with the exception of:

Conference Pre-Session at the Henry Doorly Zoo
We are delighted to give our members access to one of the premier education programs in the country! In this afternoon session, state board members will learn about the Henry Doorly Zoo's acclaimed Zoo Academy and its unique partnership with school districts in the Omaha area to provide students with knowledge and career explorations relating to life sciences, fully aligned to state standards. State board members will walk away with key insights on policy and regulatory ideas to help establish such a program in their states.

Chair's Opening Reception at Henry Doorly Zoo
We're kicking off Annual Conference with an adventure in the jungle! We will welcome attendees to the conference with a reception at the Zoo's Durham Tree Tops Restaurant, which overlooks the world's largest indoor rainforest. Guests will also be able to walk through and enjoy the Lied Jungle as part of the experience.

State Night at the Durham Museum
State Night is one of the most popular social events at NASBE's Annual Conference. This year, we're excited to bring conference attendees to one of Omaha's most unique treasures, the Durham Western Heritage Museum, housed in the historic art-deco Union Station. The museum provides a relaxing and educational environment for all attendees to network, exchange ideas, and simply have fun!

Hotel Information

Hilton Omaha
1001 Cass Street
Omaha, NE 68102

Attendees are responsible for making hotel reservations. To guarantee the special group rate of $149.00 per night (plus applicable taxes), you must make your reservation no later than Friday, September 20, 2019. After that date, higher rates will apply, and rooms may not be available. To make your reservation, identify yourself as a NASBE Conference attendee and call the hotel directly at 402.998.3400 or click here to reserve your room online now. NASBE will not make hotel reservations for attendees.

You support NASBE by staying at the Hilton Omaha in our negotiated room block. Meeting our financial obligations to the Hilton Omaha for our room block has a long-term benefit: It helps NASBE negotiate lower rates for our conferences in the future, and it lowers your out-of-pocket travel costs. When we fill our contracted room block, we avoid unnecessary financial penalties, which strengthens our negotiation efforts in the future to keep conference costs manageable.