The 2019 NASBE Annual Conference


The 2019 NASBE Annual Conference

Schedule At A Glance

Below is the basic schedule for Annual Conference 2019. Watch this space for forthcoming details on sessions and format.

Wednesday, October 16
  • 7:30am-5:30pm - Registration
  • 8:30am-4:30pm - Board of Directors Meeting
  • 2:00pm-4:30pm - Preconference Session: Henry Doorly Zoo
    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. There is a small fee of $35/person for this session.
  • 1:00pm-4:30pm - Government Affairs Committee Meeting
  • 6:00pm - Chair's Opening Reception at Henry Doorly Zoo
    Buses will leave the hotel at 5:30 pm.

Thursday, October 17
  • 7:00am-5:30pm - Registration
  • 7:30am-8:30am - Breakfast
  • 8:45am-10:30am - Opening Plenary: Welcome to Omaha and Conference Introduction; Keynote with Rodney Robinson, 2019 National Teacher of the Year, Policy Leader of the Year Award
  • 10:30am-10:45am - Transition Break
  • 10:45am-12:00pm - Concurrent Sessions: 1) Creating Systems of Support 2) Amplifying Teacher Voice in Policymaking
  • 12:00pm-12:45pm - Networking Lunch
  • 1:00pm-2:30pm - Afternoon Plenary: Dan Goldhaber, CALDER, American Institutes for Research; Distinguished Service Awards
  • 2:30pm-2:45pm - Transition Break
  • 2:45pm-3:45pm - Concurrent Sessions: 1) Chairs Roundtable 2) Boardmanship (4 topics, 30 minutes each)
  • 3:45pm-4:00pm - Transition Break
  • 4:00pm-5:30pm - Area Meetings
  • Evening - State Night at The Durham Museum

Friday, October 18
  • 7:00am-5:30pm - Registration
  • 7:30am-8:30am - Networking Breakfast
  • 8:30am-10:30am - Plenary Session: Keynote and Civic Engagement Champions Awards
  • 10:30am-10:45am - Transition Break
  • 10:45am-12:00pm - Concurrent Sessions: 1) Assessment Innovation 2) Early Learning with Sam Meisels
  • 12:15pm-1:15pm - Networking and Awards Luncheon: Friend of Education
  • 1:30pm-2:45pm - Concurrent Sessions: 1) Civic Engagement 2) Literacy/Workforce
  • 2:45pm-3:15pm - Networking Break
  • 3:15pm-5:00pm - Plenary Session

Saturday, October 19
  • 7:00am - Registration
  • 7:30am-8:30am - Networking Breakfast
  • 9:00am-11:00am - Plenary Session
  • 8:45am-10:45am - Annual Business Meeting and Delegate Assembly
  • 11:15am-12:30pm - NASBE Board of Directors Meeting