We are an independent, solution-oriented think tank at Georgetown University's McCourt School of Public Policy.Learn More.

The Horizon: Events and Cancellations in the Education Sector

FutureEd is partnering with Fritzwire to share upcoming events and event cancellations in the education policy world.  If you would like to add listings, contact FutureEd at info@future-ed.org or Fritzwire at fritz@publicprivateaction.com         

JULY 2

WEBINAR: Education Recovery & Renewal: A Discussion about Equity and Agency: The Aspen Institute's Education & Society Program is hosting a webinar to discuss student and parent voice and how district leaders should make room at the table for those most affected by decisions and often the furthest from opportunity.
2:00-3:00 pm est 
More information

JULY 8

WEBINAR: Higher Education in the COVID-19 Era: Ensuring Access for All Students: The Urban Institute is hosting an invitation-only discussion with four college presidents about the risks and opportunities for higher education institutions amid uncertain public health and economic conditions.
3:45-5:00 pm est 
More information

JULY 8-10

CANCELLED:FORUM: 2020 NASSP National Principals Conference: The Education Commission of the States is working to bring together leaders in educators from across the country to discuss the intricacies and impacts of state education policy. 
San Diego, CA 
More information

JULY 12-14

CANCELED:CONFERENCE: NAESP Pre-K-8 School Principals Conference: Elementary school principals are invited to come participate in engaging presentations and discussions about developing instructional leadership, management techniques strategies for including technology, social media, and school branding, and much more. Call for proposals and speaker positions is open now.
Louisville, KY 
Register

JULY 14

WEBINAR: Reopening Schools in a Time of Uncertainty: Insights for District Leaders: AASA, IEL, CEP and NSBA are hosting a webinar that will focus on the issues facing school superintendents and local school boards as they prepare to reopen public schools. Participants must be registered by July 9.
2:00-3:00 pm est 

JULY 15

WEBINAR: Taking Colleges Online: How Smart Institutions and Their Leaders Can Approach Online Education Now and in a Post Coronavirus World: Inside Higher Ed is releasing a new special report that examines how schools can effectively build remote learning programs.
2:00 pm est 
Register

JULY 16

WEBINAR: Teaming & Engaging in Meaningful Conversations: the Promise of a Developmental Approach: Teaming and engaging in meaningful and difficult conversations require teams to not only be open to learning together but also to develop their leadership abilities together. This session is designed to equip teams with tools to strengthen teamwork and engage in conversations that cultivate the leadership capacity of one another.
1:00-1:45 pm est 
Register

JULY 20

WEBINAR: Making Next Year Count: Equity in School Accountability: Bellwether Education is hosting Jeb Bush, John B. King Jr., and Carissa Moffat Miller for a webinar about how we should measure the impact of education systems on students, particularly students of color and low-income students, even as circumtances change on the ground.
1:00-1:45 pm est 
Register

JULY 21

WEBINAR: Connecting K-12 and Higher Education Through the Use of Performance Assessments: The Learning Policy Institute and Education Counsel are hosting a webinar that will address why and how to align K-12 performance assessment systems for use in higher education decision-making for college access and success.
3:00 pm est 
Register

AUGUST 4-6

TRANSITIONING to virtual, NEW DATE:CONFERENCE: Distance Teaching and Learning Conference: Interact and connect with a community of educators and share ideas and experiences aimed at improving techniques in all. Listen to keynote presentations from seasoned educators with innovative ideas. This conference will now be held virtually August 3-7.
Madison, WI
Register
More information

AUGUST 5-7

MEETING: Governors Association Summer Meeting: The National Governors Association invites governors from across the country to convene to connect with leaders from non-profits, from the federal government, and from the private sector of education to discuss ways we can improve public policy among other things.
Portland, ME
More information

AUGUST 6

WEBINAR: Partnerships for Sustainability: Partnerships are crucial to effective university change. Within UPPI the state, university and district partners work together to redesign and continuously improve their leader preparation programs. Each partner organization has knowledge assets.
1:00-1:45 pm est
Register 

AUGUST 10-13

MAY TRANSITION TO VIRTUAL: SUMMIT: The National Conference of State Legislators Legislative Summit: Calling state legislators together in order to innovate and connect as they discuss public policy and individual state legislature.
Indianapolis, IN
Register
More information

SEPTEMBER 10

WEBINAR: Equipping and Sustaining Equity-Oriented School Leaders for Diverse Contexts: Tools and Takeaways: School contexts are increasingly complex. School leaders must design programming to address the needs of their diverse students. This session is framed around the question, how do we prepare school leaders to lead schools towards equitable outcomes for all learners?
1:00-1:45 pm est 
Register

SEPTEMBER 23-25

SUMMIT: EdVenture Summit: America Succeeds is hosting their annual summit that hopes to expand instructional horizons. Come for a free exchange of radical ideas where nonconformist approaches to education are celebrated. 
Boise, ID
More information

SEPTEMBER 24-26

CONFERENCE: Council of Urban Boards of Education Annual Conference: The National School Boards Association invites school board members to come and engage in thoughtful discussions about effective school district leadership, participate in activities, and listen to keynote speakers with years of experience and innovative ideas. Come join members of school boards from across the country in developing techniques and tools needed to effect real change. 
Houston, TX
More information

OCTOBER 8

WEBINAR: Moving Carefully into the Next Normal: Enduring Leadership Dilemmas and New Organizational Contexts: This session will explore the question, "how can the teaching and learning faculty and Ed leadership faculty work together to prepare the next generation of school leaders?" Deans, department chairs, faculty and district staff will be receive a protocol designed to explore the assets of each department and how they can be combined to better prepare leaders. 
1:00-1:45 pm est 
Register

OCTOBER 14-16

CONFERENCE: Social and Emotional Learning Exchange: The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) invites passionate, caring educators to convene and discuss techniques for creating productive and equitable schools that cater to the idea of the “whole child”. Here, there is a specific focus on ensuring that all students can thrive by using high quality research to inform practice and policies. Join over 2,000 caring educators in leading the way towards a more equitable education for all. 
Chicago, IL
Register

OCTOBER 14-18

CONFERENCE: 64th Annual Fall Conference:The Council of the Great City Schools is holding a conference for superintendents, board members, senior administrators and college deans of education.  Call for presentations has been extended to May 15. There is no registration link yet.
Sheraton Dallas Hotel
Dallas, TX
More Information

OCTOBER 15-19

CONFERENCE: NACSA Annual Conference: The Association of Charter School Authorizers is hosting more than 500 authorizing professionals to promote networking and the sharing of innovative, effective practices and ideas. 
Nashville, TN
More Information

OCTOBER 23-25

CONFERENCE: ASCD Conference on Educational Leadership: Join your colleagues at the 2020 ASCD Conference on Educational Leadership in Dallas, Texas. Whether your leadership imperatives are in a classroom, a school, or systemwide, this event will address your needs with practical solutions.
Dallas, TX
Register

OCTOBER 25-28

SYMPOSIUM: 2020 Aurora Institute Symposium (formerly iNACOL): The annual conference held by Aurora Institute brings together EdLeaders and educators to explore next-gen learning for K-12 students with a focus on K-12 competency-based, blended, and online learning.
San Antonio, TX
Stay updated

NOVEMBER 11-13

SUMMIT: PIE Network Summit:  Policy Innovators in Education invites education policy leaders to a creative space where big ideas can be explored and debated among dedicated, qualified partners. Come to share,, discover new policy interventions, assess research, and work to analyze and improve education and current policy.
Denver, CO
More information

NOVEMBER 12-14

CONFERENCE: 47th AMLE Annual Conference: The Association for Middle Level Education is holding their professional development conference for all educators who work with grades 5-9.  A wide array of topics will be covered. Make sure to click on the registration link below for more information. Call for presentations will open on January 6th, 2020.
National Harbor, MD
Register

NOVEMBER 16-20

NEW DATE: Bilingual, Immigrant and Refugee Meeting: The Council of the Great City Schools is holding a conference for ELL directors, ELL administrators and staff, school leaders and ELL educators. Make sure to click below to look for updated details.
Embassy Suites by Hilton San Antonio Riverwalk Downtown
San Antonio, TX

More Information

NOVEMBER 17-18

SUMMIT: ExcelinEd's National Summit on Education: Organized by ExcelinEd, the annual National Summit on Education is the nation’s premier gathering of education reformers. It provides state and local policymakers, education leaders and advocates with comprehensive information on evolving laws, new trends, successful policies and the latest innovations that are transforming education for the 21st century.
Washington, DC
More Information

NOVEMBER 21-22

RESCHEDULED:CONFERENCE: 6th Network for Public Education Action National Conference: Originally scheduled for March 28-29, the annual conference hosted by NPE, an advocacy group devoted to preserving, promoting, improving, and strengthening public schools for current and future generations of students, will now take place in November. NPE will be rolling registration information so there is no need to re-register.
Philadelphia, PA
More information

DECEMBER 5-9

CONFERENCE: Learning Forward National Conference: oin fellow policymakers and leaders in education to share experiences and techniques that are geared toward “creating and sustaining equity and excellence in teaching”. This year’s theme is Innovate for Impact.
Chicago, IL
Register