Connect and Strategize at the 2023 National Forum

This summer, we’re excited to invite you to Minneapolis, Minnesota, for the 2023 National Forum on Education Policy. Minneapolis, a vibrant and diverse city, boasts an encouraging motto, “En Avant,” which means “forward” in French. This aligns nicely with what we hope you’ll gain at our annual event — strategies and relationships that help you move education policy forward. 

Join us for three days of education policy insights and connection opportunities July 12-14. If you’re interested in learning about the most pressing education policy issues and connecting with state education policy leaders, National Forum is the place to be.  

Register and secure your accommodations by May 31 so you don’t miss the opportunity to: 

Hear from governors, organizational leaders and the 2022 National Teacher of the Year. 

We’ll kick off National Forum with a discussion on national trends in education policy. You can expect to hear insights from state governors and leading education organization leaders as they discuss current and trending state education policy initiatives. Our main plenary sessions will also feature seasoned speakers with insights on student data collection and analysis, and the future of work and learning in the changing labor market.  

We hope you’ll look forward to the announcement of our three award recipients and first-hand insights from the 2022 National Teacher of the Year Kurt Russell, too.  

Learn from leading education organizations about key approaches to education policy. 

During our time together, 10 of our Partners will host Ed Roundtable discussions that give attendees opportunities to learn about education policy insights, services and research from leading education organizations. Discussions will include coverage of a key topic or issue and feature state and programmatic examples for you. You can also discover what each organization does and how their research, services or insights contribute to innovation in education.  

Network with state education policy leaders from all 50 states.  

This year, we’re thrilled to confirm that we’ll have representation from all 50 states and the District of Columbia at the National Forum. We’ve planned a number of chances for you to network, including social hours, lunches and breakfasts; and we’ll help you connect with people who align with your goals and interests. It’s rare to get so many experts and peers together in one room, so we invite you to take advantage of this special opportunity.  

These are just a few highlights of the rich event we have planned for you. When you’re not at a Plenary session, you can join one of 22 Concurrent sessions to learn from policy experts and state leaders as they cover timely policy issues. You’ll find insights on issues from across the education spectrum, like how states are approaching universal pre-K, states’ role in funding school construction and how to address higher education enrollment declines.  

Check out the schedule at a glance for an overview of everything happening at National Forum. Register and reserve your lodging by May 31 to take advantage of our discounted event rate. We hope you join us for this unique opportunity! 

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Maryana Boatenreiter

Maryana Boatenreiter

Editorial Content Strategist at Education Commission of the States | Website

As an Editorial Content Strategist, Maryana focuses on developing effective communication strategies to amplify Education Commission of the States’ mission. Prior to joining Education Commission of the States, Maryana completed her master’s in composition and rhetoric while instructing first-year writing courses at the college level; her experiences as a teacher and researcher inspired her passion for supporting equitable and accessible education opportunities for all students. When Maryana is not busy editing and writing, she loves to cook, watch food competition shows and check out local concerts.

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