Convene & Counsel

Join us for one of our upcoming convenings for dynamic discussions and networking, or use the form below to request our testimony, research, or technical assistance.  


We bring education leaders together within their states and across states to interact, collaborate and learn from each other. 


Our live virtual experiences bring together education policymakers from across the nation to network, share, learn and collaborate around specific education policy topics. Each session is designed to highlight relevant and timely education policy issues with solution-driven recommendations. Like so many of our popular in-person events, our virtual engagements are led by Education Commission of the States staff and include topic experts, state leaders and our partners. Registration is complimentary and open to our colleagues in state education policy.

Partnering for Success, a monthly webinar series
The first Wednesday of every month at 1 p.m. MT/3 p.m. ET 
The next one is June 2, and it will explore state policy initiatives for supporting academic growth. Register here.

Data Privacy Lessons From the Pandemic, a three-part series webinar series   

MAY 20 from 1-2 p.m. MT/3-4 p.m. ET
Webinar I: Protecting Student Privacy Through Data Governance
Click here to register:
AUGUST 26 from 1-2 p.m. MT/3-4 p.m. ET
Webinar II: Protecting Students’ Privacy While Measuring Their Health and Well-Being
Registration will open in June
OCTOBER 28 from 1-2 p.m. MT/3-4 p.m. ET
Webinar III: Student Privacy and the Promise of Ed Tech
Registration will open in September


Education Commission of the States is committed to providing resources, support and opportunities to our special ancillary networks annually. Each is by invitation. To ensure your state is connected, please contact a member of our state relations team.


• AEP Quarterly Partner Briefing


• Rural education briefing with Ascendium 
• Convening for Governors’ Education Policy Advisors 
• Meeting of Executive Directors of School Boards
• Kindergarten Transition Policy Webinar


• STEAM Policy Academy 
• Legislative Education Staff Network Summer Series  


• P-3 STEM State Policy Academy 
• Literacy and the Arts Thinkers Meeting 


• P-3 Policy Academy 


• Meeting of Executive Directors of School Boards 

Signature Events
July 2021

Registration for the 2021 National Forum on Education Policy is postponed, as a result of the pandemic. Please check back for more information. 

September 14-15, 2021  

The 2021 Arts Education Partnership Virtual Gathering is confirmed! Registration opens summer 2021. Visit for more information. 

Winter Commissioners Meeting
Winter 2021

More information to come.


We are available to provide trusted advice on policy plans, consult on proposed legislation and testify at legislative hearings and interim committees as third-party experts. 

information requests

As your education policy team, Education Commission of the States is available to all states – at any time – to provide expert counsel on education policy. We stand ready to support you.

connect with us

Each state has a direct staff liaison with Education Commission of the States. Contact your liaison to request testimony, research, technical assistance or other support.