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 Wednesday, Oct. 6th. We will explore why higher education needs analytics now more than ever. Register now!

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

MAY 20 from 11-12 p.m. MT/1-2 p.m. ET
Webinar I: Protecting Student Privacy Through Data Governance
AUGUST 26 from 11-12 p.m. MT/1-2 p.m. ET
Webinar II: Protecting Students’ Privacy While Measuring Their Health and Well-Being
OCTOBER 28 from 11-12 p.m. MT/1-2 p.m. ET
Webinar III: Student Privacy and the Promise of Ed Tech
Register now:

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


• Convening for Governors’ Education Policy Advisors 
• Kindergarten Transition Policy Webinar
• Executive Director Policy Forum


• STEAM Policy Academy 
• Partner Legislative Policy Briefing
• Legislative Education Staff Network Summer Series 


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


• P-3 Policy Academy | Oct. 12-13 | 1-2:30 p.m. MT 


• Meeting of Executive Directors of School Boards 

Signature Events
September 14-15, 2021  

Join your arts in education peers from across the country for this dynamic, 2-day event! Visit for more information. 

October 20-21, 2021

Join us in this two-day event for state leaders who work in education policy.

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.