2017 National Conference

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Our annual conference  will take place this year on October 14 and 15 in Oakland, California. This year’s theme is “Now more than ever: Fight for public education.” We are also planning a special event for Friday evening for those who can come early.


This year we have limited conference space that allows only 500 attendees.


You can register now – the ticket price includes breakfast and lunch on Saturday, and brunch on Sunday.


Click here to register.


And here is a link to make your hotel reservation at a reduced price.

Our conference will begin with a pre-conference event–a conversation between Diane Ravitch and Jitu Brown–on Friday night. We begin early Saturday morning and end at 2:00 on Sunday. Following our closing, there will be a special session on education issues in California that all are welcome to attend.

Please do not wait. We expect to sell out quickly, given the interest in public education.


We look forward to seeing you in Oakland!