NACSA Leadership Conference 2018

2018 NACSA Leadership Conference | Registration

Join us in Orlando for the 2018 NACSA Leadership Conference!

Expect More this year as authorizers come together in Orlando to learn more, to network more, and to ask more of our schools, our educators, our politicians, our leadership, and even ourselves. Attendees will leave empowered to be inspirational education leaders in their state, filled with knowledge and backed by new and strengthened relationships with other professionals throughout the country.

Meet The Speakers

Sylvia Mendez

Civil Rights Activist & Medal of Freedom Recipient Sylvia Mendez challenged segregation so that she and other Latino children could be provided the same quality education provided to white students. Her parents were plaintiffs in the landmark Mendez v. Westminster School District (1947) case that paved the way for Brown v. Board of Education (1954) and ended school segregation in California.

Miss Mendez and her family have received numerous awards and recognition. Two books and two documentaries have focused on her life and the lawsuit; a recipient of the US Congress Civil Rights Champion Award; a US Postage stamp commemorating the 60th anniversary of the appellate victory; a Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the National Parent Teacher Association are just a few of the many acknowledgments.


Terrence Roberts, Ph.D.

Terrence James Roberts was one of the Little Rock Nine, a group of African-American students who, in 1957, were the first black students ever to attend classes at Little Rock Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas.

These students made a heroic, and yet initially unsuccessful attempt to enter the school despite the presence of the National Guard and an angry mob of a 1,000 people attempting to stop them. In response, President Eisenhower sent US Army troops to accompany the students and remained for the entirety of the school year.

He and the other people of the Little Rock Nine were awarded the Congressional Gold Medal by President Bill Clinton.

Sekou Andrews

A schoolteacher turned actor, musician, two-time national poetry slam champion, entrepreneur, and award-winning poetic voice. He keynotes across the country and has performed pieces for such notables as Barack Obama and Oprah.

Sekou is the creator of Poetic Voice, a new, cutting-edge speaking category that seamlessly fuses inspirational speaking with spoken word poetry to make messages more moving and memorable.

Schedule, October 22 - 25, 2018

Monday, October 22

Opening Reception 6:00 pm

Tuesday, October 23

General Session 9:00–10:15am
Breakout Sessions 10:45–4:30pm

Wednesday, October 24

General Session 9:00–10:15am
Breakout Sessions 10:45–4:30pm
Reception 6:00pm

Thursday, October 25

 Workshops 9–12pm


Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista

1751 Hotel Plaza Boulevard
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Deadline: September 20, 2018

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Florida Residents receive an additional discount.
Tickets are valid for 7 days pre- and post-conference.
Attendees can purchase up to 9 tickets per person.
Additional Perks available!

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Registration Rates


 Sessions Early Bird Rate
Expires August 31, 2018
Regular Rate
Expires October 17, 2018
Walk-In Rate
On-Site Registration
Member Full Conference $500 $550 $600
Member Day Rate (Tuesday or Wednesday Only) $275 $275 $275
Member Multi-Day Rate (Wednesday and Thursday) $325 $325 $325
Member Day Rate (Thursday Only) $75 $75 $75
Non-Member Full Conference $600 $650 $700
Non-Member Day Rate (Tuesday or Wednesday Only) $325 $325 $325
Non-Member Multi-Day Rate (Wednesday and Thursday) $375 $375 $375
Non-Member Day Rate (Thursday Only) $75 $75 $75
Adult Guest of Attendee* $100 $100 $100
Pre-Conference New Authorizer Bootcamp Member (Optional) $100 $100 $100
Pre-Conference New Authorizer Bootcamp Non-Member (Optional) $150 $150 $150

*Guest is a non-coworker of a full conference registered attendee (such as a partner or spouse over the age of 21).