Annual NEA Conference 2018
Each year the NEA (National Education Association) hosts an annual national meeting and representative assembly in a preselected location. This year, the 2018 NEA Annual Meeting and Representative Assembly will be held from June 30 to July 5 at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Over 8,000 NEA members are expected to attend and the agenda involves a variety of meetings relating to racial and social justice, women’s issues and student leadership.
Annual Meeting takes place during the final week of June and/or the first week of July and it is generally devoted to delegate registration and a wide range of pre-RA meetings, conferences, and exhibits. And on the other hand, the Representative Assembly, the highest decision-making body within the over 3 million-member NEA, gathers and participates in debates and discussions regarding vital issues that are impacting our public school systems.
Additionally, there is a list of speeches and speakers including featured speaker, Lily Eskelsen García and NEA President of the nation’s largest labor union. Ms. Eskelsen García is an inspiration to so many teachers too; after beginning her career as a school lunch lady, she now leads some three million NEA members and… “is the first Latina to lead the NEA and one of the country’s most influential Hispanic educators.” Other speakers include:
- Sydney Chaffee National Teacher of the Year Codman Academy Charter Public School
- LeVar Burton Author, actor, literacy advocate and recipient of NEA’s 2017 Friend of Education Award.
- John C. Stocks Executive Director of the National Education Association.
- Saul Ramos National Education Support Professional of the Year Worcester Public Schools.
So, remember to mark your calendar for June 30 through July 5 at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. You could make a vacation out of it. Not only will you be able to meet important people, make contacts, and learn valuable information about the direction public education is going, but you’ll also have something to add to your resume.
We wish you luck and hope you can attend. Please contact us should you have any questions or concerns.