Annual Conference

“The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering.”

Ben Okri, Nigerian Poet & Novelist

As Ben Okri points out, we all have great potential. Annual Conference is your chance to connect with fellow board members and help each other realize that potential.

The theme for this year’s event is “Transform.” On a personal and systems level, the ability to transform is an essential ingredient for innovation and resilience. We all saw that as districts scrambled to reinvent their services while grappling with the pandemic.

But now, let’s have a little transformation on our own terms. Let’s use this moment to transform our education system into one that serves every student to reach their full potential. Let’s build on lessons learned in the past year and look ahead as we rejuvenate ourselves, our practices, and the systems we create.

Registration opens June 3

WSSDA’s annual conference is the premier annual event for school directors, student board representatives, and superintendents. As the largest gathering of education policymakers in the state, it creates a unique opportunity for school directors to spend several days learning from peers and other educational experts, and for board-superintendent teams to strengthen their own connections.

Future Conference Dates

  • Nov. 16-19, 2022 (Wed.-Sat.) Spokane Convention Center and Davenport Grand
  • Nov. 16-19, 2023 (Thurs.-Sun.) Hyatt Regency Bellevue

Access the 2020 Conference Content

2020 Annual Conference attendees can access all recorded breakout sessions through July of 2021! Simply login to the conference platform to view.

To request your login credentials email KF Events at