2020 Annual Conference

WSSDA 2020 Annual Conference

Registration is open for in-person and virtual attendees!

2020 brought profound challenges to our world and to how we educate children. It has also shown us tremendous examples of resilience, strength, hope and ingenuity. School directors and other education leaders are exploring ways to rethink how we meet, work, collaborate and lead. 

Join us as we reimagine how to take the best of K-12 public education and make it even better at WSSDA’s Annual Conference November 18-21, 2020. (See the draft conference agenda. )

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. 

More ways than ever to attend conference

WSSDA’s Annual Conference has been reimagined and relaunched for 2020. For the first time, you can attend the conference in person, remotely or both. Experience more opportunities than ever to connect, learn, share, imagine and be inspired by keynote speakers, breakout sessions and talented student performers.  

In Person + Virtual Conference — new this year

Join us for the same uplifting experience in Spokane that you’ve come to expect from the conference. PLUS you can access the entire event virtually too. Too many great breakout sessions at one time? Attend one in person, then join the other virtually, anytime you want.

Virtual Conference — new this year

Full access to the entire conference is available anywhere you want it. Join in from the comfort of your home or gather with your board to learn together. Attend events live, or watch them later when it works best for you.

Come Early to Learn More

Register early for one of our three pre-conference workshops

Call for Presenters Closes June 7

WSSDA is taking breakout session presentation proposals through June 7, 2020 at five o’clock. Find out how to submit your proposal by visiting the call for presenters page.

Future Conference Dates

  • Nov. 18-21, 2021 (Thurs.-Sun.) Hyatt Regency Bellevue
  • Nov. 16-19, 2022 (Wed.-Sat.) Spokane Convention Center and Davenport Grand