Welcome to NASBE’s 2020 Annual Conference! While we miss seeing all of you in person, we are delighted to offer you this stimulating virtual conference experience. We worked diligently to be responsive to the needs you expressed in our survey and in talks with board members. Thanks to your feedback, we are confident that these inspiring, thought-provoking sessions will give both new and longtime members high-quality learning opportunities to equip them to lead for excellence and equity and will elevate the role of state boards of education in policymaking and effective leadership.

As an attendee, you will have these opportunities:

- learn from renowned subject-matter experts and reflect on how the information shared applies to state board work,
- analyze research, evidence, and policy solutions to some of public education’s most pressing challenges,
- gain insight into how the unique role of state boards of education in the public education ecosystem can be leveraged to advance equity and excellence, and
- build relationships with peers in other states and share approaches for addressing education policies.

We look forward, as always, to your enthusiastic participation in this conference, as you engage in sessions designed for you and as you collaborate with peers from state boards across the country!