The National Family Engagement Summit returns to Richmond, VA March 21st! As the nation's largest family engagement conference for educators, NFES is poised to revolutionize the way families engage all over the nation. Here are our top 7 reasons why you should attend NFES in 2018.
1. CONFERENCE PERKS FOR ATTENDEES
In addition to incredible keynotes & breakout sessions, NFES has made an intentional effort to go above and beyond to care for its attendees. Conference perks include:
- A Conference Bag complete with a FREE ESSA handbook
- A FREE trial to Family Engagement on Demand
- Ticket to the NFES Networking Reception & Comedy Night featuring live musical performances from the Dundies
- Continental Breakfast each day
- Snacks & Drinks throughout the conference
2. FIVE BREAKOUT SESSION OPPORTUNITIES
Above all, our attendees have traveled to the East Coast to learn. One way NFES is equipping the educators who attend is breakout sessions. With over 10 session options, offered numerous times throughout the conference, NFES is sure to provide actionable information to take back to your school.
Click here to view the breakout session topics & times
3. THREE INCREDIBLE KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Each day of the conference will begin with an engaging keynote presentation from world renown experts in education. This year our speakers include: Dr. Todd Whitaker (Best-selling author, Distinguished professor, Education and leadership expert, Dr. Adolph Brown ("World's greatest Edu-trainer", Educational researcher and author), & Ravi (Global keynote speaker, Cultural diplomat, Award-winning musician).
4. EDUCATIONAL EXHIBITORS
Our attendees love to purchase educational products to enhance family engagement in their schools or districts. We're so excited to announce this year will feature the product release of SEEDS FOR SUCCESS: Affirmation Cards for African American Children and so much more! Be sure to take the time to visit our wonderful exhibitors in between sessions.
5. ask the experts
This year we're providing an opportunity for educators to break off in small groups, facilitated by a subject matter expert to ask specific questions about family engagement. Experts will be prepared to address concerns like engaging families of children with special needs, empowering fathers to take an active role in their child's education & strategies to address diversity and inclusion within the school system.
6. Shop richmond
Thanks to a partnership with the Richmond Region Tourism office, we are bringing small business to the summit. Attendees will be able to take a piece of Richmond home after shopping in our vendor room, Shop Richmond. Items range from homemade cookies from Butterwinks to leather handbags from the AmFm Store.
7. networking OPPORTUNITIES
The attendees at NFES come from all over the United States. The summit provides a unique opportunity to connect educators coast to coast, trade ideas and increase family engagement. Our attendees remain in contact following the summit and help each other to grow within our Facebook community, the Family Engagement Coalition.