7 Reasons Why You Should Attend NFES

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
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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

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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). 

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It is truly inspiring to see educators collaborating, networking, and learning from one another at the summit. We understand that the most powerful personal growth occurs when educators can reflect on their practices, engage in meaningful dialogue, and support one another in their successes and challenges. This is why we have some of the best practitioners in the nation leading our breakout sessions for attendees.
— Darla Edwards, President & CEO, Successful Innovations, Inc.

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.

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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.

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The Summit promises some of the most intellectual and thought-provoking leaders in education to help attendees improve their content knowledge, pedagogical knowledge and skills which will lead to improved instructional practices and greater student achievement. The National Family Engagement Summit focuses on providing educators from all across the nation with proven, research-based solutions and techniques for impacting school reform efforts and for conquering demographic, socioeconomic, equity and diversity challenges.
— Stefanie Prokity, Vice President & CFO, Successful Innovations, Inc.

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. 

 Handcrafted Decorated Cookies, created both from scratch and put together completely freehand from start to finish. No stencils, machines, or edible images are used in the decorating process. Mallory Mae is an award winning artist from Spring Hill, Florida. Mallory received the Cake Masters Cookie Award in Birmingham UK, has filmed two available instructional Craftsy classes, her work can be seen in multiple publications throughout the world and has done work with TLC, CBS, Vogue, Stan Lee Foundation and more.

Handcrafted Decorated Cookies, created both from scratch and put together completely freehand from start to finish. No stencils, machines, or edible images are used in the decorating process. Mallory Mae is an award winning artist from Spring Hill, Florida. Mallory received the Cake Masters Cookie Award in Birmingham UK, has filmed two available instructional Craftsy classes, her work can be seen in multiple publications throughout the world and has done work with TLC, CBS, Vogue, Stan Lee Foundation and more.

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. 

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Everyone has “take-aways” that can be implemented in their school culture to build collaborative family, school and community partnerships. We also provide time for entertainment and networking with colleagues from across the nation. When educators come together for a common cause, everyone can relax and enjoy the camaraderie of like-minded people.
— Hilda Stevens, Executive Director of Professional Development, Successful Innovations, Inc.

ways to register: 

To register offline, click here to download the registration form.

To register online, simply visit www.nfesummit.com