Upcoming Events


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MEGA Conference 2019
Improving Schools is Everybody's Business
Mobile Convention Center, the Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel, and the Renaissance Battle House Hotel
Mobile, Alabama

The MEGA Conference is a week-long conference that provides attendees with opportunities to engage in meaningful discussions, participate in in-depth training sessions, and learn from leading experts in fields across the education spectrum. MEGA is hosted by the Alabama State Department of Education.

Contact: Nora Thorington
Phone: 334-649-4516
E-mail: norat@alsde.edu

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Annual Mississippi Early Childhood Education Conference 
Natchez, Mississippi

The Mississippi Early Childhood Conference is is a collaborative partnership between the Mississippi Department of Education Office of Early Childhood, Mississippi Head Start Collaboration Office, Mississippi Head Start Association, and the Mississippi Department of Human Services. This conference is intended for child care teachers and directors, the Mississippi Head Start staff, school district teachers and administrators, advocates from all early childhood education communities and community leaders invested in early childhood. Participants will have the opportunity to hear from keynote speaker, Steve Pemberton, author of A Chance in the World: An Orphan Boy, A Mysterious Past, and How He Found a Place Called Home as well as participate in hands-on learning sessions such as a lunch-n-learn Stepping into STEM, make-n-take sessions as participants rotate through A Day in the Early Childhood Classroom, and A Day in the Infant/Toddler World.

Contact: Jayme Jones 
Phone: 601-359-2586


2019 Male Educators of Color Convening
Jackson State University E-Center
Jackson, Mississippi

This full-day event will convene male educators of color from preK–12, higher education, and community organizations. Activities will result in educational development, self-reflecton, enhanced cultural competence, and the sharing of strategies for increasing the presence of male educators of color in the field. PreK–12 educators, higher education faculty/staff, high school and college students, fraternities, community representatives, and individuals from businesses and philanthropic organizations are encouraged to attend. 

Contact: Office of Educator Talent Acquisition
Phone: 601-359-3631


2019 Women Educators of Color Summit
Jackson Convention Center
Jackson, Mississippi

This free event, co-sponsored by the Mississippi Department of Education and the Southeast Comprehensive Center at American Institutes for Research, will address the following session topics: teachers of color matter; microaggressions and macroaggressions; student and family poverty; diversity, equity, and equality in the classroom; and more.  All women educators in the state of Mississippi from preK–12 schools, higher education, and community organizations are encouraged to attend. Registration closes on August 2, 2019. 

Contact: Vernesia Wilson, Ph.D.
Phone: 601-359-2153

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MDE Special Populations Conference

The Mississippi Department of Education’s Office of Federal Programs (OFP) is sponsoring a Special Populations Conference September 18–19, 2019, that targets teachers, administrators, educators, and support personnel who provide services to students who participate in 21st Century Community Learning Center programs, migrant programs, neglected and/or delinquent programs, homeless education programs,  and English Learner and immigrant programs.

Contact: Farrah Nicholson
Phone: 601-359-3499

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Georgia Association for Alternative Education Annual Meeting
Making the Meaningful Connections: The Mis-Education of Alternative Education
Hyatt Regency
Savannah, Georgia

The Georgia Association for Alternative Educators is hosting this three-day conference, which is targeted to school and district leaders and education partners from across the state and nationwide. The conference will include workshops as well as panel and roundtable discussions.

Phone: 912-655-4371