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Conference Description

CCLC grantees may attend ONE national training each grant year. The training must have 45-day prior DESE approval and must pertain to 21st CCLC and/or Afterschool Programming. In order to request the 45-day prior approval, grantees must complete and submit the National Conference Request Form found in the Portal under the Procedures and Report Forms tab.
DESE will allow up to three people (representing the entire grant/project/entity, not each site) who will be able to take back pertinent information to share with all applicable staff. 

You may find a list of national trainings (not all inclusive) here in this portion of the DESE Portal -- under the "national training calendar". All national trainings, whether posted on the Portal or not, require the 45-day prior approval process.

April 4-6, 2018 (still waiting for 2019 dates)Walter E. Washington Convention CenterUS STEM Solutions Conference
U.S. News & World Report STEM Solutions Presents: Workforce of Tomorrow, is the preeminent conference for leaders across multiple industries, from corporate CEOs to university presidents, and influential board chairs to top policymakers. Committed to examining the complexities of developing a workforce skilled in science, technology, engineering and math, these leaders bring their key insights, innovative strategies, and industry best practices to develop solutions for advancing this effort. An executive-level event with significant impact, Workforce of Tomorrow, April 4-6, 2018 in Washington, DC, aims to ensure a strong future for STEM education and employment.
Washington, D.C.4/6/2018
November 12-14, 2018National Conference on Afterschool and Summer Learning
Do you believe smarter summers equal brighter futures? Join hundreds of out-of-school time leaders from across the nation through this three day convening of networking, interactive sessions, and inspiring youth performances.
Kansas City, MO11/12/2018
July 9-11, 2019855-228-8780Science in the Rockies
Steve Spangler will take the fear out of teaching science and help you become a more effective STEM teacher… guaranteed! You’ll leave this experience with the knowledge, presentation skills, confidence, and tools to make science the favorite part of your teaching day. Oh, and you’ll participate in more than 75 of Steve’s favorite demonstrations and experiments.
Denver, CO7/9/2019
February 20-23, 2019TBDBeyond School Hours 2019
Atlanta, GA2/20/2019
March 15-18, 2019TBDNAA Convention
New York, NY3/15/2019
April 30-May 3, 2019TBDBOOST Conference
Palm Springs, CA4/30/2019
April 18-20, 2018 (still waiting for 2019 dates)Ready by 21

Every year, the Ready by 21 National Meeting brings together hundreds of leaders from around the country who are working to get all young people ready by 21 – for college, work and life. These leaders have dedicated themselves to improving the odds for children and youth through collective impact initiatives, policy alignment and program quality improvement.


There will be dozens of stimulating workshops and sessions from top leaders in education, policymaking, advocacy and out-of-school time. With the goal of ensuring all children and youth are ready by 21, essential topics such as defining and ensuring readiness, promoting equity, increasing shared commitments and impact, improving program quality and supporting social and emotional learning (SEL) skills will be highlighted.

Palm Beach County, FL4/18/2018
We anticipate (not guaranteed) a 21st CCLC Summer Institute hosted by the U.S. Department of Education in the summer of 2019. However, dates and location will not be announced till early 2019.
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2020: WASHINGTON, D.C. | March 15 – 18, 2020 | Gaylord National - REGISTER

2021: NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE | March 14 – 17, 2020 | Gaylord Opryland

2022: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA | March 20 – 23, 2022 | Caesars Palace

2023: ORLANDO, FLORIDA | March 19 – 22, 2023 | Gaylord Palms

2024: DALLAS, TEXAS | March 17 – 20, 2024 | Hyatt Regency Dallas