2017 Educators Rising National Conference

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The 2017 Educators Rising National Conference will take place June 23–26, 2017, in Phoenix. Everyone is invited to participate in this action-packed event filled with networking, learning, competing, and celebrating. It's an opportunity for students and their teacher leaders to:

  • Connect and learn from each other through more than 40 breakout workshops;
  • Compete for national titles in 22 competitive events designed to allow students to develop and showcase their teaching skills; and
  • Be inspired by keynote presentations from national education leaders.

The conference will be held at the Phoenix Convention Center, and rooms are available across the street at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix. Conference registration is currently open, and early bird registration discounts end on April 21, 2017. View the tentative 2017 schedule to learn more about the conference, and be sure to check the EdRising Virtual Campus frequently for more details.

Download the 2017 conference program book.

Registration and Housing


Official Conference Hotel: Hyatt Regency Phoenix

Educators Rising has selected the Hyatt Regency Phoenix to be the official conference hotel. The hotel is conveniently located across the street from the Phoenix Convention Center where all conference activities will take place. The Educators Rising room rate for June 23–26 is $139 + tax/night.

Discounted conference registration is available to anyone who is staying at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix. Be sure to book your room prior to starting your conference registration.

Book your room now. (This link will take you to the Hyatt Regency website. You will reserve and pay for your hotel accommodations separately from your conference registration. Your email confirmation will contain your registration discount code.)


Conference registration will open on February 1, 2017.

If you are staying at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix, you will receive a $100 discount on your conference registration. In order to receive the discount, you will first need to reserve your hotel room. Once your reservation is confirmed, the hotel will send you a confirmation email that will include your code that you can use when registering for the conference.

Conference Registration Fee

Staying at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix

  • Early bird rate (before April 21, 2017)          $199.00 per person*
  • Regular rate (after April 21, 2017)                $279.00 per person*

*To receive the discounted rate, you will need both your hotel confirmation number and discount code when registering.

NOT staying at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix

  • Early bird rate (before April 21, 2017)         $299.00 per person
  • Regular rate (after April 21, 2017)               $379.00 per person

All registrations include:

  • Three complimentary meals
    • Lunch on Saturday, June 24
    • Lunch on Sunday, June 25
    • Lunch on Monday, June 26
  • Access to more than 40 breakout workshops designed to help students develop teaching skills
  • Opportunities to compete in more than 22 competitive events designed for students to showcase their teaching and leadership skills
  • Entry into three keynote presentations from national education leaders
  • Admission to College Day and the Impact and Innovation Fair

Register now by calling 800-766-1156.


Take Me Out to the Ballgame: A Night with the Arizona Diamondbacks

Join us on Saturday evening (June 24) for a night out with the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field! We’re excited to offer two pricing options to fit any budget. The Diamondbacks will be playing the Philadelphia Phillies — and, as an added bonus, all attendees will receive a bobblehead souvenir. 

If you want to attend, just add the ticket to your conference registration. (This is an optional conference activity.)

Club Level, All-You-Can-Eat – seats are $40/person

  • Includes seats in a private space with a social area
  • Includes an all-you-can-eat ballpark buffet until the seventh inning, with hot dogs, popcorn, peanuts, chips, fountain soda, and bottled water
  • Located on the exclusive club level, which is the second level of the ballpark, above the Diamondbacks Bullpen

 Upper Level, Infield Reserve – seats are $18/person

  • Ticket does not include food or beverages
  • Located in the upper deck on the third level of the ballpark

Educators Rising After-Party

A Nighttime Social Adventure at ASU 

On the evening of Sunday, June 25, enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience as the entire Educators Rising National Conference takes a journey to Arizona State University’s world-famous Tempe campus. This “after-party” will feature a glow-in-the-dark scavenger hunt, volleyball, ice cream, snacks, and a dance party. ASU will provide transportation to and from the Hyatt Regency Phoenix and will set up scavenger hunt teams, then it’s your turn to find your way around campus landmarks and collect glowing prizes — if you complete the required tasks. Hosted by ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, this action-packed event will end at 11 p.m. Be sure to wear comfortable clothes and shoes that are good for walking!

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