Over the past several weeks we have been closely monitoring the current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. As the number of new cases continues to rise and the length of the shelter-in-place restrictions lengthens, PDK International has decided that the PDK2020 and Educators Rising National Conference will be cancelled for 2020. We are currently evaluating options for holding virtual competitions and will notify everyone of the status by the first week in May.
Anyone who has already paid the registration fee can receive a full refund. We will begin issuing refunds over the next two weeks. Credit card refunds will be credited to the card used in the initial payment. Payments made by check will be refunded to the primary registrant. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org by April 27, if you would like to donate all or a percentage of your refund to PDK International. Donations will be used to help sustain PDK’s programs that engage educators and strengthen schools, so that all students thrive. If we do not hear from you by April 27, you will automatically be refunded. If you have already made your hotel reservation, please contact the Marriott Marquis directly at 855-821-4281 to cancel.
Please understand that this was a difficult decision and we are aware of the disappointment that this may cause. However, we feel that the health and safety of our participants and staff are of utmost importance. We hope that you will plan to join us next year. If you have any other questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Joshua Starr Chief Executive Officer PDK International
Sponsorship, Exhibition, and Advertising Opportunities
While sponsorship, exhibition, and advertising opportunities for the Educators Rising National Conference are no longer being offered due to the cancellation of the event, we would be excited to work with you to promote your school, program, or product to our network of 20,000+ rising educators across the country through other channels. Contact Robyn Mintier at email@example.com or 812-269-6626 to learn more about how we can help you.
2019 Conference Sponsors & Supporters
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American Eagle Outfitters American Reading Company Elon University Indiana University of Pennsylvania Learning Policy Institute Mellady Direct Marketing Men’s Wearhouse National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) Northwestern State University Salisbury University Six Flags Over Texas Towson University VisitDallas
2019 College and Innovation Exhibit Fair Participants
Arkansas Academy for Educational Equity – Fayetteville, Arkansas Austin College – Sherman, Texas Baylor University – Waco, Texas Barry University – Miami Shores, Florida City Year – National Dallas Baptist University – Dallas, Texas ETS – National Grand Canyon University – Phoenix, Arizona Kaplan Test Prep – National Medieval Times – Dinner & Tournament – Dallas, Texas Montana State University Billings – Billings, Montana National Association of Community College Teacher Education Programs(NACCTEP) – Tempe, Arizona Northeastern State University – Broken Arrow, Oklahoma Northwestern State University – Natchitoches, Louisiana Orange County Schools – Hillsborough, North Carolina Salisbury University – Salisbury, Maryland St. Edward's University – Austin, Texas Texas State University – San Marcos, Texas The University of Texas at Austin – Austin, Texas Towson University – Towson, Maryland University of Louisville – Louisville, Kentucky University of San Diego – San Diego, California Urban Teachers – National