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National Conference 2020

Join PDK and Educator’s Rising for the 2020 National Conference in Washington, D.C.! Save the date for June 17-21. All are invited to participate in this unique opportunity for students and their teacher leaders to compete, connect, and learn together; please note, students must be paid, Active-level members of Educators Rising in order to participate. The Call for Session Proposals is open now through January 20, 2020. Learn about housing, registration, or submit a proposal! Download the tentative schedule.

Registration will open on February 3, 2020.

National Conference

National Conference 2019

The 2019 Educators Rising National Conference took place from June 22-June 25 in Dallas, TX. Gathering together under the theme “There’s power in student voice” students and their teacher leaders spent four days together learning, competing, and leading their own sessions as well as attending sessions keynoted by educator and author Jose Vilson and National Teacher of the Year Rodney Robinson. More information on 2019 conference sponsors and supports is below.

Sponsorship, Exhibition, and Advertising Opportunities


Nonprofit, for-profit, and public sector organizations are invited to sponsor, exhibit, and advertise during this one-of-a-kind event. Participating in the Educators Rising National Conference is a high-impact way to connect with high school students and their leaders to gain exposure for your school, program, or product.

Don't miss your opportunity to exhibit, advertise, or sponsor this special event. Deadline to register is May 8th. Learn more and register online today. Contact Boosaba Tan, Sr. Manager, Development & Engagement at btan@pdkintl.org or 571-814-5417 with questions. 

2019 Conference Sponsors & Supporters


Educate Texas

Competition Sponsor:

Urban Teachers     

Conference Production Sponsor:

     Stagetime Productions

Photo Booth Sponsor:

Towson University

Session Sponsors:



Social Media Wall Sponsor:

Actuate Development

Sunglasses Sponsor:


Teacher Leader Luncheon Supporter:

The National Network of State Teachers of the Year

Conference Supporters & Advertisers:

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

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

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