NEA National Leadership Conference 2016

OEA will fund up to $1,200 for one person, per district to attend the Summit.  For more information on the Summit, please access the NEA website at

OEA will use direct-billing for airfare, hotel (rate $217.84 per night) and registration (valued at $225) and will also reimburse for meals up to the difference between these items and $1,200 per scholarship recipient.  Some meals and snacks are covered as part of the Summit program (valued over $250).

2016 NEA National Leadership Summit


2016 NEA National Leadership Summit
Save the Date! February 26-28, 2016
Hilton Anatole Dallas, Texas

This year’s theme: Unite, Inspire, Lead: Empowering Educators for Success

Here’s a special one-minute highlight from our 2015 Leadership Summit keynote speaker, Sir Ken Robinson, as he shares his thoughts about education and the importance of our collective work:

Plan to be a part of the 2016 National Leadership Summit by registering as a participant:

  • Early registration begins December 1, 2015
  • Late registration begins January 1, 2016
  • All registration closes January 22, 2016

Many of you receive NEA Today in print, online, or e-newsletters. Below is a preview of the “Save the Date” advertisement that will appear in all editions.

Finally, plan to get your boots polished and your cowboy hat ready and meet us in Dallas next February!

You may contact us directly at

2016 NEA National Leadership Summit Agenda Highlights

Friday, February 26
3:00 pm Agenda starts, and will include:

  • General Sessions I & II
  • State Connection Time
  • Breakout Session I
  • Dinner

8:30 pm Projected Close of Day

Saturday, February 27
6:30 — 8:00 am Breakfast

8:15 am Agenda starts, and will include:

  • General Sessions III & IV
  • Breakout Sessions II & III
  • Open Space Networking & Caucuses
  • Lunch

5:00 pm Projected Close of Day
Participants will have dinner on their own this evening.

Sunday, February 28
6:30 — 7:45 am Breakfast

8:00 am Agenda starts, and will include:

  • General Session V
  • Breakout Session IV

11:15 am Projected Close of Day

Early registration fee:  $225 (December 1 — December 31, 2015); late, $300 (January 1, 2016 — January 22, 2016).  No registration will be accepted beyond January 22.

Hotel overnight room charge:  $189 ($149 single/double room rate, plus taxes)

Presenter Update:  The date has closed for submitting an RFP to be a presenter at the Summit. If you are interesting in doing this next year, please watch this webpage beginning in early 2016 for the RFP submission timeline for the 2017 Summit.