2020 National Teacher Leadership Conference

Creating a 2020 Vision: Revolutionizing Education

This year's conference will push you out of your comfort zone and connect you with changemakers to revolutionize education. Educators and school leaders from across the globe will unite to collaborate on three promising practices:

(broken into PK-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12+ grade bands)

You will have the freedom to design your own experience based on three tracks: classroom practice, supporting teachers, and policy and advocacy.

Join us at The Graduate Minneapolis, July 7-10. The room block is open, click the hotel button to make your reservation today.

Wondering what to expect? Watch the video below.

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Preliminary AgendaPreliminary agenda 2020 conference

About the sessions:

Keep this feedback in mind from last year’s conference when crafting your proposal:

  • “I enjoyed this session, however, I would have liked a more hands-on approach.”
  • “I really wish they had more hands-on moments. Speakers were great, but telling us about it doesn’t give us the tools. Sorry.”
  • “This was PHENOMENAL. Real things I can immediately take back to my district.”
  • “I loved ___’s openness and authenticity as a speaker. I also really appreciated the good mix of the ideas behind the practices but also super practical strategies I can apply right away in my classroom! Thanks!”
  • “Great strategies! You helped me plan my first week of school in an hour!”


A 60-minute session should be interactive, engaging, practical, including fresh ideas, and be something awesome. Maximum 60 participants.

Proposals due: January 5, 2020


Between 20-30 minutes long, addresses all attendees, and introduces a promising practice (above). The keynote may be done by one person or as a duet. There is an option to be a speaker during the opening day of the conference on the topic of the conference theme: Revolutionizing Education.”

Proposals due: December 15, 2019


A 3-hour Masterclass should be interactive, engaging, practical, including fresh ideas, and be something awesome.

This interactive session is a time in which skills or concepts are taught, demonstrated, or explored. These sessions are scheduled for 3-hours and should be structured so that some explanatory or introductory information is provided, with ample time for audience interaction, participation, and involvement.

Masterclasses involve extensive interaction between presenters and participants around an idea or hands-on experience of a practice. These sessions may also take the form of a crafted panel, staged conversation, dialogue, or debate – all involving substantial interaction with the audience.

Proposals due: January 5, 2020

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What is the conference agenda?

Although subject to change, please view the preliminary agenda. This gives an overview of what to expect each day to assist in your planning.


How much is registration?

  • Registration for the 2020 National Teacher Leadership Conference is $350.
  • There will be a limited number of early bird registrations for NNSTOY members for $300 which will go on sale at the beginning of January. After those tickets are purchased, all registrations will be $350.


What does registration include?

  • Hot breakfast July 8, 9, 10
  • Lunch July 8, 9, 10
  • Coffee and networking breaks with food July 9, 10
  • Open bar receptions with food July 7, 8
  • Open bar happy hour July 10
  • Access to all general sessions and breakout sessions
  • SWAG
  • A lifetime of memories!


Does my registration include my hotel room?

No, please book your hotel using the “Book Your Hotel” button at the top of the conference page. The room block rate is $154/night + taxes/fees.


How do I get from the airport to the hotel?

  • To/From the MSP International Airport:
    • Super Shuttle is $18 one way,
    • Light Rail is $2.25 one way,
    • Taxi is $45 one way.


Thank you to our 2019 Conference Sponsors:
Voya Financial
Facebook Education
Walden University
Nellie Mae
Education Post
Lead 4 Change
The College Football Playoff Foundation
Association of American Educators Foundation
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
Stenhouse Publishers
PDK International
The Danielson Group
Education Counsel & Nelson Mullins
American College of Education
BARR Center
The NEA Foundation
Educators for Excellence
Harvard Graduate School of education
Center for Curriculum Redesign
University of Phoenix
Better Lesson
Digital Promise