2025 National ESEA Conference

February 19-21, 2025
Austin, TX & Online

The National ESEA Conference is intentionally aimed at coordination among federal education programs under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and other federal programs.

Join us at the Austin Convention Center or virtually as we unite to address a shared goal – how to best meet the needs of disadvantaged students.

Integrate with nationally recognized education leaders and experts; presentations offer content you can't find anywhere else

Network with colleagues from across the nation; new connections can turbocharge your career

Discover relevant educational products and hear from amazing keynotes

Celebrate exceptional schools from across the country


"I left the ESEA conference this year inspired and filled with a renewed hope in our education system across the country. There is profound hope when networks of caring individuals come together to address best practice and how to support our young people."
- 2024 National ESEA Conference Attendee


Booth sales for returning exhibitors will open on June 4th. First-time exhibitors can purchase booths starting July 2nd.



Proposal Submissions Open
May 1st - June 17th! 



Registration and Hotel Reservations Open June 3rd!


This year's theme: FOCUS ON IMPROVEMENT

This conference serves as a valuable reminder to prioritize the continual progress towards improvement. It urges us to make a conscious effort to exchange effective strategies and best practices that empower us as educators to reshape the educational opportunities for children.

This year’s theme implores us to be deliberate in identifying our constant areas of focus, whether refining instruction to elevate student achievement or self-improvement. Having a clear focus on our student’s academic growth and an unyielding belief in the possibility of improvement, we approach this Conference as an invaluable opportunity to enhance our collective capacity to make today better than yesterday and build improved tomorrows for our students and those dedicated to their service.

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Austin - Get Excited

Austin, Texas is a melting pot of culture, creativity, and innovation, making it truly one-of-a-kind. From the iconic live music venues on 6th Street to the natural beauty of Barton Springs, there's something for everyone in Austin. Come experience the perfect blend of southern charm and urban excitement.

Join thought leaders, educators, and innovators from around the US as we converge in the dynamic heart of Texas. Explore cutting-edge pedagogies, exchange groundbreaking ideas, and collaborate to shape the next generation of learning. From inspiring keynotes to interactive workshops, this conference promises to ignite your passion for education and empower you with actionable insights. Don't miss this opportunity to be part of the action in Austin!