This years Network for Public Education conference is in Indianapolis, and I'm hoping to see you there on October 20 and 21.
This will be the fifth annual gathering of NPE, and I'm pleased to be presenting once again-- twice, actually. Once by myself (Dancing into the Apocalypse: Keeping Your Chin up as Privatization Marches On) and once in a panel about online learning and assessment led by Leonie Haimson and featuring Audrey Watters (for that panel I plan to just sit and go full fanboy).
There's a great roster of speakers scheduled for the Saturday-Sunday conference, with keynote speeches from Derrick Johnson (President, NAACP), Pasi Stahlbertg (University of New South Wales), Helen Gym (Philadelphia Councilmember), Jesse Hagopian (teacher, Garfield High School) and Diane Ravitch (President NPE). There will also be a chance for folks to meet by regions.
The conference is a great chance to meet up with other supporters of public education and to take energy and excitement from talking to folks. And in this day and age, it is nice to pout faces and voices with the names that we know from the interwebs.
You can register here-- there are still slots open. If you're there, please come up to me and say hi.