Mark Your Calendar for the 2017 Schools to Watch Conference June 21-24, 2017 – Arlington, VA

Register for the 2017 Schools to Watch® Conference can be completed HERE


Registration Fees (includes the Gala Dinner and Redesignation Award Brunch):

Group of 1 – 4 people: $385/person
Group of 5-10 people: $375/person
Group of 11+: $365/person

Cancellation Policy

No partial refunds for groups (substitutions allowed).
Cancellations must be emailed to
Please call to verify receipt of cancellations at (815) 564-8923.
Prior to 4/30/2017 – Full Refund
5/1/2017 to 5/21/2017 – $100 fee.
After 5/22/2017 – No Refunds, only substitutions.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Pre-Conference Session

8:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. Registration Open
9:00 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. Pre-Conference (Ticketed)
A Blueprint for TeacherLeadership- Joe Fatheree

1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Pre-Conference (Ticketed)
Session 1. Give Your Students the Floor: Turn Your Classroom Upside Down to Promote Innovation and Creativity- Joe Fatheree
Session 2. Judging Fact, Fiction, and Everything in Between- Session at the Newseum


5:00 p.m.-6:15 p.m. Advocacy Training for Thursday morning Hill Visits (Invitation Only)

General Conference

Thursday, June 22

8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Registration Open
8:30 a.m.- 9:45 a.m. Advocacy Training Session
10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Conference Opening Session: Keynote Address- David DeSanctis
Be Inspired, Be Helpful, Be Joyful
11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. Lunch on your own
1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Afternoon Session- How to Tell the Story of Your Classroom- Joe Fatheree
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Congressional Visits

Friday, June 23

8:00 a.m.-3:45 p.m. Registration Open
8:00 a.m.- 3:45 p.m. Exhibits Open
8:15 a.m-9:15 a.m. Session I
9:15 a.m.-9:45 a.m. Visit exhibits
9:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Session II
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Session III
12:00 p.m.- 1:15 p.m. Lunch on your own/Visit exhibits
1:15 p.m-2:15 p.m. Session IV
2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Session V
3:30 p.m.-3:45 p.m. Visit exhibits
4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Photo Area & Photographer
5:30 p.m.- 6:20 p.m. Reception (cash bar)
6:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony for 2017 Schools to Watch (Want to bring a guest, you can purchase a guest ticket for $100 by 6/2/2017)

Saturday, June 24

8:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m. Registration open
8:00 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Exhibits open
8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Session VI
9:45 a.m.- 10:45 a.m. Session VII
10:45 a.m.-1:40 p.m. Brunch and 2017 Schools to Watch Redesignation Awards Ceremony (Want to bring a guest, you can purchase a guest ticket for $50 by 6/2/2017)

View Schools to Watch Schools by visiting State Pages.