Upcoming Events

Event Information:

  • Wed

    Annual Conference

    Marriott Hotel & Statehouse Convention Center, Little Rock


    The Annual Conference is the Arkansas School Boards Association’s flagship event—a learning and networking experience bringing together hundreds of school board members, school district leaders and content experts. The theme of our 64th Annual Conference is "Listen. Learn. Lead."

    ASBA will focus on approaches and methods for improving student performance in a number of program tracks including best practices, finance & funding, and governance & leadership. We’ll also offer a menu of workshops and breakout sessions that provide innovative and timely information because we know both board members and administrators can learn and benefit from the practical experiences and expertise of others.

    Keynote: Creating Future-Focused Schools

    Today’s students need to be prepared for their future. Living in a rapidly evolving global economy, students need to be able to think at higher levels, employ strong literacy and analytical skills, and solve problems in unpredictable situations. There is currently a gap between what students need and what our schools provide. To be prepared for success in today’s increasingly technology-focused and information-based society, ALL students need a rigorous and relevant learning experience.

    Keynote Speaker Dr. Daggett will describe how the nation’s most rapidly improving schools are proactive, rather than reactive, to the demands of new standards, tests, and teacher evaluation requirements and have created a culture to support, define, and implement innovative, rigorous learning experiences for ALL students to better prepare them for the ever-changing world.

    Conference Packages

    Registration information will be posted soon - please check back!

    Hotel Reservations

    Special reservation rates are available at the Little Rock Marriott for Dec. 5-8, 2017 and will be available until November 8 or the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first. To reserve a room, call 501-906-4000 and mention the Arkansas School Boards Association Annual Conference or click here to book a room online.