Preparing Educators as Leaders

Strategies for Educational Improvement: Engaging All Students & Teachers 
Summer Conference

Conference Survey

Your feedback is important to us. Please take moment to complete the 2019 conference survey online here.

View the 2020 promotional flier here (coming soon)

Save the Date for Next Year

The 2020 summer conference will be held Friday, June 5, 2020 in the BEST Building at the KU Edwards Campus in Overland Park, Kansas. The physical address is 12604 Quivira Road, Overland Park, Kansas, 66213. Attendees will check in at the Conference Center lobby (West entrance) of the BEST Building. Free parking is available on the North side of the BEST Building. Information on parking can be found here (pdf).

About the KU Edwards Campus & Overland Park
Learn more about the KU Edwards Campus here. Interested in what Overland Park has to offer? Information from Visit Overland Park can be found here. Information on local hotel accommodations offered at the KU Edwards Campus rate can be found here (pdf).

Online Participant Registration

Participant registration for the 2020 conference is not yet available. Please check back often. Note, individuals who participate in the conference also have an opportunity to earn continuing education units (CEUs) for a cost of $65 per person. After successfully registering for the conference, individuals will be provided the information necessary to complete registration and payment for the CEU credit. 

Sponsorship & Exhibitor Opportunities

Sponsor and exhibitor registration for the 2020 conference is not yet open. Individuals and organizations are able to choose from four sponsorship levels or simply host an exhibitor table. Review the sponsor levels and benefits here.  

Call for Proposals

The call for proposals for the 2020 conference is not yet open. Please check back often. 






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#1 public program in nation for special education
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$938,377 in scholarship funds awarded to 420+ students
Research expenditures of $36,804,773 for 2011-12
Research from KU’s largest grant, the $24.5 million SWIFT project, assists educators, children, and families across the United States
The award-winning special education faculty published 140 refereed articles, 11 books, and 60 chapters in 2015-16
Students with intellectual disabilities are participating in KU undergraduate programs through a grant-funded KU special education program
Researchers on a $3.5 million grant are collecting data on an innovative reading program designed to teach reading to students with the most significant disabilities in seven Kansas school districts
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44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
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