National Rural Education Association
The Voice of Rural Schools and Communities

Convention & Research Symposium

Your professional development is a top priority at the NREA. Our annual convention and research symposium address the issues that affect today’s rural educators. Through this annual collaboration we hope to pool ideas, share information, and provide the tools and resources you need to deliver the latest in learning opportunities to your hometown.

NREA Annual Convention

2017 National Forum to Advance Rural Education

October 12–14, 2017
The Ohio Union at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

This year, the National Rural Education Association (NREA) and Battelle for Kids will partner together to host the 2017 Rural Education National Forum and 109th NREA Convention and Research Symposium. By joining together, we are able to expand each organization’s annual event by bringing more education organizations and leaders together to advance conversations and greater impact around rural education.

Last year, more than 500 attendees from 40 states attended the event. Attendees got to hear from leading experts and practitioners around topics at the forefront of rural education, and were paid a visit from John B. King, Jr., the U.S. Secretary of Education, along with other dynamic keynote presenters.

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Awards and Programs

Please read about the awards programs the NREA and its affiliates offer. Feel free to submit an application to apply for or make a nomination for these coveted awards.