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

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Stronger Together: Connecting & Collaborating for Rural Prosperity
October 13-15, 2016
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 2016 Rural Education National Forum and 108th 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.

Join us to hear and learn from five keynote speakers and 125 learning session presenters and researchers and to network with hundreds of rural education leaders and practitioners from around the country. We are also excited to welcome John B. King, Jr., the U.S. Secretary of Education.

Learn more and register now.



Convention Information

Find detailed information and the application for our convention and symposium here.


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