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National Rural Education Association

2021 Convention & Research Symposium

National Forum to Advance Rural Education - November 11-12, 2021 at JW Marriott, Indianapolis, IN
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Raising Rural: A Fair Chance at a Good Life 

Join us November 11–12, 2021, at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis, Indiana. This year, the 2021 National Forum to Advance Rural Education is going hybrid, which means we will host an in-person event, and provide the option to attend virtually. A hybrid event allows attendees and presenters to select the format that works best for them.

Like always, the event is designed to create an environment for collaboration and innovation with a diverse community that includes, national experts, K–12 and higher education practitioners, leading researchers, policymakers, and philanthropic leaders.

By leading together, we can help communities innovate and leverage local assets to create meaningful learning experiences for rural students.

One Event—Two Ways to Attend

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We're excited to bring you inspiring keynote sessions, high-quality professional learning, and networking with experts and practitioners from around the country—all in-person in Indianapolis. Registering for our in-person event also gives you access to all virtual offerings.

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Virtual Attendees

Looking for a more flexible option to engage with us? Join us virtually and watch and engage from your office or at home. You'll have the opportunity to join us for live-streamed general sessions, access 100+ pre-recorded sessions, and participate in virtual networking opportunities.

Partner logos, hosted by NREA, in partnership with Rural Schools Collaborative


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