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National Rural Education Association

Convention & Research Symposium

Your professional development is a top priority at the NREA. Our annual convention and research symposium addresses the issues that affect today’s rural educators.

NREA Annual Convention

The annual convention takes place in the fall each year. Through this annual collaboration we pool ideas, share information, and provide the tools and resources you need to deliver the latest in learning opportunities to your home town.

Save the Date

The 113th National Forum to Advance Rural Education hosted by The National Rural Education Association and The Rural Schools Collaborative will be on November 10–12, 2021, at the JW Marriott Indianapolis in Indiana. Call for learning sessions and research proposals coming soon!

National Forum to Advance Rural Education Cityscape photo of Indianapolis

Call for Research session proposals

Coming soon.

    Awards and Programs

    We present several awards at this annual convention. You can learn more about the awards and programs offered by the NREA and our affiliates and while you’re there, submit an application or make a nomination for any of these awards.