2023 Convention & Research Symposium

National Forum to Advance Rural Education

November 16-17, 2023

Chattanooga Mariott Downtown
Chattanooga, TN

The National Forum to Advance Rural Education is one of the country’s leading rural education conferences. 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 from around the country.

Hundreds of attendees from across the United States will have the opportunity to discover and experience the latest rural innovations, best practices, research, and more. Join us in person in Chattanooga, Tennessee, or virtually on November 16–17, 2023, and consider attending the new pre-conference on November 15.

This Year’s Theme

This year’s conference content will explore the six themes of NREA’s Rural Research Agenda:

  • Spatial and Educational Equity
  • Health and Wellness
  • Partnerships and Community Relationships
  • Teacher and Leader Preparation, Recruitment, and Retention
  • College and Career Trajectory
  • Policy and Funding

Learn more about NREA’s Research Agenda.

What You Can Expect

2 days of in-person learning
Learning sessions- live and prerecorded
Inspiring keynotes and speakers
Access to on-demand learning
Networking Opportunities
Opportunity to earn contact hours

Hosted by:

The National Rural Education Association Rural Schools Collaborative

In partnership with:

TNREA The University of Tennessee Chattanooga