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ESP Conference

The NEA ESP National Conference is the premier professional development opportunity for education support professionals across the nation.

The purpose of the NEA ESP conference to grow and strengthen the professional excellence of ESP members working in Pre-K to Higher-Ed through Association-convened, educator-led, and student-centered learning experiences. With multiple interactive workshops to choose from over the course of three days, participants enhance their knowledge and skills to advocate for students and educators, champion racial and social justice, build community relationships, strengthen and grow membership, and sustain stronger local associations, helping members excel in their careers and positively impact student success.

2021 NEA ESP Conference Closing Event

Thank you to everyone who attended part one of the 2021 NEA ESP Conference over the weekend of March 19-21! The conference continues with a special closing event on Friday, March 26, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. EDT during which we will honor the 2020 and 2021 NEA ESP of the Year nominees and reveal the 2021 NEA ESP of the Year in an award ceremony. A virtual dance party, featuring DJ Spinderella, will follow. Put on your red carpet best, share your photos on social media (using #ESP2021), and get ready to celebrate this exciting important with us! 

Register for the 2021 ESP of the Year Award Ceremony and Celebration>

Registered for the conference?

Access the ESP Conference Attendee Hub 
This is where you will go to “attend” the conference as well as network with other attendees. You will also access all conference sessions, events, and exhibits in the Attendee Hub, including the ESP of the Year Ceremony and Celebration on Friday, March 26. Watch a video on navigating the attendee hub here.  

Get ready by downloading one of our conference zoom backgrounds!
When you click on one of the links below, it will open up a window with the designated background. All you have to do is right click and hit "save as" to download it to your computer! For instructions on uploading the background to zoom, click here.

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I love this conference and the spirit it brings as well as the unity that comes with being in a room filled with education support professionals.
Quote by: Elizabeth Ward-Robertson, WA
National Education Association

Great public schools for every student

The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.