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ESP Conference

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

2024 ESP National Conference

March 22-24, 2024
Las Vegas, NV

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Hotel  

Caesars Palace
3570 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
(866) 227-5938

The host hotel, Caesars Palace, is currently sold out of rooms at the ESP Conference rate. We are working on securing an overflow hotel location. Please email [email protected] to be added to the hotel wait list. Include the number of rooms needed and the room type (single or double bed). We will be in touch with you regarding accommodation options as soon as they are secured.

Note: If you are attending the conference as an NEA headquarters-funded attendee, you will not need to reserve your own hotel room. Your room will be reserved under the NEA direct bill rooming block. Any reservation made by an NEA headquarters-funded attendee outside of the direct bill rooming block will be at the expense of the attendee.  

Registration

Registration is now OPEN through Sunday, February 18, 2024. Registration fees are as follows:

  • If registered by 1/29/24: $225
  • If registered after 1/29/24: $275
  • Cancellation Policy: 100% refund if canceled by 3/8/24. No refund thereafter.

Note: There is an additional $50 fee for pre-conference attendance. 

The link below is for self-pay conference attendees only. Proceeding with this link will require the registrant to select a payment option and will result in conference registration fees as noted above.

This system allows individual registrations only. Although group payments by check will be accepted, each attendee must be registered separately using their own unique email address.

Register now

Program

This year's conference will feature workshops, networking opportunities, and general sessions featuring keynote speakers in addition to a pre-conference and early bird session prior to the start of the conference.

View 2024 Conference Workshops

Request for Presenters 

The Request for Presenters period is now closed. 

Keynote Speaker 

Interested in participating as a keynote speaker for the 2024 NEA ESP National Conference?

Fill out the interest form

Note: Submission of this form does not guarantee selection but does guarantee a review of your interest.

Hotel Onsite Parking

  • Self-Parking (in & out privileges)
    • General Public Parking (Based on 24 hr)
      • Monday-Thursday $18
      • Friday-Sunday $23  
      • Over 24hrs $18/$23 (according to day) or fraction of day
    • Hotel Lodgers
      • Flat rate $18 per night
    • Caesars Palace Reward
      • Platinum/Diamond/Seven Stars
        • Free Parking
    • Locals
      • First 3 hours free with valid NV D.L.
    • Hourly Rate
      • Monday-Thursday
        • 1 Hour: Free
        • 1-3 Hours $15
        • 3-24 Hours $18
      • Friday-Sunday
        • 1 Hour: Free
        • 1-3 Hours $23
        • 3-24 Hours $23

Local Transit Options

Las Vegas offers various transit options for conference attendees to travel from the Las Vegas Harry Reid International Airport to Caesars Palace. Caesars Palace does not offer an airport shuttle.

Below are the approximate costs for the most popular options:

  • Airport Shuttle: $15 one way (discounted round trip options available)
  • Taxi: $22-$27 one way
  • Rideshare (Uber, Lyft, etc.): $10-$15 one way

Exhibitors and Sponsors

Interested in participating as an exhibitor or sponsor for the upcoming NEA ESP National Conference?

Fill out the interest form

Future Conference Dates

Planning to attend future NEA National ESP Conferences? Below is a list of our annual conference dates, locations to be updated as available.

  • March 21-23, 2025
    Louisville, KY
     
  • March 27-29, 2026
    Location TBD
     
  • March 19-21, 2027
    Location TBD
     
  • March 24-26, 2028
    Location TBD

Questions?

Contact us at [email protected]

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
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