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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 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.  

2023 ESP National Conference

Theme: Joy, Justice, Excellence: The Strength of Educators. The Brilliance of Students. The Power of Community.

March 24-26, 2023
Seattle, WA

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Hyatt Regency Seattle
808 Howell St, Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 973-1234

The Hyatt Regency Seattle Hotel is currently at capacity. If you are in need of hotel arrangements, please email [email protected] and specify the number of hotel rooms and the room type you are looking to reserve. We will do our best to assist you with securing hotel accommodations.

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.

Hotel Onsite Parking

  • Self Parking: $18 / day (out by midnight, no in & out privileges)
  • Self-Parking $45 per night (in & out privileges for hotel guests)

Guest Room charge available, Room key used for access after arrival  


Conference registration closed on Friday, February 17. The NEA ESP Conference is now at capacity. 

If registered between JANUARY 16 - 31

  • Regular Conference (3/24-3/26) $225
  • Pre-conference + Regular Conference (3/23-3/26) $275

If registered between FEBRUARY 1 - 17

  • Regular Conference (3/24-3/26) $275
  • Pre-conference + Regular Conference (3/23-3/26) $325  

Local Transit Options
Seattle offers various transit options for conference attendees. Please review the Hyatt Regency Seattle Transportation Guide for details.

ESP Conference Call for Presenters (NOW CLOSED) 
The call for presenter period closed on Friday, October 28, 2022. Please visit our conference website in August for updates and announcements on our Call for Presenter deadline for the 2024 NEA ESP National Conference.

Health and Safety Procedures
In response to the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic, changing public health approaches and public attitudes, and revised guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), NEA has updated its COVID-19 protocols for gatherings at which fifty (50) or more attendees are expected. View the most current NEA COVID-19 protocols for the 2023 ESP Conference.

Budget Engagement

Location: Virtual

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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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