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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 is 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. The conference is an NEA member-only event.

2025 ESP National Conference

March 21-23, 2025
Louisville, KY


The Galt House Hotel
140 N Fourth St, Louisville, KY 40202 

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 will open January 2025  

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled by March 7, 2025

0% refund after March 7, 2025

If you have any questions about the conference please email [email protected].  


The ESP National Conference features a robust list of workshops, networking opportunities, general sessions, and keynote speakers in addition to a pre-conference and early bird sessions prior to the start of the conference. 

2025 workshops coming soon...

Request for Presenters 

The Request for Presenters period will open early September. The link to submit sessions will appear on this webpage. Please visit this site periodically for updates! 

Keynote Speaker 

Interested in participating as a keynote speaker for the 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.

Transportation and Parking Information

Please visit the hotel website to find information on transportation services, and hotel parking rates.

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 27-29, 2026
    Location TBD
  • March 19-21, 2027
    Location TBD
  • March 24-26, 2028
    Location TBD


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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