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NEA-Retired Annual Meeting

Charting the course of NEA-Retired.
NEA-Retired members at the quilt booth Gerald Lillard

2024 NEA-Retired Annual Meeting

Meeting Dates: June 30 – July 1, with the meeting opening at 9:30 a.m. on June 30.

Hotel: The 2024 NEA-Retired Annual Meeting will be held at Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown, 201 N. 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103. The hotel is 0.6 miles from the Pennsylvania Convention Center, which is the location for the 2024 Representative Assembly.

To reserve a room in the NEA’s room block, click here.

For questions about the hotel and room challenges, please email [email protected].

Delegate Check-in/Non-Delegate Member and Guest Registration: All delegates will register online before they arrive in Philadelphia and will need to only check-in upon arrival at the hotel. Retired members who are not delegates, and all guests, must register onsite in the meeting hotel. 

Delegate check-in and member non-delegate and guest registration will be held on the following dates and times. The room in which check-in/registration will be held will be shared once the hotel is confirmed. Additional details about check-in for delegates with physical challenges is forthcoming.

  • June 29: 2:00 – 5:30 p.m.
  • June 30: 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • July 1: 7:15 a.m. – noon

Agenda: Download the agenda here.


  • A 2023 Retired Annual Meeting NBI mandated that Retired state delegations be seated together on the meeting floor. The NEA-Retired Executive Council is working through the processes now of how the NBI will be addressed, and information will be shared on this webpage once plans are finalized. 
  • On June 30th, the doors to the General Session Ballroom will open at 9:00 a.m., 30 minutes prior to the beginning of the meeting. Ballroom doors have traditionally opened at 7:30 a.m., when delegate check-in and member non-delegate and guest registration opens that day.  The reason behind this change is that the room is being used for sound checks by the hotel AV staff prior to 9 a.m.

Retired Governing Documents:  Please visit this webpage to view the current version of the governing documents and to view the accompanying documents providing instructions on how to amend the governing documents. 

New Business Items:  Delegates to the 2024 RAM will be able to submit New Business Items (NBIs) online this year prior to the meeting.

For details on the process and for the submission link, please go here.

Please send an email to [email protected].

2024 Retired Annual Meeting Information & Governance Documents

Documents to be adopted:

Business Documents

Standing Documents

2023 Business Meeting Information & Governance Documents

Click on the name of the underlined document or form to view or download it. Documents without an underline are placeholders for documents that are to come.

Documents that were Adopted

Elections information

Other Annual Meeting Events & News

NEA-Retired members Justin Wong and Joan Bass

NEA-Retired Awards

NEA-Retired recognizes the hard work and contributions of NEA-Retired members through its Distinguished Service Award, Communications Awards for newsletters and websites, and Membership Awards. Learn more about each award and find lists of past winners at the link below.
Briana Hale

Jack Kinnaman Scholarship

Each year, NEA-Retired awards scholarships to Aspiring Educators to help with higher education costs. Scholarships are funded by the generous contributions of NEA-Retired members and to date, over $107,000 has been awarded to 51 students.
NEA and NEA-Retired leaders cut a 40th Anniversary cake at the NEA-Retired Annual Meeting.

Catch Up on Last Year's Meeting

Each year, more than 300 delegates from NEA-Retired gather for a two-day meeting to connect with their colleagues and lead the way on key retirement issues.
NEA-Retired member Marilyn Warner
Through my local, state, and national involvement on various committees, I get to see the enthusiasm of active educators and hear about the projects they’re working on. It’s important to stay involved and help keep public education alive. As a retiree, I have time to work during the day and help the association.
Quote by: Marilyn Warner, Retired Elementary School Teacher
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.