Date and Location


April 14, 2017
Washington, D.C.
Food Justice Youth Summit: The third annual Food Justice Youth Summit provides an opportunity for DC youth to share their research, ideas and recommendations on food justice issues as they work with other youth and food justice activists to build a citywide movement for sustainable food systems. Learn more.
April 22, 2017
Brooklyn, NY
Decolonizing Education Conference 2017: This conference is designed for teachers by teachers. Speakers and presenters, all practitioners, will offer their approaches in operationalizing the tenets of critical pedagogy, fostering instructional and curricular designs that center the brilliance of racially, culturally, and linguistically diverse students. Learn more.
April 29, 2017
Franklin, WI
Educator’s Network for Social Justice 10th Annual Teaching Conference with Patty Loew as Keynote Speaker
May 5-6, 2017
Berkeley, CA
Teaching History Conference:  The Teaching History Conference began in 2015 as a way to bring scholars and practitioners across the K–16 continuum together to discuss history education. This year, the Teaching History Conference will continue and expand on this conversation by considering history education in the twenty-first century, and the ways in which history can respond to our current moment.
June 15-20 and June 22-27, 2017
Washington, D.C.
2017-supreme-institute 2017 Supreme Court Summer Institute for Teachers: Since it began in 1995, the Supreme Court Summer Institute for Teachers has brought together over 1,200 social studies educators from across the country to convene in Washington, DC, for six days of educational activities related to teaching about the U.S. Supreme Court. The Institute is co-sponsored by the Supreme Court Historical Society.
June 22-24, 2017
San Francisco, CA
screen-shot-2016-11-07-at-3-59-43-pm National Family and Community Engagement Conference: This year’s conference will support all those committed to high impact, evidence-based FCE strategies through quality pre-conference sessions, workshops, plenaries, and more. Registration is now open.
June 22-24, 2017
Silver Spring, MD
save-date-labor-arts-exchange The Great Labor Arts Exchange: An annual arts festival that celebrates the labor history of the United States as well as preserves, advances and promotes the culture of the American labor movement.
June 28-29, 2017
Boston, MA
Growing the Education Justice Movement: The goal of the conference is to provide a unique space for educators, students, parents & families, organizers, community members & leaders to unite for the advancement of Justice in Education. Learn more.
July 6-9, 2017
Baltimore, MD
freeminds Free Minds, Free People National Conference: A national conference convened by the Education for Liberation Network that brings together teachers, young people, researchers, parents and community based activists and educators from across the country to build a movement to develop and promote education as a tool for liberation. Proposal deadline is January 27, 2017.
July 10-14, 2017
Washington, D.C.
Native Knowledge 360° Summer Educator Institute To Support Effective Education about American Indians: This in-depth, week-long teacher training experience will provide foundational information about American Indians and support use of a new online interactive lesson, “American Indian Removal: What Does it Mean to Remove a People?” The sessions will focus on the impact of the removal of Native Nations before, during, and after the passage of the Indian Removal Act of 1830 under Andrew Jackson’s presidency. Learn more.
July 31-August 4, 2017
Storrs, CT
Upstander Academy: The Upstander Project and the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center at the University of Connecticut are proud to present the 2017 Upstander Academy, an inquiry-based professional development opportunity for secondary educators with a focus on genocide and human rights education to foster upstanding and address complex historical and current issues. The Academy begins and ends at the University of Connecticut-Storrs (July 31- August 4, 2017). Learn more.
October 5-7, 2017
Boston, MA
PEN Conference PEN 2017 National Conference – Continuous Lines: Amplify student’s voice, agency, conscience, and intellect to create a more equitable, just, and sustainable world.
Nov. 17-19, 2017
San Francisco, CA
NCSS Annual Conference: Join more than 3,000 of your social studies colleagues to share the most current knowledge, ideas, research and expertise in social studies education, and to experience the history, culture, and color that are uniquely San Francisco.



For many more upcoming conferences,
see the list on the Zinn Education Project website.


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