Date and Location


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 22-25, 2017
Houston, TX
2017 Montessori for Social Justice Conference: This conference is a space to get together to work and build community towards creating more equitable and inclusive schools. It includes Friday Anti-Bias Anti-Racism trainings plus Open-Space and Maker sessions, Saturday workshops and Sunday MSJ organizational planning sessions. In particular, this year’s conference includes more free time to encourage cross-school collaboration and group planning. Learn more.
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.
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. INSTITUTE IS FULL.
July 10-14, 2017
Jackson, MS
Mississippi 2017 Summer Institute on the Black Freedom Struggle: Tougaloo College will host a one week working institute for up to fifteen Mississippi teachers to develop lessons and other teaching resources on the Black Freedom Struggle, drawing on the new SNCC Digital Gateway and the online archives. Learn more.
July 17-21, 2017
Washington, D.C.
The Tellin’ Stories Race, Equity, and Family Engagement Summer Institute will teach participants to apply an asset-based lens to family engagement that is grounded in popular education, community organizing, racial equity, and effective practices in family engagement. Learn more.
July 21, 2017
Washington, D.C.
Now More than Ever… Recommitting to Anti-Bias Education: A Workshop for Early Childhood Educators. This workshop will validate previous efforts to implement anti-bias education in early childhood classrooms along with inspiring new consideration for the importance of this work. 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.
 August 2-4, 2017
Washington, D.C.
Africa in the Classroom and Community: The Center for African Studies Outreach Program at Howard University is hosting a three-day summer institute for highly motivated educators interested in reading, learning, and teaching about Africa. African Studies scholars will introduce educators to history, culture and contemporary issues in three African countries: Ethiopia, Mali and Angola. Educators who complete the 3 day course and design a related lesson will receive a stipend of $300.00.
August 11-14, 2017
San Francisco, CA
Curriculum Writing Institute: Help us connect the past to the present by using the diverse stories of Japanese American incarceration experiences in World War II to today’s political acts of aggression. 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.
October 7, 2017
San Francisco, CA
2017 Teaching for Social Justice Conference
October 21, 2017
Seattle, WA
10th Annual Northwest Conference on Teaching for Social Justice
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.
November 19, 2017
San Francisco, CA
Howard Zinn Book Fair: An annual celebration of People’s History, Past Present and Future. Bringing together authors, activists, ‘zinesters, bloggers, publishers and community groups for a day of readings, discussions and workshops and we’ll have a big room full of booksellers with radical books and grassroots community groups. Learn more.



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


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