Connect with your education foundation peers from across the country. Learn from veteran leaders and share your experience with those new to the field.
Join the National Education Foundation Association via the Socio App for three days of nationally known keynote speakers, deep-dive breakout sessions, meetings with exhibitors and opportunities to network with education foundation and school district personnel from across the US.
Meet the Keynote Speaker
John B. King Jr. is a lifelong educator and a served as President Barack Obama’s U.S. Secretary of Education. In tapping him to lead the U.S. Department of Education, President Obama called John “an exceptionally talented educator,” citing his commitment to “preparing every child for success” and his lifelong commitment and passion for education. As a member of President Obama’s cabinet, he led the administration’s efforts to close opportunity gaps for students from pre-K through college.
Deeply dedicated to public education, John serves as President of a national education civil rights organization that works to support students of color and those from low-income backgrounds, and is currently Professor of Practice at the University of Maryland College Park’s College of Education.
While John’s remarkable career as an educator and a policy maker has focused on closing opportunity gaps in education, he has also spent his career working toward a more just future for those who have too often been marginalized, underserved and forgotten. He continues to lead on issues of dismantling mass incarceration and providing second chances, combating hunger and homelessness, advancing environmental and economic justice, preventing gun violence, and other social justice causes.
John serves on several boards including Former First Lady Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher Initiative, Marylanders to Prevent Gun Violence, The Century Foundation, Teach Plus, The Robin Hood Foundation, the National Center for Learning Disabilities Professional Advisory Board, and the National Advisory Council for the Prenatal-toThree Policy Impact Center at the University of Texas at Austin. He is also a co-chair of the Aspen Institute’s K12 Climate Action Commission.
Last fall John founded Strong Future Maryland, a progressive advocacy organization that was instrumental in supporting the passage of over 20 pieces
of progressive legislation.
John holds a Bachelor of Arts in government from Harvard University (where he
was elected to the Board in 2019), a J.D. from Yale Law School, as well as a Master
of Arts in the teaching of social studies and a doctorate in education from Teachers College at Columbia University.
About the App
The National Virtual Conference will be hosted on the Socio app, allowing attendees to access all sessions via their mobile devices AND desktop, laptop or tablets. The app will feature opportunities to interact with other attendees, sponsors and exhibitors. It will feature games and networking opportunities and allow attendees to interact before, during and after the conference.
Early Bird Registration OPEN through December 31, 2021!
Early Bird Member// $225 (Bring a guest for only $112.50!)
Early Bird Non-member// $305 (Bring a guest for only $152.50!)
Want to register multiple staff, volunteers or Board Members from your organization? Use our bundle discounts!
Early Bird Member// $900
Early Bird Non-Member// $1,200
Interested in sponsoring the Conference? Call 410.527.0780 for more information or email us here!