Jan 08, 2021

Statewide education conference to be held in-person May 25-27 and virtually June 1-3

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Louisiana’s annual education conference is returning in 2021 with in-person and virtual options for educators from across the state. Registration is now open for the Louisiana Department of Education’s 2021 Teacher Leader Summit. The theme of this year’s event is Inspire. Innovate. Impact. The in-person Summit will be held May 25-27 at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. The Teacher Leader Summit: The Virtual Series will take place June 1-3.

The current registration is for the in-person Summit. Information will be released at a later date for the virtual event. In-person registration information is as follows:


1-Day Ticket

3-Day Ticket

Early Bird Registration

(January 8-March 1)



Regular Registration

(March 2-April 12)



First Come, First Served*

(April 13-May 10)



Both the Department and the Morial Convention Center are taking measures to promote the health and safety of all participants. As a result, overall capacity will be reduced. Due to social distancing parameters, the Department has allocated a specific allotment of seats to each school system and early childhood lead agency for the in-person event. There will be no onsite registration this year. All registrations must be completed in advance of arriving at the event.

The Department has notified each system of their total number of seats and each school system has been issued a unique registration code for all tickets during the registration process. It is up to each school system or each early childhood lead agency to determine the best path for disbursing seats across their schools, sites and educators. 

Additionally, the Department will host the Teacher Leader Summit: The Virtual Series on June 1-3. The Virtual Series allows the Department to reach more Louisiana educators and deliver even more content.

To best assist schools systems and school leaders in determining to whom they should distribute their allocated seats, the Department has released a one-pager outlining which content will be delivered in-person and which content to expect to be delivered virtually. General Summit information can be found in the overview document posted to the Teacher Leader Library. Please contact with questions. 

In addition to in-person registration, the Department is also accepting exhibitor applications for the resource fair and design concepts for the annual Summit t-shirt.

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