Super User Plan now for ELA's 2020 Annual Conference Nov. 4-7, 2020 – Hilton Buena Vista Palace, Orlando, Florida 2019 Annual Conference November 13-16, 2019, Norfolk Waterside Marriott, Norfolk, Virginia SEE FULL CONFERENCE PROGRAM HERE General Conference Information Room Locator - Floor Plan At-a-Glance Conference Schedule Presenters & Presiders Index Wednesday Schedule, Preconferences Thursday Schedule, Presentations & Events Friday Schedule, Presentations & Events Saturday Schedule, Roundtables & Events Conference Book Sale The Education Law Association's Annual Conference attracts hundreds of scholars and practitioners in the field from all over the United States and a number of other countries. This uniquely diverse gathering draws attorneys, professors, education leaders and administrators, graduate and law students, educators, consultants, reporters, and other stakeholders from the worlds of PK-12 and higher education; public, private, and charter sectors; colleges of education and law schools; plaintiff- and defense-side; labor and management; and more! It's an extraordinarily welcoming gathering that offers the richness and variety of programming that ELA's diversity and cross-fertilization make possible. Keynote speaker: Justin DriverProfessor of LawYale Law School In his acclaimed book, The Schoolhouse Gate: Public Education, the Supreme Court, and the Battle for the American Mind, Professor Driver argues that "the public school has served as the single most significant site of constitutional interpretation within the nation’s history." He has written for Slate, The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The New Republic and served as a law clerk for Judge Merrick B. Garland of the D.C. Circuit and for Supreme Court Justices Stephen Breyer and Sandra Day O’Connor. Keynote speaker: Mark WalshSupreme Court ReporterEducation Week, ABA Journal, SCOTUS Blog A freelance writer, Mr. Walsh has covered legal issues in education for a variety of publications for more than 20 years and has appeared as a commentator for C-SPAN, Court TV, Fox News, NPR, and BBC Radio. He is co-author with Michael Edwards of More Than a Lawyer: Robert Chanin, the National Education Association, and the Fight for Public Education, Employee Rights, and Social Justice. Mr. Walsh returns to ELA to deliver the Supreme Court Update with his characteristic insight and humor. See current information and an at-a-glance conference schedule here. The updated presentations schedule features a remarkable lineup of presenters in over 50 break-out sessions, as well as roundtable discussions, and poster sessions. On Wednesday, we offer four special preconferences: Legal Ethics CLE for Education Attorneys: Legal & Ethical Issues in the Internet Age Title IX Issues in Higher Education: Bureaucratic and Judicial Transformation Teaching Education Law Online: Good Ideas & Best Practices Hot Legal Topics for School Administrators (especially from Virginia & North Carolina) TO REGISTER for the conference, preconferences, and, if applicable, Continuing Legal Education credit, use either the printable form or the webform. If you aren't familiar with Norfolk and all it has to offer, prepare to be surprised! Click here to discover why it was named a Favorite American City for 2018 and was selected as one of the Top 50 Places to Travel in the world! Hotel reservations at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott are available at a discounted conference rate. If you'd like to share some hard copy information on the conference with a colleague or friend here's a flyer. And if you're interested in advertising, sponsorships, or promotions at the ELA Annual Conference, that information is available here. We hope to see you in November! 65th ELA Annual Conference JOIN US IN NORFOLK, VIRGINIA Share this video with your colleagues!