Attended by over 2,500 educational leaders, teachers, professors, researchers, parents, students, exhibitors, publishers, policy makers and sponsors. Conference participants enjoyed a stellar lineup of internationally renown presenters such as Ofelia Garcia, Eduardo Padron, Alberto Carvalho, Alma Flor Ada, Martha Kanter, Kenji Hakuta, Diane August, Joanne Urrutia, Xavier De La Torre, David Lawrence, Catherine Snow, Luis Zayas, Javier Palomares, Consuelo Kickbush and many more.
Conference participants enjoyed in depth professional development and best practices on Helping English Language Learners meet the Common Core Standards; Getting Ready for the New Assessments; Building a Better Accountability System for All; Strategies for Closing the Opportunity and Achievement Gap, in a Globally Competitive Technological Era; Preparing Students and Teachers for Career Readiness and Colleges and Business Expectations in a Global Market. The Conference was highlighted by over 300 concurrent, featured and special sessions, including SIGs. A full day was dedicated to a strong Parent Education Component and a very successful National Education Leadership Forum. Affiliate members came as far away as Guam, Palao, Puerto Rico, Philippines and Alaska. NABE invites everyone to participate on its upcoming Intensive Dual Language Summer Institute in Puerto Rico in July and also at the NABE's 43rd conference in San Diego, California from February 13-15, 2014.