The 2017 National Association of School Superintendents' Leadership Conference is an opportunity for school leaders to come from different parts of the nation to network, engage and hear from education experts from all over the world.

Through keynote presentations, expert panel presentations, breakout sessions and networking opportunities, attendees of this event will gain information on areas such as Technology, Educator Capacity, Early Learning and School Turn Around.

This year's event will include a luncheon on Advocacy and a Capitol Hill visit and appointments with legislators. The 2016 Inaugural Conference was a great success. Don't miss out on our 1st Annual Leadership Conference!

Event Registration & Information

October 1-3, 2017
Westin Alexandria Hotel

The NASS Leadership Conference is intended to provide a premier professional development event created solely for superintendents, deputy, associate and assistant superintendents. This annual conference will serve not only as a celebration of the profession, but will also provide networking opportunities and professional development on critical educational issues of high interest for our nation’s superintendents.


Tim Wise
Antiracist essayist, Author & Educator

Tim Wise, whom scholar and philosopher Cornel West calls, “A vanilla brother in the tradition of (abolitionist) John Brown,” is among the nation’s most prominent antiracist essayists and educators. He has spent the past 25 years speaking to audiences in all 50 states, on over 1000 college and high school campuses, at hundreds of professional and academic conferences, and to community groups across the nation. He has also lectured internationally in Canada and Bermuda, and has trained corporate, government, law enforcement and medical industry professionals on methods for dismantling racism in their institutions.


Melissa Crum
ARTrepreneur Specialist
Barnett Ambassadors

Dr. Melissa Crum is an artist, author, researcher, and owner of Mosaic Education Network, LLC. Mosaic Education Network is a consulting company that helps educators and non-profit leaders build stronger relationships with the diverse communities they serve by infusing the arts, story-telling, and critical thinking into professional development, community building and curriculum development. The goal is for participants have alternative ways to conceptualize themselves, their future and a diverse world. Dr. Crum earned her Bachelors in Visual Art Studies from the University of Florida, her Masters' in African American and African Studies and her PhD in Art Administration, Education and Policy from The Ohio State University. She has conducted professional development trainings, given presentations and facilitated projects across the United States and internationally including Ghana and Brazil. In May of 2015, Dr. Crum was nominated to give a TEDx talk “A Tale of Two Teachers” on an arts-based professional development process called multicultural critical reflective practice (MCRP) which she co-created and published.

Keynote Speakers


Registration Fees

ACSA Member: $599
NASS Member: $599
Non Member: $749

Register Online

Hotel & Travel Information

Westin Alexandria Hotel
400 Courthouse Square
Alexandria, VA 22314

NASS Leadership Conference Rate:
$215 per night

Lodging reservations for the Westin Alexandria may be made at the NASS Leadership Conference reservation website - please book by Sept. 11.