110th NREA Convention and Research Symposium

OCTOBER 11–13, 2018
Denver, Colorado

For most rural school districts in this country, collaboration is not a choice, it is a necessity. Collaboration helps to elevate the voice of rural districts, uplift and empower isolated educators, administrators, and students, and leverage limited resources to tackle big issues. In the spirit of collaboration, Battelle for Kids and the National Rural Education Association (NREA) will host the 2018 National Forum to Advance Rural Education and 110th NREA Convention and Research Symposium.
This annual event is designed to create an environment for collaboration and innovation with a diverse community—national experts, K–12 and higher education practitioners, leading researchers, policymakers, and philanthropic leaders—to learn and share ideas around the topics at the forefront of rural education and to ensure 21st century learning is a reality for all rural students. Ultimately, we want to help unite and inspire people to action.


Thursday, October 11, 2018

8–9 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast 

9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Learning Sessions

Friday, October 12, 2018

8–9 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast
9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Learning Sessions
5–7 p.m.
Auction and Reception

Saturday, October 13, 2018

9–11 a.m.
Breakfast and Closing Session

Keynote Speakers


Temple Grandin

Helping Different Minds Solve Problems & Develop Talents
Temple Grandin, Ph.D., is the most accomplished and well-known adult with autism in the world. Her fascinating life, with all its challenges and successes, has been brought to the screen with the HBO full-length film Temple Grandin, starring Claire Danes. Dr. Grandin is a speaker who inspires and motivates others through her story.  She has been featured on NPR and major television programs, including the BBC special The Woman Who Thinks Like a Cow, ABC’s Primetime LiveThe Today ShowLarry King Live48 Hours, and 20/20 and has been written about in many national publications, including Time, PeopleForbesUS News and World Report, and The New York Times
Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center
7800 E Tufts Avenue, Denver, CO 80237, United States
Registration Information
Presenter Registration
Sale Ends: Oct 03, 2018 11:59 PM MDT
Up to TWO presenters per session may register at the discounted presenter rate. All others are to register using the Attendee Registration option.
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Attendee Registration
Sale Ends: Oct 03, 2018 11:59 PM MDT
Group Discount (3 or more)
Sale Ends: Oct 03, 2018 11:59 PM MDT
If you have three or more attendees, select this registration option, choose the number in your group, and you will be prompted to enter contact information for each as you proceed. You will receive 10% off the individual registration rate.
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Hosted By

Battelle for Kids

Battelle for Kids is a national not-for-profit organization committed to collaborating with school systems and communities to realize the power and promise of 21st century learning for every student. Our team of experienced educators alongside communications, technology, and business professionals innovates and partners with school systems to offer an educational experience that prepares all students to become lifelong learners and contributors in an ever-changing world.

National Rural Education Association (NREA)

NREA is the voice of all rural schools and rural communities across the United States. NREA was originally founded as the Department of Rural Education in 1907. It is the oldest established national organization of its kind in the United States. Through the years it has evolved as a strong and respected organization of rural school administrators, teachers, board members, regional service agency personnel, researchers, business and industry representatives, and others interested in maintaining the vitality of rural school systems across the country.

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