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Equity in Education Summit

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2024 Equity in Education Summit:
Reclaiming Joy in Our Schools

Monday, February 26 & Tuesday, February 27, 2024
The Renaissance Hotel, Downtown Asheville, NC


Come together with national scholars and regional PreK-12 school community members (including teachers, specialists, school counselors, school/district leaders, board members, students, education-related association members, and other community members who see their work as impacting education) to learn more about educational practices that cultivate joy in schools.





Registration begins at 8:00 am in the hotel lobby area outside Grand Ballrooms A & B.  Please enter the hotel at the front and follow directional signs past the main hotel check-in area and turn left to find the lobby area for the conference. 
Coffee will begin being served at 7:45 in the lobby area.


Please note that parking is available behind the Renaissance Hotel for $8 a day.  You will need to arrive several minutes early to allow for receiving a parking slip and entering through the parking gate. You can then walk around the Hotel and enter at the front.

Keynote Speakers will include:

Dr. Anneliese Singh & Dr. Gholdy Muhammad

Learn more about the keynote speakers on the Conference and Sessions Schedule Page


Lunch and Learn Day Two: Day one of the conference will be "lunch on your own" in beautiful downtown Asheville. We encourage participants to make lunch reservations for 12:15. On day two of the conference, we will be hosting a lunch and learn event. During registration you will have the option to register and pay for a $10 boxed lunch for day two if you would like to join.

The conference has reached its maximum capacity.
Registration is now CLOSED


Registration Cost

Regular Attendee.........$125.00
PK-12 Teachers (limited availability)............$60.00 -- Spaces for this option are now full. Teachers may register as a regular attendee.
University Students..... $60.00

(WCU Affiliate groups, please use the regular link to register as well)
WCU College of Education and Allied Professions - Faculty
WCU College of Education and Allied Professions - Teacher Interns
WCU Educational Leadership Faculty
WCU MSA Principal Fellows Students
Principal Fellows Mentor or District Liaison
All registration fees are non-refundable.


A limited number of hotel rooms will be available for a reduced rate of $119 a night (plus taxes and fees). Reservation must be made by January 23, 2024 to receive this reduced rate.
Reserve your room at the Renissance Asheville Downtown Hotel

Submit a Conference Proposal- CLOSED

There will be 5 different types of Conference Presentations for this year's conference: General Interest Session, Lightning Round Session, Round Table Scholar-Practitioner Discussion, Scholarly Poster Session, PK-12 Student Presentation (sponsorsd by an educator and persmission granted from the school system).  There are also opportunities to lead Interactive Wellness Sessions.  

Supports, Modifications, and/or Accommodations for Participants

All participants are welcome. For questions regarding access and accommodations, please contact WCU Educational Outreach at or by phone at 828.227.7397 by February 16, 2024.

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