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Will the Symposium 2021 be in-person or virtual?

The Aurora Institute Symposium 2021 will be held virtually on October 25-27, due to health and safety considerations with travel and hosting large in-person gatherings. Registration is now open. We hope you will join us.

I’d like to submit a proposal to present. How do I do this?

Proposals were due by 11:59 p.m. ET on Friday, March 26, 2021. Unfortunately, we cannot accept late submissions. If you have already submitted a proposal, you can expect to be notified about your proposal status by May 10, 2021.

*NOTE: Keynote plenary speakers are selected by invitation only.

Who attends the Aurora Institute Symposium?

The Aurora Institute gathers leading practitioners and educators shaping the future of education across the U.S. and around the world. Attendees include superintendents and district administrators, principals and school administrators, teachers, researchers, policymakers, technical assistance, and professional development providers, higher education leaders, funders, school board members, students, and other advocates for transforming education systems.

Where can I find the Symposium agenda and program?

The Symposium “At-a-Glance” agenda is located here, and you can view keynote plenaries here.

How can I register to attend the Symposium?

Attendee registration is open for the Symposium at this link. Policymakers, members of the press, and K-16 students may also attend the Symposium free of charge. To receive a code for complimentary registration, please contact Jessica Brisson. Consider joining our mailing lists to ensure you receive important Symposium updates about programming. 

What is the attendee registration fee?

Attendee registration fees have been announced on this page. Aurora Institute members may attend the Symposium free of charge. Register to become a member here, then register to attend the Symposium

I’m interested in sponsoring the Symposium. Where can I learn more?

Thank you for your interest in sponsoring the Symposium. Please contact Natalie Slocum to learn more about sponsorship opportunities, and view the sponsorship prospectus here.

How can I get access to the Program Book and Zoom links for sessions?

If you are registered, please contact Natalie Slocum for access to this year’s Program Book and Zoom links to enter the keynotes and sessions.

I need a copy of my receipt/invoice. Who should I contact?

Please contact Desiree Smith to receive a copy of your receipt or invoice.

I have a question about membership. Who should I contact?

Please contact Jessica Brisson with any questions about membership support.