The 2021 conference schedule includes keynote speakers, presentations, sponsors, the annual meeting of the delegates, and an awards ceremony.


Draft Schedule (7/12)

Thursday, November 11

7:30-8:30 a.m. Board Chairs Meeting
9-10:45 a.m. Opening General Session

Keynote Address: Beth Chapman
Beth Chapman has worked in executive positions in four of the seven Constitutional Offices, being elected statewide to two of them – Secretary of State and State Auditor. She has worked as a Cabinet Member for a Governor, a Press Secretary for a Lt. Governor, working closely with the Alabama Legislature and multiple state agencies.

10:45-12 p.m. Visit with Exhibitors
12-2 p.m. Second General Session

Keynote Address: Coach Roy Williams
Roy Williams retired as head coach of the UNC Men’s Basketball Team on April 1, 2021, with the third-most wins by a Division I head coach and the sixth-highest winning percentage in college basketball history. The Asheville native is one of 11 Tar Heels enshrined in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, joining a group that includes Dean Smith, Michael Jordan, James Worthy, Larry Brown, Billy Cunningham, Bob McAdoo, Charlie Scott, and Bobby Jones.

2:15-3:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions
3 p.m. Delegate Assembly Registration Opens
3:30-5 p.m. Delegate Assembly
4-5:15 p.m. Breakout Sessions
5-6:15 p.m. Reception in Exhibit Hall


Friday, November 12

7:30-8:45 a.m. Breakfast with Exhibitor Recognition
9-10:15 a.m. Breakout Sessions
10:30-11:45 a.m. Breakout Sessions
12-2 p.m. Third General Session

Keynote Address: Leadership Conversations

2-2:30 p.m. Door Prizes in the Exhibit Hall
2:30-3:45 p.m. Breakout Sessions
4:30-6 p.m. Awards Ceremony
6-8 p.m. Awards Reception

Saturday, November 13

7:30-9 a.m. Closing General Session & Installation of the 2021-2022 NCSBA President


Featured speakers will address participants during the general sessions. These state and nationally known leaders are sure to inspire and motivate school board members and administrators!

Breakout Sessions

Breakout sessions are the heart of the conference and provide the opportunity for learning in a smaller group atmosphere. Click here to submit a breakout session proposal.

Exhibit Show

The exhibit show is dedicated to providing a pleasant and informative conference experience for everyone. The show is about you being able to discover new ideas and tools to help benefit your individual school system’s goals and meet your current and future needs – all online! As a school board member, you are part of the team of decision-makers for your school system. Plan to learn about the products and services available from our 2021 exhibitors.