PASA and PSBA are seeking relevant and compelling presentations for the 2023 conference! This year’s event is scheduled to be held October 15 – 17 at Kalahari Resorts & Conventions in the Poconos. Presentation topics should appeal to a broad school leader audience but fit in one of the learning tracks outlined below. Applications are due by June 20, 2023.

Efficient District Operations:
In the rapidly changing K-12 environment, district operations must adapt quickly to meet evolving needs. In this track, learn how to assess the effectiveness of operations at your school entity and identify opportunities to improve. Session topics range from finance to human resources to technology.

The Effective School Board:
An effective school board is one that positively impacts student achievement. These types of boards are characterized by their collaborative relationship with staff and the community, as well as a strong communication framework that informs and engages stakeholders in setting and achieving the district’s goals. In this track, dive into the essential attributes of school board effectiveness with topics including communications, advocacy, governance, policy and innovation.

Hot Topics in Education:
Get the latest information on the issues of the moment in education. Topics in this track range from diversity to disruptive meetings. 

School Boards 101:
If you’re a new member of the Team of 10, you’ve come to the right place! This track covers the basics of board service, including the nuts and bolts of schools boards and board meetings, how to be an effective board member, and working well as a team for your students’ benefit. Meet other first-term directors and get the information you need to start strong.

Employment and Engagement:
With teacher and staff shortages at an all-time high, many boards are tasked with employee recruitment and benefits decisions on a regular basis. In this track, learn how you can hire, train and retain top-notch staff for your district. Examine your district’s personnel roles and responsibilities to create a work environment that attracts and retains talent. Explore employee benefits, such as mental health and other supports, and understand how to conduct effective evaluations/review cycles.

Submit your application TODAY!

If you prefer to complete a fillable PDF or print a paper form, please click here to download a presenter submission form. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Grace Rodgers at