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National Conference in New Orleans • Nov. 6-9, 2024


Enrich your participation and enhance your network

Come for the knowledge, stay for the connections, and leave with a network that will support your career.


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NSTA Leaders Institute

NSTA Leaders Institute: Transforming Teaching & Learning

Wednesday, November 6

Join fellow administrators for a day of empowering strategies, connection, and inspiration through focused leader-centric professional learning. National Conference registration is NOT required to attend the Leaders Institute. Participants registering for the Leaders Institute are invited to purchase conference registration at a discounted cost.

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Opening Reception

Wednesday, November 6 • 4:00-5:00 PM

Join us at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center for an opening reception to mark the start of NSTA NOLA24! We’ll keep it casual—enjoy beverages and small bites while networking with old and new friends. The event is complimentary and open to all registered conference attendees.

Closing Reception

Saturday, November 9 • 2:15-3:15 PM

Join us for the NSTA NOLA24 closing reception, celebrating the end of four days of unparalleled inspiration, learning, and connection.

Sip on refreshing beverages, savor delectable snacks, and mingle with fellow attendees as you relish the final moments of this incredible conference.

Drink tickets will be distributed at the final concurrent session on November 9, beginning at 1 PM. Secure a ticket at the final learning session to ensure your golden opportunity to not only enjoy a refreshing beverage but also enter the running for some truly amazing prizes. Raise a glass to a successful event and your potential to win as we celebrate the collective accomplishments of NSTA NOLA24.

You must be present to win, so don't miss out on this electrifying conclusion. Cheers to an unforgettable NSTA NOLA24!


Morning Refresh



Morning Coffee Chats

Morning Coffee Chats

Friday and Saturday, November 7-8 • 6:40-7:40 AM

Bring your favorite sunrise beverage and join us on Friday and Saturday morning for an informal get-together with your peers. Share ideas and experiences, expand your network, and connect with colleagues and friends from around the country. All are welcome to attend.


Sunrise Yoga

Sunrise Yoga

Thursday, Friday and Saturday, November 7-9 • 6:40-7:40 AM

Calling all yoga enthusiasts. Regardless of whether you’re a newbie or veteran, join yoga instructor Azra Chughtai for a gentle warm-up; traditional vinyāsa-style yoga (balance poses, core, strength building); deep stretching for hips and hamstrings; and, of course, meditation for relaxation and de-stressing. Beginner friendly!



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