49th Annual NABSE Conference

Los Angeles, CA  ~  LAX Marriott Hotel

November 10-14, 2021


Focusing on Innovation, Equity, and Social Emotional Learning


No onsite registrations.

Registration for the 49th Annual NABSE Conference has sold out.  For those that have already registered, there is still time to enhance your conference experience by purchasing a conference add-on (Dining With Divas, Men On A Mission, Golf Tournament, Aspiring Superintendents, Cultural Tour and Parents Day Summit)

The Higher Ed Tour is an opportunity for conference attendees to visit local higher education institutions on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 from 8:00am to 4:00pm.  The tour will depart from the Marriott Airport hotel with stops at Compton College and CSU Dominguez.  Limited seating is available for registered conference attendees.

The National Alliance of Black School Educators' greatest conference priority and commitment is to protect the health, well-being and safety of all our members and participants. The NABSE 49th Annual Conference will take place over four days including the pre-conference. Participants will be able to join a variety of sessions and safely interact with exhibitors, presenters and other participants.  Each participant retains the responsibility of exercising caution and care throughout the conference to foster a healthy and safe learning experience for all.

Conference Chair

(This information is a mandate from the city of Los Angeles)

The Los Angeles mandate will require residents and visitors to show proof of a COVID-19 vaccine in order to eat, drink, or shop in indoor establishments across the city.

Under this mandate, eligible patrons will need to show proof of a COVID-19 vaccination to enter restaurants, bars, coffee shops, stores, gyms, spas or salons. People attending large, outdoor events will also need to show evidence of either vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test to attend the event.

Proof of vaccination includes a vaccination card issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a photo of both sides of the card, documentation from a health care provider, or a digital record of vaccination issued by California, another state or country.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:  NABSE members, supporters, superintendents, principals, school board members, education human resource professionals, deans, professors, education department heads, administrative/educational support staff, teachers, parents, curriculum specialists, students, clergy, employers, job seekers and any individual or organization concerned about the education of our nation’s children.



Membership Status* Full
Individual Non-Member $500
Individual Member $400
Retiree Non-Member $400
Retiree Member $350
Student Non-Member** $250       (*Verification required)
Student Member** $200       (*Verification required)

*Members with outstanding membership dues must complete and submit a membership renewal application. Persons whose membership dues are delinquent will be charged the Non-Member registration rate.

**Student membership/registration category applicable only to full-time students who are NOT employed. Valid student identification card must be presented on-site or higher registration rates will apply.


Parents Symposium $50
Aspiring Superintendents $150
Cultural Tour $50
Sister to Sister $50
Brother to Brother $50


Renaissance Los Angeles Airport Hotel
9620 Airport Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90045

Click Here to Register Today


Room Rate - $168/night

DEADLINE: Reservations by attendees must be received on or before Friday, October 29, 2021


Hotel Reservations are available for NABSE Conference Registered Attendees ONLY!

If you have made a hotel reservation and have not registered for the NABSE Conference, you have 48 hours to register, otherwise, your HOTEL reservation will be moved out of the NABSE room block rate and you will be charged the prevailing hotel rate. Thank you for your cooperation.  


Los Angeles Airport Marriott
5855 West Century Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90045

Hotel Registration Link: http://bit.ly/nabseconferencehotel


Room Rate - $181/night - Reservations for the Event can be made by individual attendees directly with Marriott reservations at 1 (800) 228-9290 or (310) 641-5700.

DEADLINE: Reservations by attendees must be received on or before Sunday, October 17, 2021

Self Parking - $18.00/day

Complimentary airport shuttle from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

A deposit equal to one night's stay is required to hold each individual's reservation. Should a guest cancel a reservation, the deposit will be refunded if notice is received at least three (3) working days prior to arrival and a cancellation number are obtained.


Hotel Reservations are available for NABSE Conference Registered Attendees ONLY!

If you have made a hotel reservation and have not registered for the NABSE Conference, you have 48 hours to register, otherwise, your HOTEL reservation will be moved out of the NABSE room block rate and you will be charged the prevailing hotel rate. Thank you for your cooperation.  


  • Online conference registration is available at www.nabse.org through October 29, 2021, or until capacity is reached, by purchase order and credit card only.
  • Refunds must be submitted in writing to the NABSE Office to registration@nabse.org or by mail, postmarked no later than September 3, 2021.  NO refunds will be issued after this date.
  • Declined credit cards and unremitted POs may result in delayed registration.
  • On-Site Registrants must come to the On-Site Registration booth to make any required payment in order to receive their registration materials and conference credentials.
  • NO PERSONAL CHECKS will be accepted on-site for any conference fees under any circumstances.
  • Attendees will not gain access to conference activities without remitting full payment and displaying conference credentials.
  • A $50.00 service charge will be assessed on all refund requests before September 3, 2021.
  • A $30.00 fee will be assessed for all returned checks.
  • A $50.00 fee will be assessed to transfer registration from one individual to another. Registration transfer requests must be submitted in writing by September 3, 2021.
  • Conference badges must be worn in order to gain access to all functions
  • The registrant’s full name and organization will appear on your conference credentials and registration documents exactly as it is provided on the registration form. Badges must be worn to all events.
  • All registration and membership fees must be paid in full prior to receiving conference materials.

How To Prepare & What To Bring


  • Laptops are frequently seen in use by conference attendees.  This is strictly at the discretion of each conference attendee.  WiFi will be available to all attendees throughout the event space and in guests rooms.
  • Smartphones are a valuable resource during the conference to assist in remaining up to date with the conference app.  The app will be available a few days prior to the start of the conference to allow attendees to begin to identify the sessions and activities they plan to attend.
  • Pen and paper will never go out of style!


  • Business cards are a great way to connect with fellow educators whether in hand or digital.
  • Conference attendees will have the opportunity to build their individual profile within the conference app to assist in networking.  Attendees are encouraged to complete their profiles prior to the first day of the conference.


  • Business attire is appropriate for most general and breakout sessions.
  • Shoes to your liking.  All activities and events, with the exception of the pre-conference tours, will take place onsite at the hotel.  The general session space, exhibit and breakout spaces are all in close proximity.
  • Special Activities
    • NABSE After Dark All Black Party  (Casual Black Attire Encouraged)
    • NABSE After Dark Old School Party  (80s & 90s Attire Encouraged)
    • Affiliates Night, Theme: "Welcome to Wakanda" (Dress Accordingly)
    • NABSE Awards Banquet (Formal and Semi-Formal Attire Encouraged)

Getting To the Hotel


HOTEL SHUTTLE SERVICE:  After landing and collecting your luggage, exit the doors on Level 2.  Once outside, look for any one of the red hotel shuttle signs.  Remain near the sign and watch for the Marriott Shuttle to approach.  It is a larger white van that also includes branding for both the Sheraton and the Renaissance hotels.  The shuttle will deliver you directly to the hotel.

RIDESHARE SERVICES:  Rideshare services are available from a designated lot on the airport grounds.  Rates can range anywhere from $10 to $40 for the short ride to the hotel depending on time of day.

NOTE:  While the hotel is located only a short distance from the terminal, it is not feasible to walk to the distance due to traffic and construction.


WEDNESDAY, November 10, 2021  (Pre-Conference & Ticketed Events)

Time Event
7:30am – 8:00am Tour Check-Ins
8:00am – 4:00pm College Tour
8:00am – 3:00pm Cultural Tour for the Soul
8:00am – 4:00pm Parents Day Summit
11:45am – 12:00pm Golf Tournament Check-In (10:00am Start)
9:00am – 3:00pm Aspiring Superintendents Academy
9:00am – 12:00pm Youth Symposium
11:45am – 12:00pm Golf Tournament Check-In & Departure
12:00pm – 8:00pm Registration
1:00pm-5:00pm Golf Tournament
3:30pm – 9:00pm Exhibitor Set-Up
4:00pm – 5:30pm NABSE Board Meeting
5:30pm – 7:00pm NABSEF Board of Directors Meeting
7:00pm – 9:00pm Dining with Divas
9:00pm – 11:00pm NABSE After Dark - Dance (Casual Black Attire)

THURSDAY, November 11, 2021

Time Event
7:00am-8:00pm Registration
8:30am – 9:20am Opening Plenary – Legislative Session
9:30am – 11:30am Opening Plenary
11:30am – 12:00pm Delegate Assembly
11:30am – 4:00pm Exhibitor Hall Open
12:00pm – 1:00pm LUNCH on Your Own
1:00pm – 2:15pm Workshop Series I     (See Workshop Titles Below)            +NABSE Legislative Session
1:00pm – 5:00pm Superintendents Session
2:30pm – 3:45pm Workshop Series II   (See Workshop Titles Below)             +NABSE Legislative Session
3:45pm – 5:00pm Commission Meetings
9:00pm – 11:00pm NABSE After Dark – Old School Party

*NABSE will partner with the American Red Cross for a Blood Drive on Thursday, November 11th from 10:00am to 4:00pm.  Collections are specifically targeted to support those diagnosed with Sickle Cell Anemia.

FRIDAY, November 12, 2021

Time Event
7:00am – 8:00pm Registration
8:00am – 12:00pm Higher Ed Strand
8:00am – 4:00pm Exhibitor Hall Open
8:30am – 4:00pm Governance Strand
8:30am – 4:00pm Principals Symposium
8:30am – 4:00pm Superintendents Session
8:30am – 9:45am Workshop Series III      (See Workshop Titles Below)
10:00am – 11:15am Workshop Series IV     (See Workshop Titles Below)
11:30am - 12:30pm Lunch (Boxed lunches provided)
12:30am – 2:00pm Founding Members Celebration
2:15pm – 3:30pm Workshop Series V      (See Workshop Titles Below)
2:45pm – 4:00pm Affiliate Presidents Meeting
4:00pm – 5:30pm Superintendents Reception
7:00pm – 10:00pm Affiliates’ Night

Don't miss the Exhibitors' "Shop Til You Drop"  late night shopping event, 7:00pm - 10:00pm 

SATURDAY, November 13, 2021

Time Event
8:00am – 12:00pm Registration
8:00am – 12:00pm Exhibit Hall Open
8:15am – 10:00am Delegates Assembly
10:15am – 11:30am Workshop Series VI     (See Workshop Titles Below)                +NABSE Legislative Session
10:00am – 3:30pm Instruction & Instructional Support
11:45am – 1:00pm Workshop Series VII    (See Workshop Titles Below)
11:45am – 1:00pm NABSE’s Leading Ladies Series
11:45am – 1:00pm NABSE’s Men of Iron Series
1:00pm - 5:00pm Enjoy the City
6:00pm – 6:30pm NABSE Red Carpet
6:30pm – 9:00pm Awards Banquet
9:00pm – 12:00am Closing Celebration


SUNDAY, November 14, 2021

Time Event
9:00am – 10:30am Ecumenical Service
10:40am – 1:00pm NABSE Board Meeting
NABSE 49th Annual Conference - Nov 10-14, 2021