11 Conferences, Webinar Series, and National Events in 2022–23 to Increase Your SEL Knowledge

Professional learning is so important for teachers and educators. Conferences, webinars, and other events increase communication skills, help educators gain expert knowledge, provide networking opportunities, and renew motivation.

More and more professional learning opportunities are focusing on social and emotional learning (SEL). Check out these 11 conferences, events, and webinars to increase your SEL knowledge, share ideas on successful ways to teach these important skills to students, and learn new practices that you can bring back to your district, school, or classroom.

ICSEL 2022: International Conference on Social Emotional Learning

Hosting Organization: The International Research Conference

Dates: September 27–28, 2022

Locations: San Francisco, CA

Conference Description: This event is part of an international series that aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Social Emotional Learning. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Social Emotional Learning.

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2022 SEL Exchange Virtual Summit

Hosting Organization: Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL)

Date: October 13, 2022, 1:00–5:00 p.m. ET

Location: Virtual (Aperture Education will be attending)

Conference Description: The annual Social and Emotional Learning Exchange Virtual Summit brings education champions together to learn and share insights that advance evidence, practices, and policies in support of all young people. This year’s virtual summit, Weaving a New Tapestry: Schools, Families and Communities Together, aims to build deeper, multi-directional partnerships that benefit all students and adults.

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Council of the Great City Schools 66th Annual Fall Conference

Hosting Organization: Council of Great City Schools

Dates: October 19–23, 2022

Location: Orlando, FL (Aperture Education will be presenting)

Conference Description: The Council of the Great City Schools will hold its 66th Annual Fall Conference, Oct. 19-23, 2022 at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando, FL. Under the banner “Innovation for a New Era in Public Education” the conference will give big-city school superintendents, board members, senior administrators and college deans of education a forum to discuss issues and share information and best practices to improve teaching and learning.

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Leading a Legacy 2022 SEL Vision Summit

Hosting Organization: Aperture Education

Dates: November 3, 2022, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. ET

Location: Virtual

Conference Description: Hosted by Aperture Education, the SEL Vision Summit: Leading a Legacy is an opportunity to collaborate with people like you — those committed to advancing social and emotional learning (SEL) to embrace the whole child and prepare students for a successful future. When we implement intentional, evidence-based, research-backed SEL practices we are laying a strong foundation for our students’ current and future achievements.

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Learning 2022: The Learning Leaders Conference

Hosting Organization: CSM Learning LLC and The Learning Guild

Dates: November 6–9, 2022

Location: Orlando, FL

Conference Description: The Learning 2022 conference takes a leadership-oriented view of strategies, technology, and trends with an eye toward developing necessary skills for leaders at all levels. Whether you are an experienced or aspiring learning leader, Learning 2022 is the destination to take your leadership career to new heights with 120+ sessions on topics like “Leading with Empathy,” “Social & Collaborative Learning,” and “Wellness Work.”

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CSBA Annual Education Conference

Hosting Organization: California School Boards Association

Dates: December 1–3, 2022

Location: San Diego, CA (Aperture Education will be presenting)

Conference Description: AEC is CSBA’s premier continuing education program—delivering practical solutions to help governance teams from districts and county offices of education improve student learning and achievement. Whether you are a veteran board member, a superintendent, a board support professional or a first-time attendee, you’ll come away from conference with practical ideas and a renewed commitment to help your board accomplish the critical work ahead.

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Branching Minds MTSS Virtual Summit: Setting Intentions for the New Year: MTSS 2023

Hosting Organization: California School Boards Association

Dates: December 6–7, 2022

Location: Virtual (Aperture Education will be presenting)

Conference Description:

This Summit is a 2-day event full of dynamic and engaging sessions, inspiring and insightful keynotes, and discussion of some of the most impactful practices in MTSS.  Join this opportunity to experience a national community of practice, share resources and insights with other leaders, and build inspiration and knowledge to take back to your teams and communities.

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Innovative Schools Summit

Hosting Organization: Innovative Schools Summit

Dates: Various dates, February–December 2023

Locations: New York, Orlando, Atlanta, Las Vegas, San Antonio

Conference Description: The Innovative Schools Summit assembles internationally recognized innovators, together with practicing educators and consultants, who are currently finding success with cutting-edge best practices and research-based methodologies in education. These multi-day events provide an opportunity for teachers, administrators, counselors and other educators to learn about new insights and strategies for reaching and teaching students PK–12.

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SEL Day 2023

Hosting Organization: SEL4US and the Urban Assembly

Dates: March 10, 2023

Location: Virtual (Aperture Education will be participating)

Conference Description: SEL4US and The Urban Assembly invite schools and communities around the globe to celebrate the fourth annual International SEL Day on Friday, March 10, 2023. Our theme this year is: Uplifting Hearts, Connecting Minds.

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Demystifying Systemic Social and Emotional Learning: 10-Part Series

Hosting Organization: CASEL

Dates: Monthly

Location: Virtual, On-Demand

Conference Description: This monthly series of thought leadership webinars addresses ten key aspects of high-quality systemic SEL. Join CASEL and collaborators for insights on prioritizing academic, social, and emotional learning for all students across all school contexts. This series is recommended for education leaders and researchers at the state, district, and school levels. You can register for the whole series, one webinar, or multiple. Not sure if you can attend live? Still register to receive recordings and follow-up resources straight to your inbox.

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Voices from the Field Webinar Series

Hosting Organization: Aperture Education

Dates: Bi-Monthly

Location: Virtual, On-Demand

Conference Description: Sign up for our high-quality professional learning webinars to learn more about trending topics in SEL, hear from experts in the field, and get first-hand testimonials from Aperture partners. Browse our list of upcoming webinars and sign up for any (or all!) that interest you. Certifications for attendance are available. If you cannot attend the live session, go ahead and register to receive a link to watch on-demand.

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We hope this list of SEL conferences, webinars, and events will help you deepen your understanding of SEL, make connections with other educators, and bring new ideas to improve SEL in your district, school, or classroom.

Interested in learning even more about SEL and improving your educators’ own social and emotional skills? Check out our new tool, Educator Social-Emotional Reflection and Training (EdSERT).

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