Conference Overview

Every day, attendees will find sessions targeted at a variety of grade levels (pre-K, elementary, middle, high, and college) as well as general interest sessions. Every day, attendees will also find sessions that focus on each of the conference's 7 strands.

Note: Sponsor Showcases & Sponsor Technology Showcases take place during the regular session times

Sunday, April 19, 2009

  • Conference Bag Preparation
  • Conference Bag Stuffing
  • Advance Registration Check-In
  • On-site Conference Registration

Monday, April 20, 2009

  • Check-In and On-Site Conference Registration
  • Opening Session
  • Keynote Address by Katie Haycock
  • Sponsor Displays
  • Major, Regular and Double Sessions
  • Concurrent Presentations all day

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

  • Check-In and On-Site Registration
  • State of the Organization
  • Sponsor Recognition
  • Sponsor Displays
  • Major, Regular and Extended Sessions
  • Iris Carl Travel Grant Awardees
  • Concurrent Presentations all day
  • Caucus Sessions

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

  • Check-In and On-Site Registration
  • Major, Regular and Extended Sessions
  • Concurrent Presentations all day
  • Special Interest Group Meetings


NCSM conference attendees will have the opportunity to examine, explore, and review NCSM's sponsor partners' products and services in the Sponsor Display Area on Monday afternoon and all day Tuesday. Be sure to stop by the Sponsor Display Area.

Regional Caucuses

Take advantage of the proximity of others from your state and/or region. This perfect time has been designated to promote networking, collaboration, and communication within each NCSM region. Regional Directors will facilitate these sessions, providing opportunities to share information, ideas, successes, and challenges among colleagues. Caucuses are scheduled on Tuesday afternoon.


Sponsor Showcases. Learn about the newest products and resources from the elite NCSM sponsor partners. Each session is 60 minutes.

Technology Showcases. Learn about the latest technology tools during the Technology Showcases. Each session is 60 minutes and takes place in a PC environment.

Special Interest Meetings

This special time has been set aside for professional groups of interest to NCSM members. Learn, share information, and network. Meetings are scheduled on Wednesday afternoon.

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