Join thousands of your colleagues from across the state in Ocean City on October 17-18 for the 2014 MSEA Convention: Our Profession. Our Association. Our Voice. Read below for information on workshops, vendors, hotel discounts, special event announcements, and more!
Exhibit at the 2014 Convention
Exhibit in our completely revamped Exhibition Hall! Click here to view the Exhibitor and Advertising Prospectus.
Professional Development Workshops
Educators can choose from several professional development workshops at the 2014 MSEA Convention. Click here for workshop descriptions and presenter bios.
For a schedule of this year's workshops, click here.
New at this year's convention: Yes You Can!, a two-day classroom management workshop. Click here to learn more and to register.
How Do We Get What We Want? Organize!
Join us for this special session on organizing successfully in your building and local, whether the issue is professional, political, or your principal. This highly interactive session will be led by NEA organizing guru Floyd Cox, and will begin Friday at 1 p.m. in the Bayfront Ballroom. You won’t want to miss it!
Haunting Our Hallways: A Frank Discussion about Human Trafficking and What Educators Can Do to Help
Join us for this powerful gathering of survivors and advocates to discuss a frightening and dangerous problem that affects Maryland's schools and students. Hear stories of hope and recovery and learn how law enforcement is tackling the growing problem of forced child and adult sex and labor trafficking. Speakers include survivors and advocates Holly Austin Smith and Evelyn Chumbow, survivor service coordinator at Courtney's House Tei Spaine, and Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent Cara Rose. This session will run from 2:30-4:30 p.m. on Friday in the Bayfront Ballroom.
MSEA's Got Talent!
Here’s how it works: members with a special talent can enter to perform at MSEA’s Got Talent, held the night before this year’s MSEA Convention on Thursday, October 16 at 8:00 p.m. in the Ocean City Convention Center Ballroom. An audience full of members and our “special celebrity” judges, like WBAL-TV’s Tim Tooten and Senator Jim Mathias, will help choose three finalists. Those finalists will go on to perform in front of all MSEA RA delegates the next morning.
The big winner will be chosen by delegates voting with their "Betty Bucks." Delegates can earn additional Betty Bucks by participating in PAC. The winner will be crowned during the final business session on Saturday afternoon. The winning talent will receive fabulous prizes, big-time bragging rights, and who knows—maybe even a record or movie deal.
Make sure you join us at 8:00 p.m. in the Convention Center Ballroom!
Click here for a list of hotels offering special rates for MSEA members attending the 2014 Convention.
MSEA's Official 2014 Convention App
For the first time, MSEA will launch an app completely designed for convention attendees.
This iPhone and Android friendly app will allow you to:
-View schedules, explore sessions, look up workshops, and find events taking place throughout the convention.
-Earn points, badges, and prizes for being active on the app and at the convention. Check the leaderboard to see how you compare to other attendees.
-Create your own personal schedule at the convention.
-Access location and speaker information at your fingertips.
-Post updates to workshops sessions, keynote and RA speakers, and exhibitor booths.
-Interact with a real-time feed of all event activity that showcases which speakers or sessions are trending, the most popular photos, and popular discussion topics.
-Expand your professional network and have fun!
The app will launch in late Sepember/early October. Check back for updates coming soon!
Future Annual Convention Dates
2015, October 16-17