NCTM Leadership Conference

  • 2019 Leadership Conference2019 Leadership Conference

    Denver • July 16, 2019

    Empower yourself to fulfill your role as a mathematics educator and leader. Join thought leaders, educators, administrators, and colleagues from across the country in Denver for a special one-day mathematics education event featuring compelling, interactive sessions on leadership, advocacy, and communication.

    Hear from influential members of the math education community. Access tools, information, and skills that will help you shine whether you are in or out of the classroom.

    Follow a specific strand or mix and match to optimize your professional development. Choose one session in the morning and one in the afternoon.

    Registration for the 2019 Leadership Conference has ended.


    Space is limited, so register early to ensure a spot. The deadline to register is July 8, 2019.

    Registration Fee: $250

    Payment Methods Accepted

    • Credit Card: VISA, MasterCard or American Express. A confirmation letter and receipt will be sent automatically by email, once you complete the online registration process.
    • Check: This option will be available until July 1, 2019. An invoice will be sent to you automatically by email, once you complete the online registration process. Your payment must be received within 30 days of submitting your registration or the registration will be canceled.
    • Purchase Order: If a purchase order is being used, a copy must be attached to your online registration to complete your registration.


    Please contact if you have any questions.

    Venue Information

    The Leadership Conference will be held at the Crowne Plaza- Denver. Lunch will be provided.

    Crowne Plaza
    1450 Glenarm Place
    Denver, CO 80202

    Conference Strands and Speakers

    Conference Strands

    There are three strands available: Leadership, Advocacy, and Communication

    Morning Sessions

    Leadership A
    Speaker: Michelle Naidu
    Title: The Leader in the Mirror
    This session will explore different lenses we can use to understand ourselves and our default choices and will provide tools for planning that will ensure we are considering a wide variety of needs.

    Advocacy A
    Speaker: Robert Q. Berry III, Ph. D
    Title: Using our Collective Efficacy for Advocacy in Mathematics Teaching and Learning
    This session will address ways mathematics educators can use their collective efficacy for teaching and for policy change. Specifically, it will focus on actions mathematics educators can undertake to impact change.

    Communication A
    Speaker: Angela Barlow, Ph. D., Editor-in-Chief of Mathematics Teacher: Learning and Teaching Pre-K-12
    Title: You’ve Got Stories: Now It’s Time to Write!
    Whether identifying the idea, selecting a journal, or writing the manuscript, this session will feature helpful hints, strategies, and resources to aid in this process.

    Afternoon Sessions

    Leadership B
    Speakers: Mary Pittman and Joanie Funderburk
    Title: Making the Most of Meetings: How to Lead and Participate in a Productive Meeting
    This session will help you learn about planning and facilitation skills that will make your meeting enjoyable and productive.

    Advocacy B
    Speaker: Marian Dingle
    Title: It's Not That Hard – Accessing Your Power to Advocate for What Matters
    This interactive session involves deep questions about sustainable change as individual and group goals are clarified. Through group dialogue and collective experience, participants will leave with specific actions that can be taken in their contexts.

    Communication B
    Speakers: Kim Smith and Andrew Busch
    Title: Leveraging Social Media for Mathematics Professional Learning
    Join this session to learn about how you can grow professionally with the help of social media. Get tips to get started, or ideas for expanding your connections, and experience the power of a global learning community. Opportunities to set goals and assess learnings.

    Hotel and Transportation

    Conference events will be held at the Crowne Plaza- Denver Hotel.

    Crowne Plaza-Denver Hotel Address
    1450 Glenarm Place
    Denver, CO 80202
    Telephone: (303) 573-1450

    Transportation Tips
    The Crowne Plaza Denver Hotel is 26 miles from the Denver International Airport. Contact D&D Transportation at (303) 960-9229 or the Super Shuttle at (800) 258-3826 about transportation to and from the airport.

    Taxi service is approximately $61–70.

    Parking is available in a covered and secured parking garage at the hotel. The fees are $35 overnight or $20 daily. All parking spaces are based on availability.