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 KSDE Annual Conference

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Main Conference: 
Thursday, October 22, 2020
Friday, October 23, 2020

Hyatt Regency/Century II
Wichita, Kansas

The KSDE 31st Annual Conference focuses on school improvement and the continuous improvement of academic performance for all students. The theme for this year's conference, Kansans CAN: Soar! The conference will showcase Kansas school success stories as well as address some of our schools’ most significant challenges for the future.

The conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency and Century II Convention Center in Wichita, Kansas. Conference registration includes breakfasts, lunches, and snacks.

This year, we are using SCHED for our conference program. Please set up an account and personalize your schedule by selecting the sessions you want to attend. Contact Tierney Kirtdoll if you have any questions.

2020 KSDE Annual Conference

Online registration ends after October 14, 2020.


Preconference: $105.00
Main Conference: $150.00
Full Conference: $250.00

Please send Checks, Money Orders, and Purchase Orders to
KSDE Annual Conference
Attn: Tierney Kirtdoll
900 SW Jackson St. Ste. 653
Topeka, KS 66612
FAX: (785) 291-3791

Payment must be received prior to the conference.  

Credit card payments are now accepted. Service fees apply. 

  • Each invoice will have a unique Payment Portal link for sending payment by credit or debit;

  • Payment can only be sent via the link provided on the invoice; and

  • At this time, we CANNOT receive a single payment for multiple invoices.


Cancellations made in writing up to 10 days prior to the event date receive a full refund.

Cancellations made within 10 days of the event date receive no refund, and unpaid fees will be billed to the attendee and/or attendee's school/organization.

No-shows are ineligible for a refund. 

Substitutions can be made at any time without penalty.


Preconference - October 21

The focus of the preconference is on School Redesign. You will hear from redesign schools about their journey through the process and how they have changed their schools to better meet the needs of their students.

Main Conference - October 22-23

The conference will feature keynote presentations, comments from Commissioner Randy Watson, breakout sessions, exhibitor booths, student success showcases, and much more.

The KSDE Annual Conference Exhibit Hall will open on Thursday, October 22 full of opportunities to learn about the latest in educational offerings. Visit exhibit booths to ask questions and discover tools to benefit your staff and students in the classroom. With so much to see and do, you’ll want to schedule plenty of time to visit the exhibits.


Conference Information


Event Home Page

2020 Art Design Contest

College Credit Information

Conference Program

Conference Schedule DRAFT

Exhibit Booth Registration


2019 Breakout Sessions Video Links:


Contact Information

Registration and Billing:
Tierney Kirtdoll,
(785) 296-3142

Theresa Cote,,
(785) 296-2303 or
Karen Maddox,
(785) 291-3098

Theresa Cote,
(785) 296-2303

Main Conference:
Pat Bone,
(785) 291-3097