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 Photo of the Hyatt Regency Hotel and Century II Convention Center in Wichita, Kansas

 KSDE Great Ideas in Education Conference

October 19-21, 2022

Hyatt Regency Wichita

Teaching is an art. It takes skill that not everyone possesses. It also requires a holistic mindset and commitment to the betterment of others, most notably students. The art of teaching is not confined to the classroom teacher. Effective, impactful teaching involves the “art” of not only the classroom or subject teacher, but also the administrator, counselor, para-professional, etc... The 2022 conference is focused on highlighting this “art” practiced by all, regardless of their role in schools, who are committed to the success of each student in Kansas.

Strands being planned for this conference include:

  • Early Learning
  • Accreditation – Process and Results
  • Standards, Competencies, and Assessment
  • Whole Community, Whole School, Whole Child
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • School Finance, Effective Leadership, Building Staff/Team
  • Teacher Retention & Recruitment

Registration includes breakfasts, lunches, and refreshments.

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.

2022 KSDE Annual Conference


Please send Checks, Money Orders and Purchase Orders to
KSDE Great Ideas in Education 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. Invoices will be sent via email within 10 business days. 

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 sent via email by October 5, 2022 will receive a full refund.

Cancellations after October 5, 2022 will not be refunded. 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.

KSDE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CANCEL THE CONFERENCE. Every attempt will be made to send a notice to registered attendees no later than 2 weeks prior to the event. A full refund* will be issued in the event of cancellation by KSDE.

*KSDE requires that a W-9 tax form is received from the recipient prior to issuing a refund if they are not listed in the State Accounting System. 




Tierney Kirtdoll
(785) 296-3142

Ann Yates
(785) 296-5140