MAY 3-5, 2023

The America’s Best Schools Symposium is coming soon! Join us on May 3-5, 2023 at the event many call the most powerful professional development experience of the year! The America’s Best Schools Symposium is an opportunity to learn from typical schools that achieve remarkable results for every demographic group they serve. While sessions at many conventional conferences address issues of race, ethnicity, and language background in superficial ways, every breakout session at the America’s Best Schools Symposium highlights public schools where children of color, English learners, and students who meet low-income criteria are exhibiting multiple indicators of educational success, often beyond statewide averages for all students. What a great opportunity to engage your entire school team in learning from schools that serve similar communities and achieve outstanding learning outcomes.

Many attendees will be eager to attend the plenary sessions that feature highly engaging and informative keynote speakers with deep expertise related to equity. Others will be excited to attend panels that feature highly successful teacher leaders, principals, or district leaders so they can learn how individuals with similar responsibilities have positively influenced the pursuit of equity. Most often, however, attendees are eager to attend the high-performing school visits and breakout sessions that feature each award-winning school. Each award-winning school will host a session that describes their journey to success and the practices they engage in to ensure that all their students feel valued and capable and benefit from meaningful and relevant learning of challenging standards. As well, each session is structured to include ample time for questions and conversation to explore ideas, difficulties, and opportunities in depth. Educators attending the symposium exit with specific plans for creating stronger schools where students from every race, ethnicity, language background, and family-income bracket experience the joy of mastering rigorous academic content.


Pre-Symposium Site Visit Fee | Wednesday, May 3, 2023

$125.00 – High Performing Schools Site Visits

One-Day Symposium Registration Fee | Thursday, May 4, 2023 or Friday, May 5, 2023

$250.00 – Early OneDay Registration fee begins on January 6, 2023 through March 23, 2023

$275.00 – Late One Day Registration fee begins on March 24, 2023 through May 3, 2023

Symposium Registration Fee | Thursday, May 4, 2023 – Friday, May 5, 2023

$425.00 – Early Registration fee begins on January 6, 2023 through March 23, 2023

$500.00 – Late Registration fee begins on March 24, 2023 through May 3, 2023


San Diego Marriott Mission Valley


A block of rooms has been reserved with a special room rate of $195.00, single/double occupancy at the San Diego Marriott Mission Valley. Click below to make a reservation. If you are making your reservation by phone please mention you are attending the America’s Best Schools Symposium. 

The room reservation cut-off date is Friday, April 21, 2023. After this date, rooms will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at the prevailing hotel room rate.

If you have any questions, please contact Karen Jones at

Marriott Mission Valley
 8757 Rio San Diego Drive San Diego, CA 92108 
(619) 692-3800 / (800) 228-9290