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Meet with other educators from across the nation

The College Board offers a wide variety of events throughout the year that bring education professionals from across the nation together in an environment of learning and problem-solving. Events range in size from several thousand participants to fewer than 50. Each is targeted at specific segments of the educational community.

The College Board Forum brings together dynamic professionals and thought leaders from across disciplines to address the variety of access and success issues that challenge — and inspire — educators at all levels and in all professions. This conference is solution-driven and aimed at empowering educators with the knowledge, perspective and material they need to best serve their organizations tomorrow and in the future.

The Task Force on Admissions in the 21st Century launched the Learning to Lead: Admissions in the 21st Century webinar series in Spring 2011. Learning to Lead offers insight, information and resources to enable admissions, enrollment, financial aid, and counseling professionals to improve their understanding and professional development on the issues impacting the school-to-college transition. Webinar topics in the series will include: complexity in the admissions process; financial aid and college affordability; institutional mission and leadership; counselor advocacy; institutional advocacy; and student access and diversity. 

The AP® Annual Conference is the largest gathering of the Advanced Placement Program® and Pre-AP® communities, AP teachers and Coordinators, middle school teachers, and administrators and counselors from across the United States and throughout the world. Each year, over 3,000 educators attend 100 full day pre and post conference workshops and 280 main conference breakout sessions focusing on AP courses, Pre-AP strategies, best practices, and policies for increasing educational access and equity.

College Board Institute on Financial Aid. Learn the essentials of financial aid during a weeklong professional development event. Connect with your colleagues as you develop knowledge of the fundamentals and receive direct counseling from seasoned professionals in the field.

The annual National Chinese Language Conference is the largest conference in the U.S. dedicated to the teaching and learning of Chinese language and culture. Co-organized by the College Board and Asia Society, it is a must-attend event for educators who aim to build high-quality Chinese programs, seek ways to integrate Chinese language and culture across the curriculum, and want to foster students' global competence.

The College Board Colloquium is a two-day event which provides an opportunity for members of the financial aid, admissions, and guidance community to meet and discuss critical issues in higher education.

The College Board Leadership Institute for Principals was designed to build the capacity of school leaders to develop and sustain their own practice and help them develop rigorous and nurturing school environments. The program is limited to a cohort of committed principals from across the country

At the annual AVID/College Board National Conference, participants engage in sessions regarding access to rigorous curriculum for all, district-wide strategies for closing the achievement gap, and more.

The College Board created the Access & Diversity Collaborative to assist colleges and universities in developing and implementing their diversity-related policies in light of core institutional goals and federal nondiscrimination law. The Collaborative hosts a series of national seminars throughout the country.

Attend Prepárate: Educating Latinos for the Future of America and join educational leaders in sharing successful strategies that are closing the achievement gap for Latino students.

Address the challenges that American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian students encounter in preparing for a college education at the Native American Student Advocacy Institute: Building Nations Through Education (NASAI).

Share your experiences and discuss models of excellence that address the most critical educational issues facing African American students at A Dream Deferred: The Future of African American Education .

The PowerFAIDS National User Conference is a client-driven, interactive event that provides you the opportunity to meet PowerFAIDS users and PowerFAIDS staff, get a demo of the software, learn how PowerFAIDS has helped institutions of all sizes and types streamline their financial aid processes, and more.

The ACCUPLACER National Conference offers presentations, panel discussions and research results about this set of diagnostic and placement tools. It is your opportunity to learn about innovative placement, advisement, and technical experiences and applications. 

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To register for summer institutes, visit 
AP Central: Institutes & Workshops.

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