Join Us for the 2018 Blueprint for Excellence National Conference

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Over 70 professional development sessions for all grade levels and administrative structures featuring best practices from National Blue Ribbon Award Winning Schools.

Meet national and international educators and administrators who have made positive improvements in their classrooms and schools. Come prepared to learn and share.  Take a peek at some of the 2018 Accepted Presentations.

 2018 National Conference Schedule at a Glance

Pre-Conference Workshops

Make the most of your conference stay by taking advantage of  pre-conference workshops to be held Tuesday, November 27th from 1:00-5:00.

2018 Disney Leadership Pre-Conference Event

 For over two decades Disney Institute has been helping transform organizations through custom solutions grounded in the time-tested success and insights from The Walt Disney Company. NOW, there is a NEW OFFERING addressing leadership, service, and employee engagement based on examples from within the businesses they operate.

Discover how to bring elements of Disney leadership to your school.  Cost:  $450/person

Hotel Reservation & Ticket Information

Special rate of $225/night at Disney's Yacht Club Resort.  Book reservations by calling Disney Group Reservations at 407-939-4686 or use this link for online registration.

CONFERENCE THEME PARK TICKET INFORMATION:  Use this link for information about park tickets during the conference.  Note the After 5:00 ticket option.  

ATTN: Our host hotel at Disney's Yacht and Beach Club has sold out. However, the vacation line is available to assist you in finding hotels on Disney property or other area hotels. Please also feel free to email judy@blueribbonschools if you have any questions about reservations. There are many transportation options available to the host hotel, including a quick Uber ride. We look forward to assisting you in securing lodging and seeing you in November! 
Walt Disney World Vacation Line – 407-934-7639
OVERFLOW HOTEL:  Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort is offering a very special room rate for the conference! Book online or call 1-888-828-8850 and ask for our Teacher rate.

Conference Participants

Interested in Presenting at the 2018 National Blueprint for Excellence Conference at Disney?

Please complete this Concurrent Session Form.  

Your proposal will be reviewed for its content, format and relevance to the conference theme.  We encourage sharing best practices and techniques in the classroom and in the school community.  Deadline for submitting proposals for the 2018 National Conference is October 15, 2018

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Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence is a 501c3 Organization and your donation is Tax Deductible.

Federal Tax ID 30-0151472.

If you are sponsoring a specific individual, group, or an activity, please specify or all donations will be used to support the entire event.

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