Conference Information and Registration


The Annual State Conference is Educators Rising Ohio's primary means of engaging Rising Educators. At the State Conference, rising educators have the opportunity to meet and connect with their like-minded peers, participate in workshops that teach important skills and lessons, compete in events aimed at demonstrating knowledge, and gain the skills necessary to succeed in the teaching profession. Each year, hundreds of students gather for this event and leave with memories and knowledge that lasts a lifetime!

At the national level, Educators Rising also hosts an annual conference. The national conference is open to everyone. To compete at the national level, rising educators must place in the Top 5 in the respective state-level competition to advance.

State Conference Information

The 2016 Educators Rising Ohio State Conference will be held on March 10-11, 2016 at Ohio Dominican University, in Columbus, OH.

  • Chapters must register with Educators Rising Ohio by 12/4/15 to receive the reduced fee.
  • The State Conference Registration Form will be made available in October.
  • This year's conference theme will be announced soon.

State Conference break-out sessions

Break-out sessions are an important part of the conference experience. These sessions (or workshops) provide students with the opportunity to learn from their peers and professionals. Each year, dozens of break-out sessions are held, with the common goal of providing students with the tools necessary for success.

We encourage anyone with a valuable lesson, idea, or experience to submit a Proposal Form. All proposals are reviewed by the State Coordinator and, if space is available, we will gladly invite your session to the conference.

Proposal Forms for the 2016 State Conference are due to the State Coordinator by 1/15/16.

2016 Annual State Conference Competitions

Competition Documents for 2015-2016 will be available soon!

Rubrics are intended to serve as guidelines for preparing entries. Entries will be scored by EdRising Ohio judges using the rubric for the respective competition.

Pre-Judged Competitions
Children's Literature Guidelines Rubric
Creative Lecture Guidelines Rubric
Ethical Dilemma Guidelines Rubric
Exploring Careers in Education Guidelines Rubric
Honors Chapter Guidelines Rubric
Job Application Guidelines Rubric
Lesson Plan Guidelines Rubric
T-Shirt Design Guidelines Rubric

Conference-judged Competitions
Chapter Display
EdRising Moment Guidelines Rubric
Impromptu Speech Guidelines Rubric
Inside Our Schools Guidelines Rubric
Public Speaking Guidelines Rubric
Recruitment & Marketing Guidelines Rubric
Service Learning Project Guidelines Rubric
Technology Video Guidelines Rubric

Non-judged Events
State Officer Candidate

National Conference Information

The Educators Rising National conference, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International (PDK), allows members to learn about the teaching profession while networking with members and Teacher Leaders from across the country. The national conference offers competitions, workshops, motivational sessions, and the opportunity for Educators Rising members to run for a national office. To participate in a national competition, members must place in the Top 5 of the respective competition at the State Conference.

Inaugural Educators Rising National Conference
June 24-27, 2016
Boston University
Boston, MA

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