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UEA Convention & Education Exposition

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Highlights for 2016

  • NEA President Lily Eskelsen García:
    The former Utah teacher and popular speaker provided the Opening Session keynote address.
  • Best-selling Author Erin Gruwell:
    Former high school teacher and inspiration for the hit movie Freedom Writers provided the Friday keynote address.
  • New Educator Panel Discussion:
    A panel of new education professionals discussed how policies affecting the classroom are determined and how to be an advocate for students and the profession.

The 2016 UEA Convention

The 2016 UEA Convention & Education Exposition kicked off with remarks from the UEA president, the NEA president and Utah’s governor. “What I love more than anything about times like this Convention where we can get together is that reminder of why we do what we do, said UEA President Heidi Matthews. “We need this reminder – this inspiration – so that we can be the teachers that our students deserve.”

Held at the South Towne Expo Center in Sandy, the 2016 UEA Convention delivered much more than just professional development for educators. Parents discovered new ways to engage their children in education and kids experienced hands-on science, math, art and reading activities.

For well over 100 years, Utah educators have gathered at the UEA Convention to share best practices. The 2016 Convention featured professional development for K-12 educators, compelling keynote speakers, a New Educators’ Workshop and dozens of vendor booths, seminars and workshops for parents, and a hands-on learning area for children.

Join us for the 2017 UEA Convention & Education Exposition October 19-20


Future UEA Convention Dates

  • October 19-20, 2017
  • October 18-19, 2018
  • October 17-18, 2019 

Past UEA Convention Information