NCEA 2020 Special Events

Advocacy Day

New at NCEA 2020! Thousands of Catholic school educators will be in Baltimore for the NCEA Convention in April of 2020. As the convention is so close to Washington, DC, NCEA is offering a one time add on day to the convention for a trip to the US Capitol to advocate on behalf of Catholic schools. The United State Conference of Catholic Bishops, Secretariat of Catholic Education is sponsoring the day with no additional cost to participate. 

The purpose of the day is to familiarize federal legislators with Catholic schools and their unique contributions. Attendees will meet with their US Representative and/or US Senator to discuss the positive impact of Catholic schools in their district and how federal education programs benefit students and teachers in their Catholic school. Interested participants may add the Advocacy Day through their registration record.  Once registered, USCCB will provide all training and materials. The deadline to register is December 31, 2019 and all participating individuals will be required to participate in online training prior to attending. 

Learn more about Advocacy Day here


Lunch and Learn Events

All lunches will be held at the Hilton Baltimore
Wednesday, April 15

Three Lunch and Learn events will be offered on Wednesday, April 15 at NCEA 2020.  Tickets may be purchased during registration, or added to your record after you have registered through the Registration Resource Center.  Register early, space will fill up quickly!  Each lunch will feature an speaker(s) and thoughtful discussion along with networking opportunities.  

  • Elementary School Leaders Lunch
  • Secondary School Leaders Lunch
  • Teacher Lunch and Learn 

Reception Events

Various networking reception events will take place at NCEA 2020 which can be selected during the registration process or added after completing registration through the Registration Resource Center.  Register early, space will fill up quickly! 

Receptions that will be offered include; 
  • Early Childhood Educators Reception
  • Advancement Reception
  • Campus Ministers Reception
  • Secondary Administrators Reception
  • Elementary Administrators Reception
  • Exceptional Learners Educators Reception
  • #CatholicEdChat Tweet Up Coffee Break

Lead. Learn. Proclaim. Awards

Tuesday, April 14
6:00 p.m.
Hilton Baltimore

NCEA has a longstanding tradition of honoring and recognizing excellence and distinguished service in Catholic school education. We are happy to announce the fifth annual Lead. Learn. Proclaim. Awards to recognize the outstanding efforts, contributions and achievements on behalf of Catholic school education.  

The Lead. Learn. Proclaim. Awards will be presented at the NCEA 2020 Convention & Expo in Baltimore, MD at a special awards dinner on Tuesday, April 14, 2020.  Tickets may be purchased during registration or added to your existing registration through the registration resource center.

Please contact Thomas Pigg at 571-257-0021 or tpigg@ncea.org with questions.

Nominate an outstanding Catholic Educator for a Lead. Learn. Proclaim. Award today!