Registration Is Open!
CUBE has convened school board members from across the nation for the past 55 years to network and share the continually evolving strategies they are using to address the unique educational challenges that exist in our nation's urban centers. Content is curated specifically to provide you with the tools and support you need to effect change as an empowered, impactful urban school board member.
|Registration||Registration Deadline||CUBE Districts/NATCON Districts/Member State Association Staff||General (Non-CUBE Districts/Non-NATCON Districts/Non-Member Associations)||Guest*|
|Early Bird||Before July 21||$550||$675||$175|
|Standard||After July 21||$650||$775||$175|
*A guest registration grants access to the Welcome Reception and CUBE Urban Night Out (UNO) only. Your guest must purchase a registration if planning to attend sessions, networking meal events, evening receptions, and CUBE Urban Night Out (UNO).
|3 – 6 p.m.||Early Registration|
|7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.||Registration|
|9:30 – 11:15 a.m.||Preconference Sessions|
|11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. (Doors open 11:15 a.m.)||Opening Luncheon Keynote|
|2:15 – 3:15 p.m.||Breakout Sessions|
|3:15 – 3:30 p.m.||Coffee & Conversations|
|3:30 – 4:30 p.m.||Breakout Sessions|
|5 – 7 p.m.||Welcome Networking Reception|
|7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
|7:30 – 9 a.m.||Networking Breakfast
|9 – 10:30 a.m.||The State of Urban Education|
|10:45 – 11:45 a.m.||Breakout Sessions|
|12:15 – 1:45 p.m.
(Doors open at Noon)
|2 – 3 p.m.||Breakout Sessions|
|3 – 3:15 p.m.||Coffee & Conversations|
|3:15 – 5 p.m.||General Session|
|6:30 – 9:30 p.m.||Urban Night Out (UNO) in Chicago|
|7:30 a.m. – Noon||Registration|
Breakfast On Your Own
|9 – 10 a.m.||Student Panel
|10:15 – 11:15 a.m.||Breakout Sessions|
|11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Doors open at 11:15 a.m.)||Closing Luncheon Keynote|
The CUBE Awards 2023 application sites are now open. This year, the Council of Urban Boards of Education will award the Benjamin Elijah Mays Lifetime Achievement Award and the CUBE Annual Award for Urban School Board Excellence during the CUBE Awards Luncheon, sponsored by the U.S. Army, Friday, Sept. 15, 2023.
The deadline for applications is July 12, 2023. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
The Benjamin Elijah Mays Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated a long-standing commitment to the educational needs of urban school children through their service as a local school board member. Presented annually by CUBE, this award is open to any current or former school board member from a current CUBE district in good standing. Click here to access the online application.
The Benjamin Elijah Mays Lifetime Achievement Award is sponsored this year by the Diligent Corporation.
The CUBE Annual Award for Urban School Board Excellence focuses on school board governance, highlighting school boards that are showing growth, innovation through policy, and an eagerness to be exemplars to other urban boards. School boards will be judged on a variety of measures across four core areas of urban school board governance:
Presented annually by CUBE, this award is open to the leadership team of any current CUBE district in good standing. Click here to access the online application.
Proof of vaccination status or a negative test result is not required to attend NSBA events. Attendees who are not vaccinated are asked to take an at-home COVID-19 rapid antigen test before traveling to the event and should not attend if they test positive or have COVID-19 symptoms. NSBA does not require proof of these measures but encourages attendees to act responsibly and with consideration for the health and safety of others. Mask wearing is not required.
Headquarter Hotel: Marriott Marquis Chicago
2121 S. Prairie Ave
Chicago, IL 60616
You must be registered for the conference before you can reserve housing in the NSBA hotel block. NSBA has negotiated a special rate for conference attendees. Booking information will be provided in the registration confirmation email. All reservations should be made before Wednesday, August 23, 2023. Room availability and conference rates cannot be guaranteed after this date.