CUBE 2024 Annual Conference

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CUBE has convened school board members from across the nation for the past 56 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.

Keynote Speaker

Michael D. Smith 

Michael D. Smith
Chief Executive Officer

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Registration Fees

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 19  $550  $675  $195
Standard  After July 19 $650 $775  $195

*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).

Schedule-at-a-Glance (as of 5/16/24)

3 – 6 p.m.  Early Registration 

7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
8 – 11:30 a.m. Site Visit
10:30 – 11:45 a.m.  Preconference Breakout Sessions 
Noon – 2 p.m. (Doors open 11:45 a.m.)  The State of Urban Education Luncheon
2:15 – 3:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions
3:45 – 5 p.m.  Breakout Sessions
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Welcome Networking Reception

7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
7:30 – 9 a.m.   Networking Breakfast 
9 – 10:15 a.m. Keynote Presentation
10:30 – 11:45 a.m. Breakout Sessions 
Noon – 2 p.m.
(Doors open at 11:45 a.m.)
Keynote Presentation:
Michael D. Smith, Chief Executive Officer, AmeriCorps

Awards Luncheon:
  • Benjamin Elijah Mays Award
  • CUBE Annual Award
2:15 – 3:30 p.m.  Breakout Sessions
7 – 10 p.m. (Buses depart at 6:30 p.m.) Urban Night Out (UNO) in Las Vegas

7:30 a.m. – Noon  Registration 
10 a.m. – Noon (Doors open at 9:45 a.m.)  Closing Brunch & Fireside Chat

Conference Information

  • CUBE 2023 Recap

  • Hotel

    Headquarter Hotel: Bellagio Hotel & Casino
    3600 S Las Vegas Blvd
    Las Vegas, NV 89109

    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 Friday, October 4, 2024. Room availability and conference rates cannot be guaranteed after this date.

  • Travel & Getting Around

    Ground Transportation 
    Harry Reid International Airport (Las Vegas)
    The Bellagio Hotel & Casino is approximately 5 miles from the Harry Reid International Airport (Las Vegas). Visit the LAS airport website for more information.

    Hotel Parking 
    Valet and self-parking are available at the Bellagio Hotel & Casino.

  • FAQs

    Q: Will there be an online event for CUBE 2024 Annual Conference?
    A: There is no online component for CUBE 2024.

    Q: If my state association is not a member, can I register?
    A: Yes. Click here to see the pricing.

    Q: What is the registration deadline?
    A: You can save $100 when you register on or before July 19, 2024. We recommend registering early to secure your spot at the conference.  

    Q: What is the deadline for online registration?
    A: The deadline for online registration is Wednesday, October 23. Registrations after this date will be handled on-site and are subject to availability.

    Q: What is the deadline for making an attendee name substitution?
    A: The deadline to substitute one attendee's information for another is Wednesday, October 23. If there are any changes after this date, they will need to be handled on-site.

    Q: What is included in my registration fee?
    A: The full conference registration includes access to all sessions, networking breakfasts, luncheon events, evening receptions, and CUBE Urban Night Out (UNO). 

    Q: Can I bring a guest?
    A: Yes. The guest registration fee is $195. 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).

    Q: How do I redeem a complimentary registration?
    A: Each CUBE district receives one complimentary attendee registration. The attendee using the complimentary registration should contact for the special registration code. If you are a sponsor, you can find the number of complimentary registrations in the agreement. Sponsors also will receive an email from Karen Miller regarding the number of complimentary registrations their company receives. The email will include information required to get your team registered. Contact Karen Miller at with sponsor-related questions. 

    Q: What is the event cancellation policy?
    A: Requests for refunds can be honored only if made in writing to NSBA at by Friday, October 4, 2024, and will be subject to a $150 cancellation fee per registrant. No refunds will be honored after that time.

    Q: Who do I contact if I have registration questions?
    A: Please email with your questions, indicating CUBE Annual in the subject line.

    Q: Is there a credit card authorization form for housing at the hotel?
    A: Yes. Please contact to request a credit card authorization form.

    Q: What should I do if I have special dietary needs for meal events?
    A: Please email and indicate the type of allergy or other dietary restrictions. (Please title the email Dietary Needs for CUBE Annual.)

    Q: What should I do if I have an ADA request?
    A: Please email if you have any special needs by Friday, October 4, 2024. (Please title the email ADA Accommodations for CUBE Annual Conference.)

    Q: How do I report my CEUs earned at CUBE 2024?
    A: When the event is over, you will receive a survey link to the email you used to register. After you complete the survey, you will receive a link to a form where you can submit documentation for your CEUs. Contact with any questions.

    Q: Will session presentations and recordings be available?
    A: Session PowerPoints and additional digital handouts are exclusively available through the event app. This event has been planned as an in-person event — no recordings will be available.

  • Cancellation Policy

    Request for refunds of the conference registration fee (minus a $150 service fee) can be honored only if made in writing to NSBA at by Friday, October 4, 2024. No refunds will be honored after that time.

    Please feel free to email us at with any questions you may have regarding your CUBE Annual Conference registration.
  • Safety Protocols & Requirements

    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 optional.