Thanks for a successful 2022 Annual Conference!

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ELA's 68th Annual Conference: Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace -- and Online!

ELA's Annual Conference presents scholarship, interdisciplinary dialogue, and opportunities for networking for diverse scholars and legal and educational practitioners. We are attorneys, professors, education leaders, graduate and law students, teachers, public officials, human resources professionals, compliance officers, hearing officers, advocates, consultants, and others from the worlds of PreK-12 and higher education; public, private, and charter; colleges of education and law schools; plaintiff- and defense-side; and labor and management. It's an extraordinarily welcoming conference, with the richness of programming that this unique diversity makes possible. Our 68th Annual Conference was held November 2-5, 2022, in Orlando and virtually.


Here was this year's program schedule and speakers! (Note: If you have viewed this schedule before, you may need to refresh your browser or just open in private viewing, Incognito mode, etc., to avoid viewing the previously cached version.)

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The program included offerings on substantive legal topics and on the teaching, study, and practice of education law:

  • A plenary panel discussion on "Title IX at 50: Past, Present, and Future," the start of a whole conference program strand of sessions on a variety of Title IX topics available to be selected from the program offerings.
  • A plenary panel on "The Religion Clauses in Education, with Additional Reflections from Richard Katskee" a variation on a longstanding and popular conference feature that this year will held as a plenary session in light of landmark U.S. Supreme Court cases this past term and included reflections from an attorney who argued one of them: ELA member Richard Katskee of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, who argued Kennedy v. Bremerton School District.
  • The annual Supreme Court update on the morning of Saturday, November 5, this year again delivered by Mark Walsh, writer for Education Week, SCOTUSblog, and the ABA Journal.
  • Featured panels of scholars and practitioners on various hot topics.
  • A stand-alone half-day preconference workshop on Best Practices and New Ideas in Teaching Education Law.
  • A stand-alone half-day preconference workshop on Free Speech and Inclusion on Campus.
  • Dozens of concurrent presentations, in person and live-streamed.
  • Roundtable discussions.
  • Role-alike discussion groups for professors, attorneys, and administrators.

As always, ELA's conference provided ample opportunities for networking, socializing, small discussions about shared interests, special opportunities for students and for first-time attendees, and recognition for excellence in the field through the bestowing of ELA's awards, four presented this year, for outstanding accomplishments in education law scholarship or practice.


Some follow-ups for conference registrants:

  • The online platform Whova is where registrants still can find the conference program, speaker bios, conference papers, annotated outlines, and other materials. If you registered for the conference but did not download the Whova App, you can do so below. If you are a presenter and still need to upload materials for your session, you may do so.
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  • Videos of conference sessions will be available for viewing on Whova for three months after the conference. They are now being edited and each video will be added to the conference session on Whova. When they are ready, ELA will email all registrants.
  • If you need technical support with Whova, please contact Indiana University Conferences Virtual Services at .
  • If you are an attorney seeking Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit, you will need to apply to your state bar(s). The conference schedule above includes information on speakers and their degrees. More detailed speaker bios are available on Whova. If you need conference papers. annotated outlines, and other materials, they also re available on Whova. If you did not use the Whova scheduling feature to track your own attendance, we recommend to record now what sessions you attended. If you need a certificate of attendance and did not already request one when you registered, please contact ELA at .
  • If you are an administrator, teacher, or other practitioner who needs a certificate of attendance for professional development purposes and did not already request one when you registered, please contact ELA at .


ELA's 69th Annual Conference will be held October 25-28, 2022, at the Nugget Casino Resort in Reno, Nevada.

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If you are not yet a member of ELA and/or a member of ELA's Facebook Group or LinkedIn Group and wish to be kept informed of plans for the 2023 Annual Conference by email, please contact  and ask to added to our email distribution list for the conference.

We hope to see you next year!