2022 National Conference: Accelerating Educator Impact

Mar 10 - Mar 11, 2022

Gaylord Texan, Dallas, TX

Registration is now closed for the 21st annual NIET National Conference, which will be held on March 10-11, 2022, at the Gaylord Texan outside of Dallas. If you have any questions or want to inquire about joining the wait list, please email nietconference@niet.org.

The two-day event will include a variety of full-group and breakout sessions focused on our theme: Accelerating Educator Impact. The 2022 National Conference website and agenda are available here


About 1,200 K-12 and higher education educators from across the country will dig into strategies and takeaways they can use to accelerate their impact through:

  • Equitable access to rigorous learning
  • Excellent instruction and student ownership 
  • Effective use of instructional materials and curriculum
  • Strong school culture, character, and environment 
  • Leadership and collaborative learning 
  • Building new and aspiring teacher supports

NIET's national conference is always a time of collaboration and deep reflection, as well as a time to celebrate growth and learning, and these aspects will be especially true this year as we return to the in-person modality. 


When: Thursday, March 10 to Friday, March 11 [The conference will open at 8:30 a.m. CT on Thursday and conclude with a boxed lunch and optional afternoon team work time until 3 p.m. CT on Friday.]

Where: Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

1501 Gaylord Trail

Grapevine, TX 76051

Registration Cost: $595 per attendee

Health and Safety Protocols

Providing a safe environment for our attendees is essential to returning to an in-person conference setting. For the safety of everyone, the 2022 NIET National Conference will require all attendees, NIET team members, and vendors to verify either:

  • Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination, with the final shot at least two weeks prior to the event (no later than Feb 24); as per CDC guidance a booster is recommended
  • Negative PCR/NAAT or rapid antigen test taken within 48 hours of arrival at the event; test results will not be accepted if the test was taken prior to noon CT on Monday, March 7 and no at-home test results will be accepted 

Additionally, we will require all attendees to wear a face mask throughout the event. These requirements are very similar to what other conference events are requiring this spring, including several other large-scale education conferences. 

To securely collect vaccination and testing information, NIET is partnering with SafeAccess, a technology platform that has worked with similar organizations to ensure the safety of their conferences. Attendees received a personal invitation with a secure link in early February.

As indicated by the CDC, COVID-19 is contagious and is spread mainly from person-to-person contact. Accordingly, NIET has put in place preventative measures aligned with the CDC recommendations to reduce the spread of COVID-19. However, NIET cannot guarantee that its participants, vendors, partners, or others in attendance will not become infected with COVID-19. Participation includes possible exposure to and illness from infectious diseases including but not limited to COVID-19, and all attendees should consider that risk prior to arriving at the Gaylord Texan. All attendees agree to comply with health and safety protocols and self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 (symptoms typically include fever, cough, and shortness of breath) and remove themselves from the event immediately if those occur.

Hotel Information

The 2022 NIET National Conference will be hosted at the Gaylord Texan Resort outside of Dallas. All general sessions, trainings, and activities will take place on the property at 1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine, TX 76051.

Our reserved guest room block is full and we understand that the Gaylord Texan Resort is now at capacity for the dates of our event. You are welcome to check with the Gaylord Texan Resort independently through this link or by calling 877-491-5138 to see if there has been a change.

We also wanted to share some nearby hotels that may have guest rooms available during the conference. Please note that the Gaylord Texan Resort property is not within walking distance of any other venue; however, these hotels would be within a short driving distance (and discounted self-parking is available for attendees at the Gaylord Texan):


For additional questions, email nietconference@niet.org

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2022 NIET National Conference Agenda

Check out the conference program here!