2023 NEA ESP National Conference Grants

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2023 NEA ESP National Conference Grants

Joy, Justice, Excellence: The Strength of Educators. The Brilliance of Students. The Power of Community.

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Hyatt Regency Seattle 808 Howell Street Seattle, WA 98101

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  • 2 days 8 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

The NEA ESP National Conference is the premier professional development opportunity for education support professionals across the nation. The purpose of the NEA ESP National Conference is to grow and strengthen the professional excellence of ESP members working in Pre-K to Higher-Ed through association-convened, educator-led, and student-centered learning experiences. With multiple interactive workshops to choose from over the course of three days, participants enhance their knowledge and skills to advocate for students and educators, champion racial and social justice, build community relationships, strengthen and grow membership, and sustain stronger local associations, helping members excel in their careers and positively impact student success.

WEA-Cascade UniServ Council (your regional WEA office) is offering 25 grants to reimburse members* for their registration fee and pay release time for the 2023 NEA ESP National Conference. Optional pre-conference workshops will be held on Thursday, March 23, 2023 for members interested in learning about union leadership. Release time costs for the pre-conference will also be included in this grant for a limited number of members from each local*. Any costs for hotel, meals, and travel are the responsibility of the member.

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION FEES - If registered between JANUARY 16-31, 2023

  • Regular Conference (3/24-3/26) $225
  • Pre-conference + Regular Conference (3/23-3/26) $275


REGULAR REGISTRATION FEES - If registered between FEBRUARY 1 - 17, 2023

  • Regular Conference (3/24-3/26) $275
  • Pre-conference + Regular Conference (3/23-3/26) $325


Click on the orange "Reserve A Spot" button above to sign up for the 2023 NEA ESP National Conference Grant. Sign ups are first come, first served. Once all 25 grants have been awarded, a waitlist will be available. You will receive a confirmation email with more information if you are approved for a grant within two business days of submitting your reservation.

Grant recipients will register and pay for the 2023 NEA ESP National Conference in January. WEA-Cascade will reimburse grant recipients for the registration fee after the Conference in March. If this presents a hardship for you, please check the "Hardship" box on the registration form and we will contact you with an alternate option.


  • You will receive a confirmation email if you have successfully submitted a grant reservation.
  • Grant recipients will receive a confirmation email within 2 business days of submitting their grant reservation. All others will receive a waitlist confirmation.
  • If you indicate interest in attending the pre-conference workshops and are selected to attend, you will by notified by January 10th.
  • Grant recipients will receive further 2023 NEA ESP National Conference registration information when it becomes available in January.
  • Grant recipients will pay the full registration fee at time of Conference registration in January. Members for whom this presents a hardship will be provided an alternate option.
  • Confirmation of conference (and pre-conference, if applicable) attendance will be required before reimbursement will be issued.
  • The reimbursement offer applies to WEA ESP members of Northshore EA ESP, Northshore EOPA, Shoreline ESPA, and Shoreline CCA only. Membership will be verified.
  • Cancellation/No Show Policy: WEA-Cascade will not reimburse registration fees or pay release time for no shows and/or cancellations after the Conference registration cancellation deadline; the member will be solely responsible for those costs. 100% refund is available for registrations cancelled on or before March 11, 2023. PLEASE NOTIFY US IF YOU CANCEL YOUR REGISTRATION SO THAT WE MAY AWARD THE GRANT TO ANOTHER MEMBER ON THE WAITLIST.
  • Home Email Policy: Only a home email address is to be entered in the email fields on the registration form. All communications regarding the Conference from WEA-Cascade will be sent to home email addresses only.

Questions? Contact Beth Rogers at brogers@washingtonea.org.