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PACE 2023 Annual Conference: 40 Years of Evidence and Impact

PACE's 40th Anniversary and 2023 Annual Conference

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Sacramento Library Galleria 828 I Street Sacramento, CA 95814

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  • 7 hours
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Registration to the PACE 2023 annual conference is now closed—please contact Shawn Bernardo at with any questions or to be added to the wait list. Tickets are fully refundable up to 48 hours prior to the event.

PACE’s Annual Conference: 40 Years of Evidence and Impact

Date: Friday, February 3, 2023, 9:00am to 4:00pm

Location: Sacramento Library Galleria, 828 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

PACE’s 2023 conference marks many important milestones: our first in-person annual conference since the start of the pandemic, the 10-year anniversary of the implementation of the Local Control Funding Formula, and the 40-year anniversary of PACE’s founding. As we mark these milestones, our public education system is facing a troubling set of challenges, including declining enrollment, staffing shortages, and polarized communities, along with devastating setbacks to student learning and well-being that have exposed long-standing systemic inequities in education and have revealed new gaps in opportunity and access. At the same time, unprecedented state and federal investments have presented an opportunity for a complete reimagining of our educational systems that places equity at the center.

At this critical juncture, we are bringing together nearly 300 California policymakers, researchers, and education leaders to take stock of our education system at this point in pandemic recovery, and present evidence-based approaches for accelerating student learning, transforming education systems, and improving equity at all levels of the system—from early childhood through higher education.


  • A comprehensive review of research on the implementation and effectiveness of the Local Control Funding Formula as the policy enters its 10th year.
  • Taking stock of the state of the system: What do we know about student learning and well-being, the status of the educator workforce, and progress toward system transformation at this point in pandemic recovery?
  • Analysis of the recent investments in early childhood education, community schools, and strengthening pathways to college; reviewing the research base underlying these approaches; and providing insight on implementation to date.
  • A deep dive on California’s English learner population, whose members have been particularly impacted by the pandemic, spotlighting newcomer students.
  • A commemoration of PACE’s impact since its founding in 1983, focusing on key success stories of evidence-based policymaking over the years.

All ticket purchases final upon checkout.


For this event, PACE will utilize the policies of the Sacramento Public Library, which follow current state and local guidelines. While subject to change with conditions, this currently includes:

  1. Remaining home if you are feeling any symptoms of illness, including cough, runny nose, headache, sore throat, or fatigue; have tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 14 days, or have had close contact with anyone who is confirmed or is suspected of having COVID-19. Although we will not be live streaming or filming this event, presentations and materials will be shared online following the event
  2. Masking, which is optional but recommended.
  3. Washing your hands and sanitizing regularly.

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