The annual Policy & Practice Institute: Delaware’s Conference on Public Education is the premier professional learning event for educators in Delaware and regionally. Each June, educators come together to learn, share, network and celebrate at this one-day statewide conference. Local educators serve as presenters and facilitators of learning on topics related to leading and learning.

22nd Annual Policy & Practice Institute

Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Dover High School, Dover, Delaware

The annual Policy and Practice Institute: Delaware’s Conference on Public Education will feature in-person learning and networking opportunities including:

  • Keynote Address by Dr. Jamila Dugan, sponsored by the Delaware Department of Education
  • Remarks from Dr. Mark Holodick, Delaware Secretary of Education
  • Your choice of breakout sessions of choice relevant to aspiring and practicing school, district, and higher education leaders
  • Networking and collaboration with over 600 educators!

By providing practical tools, resources, and inspiration, the event encourages learning that enables participants to move beyond talking about change and instead, take action towards creating stronger and more equitable learning opportunities and experiences for students.

Presentation formats include breakout sessions, poster sessions, and Delaware “TIDE” presentations (NEW in 2024!).


Tuesday, June 25, 2024

8:00 a.m. Registration & Networking (light refreshments will be served)

8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Conference (lunch will be provided)

Who Attends?

The annual Policy & Practice Institute: Delaware’s Conference on Public Education is the premiere event for education leaders in Delaware and surrounding areas and is attended annually by over 600 teachers, school leaders, district leaders, board members, education policymakers and Department of Education staff.

  •  Educators
  •  School – district – charter leaders
  •  University faculty & students
  •  Education policy leaders


Registration is available through Friday, June 14, 2024

Payment options:

  1. Credit card payments are accepted on the registration website.
  2. Register now and select “Pay Later – Invoice Me” – the University of Delaware will send you an invoice for payment by card, check, or purchase order.
  3. Register now and select “Pay Later – Invoice my Organization/District” – The University of Delaware will invoice your school/district/organization for payment by card, check or purchase order. Please note the billing contact on your registration form, if you select this option.

Refunds for registration fees associated with this event may be requested through Friday, June 7, 2024. Registration transfers/substitutions are available upon request through Friday, June 21, 2024.

Questions about the registration, website or payment methods accepted for this event? Contact

Event Hosts

The Policy & Practice Institute: Delaware’s Conference on Public Education is hosted in partnership by the Delaware Department of Education, the Delaware Association of School Administrators, the University of Delaware Partnership for Public Education, and the University of Delaware School Success Center.

Delaware Association of School Administrators Corporate Members:

Additional Sponsors:

For Information About The 22nd Annual Policy & Practice Institute, Contact atravers@Udel.Edu.