2023 Annual Conference Agenda

Detailed Agenda

The detailed agenda is live via the conference app, but freely accessible without logging in. However, conference attendees need to log in to be able to use the “Build My Agenda” function. That allows attendees to create a “My Agenda” by saving the sessions they might want to attend.

Get the Conference App

On Mobile Devices

From your mobile device, you can download the iOS (Apple) version or Android version (other phones) of the conference app. (If those links don’t work for some reason, simply visit your device’s native app store and search for “WSSDA Annual Conference 2023.”)

On Desktops or Laptops

You can also access the conference site from your desktop at wssda2023.pathable.co.

Account Setup

A login is required to access session materials, connect with attendees or to build you customized agenda. All attendees and exhibitors have been sent customized links to download and create a login for the conference app. If you’ve registered for the conference and have not seen that message, contact wssda@kfevents.com for assistance.

Thursday Nov. 16

Pre – Conference Workshops:
9 am – 2:00 pm

Attendees can select one of three engaging workshops. Lunch is included, but pre – registration is required.
  1. Board Boot Camp
  2. Law Conference
  3. Legislative Advocacy Institute

Conference Begins at 2:00 p.m.

The events happening in the afternoon are open to any conference registrant. While spots are limited for the OnBoard trainings at conference, ALL school directors and other conference attendees are invited to the President’s Dinner.

2:30 – 4:00 p.m.            Open Government Training

2:30 – 5:00 p.m.            OnBoard Finance

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.            President’s Dinner with Leadership WSSDA Graduation and 2023 Boards of Distinction

2:30 – 5:00 p.m.            OnBoard Equity

Friday Nov. 17

7:30 – 8:45 a.m            Breakfast  in Grand Ballroom      Breakfast meetings – Small Schools Advisory Committee & Large School Caucus

8:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.     General Session 1 in Grand Ballroom with Emcee

• President’s Address – Ron Mabry

• Washington State Teacher of the Year

• Student panel with Moderator

• 2023 Boards of the Year videos & awards

• WSSDA election results

• Tim Garchow Keynote

10:45 – 12:15 p.m          Breakout Session #1

12:30 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.   Lunch in Ballroom       Lunch meetings – Trust Lands Advisory Committee & School Directors of Color Caucus

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.            Breakout Session #2

2:15 – 4:45 p.m.          OnBoard #3 Equity Introduction to the Commitment to Educational Equity

2:15 –5:15 p.m.          OnBoard #4 Equity Identity Discrimination – A Look at Federal Involvement

3:20 – 4:20 p.m.            Breakout Sessions #3

4:40 – 5:40 p.m.            Breakout Session #4

5:45 p.m. onBoard’s Night Out – Enjoy exploring Bellevue’s various restaurants on Friday evening following the last breakout session for Boards’ Night Out! Join with your fellow school directors and superintendents at one of Bellevue’s restaurants for this unique opportunity to socialize with your colleagues. Be sure you make reservations in advance!

Saturday Nov. 18

7:30 – 8:15 a.m.            Breakfast  in Grand Ballroom     Breakfast meeting – Federal Relations Network

1:30 – 2:45 p.m.            Breakout Session #5

9:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.    General Session 2 in Grand Ballroom with Emcee:

Installation of the 2023 WSSDA President Sandy Hayes

12:30 – 3:00 p.m.          Lunch in Ballroom in Grand Ballroom

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.             Breakout Session #6 

3:15 – 4:15 p.m.             Breakout Session #

Annual Conference adjourns at 4:30 p.m. Saturday.