This year’s event will take place in-person November 17-19, 2022 at the Spokane Convention Center.

Conference is Sold Out

Our event venue is at capacity plus we have a waitlist. For that reason, we’ve closed registration for the 2022 WSSDA Annual Conference. We apologize if you won’t be joining us this year, but please check back next summer when we begin registration for 2023.

Additional Trainings Filled

Registration for Open Government and Onboard equity and finance trainings are now closed.

Pre-Conference Workshops
Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022

The pre-conference workshops offer an opportunity to deeply
explore issues important to your role as a school leader.
These sessions often include expert speakers, panelists and active engagement.
For more information about each workshop, please see our pre-conference workshops page.

Pre-Conference Workshop Rates

Through September 23
  • Regular: $185
  • Student: $140
  • Guest/Non-Member: $260
On or after September 24
  • Regular: $205
  • Student: $160
  • Guest/Non-Member: $285

Conference Rates
Thurs. Nov. 17, 2022 – Sat. Nov. 19, 2022

Our new conference schedule begins on Thursday at 2:00 pm

Through September 23
  • Regular: $515
  • Student: $280
  • Guest/Non-Member: $1500
On or after September 24
  • Regular: $580
  • Student: $320
  • Guest/Non-Member: $2000

Regular conference fees apply to board directors, superintendents, asst. superintendents, district staff, educational organizations (OSPI, WASA, AWSP, ESD, etc.), and the like. If you have any questions, please contact the WSSDA Registrar.

Payment Options

You have several options to pay for conference registration: credit card (VISA or MasterCard only), procurement card, purchase order, or check. Please confirm or add “WSSDA” as a vendor in your system, using the mailing address listed below. If your district requires a W-9 to process payments, please access a copy here. Send all payments to the address listed below.

Paying by Check

We must receive your check no later than November 1. When paying by check please:

  • Make your check or warrant payable to “WSSDA Annual Conference”.
  • Note the invoice number, Annual Conference 2022, and the names of all registrants.
  • Include a copy of your registration confirmation.
  • Mail to:
    Washington State School Directors Association (WSSDA)
    P.O. Box 5248
    Lacey, WA 98509

Paying by Purchase Order

You must issue purchase orders within 30 days of registration.

Annual Conference Terms and Conditions

Registration Confirmation

You will receive an email confirmation upon completion of online registration. This confirmation includes:

  • A link to the hotel reservation form
  • A link to make registration changes, additions and substitutions

If you need assistance, please contact the  WSSDA Registrar.


Refunds are available if made by Friday, October 14, on the following basis:

  • A full refund, less a $125 cancellation fee can be requested.
  • If the attendee is registered for only a pre-conference workshop, a full refund, less a $125 cancellation fee can be requested

To request a refund, please email cancellation requests to by Friday, October 14, 2022. The fee covers administrative costs. No refunds will be granted after Friday, October 14, 2022. No-shows will be charged the full amount. All cancellation requests must be made in writing.

Special Accommodations

WSSDA wants to ensure the best possible experience for every attendee. If you (or someone you are registering) have a disability or a special need, please let us know so we may help you to fully participate.

  • Indicate food allergies or dietary requirements on the registration form.
  • If you have special visual, hearing, ambulatory or other needs, please indicate that on the registration form or contact the WSSDA Conference Manager at least two weeks before the conference.

Unauthorized Distribution of Materials and Conditions of Attendance

In order to comply with the law and provide a more comfortable environment for all attendees, an additional term of attendance is outlined below. By attending, all participants agree to comply with the following:

Pursuant to WAC 292-110-010, WSSDA is a state agency responsible for the proper use of state resources. Unauthorized distribution of materials that support, promote the interests of, or solicit for an outside organization or group by an attendee at any WSSDA-sponsored event or in any conference facility utilized by WSSDA for such events may result in revocation of the credentials that allow that individual to attend the event and/or barring of that individual’s attendance at future WSSDA-sponsored events.