Annual Conference

NAAC’s Annual Conference provides members with tools to bring alternative certification programs into the next era through education that stimulates, interactive discussions and audience engagement.

We will have a diverse group of presentations ranging from rigorous research and case studies to policy discussions, technology reviews, and sharing of challenges and opportunities that inform practice. Attendees will return to their organizations with a fresh perspective, the ability to implement cultural change and the strategic capacity to deliver and act on new knowledge.

2020 Conference Schedule Outline

April 14, 9:00AM-5:00PM, GYOC Pre-ConferenceGYOC

Grow Your Own Collective will hold a full-day workshop for those wanting to learn more about starting or expanding a program that attracts more teachers of color and men. The Pre-Conference workshop is an interactive program that will provide hands-on activities relevant to YOUR program with a group of like-minded practitioners. We hope you will attend and enjoy the support of your peers in this important work!

Read more about the pre-conference here.

Seattle Area Excursions

The Planning Committee is working on several exciting off-site excursions for Saturday, April 18, to include a Whale Watching Cruise and a trip to Washington's Wine Country. These will be offered separately from the conference registration form. We hope you will stay through the weekend and join us for one of these fun adventures!

Grape Vines

Registration Now Open

Get $100 Off Your Registration Price!

We are offering a $100 discount for those staying at the conference hotel, The Westin Seattle. Make your reservation first through the link below and enter your reservation confirmation number when you register for the conference. You will get a discount code to reduce your price by $100!

Conference Pricing: Prices in parenthesis
are without $100 
discount available
by staying at the conference hotel.

Super Early Bird
By 12/31/19

Early Bird
By 2/15/20
After 2/15/20
NAAC Regular, State Affiliate
& Program Members
$540 ($640) $590 ($690) $630 ($730)
NAAC New Teacher/Intern
& Retiree Members
$400 ($500) $500 ($600) $575 ($675)

$680 ($780) $710 ($810) $740 ($840)


2020 Conference Hotel:

The Westin Seattle
1900 5th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 728-1000

Negotiated Rate: $209/night
Block cut-off date: March 28, 2020

To make your reservation online at NAAC’s negotiated rate, click HERE.

Note: For attendees living in Seattle, please contact the office at [email protected] before registering to receive your discount code to get $100 off. 

Also, for those who wish to room together, each person in the room is eligible to receive the discount with the same hotel confirmation number.

Conference Registration Form


For sponsorship opportunities, download the 2020 Sponsorship Opportunities Overview, then download and complete the Sponsor Form (it is a fillable PDF). Email completed form to [email protected].


Look for more information coming soon!