Why Attend NCEA 2023?

NCEA 2023 will take place April 11-13 at the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas in Irving (Dallas), TX and is one of the largest private-education association gatherings in the nation, held in fellowship with the Diocese of Dallas. NCEA invites you to join us for this one-of-a-kind event that brings together Catholic and other religious educators from across the United States, Canada and other countries to exchange ideas and debut cutting-edge research and technologies related to education.

Those participating represent all aspects of Catholic and faith-based education from preschool, elementary, secondary, adult education, colleges and universities to local parish pastors, priests, parish volunteers and more. Enjoy a wide variety of professional development sessions, beautiful liturgies and special events. Be sure to save time to visit the exhibitors to get the latest in educational technology, products and services.

Register today! Purchase orders are only available to those using Title II-A funds. If using Title II-A funds, please have your local educational agency (LEA) contact Wade Marshall at wmarshall@ncea.org or 571.451.2888 for registration.

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About Title II-A

Title II-A funds for professional development under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) may be available for you to attend NCEA 2023. These funds may be used to pay for the "secular, non-ideological" sessions that the participant attends. Funds may be used for registration as well as travel, lodging, etc. Requests must be made to the local educational agency (LEA) that controls the government funding for these programs. Registration fees can be paid directly to NCEA by the LEA. If using Title II-A funds, please have your LEA contact Wade Marshall at wmarshall@ncea.org or 571.451.2888 for registration.

Working with your Local Educational Agency

The ESSA law and available guidance clearly state that the professional programs supported by Title II-A funds must be designed to meet the learning needs of private school students. Title II-A funds may be used to attend conferences sponsored by a faith-based organization, but only secular, neutral, non-ideological portions of programs can be funded. Please find resources for applying for Title funding below. A justification letter for NCEA 2023 is available via the button below.

Applying for Title II-A Funding        Justification Letter