The WDE offers conferences on a variety of topics throughout the year. Check this list frequently for updates.

Professional Development Opportunities

2019 S5S Superintendent’s Policy Summit

Oct. 1-2 (Pre-conference Sept. 30) at the UW Gateway Center in Laramie

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow will host the S5S Policy Summit on October 1-2, 2019. This event will be at the UW Gateway Center in Laramie,  with a pre-conference on September 30. Presentations will cover topics under the following three strands: Education Law, State Accreditation, and School Improvement & Support. This year’s theme is “Pursuing Excellence Together.”

For more information, visit the S5S page or contact Danielle Saulsberry at

2019 Wyoming Innovations in Learning Conference

Nov. 6-8 at the Gillette Cam-Plex

The 2019 Wyoming Innovations in Learning Conference will be held in Gillette from November 6-8.

For more information, visit the Innovations in Learning website or contract Robin Grandpre at or 307-777-5315.

2020 Native American Education Conference

Aug. 5-6, 2020 at Central Wyoming College, Riverton, Wyo.

The Native American Education Conference offers suicide prevention skills;  understanding of and appreciation for the history and culture of the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes; cultural sensitivity for educators and other adults who impact Native American students; emotional and social needs of Native American students; empowering youth to develop leadership skills and choose healthy lifestyles; and promoting understanding, building relationships and generating ideas for engaging families and the community in education of the whole child.

This conference is not only for educators of American Indian students and not just for Natives. There is something for everyone. More than 100 workshops will be offered.

1.0 PTSB and 1.0 UW credit are available.

More details will become available in Spring 2020. For more information, contact Rob Black at or call (307) 777-3747.