National Events

Upcoming SEL Events Around the Country

The 2023 Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health

Start date: December 5, 2023 - End date: December 7, 2023
All-day event
Location: New Orleans, LA
The 2023 Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health

Each year, the Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health brings together leaders, practitioners, researchers, family members, advocates, and other partners in the school mental health field to share the latest research and best practices. The conference emphasizes a shared school-family-community agenda to bring mental health promotion, prevention, and intervention to students and families as part of a multi-tiered system of supports. This conference is hosted by the National Center for School Mental Health (NCSMH).

School Climate Conference 2024

Start date: April 24, 2024 - End date: April 26, 2024
All-day event
Location: Pechanga Resort | Temecula, California
School Climate Conference 2024

Join us in the heart of Southern California to learn the latest trends, policies, data and interventions impacting School Climate. This three day conference will engage participants in a professional development opportunity to gain critical insight to improve school climate for all students, staff and parents. Click “Learn More” to register now!

Past National Events

CASEL 2023 SEL Exchange

Start date: November 7, 2023 - End date: November 9, 2023
All-day event
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
CASEL 2023 SEL Exchange

For the first time since 2019, the SEL Exchange is back in person! Join researchers, policy leaders, educators, and members of the SEL community as we explore the latest SEL innovations and evidence, with a focus on the importance of advancing adult SEL that promotes SEL for young people. Hosted by CASEL, the Social & Emotional Learning (SEL) Exchange is the nation’s largest forum on SEL. It is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to connect and learn with leaders from around the world.

The theme for 2023 is “Leaders as Learners: Building the Village Our Children Need.” When adults and students alike have meaningful, inclusive opportunities to learn and develop social and emotional skills, we build a village where everyone thrives.

Black SEL Summit

Start date: September 28, 2023 - End date: September 29, 2023
All-day event
Location: 1801Fayettville Street New Student Center, Durham, NC 27707
Black SEL Summit

Black SEL Summit looks to reach, teach and build a system of strong black leaders and allies that understand the importance of Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) and ways to expose and sustain SEL in black communities. Black SEL will highlight and elevate the educators and voices of African American people in the social-emotional field.

We look forward to you joining us this year to ” SAY IT LOUD.” Your collaboration is critical. We need you to help us lift every voice and build the world we want to see.

Black SEL Summit

Start date: September 28, 2023 - End date: September 29, 2023
All-day event
Location: North Carolina Central University - 1801 Fayettville Street, New Student Center, Durham, NC 27707
Black SEL Summit

Black SEL Summit looks to reach, teach and build a system of strong black leaders that understand the importance of Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) and ways to expose and sustain SEL in black communities. We look forward to you joining us this year to “SAY IT LOUD.”

Proceeds generated from ticket sales will help build the capacity for Dangers of the Mind’s Education Fund. Please keep in mind the work that we do and how your contribution will help when purchasing tickets.


Start date: August 2, 2023 - End date: August 4, 2023
Time: 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location: Cambridge, MA
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Raise the BAR: Building And Refining Strategies
for Social Emotional Learning!

Annual, supported, spiraled learning that focuses on building an SEL culture with your Team and your unique SEL roadmap. Our SEL Summer Institute helps prepare leaders and practitioners to develop SEL strategies that support student growth.

Let’s Talk: BlackSEL + Teach For The Culture

Date: July 20, 2023
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Online
Let’s Talk: BlackSEL + Teach For The Culture

Understanding the complexities of Black and Brown students is the first step in understanding the most effective way to teach them. Teachers who disregard the impact or historical context of race on Black children’s schooling experiences, resources, communities, and parent interactions will do harm to their academic experience. Join us for a collective webinar about the importance of teaching for the culture with Founder of Teach For The Culture herself Shauna Brown!

Honoring the Teacher’s Heart: Well-Being Practices for School Change

Start date: July 12, 2023 - End date: August 2, 2023
Time: 6:30 am
Location: Online
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Join Greater Good Science Center for Honoring the Teacher’s Heart, a four-session Community of Practice designed to help educators heal, fortify, and grow in their work. In the immersive sessions, we’ll delve into the issues educators face today, and build our toolkits for positive well-being through experiential practices, breakout discussions, and research-based takeaways.

Cohort 6: Intersecting SEL, Social Justice, and Equity

Start date: June 7, 2023 - End date: June 14, 2023
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Online

Understand the intersections of SEL and equity, assess your program’s current state, and gain insights and resources for implementation. This virtual, interactive two-session program will help individuals and teams from schools, districts, and other youth-serving organizations develop a shared understanding of the intersections of SEL and social justice.

Texas’s Second Annual Conference on SEL!

Date: June 7, 2023
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Online
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Hosted by the Social-Emotional Learning Alliance for Texas (SEL4TX), this virtual event provides a full day of high quality sessions presented by SEL thought leaders from around the nation and across the state. With growing challenges in education, widening gaps in student learning, and educator burnout at an all-time high, the need for SEL in schools has never been greater.

All education professionals are welcome. This conference is perfect for district, school, and classroom educators who are looking for strategies and practices that support the academic, social, and emotional development of the students they serve.

This unique and timely conference will leave participants feeling inspired and better equipped for ‘Making it Happen!’.

Continuing Professional Education* (CPE) credits available for all educators in Texas

*SEL4TX is a pre-approved CPE provider for the State of Texas
Provider #902-992

Don’t miss our SPECIAL SESSION featuring Dr. Hinojosa, Ross Wiener and Janet Horton!

Building an SEL Nation – The Urban Assembly SEL Symposium 2023

Date: June 2, 2023
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: 225 Liberty Street New York, NY 10281
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Join for a day centered around Social Emotional Learning! Building an SEL Nation – The 6th annual Urban Assembly Social Emotional Learning Symposium is presented by Teach Us and UMass Global, with special thanks to the Carnegie Foundation.

The 2023 SEL Symposium will be a day filled with experts from across the country engaging in fireside chats, offering workshops, and participating in panels. You’ll hear from New York City students and educators about their experience with Social Emotional Learning, and you’ll get to connect with educators, administrators, and education organizations who put student-centered SEL at the forefront of their work!

Whole Child Policy: Redesigning Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment, and Accountability

Date: May 24, 2023
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: Online
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Transforming learning environments to support whole child approaches to education is essential to meeting the full scope of students’ social, emotional, and academic needs and to prepare them to succeed in our global economy. This webinar explores the actions states can take to redesign curriculum, instruction, assessments, and accountability systems in line with the science of learning and development. Experts and state leaders who have taken on this work will discuss lessons learned.

SEL4US SEL Resource Showcase

Date: May 24, 2023
Time: 11:30 am
Location: Online
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Whether you have a strong SEL program to build on or are looking for a new SEL approach, this event will provide you with valuable insights and options. On the virtual conference platform, experience interactive plenary presentations, attend live breakout sessions, explore exhibit booths, and network with other SEL champions.

Highlights include:

  • Leading SEL provider organizations on innovative online SEL strategies, using SEL assessments to inform instructional practice and data-driven decision-making, and more.
  • Educators and youth development professionals from across the country on successful models of SEL in their communities

To view the session recordings, click on “Sign in to watch recordings.” Then click on “Free Registration. Register at no charge.” Click the “Continue” button and fill out the form to register and access the recordings.

School Safety and Response to Trauma In the Classroom and in the Community

Date: May 17, 2023
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Location: Online
School Saftey

Today, school communities face unique threats to their security, ranging from targeted violence (including bomb threats) to cyber security threats to in-house school threats. For educators, preparing for these threats is essential, particularly through school safety drills and de-escalation strategies to address dangerous students and possible intruders on campus. But still, all aspects of this are traumatic, causing extreme distress and fear for children and adults alike.

This presentation will address true potential threats and real-life situations. Join a panel of experts: Dr. Terri M. Pieretti, Dr. Saul Lankster, Dr. Clara Amador-Lankster, Amara Watson-Lankster, Hayato Yuuki and will include Ryan E. Demmon, a representative from the FBI. The panel will examine proactive safe-school strategies and dig into the complexity of active school shootings and mass shootings and discuss impact that these have on schools and society. The panelists will also weigh in on the roles that school culture and relationships play in school safety. Discussion on the effects of the dark web and school safety will include data addressing the root causes of crimes against children.

2023 National Social and Emotional Learning Conference

Start date: May 15, 2023 - End date: May 17, 2023
All-day event
Location: Lancaster County Convention Center and Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Finding Common Ground is our theme for the 2023 NSEL Conference, with the goal of bringing together diverse perspectives to work collaboratively to foster safe and supportive environments that support academic success and meaningful engagement for all students.

SEL Connect: Teacher Appreciation Week

Date: May 9, 2023
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Online
Teacher Appreciation Twitter Chat

Join us for a Twitter chat on the SEL4USA Twitter page in honor of National Teacher Appreciation Week. We will discuss the important role of teachers in supporting students’ social and emotional development and creating safe, supportive, and engaging learning environments.

School Climate Conference

Start date: April 26, 2023 - End date: April 28, 2023
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Temecula, California
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Visit the heart of Southern California to learn the latest trends, policies, data and interventions impacting School Climate.  This 3 day conference will engage participants in a professional development opportunity to gain critical insight to improve school climate for all students, staff and parents.

Emotional Intelligence in Action

Date: March 11, 2023
Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Online

We believe emotional wellness starts with empathy and understanding. This webinar, run by young people for young people, is to remind us that we are all experiencing a mental and emotional journey at this stage in our life that can be confusing, scary, & exciting to navigate.

This webinar is about you. Not the speakers, not another lecture. We want you to feel heard in your story and inspired by others. Navigating our emerging adulthood isn’t always easy, but we don’t have to go at it alone.

Social-Emotional Learning Advocacy in Action Workshop: Session 1

Date: March 10, 2023
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Location: Online
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Join Committee for Children and the SELEDU Community for an interactive and hands-on advocacy workshop in celebration of SEL Day! Build skills and confidence in advocating social-emotional learning and explore how you can make a difference locally and nationally in supporting all children to build the self-awareness, self-control, and interpersonal skills that are vital for school, work, and life success. No advocacy experience is necessary.


This workshop is also offered at 3 pm ET :

SEL Day 2023

Date: March 10, 2023
All-day event
Location: Online

SEL4US and The Urban Assembly invite schools and communities around the globe to celebrate the fourth annual International SEL Day on Friday, March 10, 2023. Our theme this year is: Uplifting Hearts, Connecting Minds.

Creating a Culture of Mindfulness in the Classroom

Date: March 9, 2023
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Location: Online
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About this Event
Mindfulness is an essential approach for enhancing self and social awareness. This session includes mindfulness practices educators can use to benefit themselves and their students. In addition to leadership strategies that support educator’s development of a mindful classroom. Through modeling, practicing, and interactive discussion participants will walk away with SEL strategies for fostering greater self and social awareness in the classroom.

Co-hosts: Dr. Amy Lyn and Ms. Emily Spranger

Expanding Our Universe: Building SEL Through Reading True, Teen-Written Stories

Date: March 9, 2023
Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Online
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The poet, Muriel Rukeyser, wrote that: “The universe is made of stories, not of atoms.” Telling personal stories is at the heart of Youth Communication’s work and, the way we see it, at the core of our humanity. To be human means to be a storyteller and that inextricably ties into the social and emotional strengths of both the storyteller and the audience.

In a webinar designed to explore this connection, Youth Communication staff will use excerpts from two of our true, teen-written stories to examine how SEL shows up in those stories themselves and how participants develop their own SEL by reading that story. We’ll also explore how, in order to implement effective SEL practices, our work and curricula must be culturally responsive. Stories—telling them, sharing them, and reading them in community–is the way to make sure of it.