77th EWA National Seminar
2024 EWA National Seminar in Las Vegas: Right Location, Right Time
The 77th EWA National Seminar comes after monumental U.S. Supreme Court decisions on race-conscious college admissions and student debt; growing parents’ rights movements; intensifying Gen-Z voting power and increasingly fraught battles over curricula and books.
Many believe education issues could decide the 2024 election. The Education Writers Association plans to use this pivotal moment in time to better prepare its members for what’s to come.
As more than 40 states introduce bills or pass laws limiting how teachers address racism or sexism, amid growing public concern about attacks on racial and gender progress, EWA will gather stakeholders in a prime location. The National Seminar will take place May 29-June 1, 2024 in Las Vegas – a city in a swing state and a convention destination known for unique experiences.
Leading policymakers, experts and other speakers will share their perspectives with journalist, community, and student members on the most pressing education issues as the election year heats up. Attend sessions, build community and dine at The Mirage Hotel and Casino, located on the iconic Las Vegas Strip.
Scholarships will be awarded to qualified journalists and students. All members will get vital training and opportunities like no other in a top sports and entertainment hub. Save the date for the 2024 event!
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Frequently Asked Questions
What are EWA’s COVID-19 safety policies?
For more information, please refer to our COVID-19 Safety Policies.
Where will the National Seminar be held?
All sessions will be held at The Mirage Las Vegas, 3400 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109. Phone Number: +1 (702)-791-7111.
When does the National Seminar start and end?
Registration will open on May 29, 2024 at 6 p.m. Pacific. Tentatively, regular sessions will run from May 30 to June 1, 2024. Sessions are scheduled to run from 9 a.m. Pacific on May 30, 2024 to 2 p.m. Pacific on June 1, 2024.
What meals are provided during the National Seminar?
Scheduled meals during the seminar will be provided at The Mirage Las Vegas. EWA does not reimburse for additional meals.
I have a disability or dietary restriction. Who do I inform?
Contact EWA with any concerns or questions. For dietary concerns, remember to provide this information during the registration process.
Will there be site visits during the National Seminar?
We hope so! Visits are still in development; check the National Seminar page for new details.
Can I park my car at The Mirage Las Vegas?
Parking on site is limited and EWA cannot guarantee parking. For more information, contact us.
How can I apply for a scholarship?
You have to be a qualified journalist to be eligible for a scholarship. See here for the scholarship application process.
I’m a journalist who received a scholarship. What’s the reimbursement process?
For details on the process, see the Journalist Scholarship Steps.
What does my travel scholarship cover?
Scholarships can cover or reimburse your seminar registration fee, travel to Las Vegas (e.g., airfare, train fare, or mileage), and hotel stay. For additional information, see Scholarship Terms & Conditions.
I can no longer attend the National Seminar. What do I do?
If you are no longer able to attend, let us know immediately. Scholarships are non-transferable. If you received a scholarship and cannot attend, we may be able to grant the funds to another journalist. Refunds are available until April 15, 2024. There are no refunds after this date.
If for any reason you are no longer able to attend the conference, you will have up to 72 hours before the start date of the conference (5/29/2024) to email EWA to cancel your attendance. Failure to cancel your attendance at least 72 hours before the start of the conference will preclude you from qualifying for any EWA scholarships for the next one year (starting from the start date of this seminar), and include scholarships for the 2025 National Seminar.
Where is the conference hotel?
The Mirage Las Vegas
3400 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Phone Number: +1 (702)-791-7111
Where do I reserve my hotel room?
If you are NOT a journalist member who has applied for or been approved for a scholarship that includes hotel coverage, a hotel reservation link will be provided on this page. Once this link is posted, we encourage you to book your hotel stay as soon as possible.
If you are a journalist member who has applied for or been approved for a scholarship that includes hotel coverage, please keep an eye on your email inbox for an update on your application and hotel booking instructions.
I went to make my hotel reservation, and the hotel asked me for a credit card. Is my card going to get charged today?
A credit card will be required at the time of booking. At the time the attendee makes the reservation, the attendee’s credit card will be charged the first night’s room/suite rate and tax.
Refunds will be issued on the individual attendee’s reservations only if canceled at least forty-eight (48) hours in advance of the confirmed arrival date. All guaranteed reservations will only be held until 6:00 a.m. on the day after the attendee’s confirmed arrival date.
You may review the hotel’s cancellation policy while placing and before confirming a reservation.
How do I get to The Mirage Las Vegas from the airport?
We recommend exploring Uber, Lyft, or an airport shuttle service as EWA will not provide dedicated transportation. Mass transportation options are also available.
I applied for and received a scholarship. Does this mean I’m registered?
Not yet! You still need to officially register. Follow the instructions provided in your scholarship award letter.
Is my registration transferable?
Registrations are non-transferable. Refunds are available until April 15, 2024.
Someone wants to attend a single session with me. Is that okay?
Due to space limitations, we can not allow drop-in attendees to any sessions. Anyone that wishes to attend sessions must register.
Can I register for only one day of the seminar?
Single-day registrations are not available.
Can I register and pay on-site?
No. All attendees must register and pay prior to the seminar’s start.
I registered, booked my flight, and reserved my hotel room. What else?
You’re all set! If you have any questions, let us know. Keep an eye on your email for exciting updates!
When will the schedule of events be available?
Soon! Keep checking our National Seminar page for the latest updates and news.
Can I get a list of National Seminar attendees?
How can my organization become a sponsor, exhibitor, or advertiser?
Our development director Rachel Wolin can help.