Conference COVID-19 Information


In-Person Conference Cancellation Notice

Due to the health and safety concerns posed by mass gatherings during the pandemic, SREB is forced to cancel the in-person component of the 2021 Making Schools Work Conference in Nashville. Though disappointed not to be able to gather in person, we are delighted to proceed with our virtual event.

Here’s what you need to know about your registration and our exciting virtual conference.

Conference Registrations

SREB will convert all current in-person conference registrations to virtual conference registrations beginning April 5. Refunds for the price difference will be made in May to your original method of payment. You do not need to take any action to have your in-person registration converted to virtual.

If you would prefer to cancel and receive a full refund, you may do so with no penalty. To cancel and receive a full refund, use your login and password to access our Attendee Service Center on eShow, then click on the Edit Your Registration page, and select Cancel Registration.

Hotel Reservations

Connections Housing will automatically cancel all hotel reservations booked for the 2021 in-person conference. A cancellation notification will be sent to the email address provided when reservations were booked. There will be no penalty for cancellations, and no further action is needed from attendees regarding their hotel reservations. Hotel questions? Email

In-Person Conference Presentations

If you were presenting a session at the in-person conference only, you will receive an email with information about how to resubmit your session for guaranteed acceptance at the 2022 Making Schools Work Conference, July 19-22 at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas.

Please note that we are unable to convert all in-person sessions to virtual sessions.

About Our Virtual Conference

We’re ecstatic to have you join us online for the all-virtual 2021 Making Schools Work Conference, July 6-9 on our virtual platform, with ongoing access to all sessions and resources for 30 days after the event.

  • Enjoy our opening and closing keynote and featured speakers, Wednesday general session and 100+ live and on-demand sessions.
  • Interact with presenters and peers in sessions, chats, Q&As, breakouts and discussion groups.
  • Take advantage of special events like our virtual escape room, networking reception and prize giveaway, games and virtual lounge!

We know this is a challenging time for educators nationwide. We encourage you to visit SREB’s COVID-19 resource page and reach out to our staff for assistance.

For any questions or needs related to the conference, please contact us at

For the most current information about the disease and its prevention, please refer to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.