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Educator Rising Louisiana State Conference

2022 Educators Rising Louisiana State Conference

University of Louisiana at Lafayette will host students from Louisiana middle schools, high schools, and colleges for the 2022 Educators Rising State Conference. The conference will be held on Friday, March 11, 2022 from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm at the UL Lafayette Student Union.

Registration for the conference closed on March 4, 2022.

Location

University of Louisiana at Lafayette Student Union - 620 McKinley Street, Lafayette, LA 70504 The conference will begin in the main ballroom of the student union. Please enter through the doors facing McKinley Street and register before going into the ballroom.

Conference Arrival and Schedule

The conference's opening keynote address begins at 8:45. Please arrive between 8:15 and 8:30 to check in at the registration tables. Upon registration, you will receive a t-shirt and other conference materials. You will also need to pick up a name tag and a ticket for door prizes at a separate table.
Click here for the agenda --> Conference Schedule

Parking

Parking is reserved in the Earl K. Long (Zone 15) parking lot located at 500 E. St. Mary Boulevard, Lafayette, 70503. You do not need a code or parking pass to park in this lot on the day of our event. Please do not back into spots unless you have a front license plate. Additional paid parking is available in the Girard Parking Tower at 138 Girard Park Circle. If you need parking assistance, please call (337) 482-6400.

Lunch

Lunch will be provided during the conference. We are featuring a keynote address and an educators panel during lunch, so please plan to attend your included lunch in the main ballroom. In addition to these free offerings, the UL Lafayette Student Union also has paid options of McAlister’s Deli, Smoothie King, and The Brew - proudly serving Starbucks all located on site.

Optional Campus Tour

If you wish to take part in the optional campus tour guided by the UL Lafayette Recruitment office, please plan to remain in the union after the event. The specific meet up location will be named during the final keynote session.

Competitions

Louisiana middle, high school, and collegiate aspiring educators will compete in 5 different competitions. Check the schedule to see which ones are open to audience members! The topics for the competitions are 1) Educators Rising Moment, 2) Creative Lecture, 3) Public Speaking, 4) Impromptu Speaking, and 5) Job Interview (High School Students Only). More information about the competitions can be found in the overview document and in the National Educators Rising student resources. Competitors will have a chance to win free registration to the national Educators Rising Competition in June. (*Valued at $300/registration prize!)

Please email micahbruce-davis@louisiana.edu, k-lynn.mckey@louisiana.edu, or aimee.barber@louisiana.edu if you have questions or need assistance with the call for proposals. We look forward to seeing you at the 2022 Educators Rising State Conference on Friday, March 11, 2022 in Lafayette, Louisiana!