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2017 Equity and Excellence Conference: Expand your Equity Toolkit

The Exceptional Student Services and Federal Programs Units at the Colorado Department of Education will be hosting the third annual Equity & Excellence Conference on November 2-3 at the Inverness Hotel in Englewood, Colorado. The theme of this year’s conference is “Expand Your Equity Toolkit”. CDE's goal for this conference is for attendees from diverse professional backgrounds to collaborate and come away from the conference with tools and resources for putting equity into action in their schools. 

Special Education Directors and Federal Program Administrators,
Superintendents, Principals, Fiscal Managers

Opportunity for educators to learn, collaborate and grow 

November 2nd and 3rd, 2017 

The  Hilton Inverness Hotel, 200 Inverness Drive West, Englewood, CO  

Save the Date (pdf)  

Call for Proposals (link) 

2017 Registration NOW OPEN!

Topic Highlights: 

  • Culturally Responsive Instructional Practices
  • Whole Child Supports
  • Recruitment and Retention of Excellent Teachers
  • Meeting Individual Learning Needs
  • Supporting Early Learning (Birth to 3rd Grade) 
  • Effective Parent and Family Engagement 

Questions?  Send an email

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CDE has a limited number of hotel rooms available for presenters and attendees who meet certain criteria.  Eligibility criteria are detailed in the table below.   If you would like to reserve one of the rooms provided and you meet the eligibility requirements, your lodging request must be made through Lori Kochevar ( or 303-866-6799).  Please do not call the Hilton Inverness Denver Hotel directly.  Conference participants will not be reimbursed for travel or for lodging. CDE will provide a list of names to the hotel to be included on the Equity and Excellence Conference Master Bill.


Distance Traveled

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Zone 2

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< 50 miles one-way
from point of origin
to location of event

51-100 miles one-way
from point of origin
to location of event

>100 miles one-way from

point of origin to location of event

Lodging – night of..


Thursday, November 2nd

Wednesday, November 1st  and Thursday, November 2nd


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