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Equity and Excellence Conference

Save the date! Nov 1-2, 2023. Equity and Excellence conference

Thank you for attending the 2023 Equity and Excellence conference!

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Strengthening and Expanding Practices: All Students and All Educators Emerging Stronger

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The goal for this year’s Equity and Excellence Conference is for attendees from diverse professional backgrounds to learn and share ideas, strategies, and plans for how to improve best first instruction.

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November 1 -2, 2023


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Hilton Denver Inverness

200 Inverness Drive West

Englewood, CO

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All Colorado educators and leaders are invited to attend, including but not limited to:

  • Core instructional and general education educators and leaders
  • Federal programs leaders
  • Special education leaders

  • English language development leaders
  • Leaders from BOCES, Administrative Units, and other local educational providers



  • Using data-driven instruction and decision-making in Best First Instruction (BFI)
  • School culture / environments that enhance BFI
  • Aligned tiered supports / interventions with BFI
  • Family and community partnerships and engagement to support BFI
  • Mental, emotional, behavioral, and social health of students and educators to improve access to BFI
  • Talent management (educator recruitment, retention, support and development, etc.) to effectively implement BFI

The Conference has been made possible with the support of the following CDE Teams:

  • Accountability & Continuous Improvement
  • Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Education
  • Educator Talent
  • Exceptional Student Services
  • Federal Programs and Supports
  • Field Services and Supports
  • Migrant Education Program
  • School and District Transformation
  • Schools of Choice
  • Standards and Instructional Support
  • State Library
  • Student Pathways
  • Teaching and Learning

NOTE: Funding for travel, accommodations and meals, including lunch, will be the responsibility of the attendee or their organization. There is no room block reserved or special room rates for this conference.

Questions?: If you have questions about the conference, please contact