National Conference

Save the Date for Our National Conference in Washington, DC!

Join us for Summer Changes Everything™ in Washington, D.C., November 16-18, 2020, at the historic Mayflower Hotel. For 2020, we look forward to bringing you the best in summer learning content to include engaging workshops, the latest research from the field, exhibitor resources to enhance your program operations and planning, plus an array of high-profile speakers who will share inspiring messages to motivate you through your professional journey.

More to come…Conference schedule, workshop descriptions, exhibitor proposals, and more.

Have questions about this year’s conference? Contact the NSLA conference team at

New Request for Proposals (RFP): NSLA Seeks Conference Workshop Submissions

Deadline for presentation submissions is Wednesday, April 15, 2020, 12:00 AM EST.
Notification emails will be sent by or before Wednesday, May 20, 2020, 12:00 AM EST.

We at the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) would like to acknowledge that this is a unique and unprecedented time across the world, and things are rapidly changing day by day. We are in contact with partners and allies daily around strategies to support schools, families and students. We will continue to stay in touch in the coming days and weeks with important news and resources.

Summer learning solutions for our young people and a network of support for our legion of out of school time leaders will be more important than ever as we move toward our annual national conference coming this fall. NSLA is excited to bring Summer Changes Everything™ to Washington, DC, November 16-18, 2020 and to open our call for session proposals. NSLA seeks creative, relevant and dynamic proposals for conference sessions that will enable the growing field of out-of-school time professionals to build, strengthen, and expand life-changing summer opportunities for all young people.

The workshop sessions will advance evidence-based practices, effective partnership strategies, and leadership development at every level, as well as examine learning trends and policy implications that will have a direct impact on your work.

Summer Changes Everything™ 2019 Supporters: