February 29 – March 1, 2024 | Georgetown, TX

Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel & Conference Center

Tell Your Story

From neighborhood gatherings to sociable conversations in the football stands on Friday nights, the story of our schools are crafted through the connections and experiences rural communities share with one another. Rural schools are rich with proud histories, traditions, and wins that deserve to be heard. Sometimes, even the smallest of victories in the smallest of towns can be the spark that makes a big dream a reality.

At the 2023 Rural Schools Conference, we aim to help you TELL YOUR STORY! Let’s build your narrative about the strengths of small-town communities and rural schools. By highlighting the collective work of our teachers, staff, leaders, parents, and community members, we can tell the story of how rural communities all around Texas work together to support students and their future.

The 2023 Rural Schools Conference will still center around a network of rural educators learning together and sharing solutions to the unique issues facing rural schools. Additionally, our focus will include sharing the positive work of rural districts and building communities to support our rural campuses.

Join us at the 2023 Rural Schools Conference to TELL YOUR STORY!

Letter of Justification

Customize this request for approval letter, to help your administrators understand the value of you attending the 2023 Texas Rural Schools Spring Conference. You’ll return to your district with great ideas, relevant information, and resources you need to move your team forward.

Day 1, February 9, 2023

10:00am – 11:30am

Registration / Exhibit Hall Time

11:30am – 1:30pm
12:00pm – 1:30pm
General Session
1:30pm – 2:00pm
Exhibit Hall Time
2:00pm – 3:00pm
Breakout Session #1
3:00pm – 3:10pm
3:10pm – 4:10pm
Breakout Session #2

4:10pm – 4:25pm


4:25pm – 5:25pm

General Session

5:30pm – 6:30pm

Rural School Mix & Mingle (Lite Hors d’oeuvres provided)

Day 2, February 10, 2023

7:30am – 8:30am
Breakfast/ Exhibit Hall Time
8:30am – 9:35am
General Session
9:35am – 10:00am
Exhibit Hall Time
10:00am – 11:00am
Breakout Session #3
11:00am – 11:10am
11:10am – 12:10pm
Breakout Session #4