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Why Building Expertise 2023 is the Right Conference at the Right Time in the Perfect Location

  • Our theme of “Empowering All to Reach New Heights,” addresses the important issue of ensuring every learner and educator has the tools and agency needed to succeed in school and in life.
  • Building Expertise is one of the few conferences that offers sessions tailored to district and school leaders as well as classroom teachers. Whatever your role, leave with strategies you can use the very next day.
  • Collaborate and learn with others who share the same “why” in a conference presented by Instructional Empowerment, a company so dedicated to empowering learners and educators that we changed our name!
  • Summer is a perfect time and Orlando is the perfect place to recharge your batteries after wrapping up the school year. Take advantage of our Disney conference location and enjoy some extra time for yourself after the conference.
  • Hear from Robert Marzano himself about the latest innovations and research on effective teaching strategies.
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The conference is AMAZING!” I’m having the best time ever. The keynote speaker (Nadia Lopez) did a great job. She was so inspirational. I was brought to tears. It was so wonderful.

Theresa Van BrockSAI Teacher Grove Park Elementary School, Palm Beach City, FL

I love the enthusiasm of the presenters, despite anything else going on in the world at this time!

Assistant PrincipalPalatka, Florida

This conference really sparked something GRAND inside of me. I am energized for the new school year. I'm ready. ... Bring 'em on!

5th Grade TeacherIndianapolis, Indiana

The topics were very useful and easily used in my classroom.

TeacherMidwest City, Oklahoma

The conference was so very well organized and well thought out. Thank you for that. I really enjoyed all the sessions.

TeacherPutnam County, Florida

The sessions were extremely inspiring and content-heavy. I did not feel that any session was a waste of time or money.

English TeacherOklahoma

Overall, the entire conference was very engaging and inspiring. I feel very motivated to get back to school and get my students energized about learning.

TeacherFishers, Indiana

Preconference Institute:

101 Student-led Team Basics

Tuesday, June 20, 2023
8:30 AM -3:30 PM (with a one-hour lunch break)

Want to know what all the excitement is about? For the first time ever, we’re offering individual tickets to our acclaimed Student-led Team Basics course. Learn how to start student teaming in your classroom and get ready to be amazed at how quickly students transform into independent problem-solvers.

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Building Expertise



Being in person is so much better than virtual! “Can’t-miss” events our conference attendees rave about include:

  • Unforgettable welcome reception featuring special Disney guests, delectable treats, and one-of-a-kind photo ops
  • Unprecedented pampering in the Rejuvenation Room with complimentary chair massages
  • Lavish buffet breakfasts, lunches, and snacks designed to minimize wait time and maximize networking opportunities
  • No rush scheduling including 90-minute breaks for lunch and 30-minute breaks between sessions
  • Fun step challenge competitions with Fitbit prizes
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Attendance at Building Expertise counts towards professional development clock hours, depending upon state-specific requirements. All attendees will receive a certificate of participation for the conference.

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Join us in Orlando to relax and recharge with your team after wrapping up the school year.

Earn PD credits, network with colleagues, attend our expert-led sessions, and leave with strategies that will close learning gaps when school resumes.

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IE's Dedicated Conference Staff


Get the white glove treatment with our team. We’re here to help answer your conference-related questions, assist with group/team registrations, and make your experience smooth and hassle-free.

Email Us or call us at 814-480-0480