2020 Best-of-Smekens Writing Conference
Attend the Writing Remix Conference and join the thousands of teachers who have transformed their writing classrooms with simple and effective strategies from Smekens Education.

During the fourth annual “Best of Smekens” event, you get to hand-pick the sessions that would make the biggest impact on your writing instruction. With 30 sessions to choose from, you’re sure to find topics that will advance your writers with writing lessons that get results.

**2020 sessions will be released soon!**


Choose Your Destination
Doubletree by Hilton Chicago - Oak Brook
Chicago, IL
November 5-6, 2020
Crowne Plaza North-Worthington
Columbus, OH
November 9-10, 2020
DoubleTree Hilton - Lawrenceburg, IN
Lawrenceburg, IN
November 12-13, 2020
Embassy Suites Event Center Plainfield, IN
Indianapolis, IN
November 18-19, 2020
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Meet Your Guides

Widget Parse Error: Unable To Identify Streamotor VideoKristi McCullough | Literacy Consultant
Widget Parse Error: Unable To Identify Streamotor VideoKristina Smekens | President & Lead Consultant
Widget Parse Error: Unable To Identify Streamotor VideoCourtney Gordon | Literacy Consultant

Relevant Strategies for Your Classroom
✔ K-6 General Education Teachers
✔ K-12 Special Education Teachers
✔ Literacy Coaches & Coordinators
✔ 6-12 Language Arts Teachers
✔ ELL Teachers
✔ Gifted and Talented Teachers
✔ MS & HS Content-Area Teachers
✔ Principals & Assistant Principals
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Pricing and Group Rates

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Contact us to receive 10% discount.

Contact Us (888)376-0448
Above rates reflect Early Bird pricing through October 18, 2020.
Beginning October 19, the standard rate will be $479/person.


Bonuses with every registration:

✔ Binder with handouts from all 30 sessions
✔ Lifetime access to digital resources
✔ Complimentary breakfast and lunch each day
✔ Earn up to 11 hours of continuing education
✔ Opportunity to earn up to 3 graduate-level units

Frequently Asked Questions
What is the cancellation policy?

What is the cancellation policy?

Cancellations occurring 10 days or more prior to the workshop will result in a refund, minus a $50 service fee. Cancellations occurring less than 10 days prior to the workshop do not qualify for any refund. Substitutions may occur at any time.
Will I receive Continuing Education Credits?

Will I receive Continuing Education Credits?

Writing Conference attendees will receive a certificate of participation at the conclusion of each day and may utilize it to demonstrate participation in 5.5 hours of professional development. More information regarding continuing education credit can be found on our continuing education page.
Illinois Continuing Education Credit Available!
As an approved professional development subcontractor, Smekens Education is happy to provide all Illinois teachers with state-approved professional development credit for attending this workshop in Illinois.
Can I earn Graduate-Level Credit?

Can I earn Graduate-Level Credit?

University of the Pacific

Through a partnership with University of the Pacific, workshop attendees are eligible to pursue one, two, or three nationally-accredited graduate-level semester units after attending the Writing Remix Conference. The cost of graduate-level units ($62 per unit) is separate from the cost of attending a workshop. (These are post-baccalaureate professional development semester units of non-degree graduate level and are not applicable to a degree at University of the Pacific.) For more information, please contact us.

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