2022 Districts
Leading with Equity Conference

May 19 & 20, 2022

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The 2022 Districts Leading with Equity conference will be held at Crowne Plaza, Springfield Illinois Convention Center. School boards, administrators, and teachers will be in attendance, including program sponsor McGraw Hill. Keynote speaker Dr. Anthony Muhammad, author and international thought leader, will also be a significant part of the robust discussion and engaging meeting sessions.

When you attend this event, you will:

  • Learn about specific resources and tools to support school board members and district personnel to continually promote and enhance equity throughout their districts

  • Earn up to 6 CPDHs 

  • Interact with Program Staff who can answer questions

Come and kick off the conference with a meet and greet featuring live entertainment by Press Play on May 19 and join us the next day on May 20 for a conversation with keynote speaker Dr. Anthony Muhammad.

Thursday, 5/19/22 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. - Meet and Greet featuring live entertainment by Press Play. Registration will be open on 5/19/22, 4:30-8:30 pm. Please mark box at checkout if you are planning to attend.

Conference Schedule:
Friday, 5/20/22 - 7:30 a.m. - Registration opens


Continental Breakfast

8:45-9:00 - Welcome and Opening

9:00-10:00 - Dr. Anthony Muhammad

10:00-11:00 - Breakout Sessions

11:00-12:00 - Breakout Sessions

12:00-1:00 - Networking and Lunch Buffet

1:00-2:00 - Breakout Sessions

2:00-2:30 - Dr. Carmen Ayala

2:30-3:30 - Equity Panel Discussion

3:30 - Closing Speaker

Schedule subject to change without notice.



Dr. Anthony Muhammad

Meet Anthony Muhammad, an author and international thought leader. He currently serves as the CEO of New Frontier 21 Consulting, a company dedicated to providing cutting-edge professional development to schools all over the world. He served as a practitioner for nearly twenty years. Dr. Muhammad served as a middle school teacher, assistant principal, middle school principal, and high school principal. His tenure as a practitioner has earned him several awards as both a teacher and a principal. 


Dr. Muhammad is recognized as one of the field’s leading experts in the areas of school culture and Professional Learning Communities at Work (PLC). Dr. Muhammad was recognized by the Global Gurus organization as one of the 30 Most Influential Educational Thought Leaders in the world in 2021.

Dr. Muhammad is a best-selling author. He is the author of the books Revisiting Professional Learning Communities at Work, 2nd Edition (2021) Time for Change: The Four Essential Skills of a Transformational School Leader (2019); Transforming School Culture: How to Overcome Staff Division 2nd Edition (2017) Overcoming the Achievement Gap Trap: Liberating Mindsets to Effect Change (2015); The Will to Lead and the Skill to Teach; Transforming Schools at Every Level (2011). He has published 26 articles in education journals and publications in seven different countries.


Wearing of masks is strongly encouraged during the conference.

Please note, by registering for the 2022 BEAC Equity Conference, you are providing consent to BEAC to use your photo in print, video, and electronic form for marketing efforts.

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