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About NEC

The Jump$tart National Educator Conference is the nation’s premier event for Pre-K through 12th grade teachers dedicated to personal finance education in the classroom. As a coalition of more than 100 diverse national partner organizations, Jump$tart brings together the resources, support, and expertise needed to engage, inspire, and appreciate classroom educators from across the country, who attend the conference on fully funded scholarships.

New in 2018

#JSNEC18 has been restructured as an all-scholarship event. Registration fees for teacher participants have been eliminated. The online scholarship application process will open later this month and run through August. Learn more. 

As an educator, we often face criticism of our profession. At this conference, the wonderful folks at Jump$tart and all of the supporting sponsors treat teachers like rockstars. (Full blog post.)

Jacqueline
Mansfield High School
Massachusetts

The highlight of the conference was networking with people from all over the United States that care strongly about teaching our youth about financial literacy. (Full article.)

Amy
Holmen High School
Wisconsin

I would just like to thank you for an amazing conference, once again. This is the 5th conference I have attended at JumpStart … and it is still the best conference I have attended in 30+ years of teaching.

Deb
Osseo Senior High School
Minnesota

I had a BLAST this past weekend at the conference and believe I learned more and obtained more useful materials than I have from any conference. I know it will all benefit my students greatly.

Kelly
Blount County Schools
Alabama

First and foremost I want to thank you for all the work and time put into the financial conference. I, once again, left the conference feeling refreshed and invigorated to share the ‘wealth’ of knowledge (pun intended) I obtained at the conference.

Patti
Simsbury Public Schools
Connecticut

As usual, this year’s conference was very enjoyable and educational. I have been for the past 3 of 4 years, I plan to attend next year as well.

Mike
Monadnock Regional HS
New Hampshire

Thank you for providing me with a scholarship for the 2016 JumpStart National Education Conference in Dallas, Texas. The conference was awesome! … This was my first time attending a personal finance conference and I have already started making plans for attending the conference next year in Washington, D.C.

Ambassador
Missouri State University
Missouri

Thank YOU so much! The conference was so amazing and wouldn’t have been possible without my scholarship. There is so much I can bring to my classroom! You are all much appreciated.

Vicky
Kingsport City Schools
Tennessee

Past Conferences

  • 2017: Washington, DC
  • 2016: Dallas, Texas
  • 2015: National Harbor (Washington, DC)
  • 2014: Los Angeles
  • 2013: Washington, DC
  • 2012: Chicago, Ill.
  • 2011: Washington, DC
  • 2010: Washington, DC