2014 Tennessee Educational Leadership Conference (LEAD)

The annual Tennessee Educational Leadership Conference gives educators a chance to share and discuss effective practices happening every day in Tennessee schools. With valuable first-person examples, educators from across the state share their best ideas for preparing Tennessee’s students for college and careers.

2014 LEAD Conference Call for Proposals

The LEAD Conference will take place Oct. 27-29, 2014 at Music City Center in Nashville, TN. The theme of the LEAD conference this year is Tennessee Promise: Delivering Opportunity to All Students. In addition, as has become the practice at LEAD, we will focus on sharing information that can help schools maximize student success this year. We want to offer participants a diverse range of high quality options for content sessions. 

Call for Proposals

We seek proposals for LEAD sessions. Review the Call for Proposals here. Proposals should be sent to lead.conference@tn.gov by 5 p.m. CST on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014.  All applicants shall be notified if their proposal has been moved into the interview process by Aug. 12, 2014. Short phone interviews will be complete and final notification will be sent by Aug. 28, 2014. Those selected to present at LEAD can expect to be asked to prepare their presentation and complete a run through phone call in September 2014.  

Questions should be directed to Tiffany.McDole@tn.gov.


October 27-29, 2014


Music City Center

201 5th Ave. S.

Nashville, TN 37203


More information coming soon.


The hotels below are holding a block of rooms for the LEAD conference. You can use the link provided to make a reservation or call. The cutoff date for all LEAD hotel blocks is October 3.

Courtyard Nashville Downtown

Rate: $181.00

Reservations: Online or call 1-800-228-9290

Courtyard West End

Rate: $159.00

Reservations: Online or call 1-800-245-1959

Marriott Airport

Rate: $122.00

Reservations: Online or call 1-800-228-9290

Renaissance Downtown

Rate: $209.00

Reservations: Online or call 1-800-468-3571

Last Update: July 9, 2014