National Connection - Empowering a National Connection for District Leadership

NatCon is now open to all public school boards and districts!

National Connection (NatCon) is the leading national executive information and networking program for school board leaders and senior school district staff. With content that is targeted, relevant, and easy to access, board members can become thought leaders who place their local issues in a national context.

For over 50 years, thousands of education leaders across the country have had access to a wealth of resources to drive educational equity and excellence. Through NatCon participation, districts remain connected to daily industry news, an award-winning magazine (the American School Board Journal), up to 20% savings on NSBA Signature Events registration, and early access to relevant information and data, including reports and webinars.


Become a Participant


Online Directory
Search our national directory of NatCon participants to reconnect with a former colleague or locate a specific board leader.

Registration Discounts
Connect with your peers face-to-face at one of our in-person events and take advantage of registration discounts, early access to housing, and more at NSBA Signature Events:

ASBJ (American School Board Journal)

ASBJ is an award-winning, six-times a year magazine that offers exclusive interviews and peer-tested ideas on public education.

National Connection Daily

Start your day with a morning executive e-news briefing that will keep you current on the latest news impacting education.

ASBJ Brief

Mental health, equity, technology innovations and teacher diversity are a sampling of topics delivered to your inbox monthly.

Legal Clips 

Seeking insights into trends and landmark cases? Legal Clips is the go-to electronic resource for developments in school law.

Complimentary Webinars

NatCon offers a series of complimentary webinars throughout the year, featuring the nation's leading thought leaders. You can interact with speakers and thinkers who are changing the educational landscape.

Federal Advocacy Insider - New in 2023
The NSBA Federal Advocacy Insider delivers the latest education news and developments from Washington, D.C., impacting the nation’s public school students and those who serve them.