Oct. 20 - 21, 2017 | Noblesville Parks & Recreation Annex/Ivy Tech Noblesville, 300 N. 17th St., Noblesville

This conference supports the classroom preparedness and professional development needs of college students planning to enter the education field and new educators within the first five years of their career. 

Who Should Attend?

College students (future educators) 

New educators (first five years)

Why Attend? 




Keynote Speakers

ISTA is pleased to host Dr. Lori Desautels, Assistant Professor, Butler University, as a keynote speaker for the Rising Educator Conference. Her keynote address titled, “Priming the Brain for Learning and Behavior,” will offer attendees a better understanding of how stress responses affect learning and strategies to prepare the brain to emotionally regulate, problem solve and create to improve classroom learning for all students. 

The Rising Educator Conference will welcome Ashley Muscarella, National Education Association Student Program chair, a future education leader. She will bring the perspective of a future educator to the conference.

Her voice is one you will hear in the future leading our national association. Future educators are optimistic, activated and driven by passion, much like our early career educators. Both Indiana Student Education Association members and early career educators can grow from looking through a new lens at the profession.

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The Rising Educator Conference is free for ISTA and ISEA members to attend.

Student non-members may attend at a cost of $50. Certificated non-members may attend at a cost of $100.

The deadline to register is Oct. 6.



Rising Educator Conference attendees are responsible for their travel and accommodations. Here are hotels near the conference venue:

*Drury Inn & Suites Indianapolis Northeast, 8180 Shadeland Ave., Indianapolis
800-325-0720, refer to group number 2308239. Please make your reservations by Wed., Sept. 20th, 2017 to receive the group rate.

*Drury Inn Indianapolis Northwest, 9320 North Michigan Road, Indianapolis                      
800-325-0720, refer to group number 2308236. Please make your reservations by Wed., Sept. 20th, 2017 to receive the group rate.

*Sheraton Indianapolis Hotel at Keystone Crossing, 8787 Keystone Crossing, Indianapolis

Baymont Inn & Suites, 16025 Prosperity Dr., Noblesville

Courtyard Indianapolis Noblesville, 17863 Foundation Drive, Noblesville 

Fairfield Noblesville, 17960 Foundation Dr., Noblesville

Holiday Inn Express, 13625 Tegler Dr., Noblesville

Hampton Inn, 11575 Commercial Dr., Fishers

Baymont Inn & Suites, 9790 N by NE Blvd., Fishers

Hilton Garden Inn, 9785 N by NE Blvd, Fishers

Holiday Inn Express, 9791 N by NE Blvd., Fishers

Spring Hill Suites, 9698 Hague Rd., Indianapolis

*Discounted rates available for these hotels using ISTA member benefits. Visit to view and book hotels with ISTA rate. 

Cancellation Policy

Should you be unable to attend any portion of the Rising Educator Conference, please send your cancellation within seven days of the conference to Becky Koerner at

What is ISTA ReSupply? 

Experienced educators know it took years to build their classroom supplies from bulletin board materials to the basics. Early career educators start from scratch. 

ISTA ReSupply accepts donated classroom supplies from retiring educators or community members wishing to give a boost to new educators. Those newest to the profession then get to shop at various ISTA conferences and events for classroom supplies they need. 

Shop ISTA ReSupply at the Rising Educator Conference!