Conferences and MeetingsNBEA 2019 Annual Convention


Professional Development Seminars

NBEA is offering the following Professional Development Seminars at the NBEA 2019 Annual Convention. Seminars are open to NBEA member registrants through advanced purchase only. Registrations are handled on a first-come, first-served basis.


From Rooftop to Table: Culinary Wonders of the Chicago Downtown Marriott!
(Ticket Required)

Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

With an onsite pastry and butcher shop, the Chicago Downtown Marriott is able to prepare 95% of their food product from scratch.  The highlight of this culinary wonder are the rooftop honey bees that are used to make honey for food & beverage, as well as the famous Rooftop Honey Wheat Beer that is served in the lobby bar.  The rooftop is also home to 25 different herbs.   Join us as members of the culinary team demonstrate food preparation from rooftop to table and take home goodies from the event.


Presenters:  Culinary Team of the Chicago Downtown Marriott

Earn a Certification in Personal Finance from W!SE!
(Ticket Required)

Friday, April 19, 2019: Testing Available from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Do you teach personal finance? If so, we are pleased offer you the opportunity to earn the W!SE Certification in Personal Finance at this year’s NBEA 2019 Annual Convention,   Working in Support of Education (W!SE), a leading educational non-profit, offers teachers this unique opportunity to earn a Certification in Personal Finance by taking and passing the W!SE Certification in Personal Finance Test. We will be administering the test during the NBEA 2019 Convention on Friday, April 19, and participants will have 75 minutes to complete the test between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  The test is web-based and participants will need to bring their own device to take the exam (i.e. laptop, tablet).  Internet access will be provided.

Registrations for the W!SE Certification in Personal Finance must be received by March 29, 2019. You will receive an email from W!SE the week of April 1, 2019, with a link containing resources you can use in your preparation in studying for the exam. **Registration for the NBEA 2019 Annual Convention is required to sign up for the W!SE Certification. There will be no exceptions.**

Facilitator: David Anderson, Working in Support of Education (W!SE), New York, NY