The 2024 MSAN Institute

  • April 18-19, 2024
  • The Madison Concourse Hotel

  • Thursday, April 18, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday, April 19, 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

The MSAN Institute is a two-day, professional learning opportunity dedicated to growing our understanding of current research and district practices that further racial equity in schools.

Join committed colleagues from across the United States as we:

  • Share current research and best practices with local and national experts.
  • Push our thinking in large and small group discussions with exceptional educators doing this work in real schools and districts.
  • Hear from students most intimately impacted by these issues.
  • Engage in focused district planning sessions and job-alike conversations.

Call for Proposals

We encourage you to submit a proposal for a breakout session that will assist in building our collective knowledge base around MSAN’s annual R&D focus area: Evaluating Equity Initiatives and Utilizing Data for Systems Change. The last day to submit a proposal for a breakout session is Friday, March 1, 2024.


Submit Here


Important things to note:
  • Each MSAN member district receives six (6) free registrations! The cost for the seventh registered person and above is $300/person.
  • Please use district email addresses when registering.
  • Each district will have a unique discount code, which can only be used six times.
  • We suggest each district choose an Institute registration contact person to coordinate registration for the entire district group. This person will coordinate registration for district attendees and/or ensure proper tracking of the use of the district’s unique registration code.
  • Districts may choose to use this TEMPLATE when coordinating Institute registration.
  • The cost for all registrants who are not part of an MSAN member district is $400/person.

Use this LINK to register.

Use this LINK to access the member discount codes. Please note the codes are case-sensitive. The last day to register is Thursday, March 21, 2024.

  • Conference Location and Accommodations
  • The Madison Concourse Hotel
  • 1 West Dayton St.
  • Madison, WI 53703
  • To make reservations, please call: 1-800-356-8293 and mention the MSAN Institute group. Rooms at the Madison Concourse Hotel are $164/night + tax. Reservations must be made by March 17, 2024. Parking for MSAN Institute attendees is $10/night. There is a complimentary shuttle to and from the airport. Please call the hotel (608-257-6000) to arrange.

  • Transportation Information
  • Note: The Institute ends at 2:00 p.m. on April 19. Please make flight arrangements accordingly.
  • The Dane County Regional Airport code is MSN and is a short 20-minute drive to campus. Another option is Mitchell International Airport (MKE) in Milwaukee. It is 85 miles from Madison (about a 1.5-hour drive).
    • Other transportation options include:
    • Union Cab
    • 608-242-2000
    • One-way transportation: approximately $35 (metered rate). There is no additional charge for more people. Each cab can hold one-four people.

    • Madison Taxi
    • 608-255-8294
    • One-way transportation: approximately $22 (metered rate). There is no additional charge for more people. Each cab can hold one-four people.

If you have questions, please email MSAN’s project manager, Connie Showalter at


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