Registration is Open!
There are two options for attending MCEL this year!

Option #1: Limited in-person attendance is set at 300 registrants and will be held in Helena at the MTSBA Headquarters and the Great Northern Hotel. You will also receive video links to watch the sessions you could not attend in person.

Option #2: Attend virtually and/or watch the video recording of each session.

Registered participants can earn up to 30 hours of continuing education credits if they watch all sessions.


Member Registration - $250 per person
Non-Member Registration - $350 per person
Intern Registration - $150 per person
Unlimited District Option Virtual/Video Only - $1,500 per district

Cancellation Policy: If you cancel, either in writing or via email with receipt of such email confirmed in a reply from Karla Smerker of MTSBA, on or before September 30th, your registration will be partially refunded less a $50 administrative fee. A cancellation received after this deadline is not eligible for a refund, regardless of the underlying reason and no-shows will not be refunded.

There are no cancellations of the video option.

The Montana Conference of Education Leadership is jointly planned and provided by the Montana Association of School Business Officials, Montana Rural Education Association, Montana School Boards Association, and School Administrators of Montana.  MCEL is the largest annual conference for education leaders in the state, routinely drawing over 700 people focused on the role of leadership in Montana’s Public Schools and providing unique opportunities for networking and collaborating to elected trustees, school administrators, school business officials and others.