Never been to a convention in Houston? No problem. Here are the top 10 reasons why you should make a beeline to NAESP’s 89th Annual Convention and Exposition, which is being held in Houston, April 8-11, 2010.

  1. NAESP’s convention is the choice meeting for pre-K-8 principals to learn, share, and get re-energized. Nowhere else will you find thousands of like-minded leaders who are committed to making our nation’s schools better.
  2. Houston is a world-class city, the fourth largest in the United States, with a robust economy, diverse population, and thriving cultural scene.
  3. The convention features top notch general session speakers: Christopher Gardner, author of The Pursuit of Happyness; Marlee Matlin, award-winning actress and advocate for the disabled; and Greg Mortenson, co-author of the New York Times best-seller Three Cups of Tea.
  4. Enriching professional development in the form of 3-hour workshops and pre-convention workshops can earn you valuable PDUs. 
  5. Concurrent sessions on topics that will help you lead effective learning communities.
  6. The Bayou City is known for its eclectic mix of cuisines. Prepare to loosen your belts as you dine on barbecue, Tex-Mex, soul food, Gulf Coast seafood, Cajun and Creole favorites, and a Texas steak.
  7. Space Center Houston welcomes visitors interested in exploring the nation’s space flight activities.
  8. Get a little sun at Galveston Beach, less than an hour away.
  9. Make a lasting impression on Houston schools by participating in NAESP’s Service Day.
  10. You can save on convention registration and housing with early bird rates—Offer Ends Sept. 30 Use the $100 you’ll save to bring another team member. Teams of three or more members register for just $130 per person!

Visit to register and to learn more about the latest happenings before, during, and after the convention. You don’t want to miss this dynamic event that has been developed just for you.