MASC/MASS 2021 Joint Conference

Rebuild. Reimagine. Relationships.

Virtual and Live Attendance Available!

As we work to recover and move beyond the upheaval of the past 15 months, the MASC and MASS Boards of Directors are excited to be able to host once again the largest annual gathering of education leaders in Massachusetts, featuring a program of nationally known guest speakers, panel sessions offering professional development opportunities and in-depth discussion of the critical education issues of today, a variety of vendors, demonstrations on instruction and management best practices, special keynote and meal programming, and a chance to network with other school leaders from across the Commonwealth!

2021 Conference Details

November 3, 2021 - November 6, 2021
Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis
35 Scudder Ave, Hyannis, MA
OR Virtual!

The 2021 MASC/MASS Conference will be held as a hybrid program, both online and in-person in order to ensure the comfort and safety of all of our members! We are working closely with the conference center to ensure safe and sanitary practices and protocols and planning the program to minimize crowding. Those who wish to view remotely are welcome to do so - just select Virtual Attendance when registering!

We are taking steps to provide a safe environment for attendees. Learn more about our COVID/safety protocols here.

In order to ensure safe and appropriate spacing for conference attendees at this event, we have had to cap the number of in-person registrations. As such, in-person registration is now sold out, however virtual registration is still available!

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Sessions to Date

Many more to be announced!

  • Pathways to student well-being
  • Creating and sustaining a culture of transformative inclusive education leadership
  • Grants management
  • Scheduling: How to schedule to maximize student learning and realize FTE efficiencies
  • Addressing equity: Closing the literacy gap
  • School committee / superintendent relations
  • Leaves / collective bargaining / legal challenges to be aware of
  • Public meetings: what have we learned and can leverage from our virtual experience
  • Supporting all families through an equity lense
  • ESSER: long term / multi-year planning
  • Facilities / maintenance / capital planning
  • Financial outlook: SOA / federal dollars
  • Equity audits
  • Promoting students social emotional well-being
  • Vocational-technical roundtables
  • Bussing blues
  • Organization equity in the hiring process
  • Community engagement: rebuilding trust and relationships
  • Berkshire County roundtable
  • Rebuilding / reimagining mental health supports
  • Culture changes: beyond mascots and gowns
  • Rebuilding engagement and trust with your unions
  • Title I regulations update
  • Future of testing
  • Critical race theory challenges
  • Virtual education: what have we learned
  • Recovery learning
  • Taking control of health care
  • ...and more!

Conference Hotel

Conference Center Photo

Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis
35 Scudder Ave, Barnstable, MA 02601

All under one roof for attendee convenience: meeting rooms, exhibition hall, banquet facilities, sleeping rooms, health club and pool, bar and dining room. There is ample free parking on the grounds, all adjacent to the hotel golf course. Hyannis is 70 miles from Boston, has an airport and also good scheduled bus service.

To reserve a room, see the hotel's website and use the group code: MASC21 for a special rate.


DoubleTree by Hilton Cape Cod Hyannis
Phone: (508) 771-1700
Online Booking Code: MAS
Toll free: (800) 560-7753

Holiday Inn Hyannis
(508) 775-1153
Online Booking Code: MAS
Toll free: (800) 465-4329

Cape Codder Resort and Spa
Online booking/group code: MASC1103 (click “update”)
Toll free: (888) 297-2200 (indicate that you are part of the MASC/MASS Joint Conference in order to receive the preferred group rate).

Reservation cut-off date: 10/3/21
Cancellations must be received at least 14 days prior to guest arrival date, otherwise you will be charged a penalty of one night’s room rate, plus tax.

The MASC Delegate Assembly

The Annual MASC Delegate Assembly is held each year during this conference, at which time new MASC officers are elected and the Delegate Assembly considers resolutions submitted in conformance with the MASC By-Laws. Members submit resolutions to be considered at the Assembly, which often result in the filing of legislation by MASC or the establishment of official positions on legislative and other issues.

In order for your school committee to have a vote at this meeting, districts must be active members of MASC (in compliance with annual dues regulations as spelled out in the MASC By-Laws). Member districts may designate a school committee member as a voting delegate (an alternate delegate may also be designated) and notify MASC using the official Delegate Form no later than October 27, 2021. A Delegate Manual with resolutions to be considered and voting instructions is available here.

The 2021 Delegate Assembly will be held on Saturday, November 6, 2021.

Delegates who attend only the business meeting do not need to register for the conference; if a delegate plans to attend any other conference programming or functions, they do need to register for the conference.

Download the Conference App

Both virtual and in-person attendees have access to our new virtual conference app experience through the Whova platform. Once you are registered, you will receive an email with an invitation code to download the app. For an overview of how to use the app to maximize your virtual conference experience, you can watch this informational video.