ETE Conference 2020 FAQs

Is the conference going on as planned?
Due to covid, we made the difficult decision to postpone the 2020 Excellence Through Equity Conference that is held annually in Indian Wells. However, we are pleased to announce that registration for the 2020 Virtual Excellence Through Equity Conference is now open and we invite you to register.

I had already registered for the Indian Wells conference…
If your registration was paid through an internal transfer or by check you are eligible for the following options:

  1. Transfer credit with partial refund when you register for the new conference:
  2. If your registration was not paid in full, then you still have an opportunity to register for the new virtual conference at:
  3. Full refund
  4. Transfer full registration cost to the 2021 ETE Conference

Unsure if your registration was paid?
Please check with your accounts payable department and provide the information to Aranza Perez.

How do I request a refund?
For those who registered and paid, and do not wish to transfer credit to the virtual conference, you will need to email Aranza Perez and request that your registration be canceled. Otherwise, your payment and registration will automatically roll over to the virtual conference registration. Please be patient as we process refunds, it may be 60-90 days before you receive a check.

For full refund requests, please include in your communication the First & Last name of person(s) registered.

Do I cancel my hotel?
If you booked within the group block at the  Renaissance Indian Wells Resort and Spa, you can manage your reservation clicking on the hotel name underlined in blue or you will have to contact the hotel directly at (800) 468-3571 or (760) 773-4444.

Our Pledge:
Excellence through Equity Conference will honor and focus on student voice in our continuing efforts to achieve equitable learning environments in our schools. Being intentional about providing space for student thoughts, ideas, and insights will help transform school climates and empower administrators and teachers to reshape their equity work. By listening and valuing student voice, we acknowledge them as valued members of the education system.