MSTA Convention and Assembly of Delegates
Nov. 8-9, 2018 • Holiday Inn Executive Center • Columbia, Mo.

High-Quality Professional Learning

Join educators from across the state to gain powerful ideas for your classroom and career.

Convention workshops are recognized by LearningForward-MO as High-Quality Professional Learning.

Keynote Speaker John Antonetti

John Antonetti has been called a “teacher’s teacher,” and is best known for his work with schools and districts throughout North America on student engagement, writing, rigor and relevance, and high-yield best practices.

Attendees have the opportunity to take a Deep Dive with John Antonetti at a separate location offsite following Friday’s keynote. Learn more about this workshop.

Learn about what's new for the 2018 Assembly of Delegates

Meet the Candidates

Members of the 2018 Assembly of Delegates will vote for the next president-elect and vice president of MSTA on Nov. 8 in Columbia.
Meet the Candidates: MSTA President-Elect and Vice President

RMSTA General Membership Meeting and Luncheon

Thursday, Nov. 8

Join RMSTA at 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Executive Center, Parliament I. There will be an update on the past year as well as a look ahead to 2019. Tickets are $20. Please RSVP by contacting Suzanne Conner at

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Other Events

Blood Drive

The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at MSTA’s Convention Nov. 8-9 at the Holiday Inn Executive Center parking lot. You can donate between 3-6 p.m. on Thursday or from 7:30-10:30 a.m., Friday. To make an appointment, visit and enter “Holiday Inn” or call 800-RED-CROSS (800-733-2767).

Glow Run/Walk

Join other members for a short fun run/walk on Friday morning.

Dinner With Friends

Sign up for a spot at one of the reservations around town to enjoy dinner on Thursday with other MSTA members. Learn more.

Fun Night

Wed., Nov. 7

Escape Room

We will be hosting an onsite escape room, Secrets of the Pharaoh. Sign up when you arrive, no charge.

Art Room

Show your artistic flair in a group painting party onsite at the convention. Participants will be guided through a painting project by an artist/instructor. The $10 registration fee covers the 16 x 20 canvas, paint and all supplies. It also includes a drink ticket for a glass of wine, mixed drink or soda from the cash bar. Register now!

Silent Auction and Bingo

Bid on items to help the MSTA Impact Committee generate funds to support candidates who support public education. While you're there, play some Bingo and enjoy light appetizers.