KDP Convo 2023

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KDP Convo 2023: The Premier Conference for Future Teachers

Connect with fellow future teachers from KDP’s national community to learn, grow, and have fun together on your journey from campus to classroom.

KDP Convo 2023 is your exclusive destination for celebration, support, and inspiration! 

  • Draw out your teaching excellence by obtaining professional skills, knowledge, and practical advice from those currently in the classroom.
  • Set yourself apart and broaden your philosophy through dynamic leadership and growth opportunities.
  • Fuel your passion for teaching by being around like-minded individuals and mentors.
  • Expand your abilities as a culturally relevant teacher and learn how to embrace diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging for your students.
  • Have fun exploring beautiful St. Louis and competing with other chapters and members during two Convo game nights!

Mark your calendar and plan to attend!

Thank You to Our Event Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors for making Convo 2023 possible, especially our presenting sponsor, the Trust for Insuring Educators administered by Forrest T. Jones & Company! 

Presenting Sponsor

Event Sponsors




Printing Sponsors 




Registration for KDP Convo 2023 is closed. On-site registration will be available at the event. 

  Here’s what’s included in your Convo registration:

  • All general sessions, featuring keynote speakers and panels
  • 8 hours of educational, concurrent sessions
  • Exhibits and partners of KDP who will help you be successful in your first years of teaching
  • Welcome Gathering and Game Night on Thursday evening
  • Two Networking Breaks throughout the day on Friday
  • Lunch on Friday
  • Closing Keynote & Awards Celebration Breakfast
  • Access to the event mobile application
  • *Convo t-shirt sold separately

Registration Fees

*Future Teacher **KDP Member ***Non-Member


Pre-Registration Ends October 13


(save $50 with code CONVO50) 

$350 $450

Limited Onsite 

Opens Thursday & Friday

$400 $400 $450

*Future Teachers are defined as active KDP members who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program. 

**Chapter Counselors must be active KDP members to qualify for this rate. 

***If your KDP membership has lapsed, paying your KDP national dues will make you eligible for the member rate. 

Questions? Contact membership

Tools for Financial Support to Attend

Statement on COVID-19 Protocols 

  • KDP will follow all recommended local, state, and federal protocols in place at the time of this event to maintain maximum social responsibility. All protocols in place will be communicated to attendees in advance of the event and strictly enforced throughout the event. 
  • Prior to arriving onsite, all attendees and speakers will be required to sign a liability waiver acknowledging that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19, or its variants, exists in any public space where people are present and agreeing not to hold Kappa Delta Pi, Inc. liable for any illness or injury. 


  • All cancellations must be received via email to convo@kdp.org. 
  • Cancellations received prior to September 1, 2023 at 11:59 pm ET will receive a full refund, minus a $50 administrative fee.
  • Cancellations received after September 1, 2023 at 11:59 pm ET will not receive a refund—no exceptions for Covid or any other reason.
  • If you are unable to attend, you may make a one-time transfer to another person in your registration category at no additional charge prior to October 6, 2023 at 11:59 pm ET.


For more information or with questions, please contact us by email


Explore St. Louis

Here are the 3 things you must do while you’re in St. Louis, recommended by KDP Chapter Counselors in the St. Louis area:


The Gateway Arch

Just 8 years after KDP held Convo in St. Louis for the third time in 1940, a nationwide design competition was launched to determine what shape a new monument would take in a prominent national park along the Mississippi River. The Gateway Arch was completed in 1965. There are plenty of ways to explore Gateway Arch National Park, and we recommend you consider the following opportunities:
  • Explore The Museum at the Arch – Inside this free museum, you can trace more than 200 years of stories of the Native Americans, explorers, pioneers, and rebels who made America possible. This innovative and interactive museum features six themed exhibit areas that celebrate America’s pioneering spirit. 
  • Tram Ride to the Top – This unique tram will lift you 630 feet up to the top of the tallest monument in the United States. Tickets are only $17 and are available on the official Gateway Arch website. We recommend booking in advance, as tickets sell out early. 
The Gateway Arch National Park is mere steps from the Hyatt Regency. 

St. Louis Union Station

Opening 17 years before KDP was founded in 1911, St. Louis Union Station was once one of the largest and busiest passenger rail terminals in the world, seeing as high as 100,000 passengers in a day in the 1940s. To put its popularity in perspective, the St. Louis airport only sees approximately 35,000 passengers each day. Today, it is home to more than 13,000 animals at the St. Louis Aquarium, the 200-foot St. Louis Wheel, a carousel, an 18-hole mini-golf course, the mirror maze, a ropes course, the train park, and several restaurants. 

Saint Louis Zoo

One of the city’s many free attractions, the Saint Louis Zoo is home to more than 16,000 animals (many of which are endangered) and has been recognized as one of the nation’s leading zoological parks. In November, the zoo’s hours will be 9 a.m.–4 p.m. (CT). 

If you plan a trip to the zoo, consider visiting one of the additional attractions located in the same area—historic Forest Park—such as the Saint Louis Art Museum, the Missouri History Museum, or the Saint Louis Science Center