Registration 40th Annual Educators' Conference

Pre-Conferences: Sept. 27 and 28, 2022
Conference: Sept. 29, 30 and Oct. 1, 2022


Katie Novak and Catlin Tucker

Thrive in Any Teaching and Learning Landscape 

Thursday September 29, 2022

Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa

No hay mejor momento para ser educador(a) (In Spanish) 

Friday September 30, 2022

Venue: The Westin Playa Bonita Panama One and Two Day Programs: September 27 & 28, 2022

One Day Pre-Conference

Two Day Pre-Conference


One day Pre-Conference (Sept. 28) Regular Member Invitational Non-Member
Equity and Belonging in International Schools, Dr. Emily Meadows, Alyssa Perreras & Darnell Fine
(Only AOS schools)
$120 N/A N/A
Two day Pre-Conferences (Sept. 27 & 28) Regular Member Invitational Non-Member
Math Specialist Certificate, Erma Anderson
(Only AOS schools) max 35x
$200 N/A N/A
Exceptional Needs Certificate, Dr. Susan Grant, Mr. Ben Shifrin, and Dr. Sylvia Linan-Thompson
(Only AOS schools) max 35x
$200 N/A N/A
Child Protection Training Level I, Astrid Amador and Dr. Jordan Greenbaum $200 $220 $250
NGSS: Standards to Storylines, Paul Andersen $200 $220 $250
Planning for Sustainable Implementation of Next Generation Science, Heather Rich, Britta McCarthy & John Mark Filcik $200 $220 $250
Universal Design of Learning (UDL) and Blended Learning, Dr. Katie Novak and Dr. Catlin Tucker $230 $250 $280
Restorative Practice Institute, Dr. Dominique Smith $230 $250 $280
The Collage Board Pre-Conferences Before Aug. 14 After Aug. 15  
AP - Calculus      
AP - Spanish Language      
AP - English Language      



Key Components of the conference

  • Preconferences on UDL/Blended Learning, Child Protection, Restorative Practices, Equity & Belonging, Math instruction, Special Education / Exceptional Needs, Science instruction, and AP training (Calculus, Spanish, English). 

  • Keynotes from Dr. Katie Novak & Dr. Catlin Tucker (in English) and from Dr. Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa (in Spanish) 

  • Deep Dives during the conference on Diversity & Inclusion, Inquiry based Science Instruction, NGSS, Student Centered learning, and Learning Support/UDL. 

  • Amazing Conference sessions led by consultants, corporate members and regional educators in both English and Spanish in the following areas: student-led learning, SEL, entrepreneurship, professional development, child protection, diversity, inclusion, educational transformation, feedback, equity, assessment, wellbeing, community service, culturally responsive classrooms, blended learning, technology, STEM, standards based learning, and much more. 


Registration opens online on May 17, 2022

Early Bird Registration runs through September 2, 2022
Payment must accompany Early Registration benefit.

Late Registration starts on September 3, 2022.

*Registration will close on September 9, 2022 or when conference capacity is reached.

Regular Members $375 USD
Invitational Schools $400 USD
Other (Non member and/or Organizations) $500 USD



Conference Fees & Deadlines

Regular Member Invitational Non-Member
$375 USD $400 USD $500 USD
Registration opens online on May 16, 2022 Pre-Conference: September 27-28, 2022, Main Conference: September 29, 30, Oct. 1, 2022 20 or under registrations
$375 USD per participant /
Late Registration $395 USD
Under 20 registrations
$400 USD per participant /
Late Registration $420 USD
Registration $500 USD /
Late Registrations $520 USD
Early Bird Registration runs through September 2, 2022 Payment must accompany Early Registration benefit. Schools with 21-39 registrations $345 USD per participant /
Late Registration $375 USD
Any additional registration is $400 USD / Late Registrations $420 USD per participant Late Registrations $520 USD
Late Registration starts on September 3, 2022
*Registrations will close on September 9, 2022 or when conference capacity is reached.
Schools with 40 or more registrations
$315 USD per participant /
Late Registration $335 USD


For Pre-Conference & conference registration click here

Exhibitor & Organization registration


The Westin Playa Bonita Panama is located next to a lush jungle on Bonita Beach, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. It offers a 24-hour gym, an outdoor pool, a sensory spa and 6 restaurants. The deluxe rooms at The Westin Playa Bonita Panama offer views of the sea or the jungle. Each room has a flat-screen TV, an iPod docking station and a coffee machine. The dining options serve Pan-Asian, Mediterranean and Pacific Rim cuisine. There is also a seafood grill, as well as bars and bistros offering lighter dishes. The Westin Playa has a picturesque location 20minutes' drive from the center of Panama City. It is well connected to the Bridge of the Americas and is 8km from Marcos A. Gelabert Airport.

These prices will be held until September 23, 2022. We encourage you to book early because reservations at the group rate are subject to room availability. Once our room block is full conference rates will not apply.

Make your reservation here

Resolution No. 22068 Panama, September 1, 2021, establishes new requirements for tourists in Panama, effective October 1, 2021.

Any foreigner, as a tourist, being of a nationality that does not require a tourist visa for Panama and who enters the country on or after October 1, 2021, the legal term authorized for the stay as a tourist has been established for up to three (3) months, counted from the date of entry into the Republic of Panama.

Those who are granted a period of less than three (3) months by the immigration authority may request extensions of their stay as a tourist for the same period..

Requirements to enter Panama as tourists:

  • Original passport or travel document with a minimum of three (3) months of validity.

  • Verified reservation of departure from the country, within the established period.

  • Proof of economic solvency for their maintenance and sustenance according to the term of stay in the country, in no case can be less than five hundred dollars ($/.500.00).

  • Comply with the sanitary norms and measures established by the Ministry of Health.

  • Travelers will not have to present a negative COVID-19 test for entry as long as they can provide physical or digital proof of at least 2 (two) doses or complete vaccination scheme endorsed by the WHO, EMA and FDA, equal to or greater than 14 days after the last dose.

  • Non-vaccinated or partially vaccinated travelers will be required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test taken no more than 72 hours prior to their arrival time in Panama.

    • If a test is not possible within that time frame, a COVID-19 rapid test will be mandated at the airport and the traveler will have to cover the costs of said test (USD $50).

    • If the results are positive, the traveler will be placed under a mandatory 14-day quarantine in a hotel. The cost of the stay must be fully covered by the traveler.

    • Any child or person under 17 years will not have to present a negative COVID-19 test or vaccination record if they are accompanied by an adult when entering Panama.

  • ALL travelers are required to present their completed Electronic Health Affidavit (in physical or digital form) to their airline or carrier BEFORE boarding to Panama. Register and fill out your Health Affidavit

Currency: In Panama, the local currency is the Panamanian Balboa (PAB). In 1904, Panama started using the United States Dollar (USD) as a secondary currency. The Panamanian Balboa ties permanently with the US Dollar, having the same value every time.

Climate: Daily temperatures at the end of September can range from a high of 86 F / 30 C to the low 76 F / 25’s C. September is the wet season in Panama. A light jacket or wrap is recommended.

Dress Code: Please be aware that all conference will be held at the hotel Playa Bonita, so we recommend comfortable dress and walking shoes and also a sweater or wrap is recommended because of the air conditioning.

Copa Airlines: Beginning June 22 Copa Airlines will operate from Terminal 2 of Tocumen International Airport.

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelations received one month before the conference date will be refunded in full, minus a 25% administration fee.
  • Cancelations received 15 days before the conference date will be refunded in full, minus a 50% administration fee.
  • Cancelations during the conference dates will not be eligible for a refund.
  • The registration fee owed/paid for a participant who must cancel can be transferred to a new unregistered person at no cost.
  • A written request of refund should be submitted to the Executive Director of the TRI Association.


The design of this years logo was made by Carlotta Meyer, Middle School Student at International School of Panama.