Weekend Professional Development Retreats

Read great texts, network with fellow teachers and enjoy a weekend of focused discussion on topics related to American history, politics and culture.

The McConnell Center offers weekend conferences for select Kentucky K-12 teachers. Each conference includes expert-led, focused seminar discussions related to a particular theme or subject area in American history, politics and/or culture. Room and meals are provided for participants. (Topics and locations vary)

Upcoming Conferences: 


Previous Conferences: 

  • Apr. 16-18, 2021: Topic: Reflection and Choice: Federalists and Anti-Federalists @ Natural Bridge State Resort Park
  • Nov. 13-15, 2020: Topic: America's British Heritage @ Cumberland Falls State Resort Park