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2021 Arthur and Rochelle Belfer National Conference for Educators

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Registration for the 2021 Belfer Conference is now open!

The conference is free to pre-service teachers, middle and high school educators, and community college faculty interested in teaching about the Holocaust. While the conference is designed for educators with less than five years experience teaching about the Holocaust, educators with more experience are also invited to attend.

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The 2021 Belfer Conference will be held virtually in three sessions.

Register for the virtual conference here

There will be three different sessions:

Session I: Wednesday, July 7–Friday, July 9
The 2021 Belfer National Conference for Educators is free to secondary school and community college faculty interested in teaching about the Holocaust using resources from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Session II: Wednesday, July 28–Friday, July 30
Belfer Alumni Next Steps National Conference for Educators is open to Belfer alumni.

Session III: Monday, August 2–Tuesday, August 3
The 2021 Belfer National Conference for Holocaust Education Partners is free to school administrators, curriculum coordinators, librarians, curriculum developers, CHEC partners, HITE professors, online curriculum providers, AHO members, or other Holocaust education partners.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the conferences will be virtual events. Virtual event access details will be provided in your email registration confirmation.

About the Conference

Funded by a grant from the Arthur and Rochelle Belfer Foundation, this conference is designed for pre-service teachers, middle and high school educators, and community college faculty. This conference introduces participants to the Museum's pedagogical approach to teaching about the Holocaust, as well as Museum resources.

While the conference is designed for teachers who have less than five years of experience teaching about the Holocaust, we welcome all educators to the 2021 conference. 

During the conference, Museum educators and scholars share rationales, strategies, and approaches for teaching about the Holocaust. Participants have the opportunity to network with other educators, hear from Holocaust survivors, and explore the Museum’s full range of resources. Those who complete the conference receive educational materials from the Museum.

Please direct any questions to Chelsea Halling-Nye at challing@ushmm.org.

Video of highlights from the 2015 conference: