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Belfer National Conferences for Educators


2020 Arthur and Rochelle Belfer National Conference for Educators



The 2020 Belfer Conference will be held virtually on July 20–21, 2020.

Register for the virtual conference

Due to COVID-19, the 2020 Belfer Conference will be held virtually on July 20 and 21, 2020. Registration will close on June 1, 2020. Waitlisted registrants will be welcomed to attend. 

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 three-day 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 experience teaching about the Holocaust, we welcome all educators who have not yet received training at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum. For those teachers who have more than five years experience teaching about the Holocaust and have already attended the Belfer Conference, you are encouraged to apply for the Museum Teacher Fellowship Program.

At the conference, Museum educators and scholars share rationales, strategies, and approaches for teaching about the Holocaust. Participants have the opportunity to tour the Museum’s exhibitions and to explore the Museum’s full range of resources. Those who complete the conference receive a set of educational materials from the Museum.

Video of highlights from the 2015 conference:


For more information please contact Chelsea Halling-Nye at