MGS 2022

Registration and Hotel Reservations opening in January 2022

Register EARLY for the best rates!



MCEC is proud to continue serving military-connected students by convening our 24th annual signature event. After the pandemic-induced hiatus, we are excited to once again welcome in-person attendees to Washington, DC for a refreshed, reinvigorated, and revitalized professional learning event: 2022 MCEC Global Summit (MGS). Along with our event’s new moniker, we have an inspired and renewed commitment to level up the learning opportunities for everyone who serves and supports the educational needs of military-connected children. 

The genesis for our 2022 MCEC Global Summit theme, The Journey of the Military Child, will draw on a whole child and holistic approach to military-connected youth. Emphasis will focus on supporting and nurturing all areas of development and learning while incorporating a broader view of the skills and knowledge military-connected children need for long-term success.

To highlight and build on this approach, the 2022 MGS will feature session content exploring:
•    Well-Being (balancing emotional, physical, spiritual, and mental health for #MilKids)
•    Academics (strategies and policies that provide access to opportunity and foster learning)
•    Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (practices that promote respect, dignity, and mutual concern) 
•    Purple Star Schools (MCEC is the National Advocate for this state-by-state model of best practice commitment to serving the unique needs of #MilKids)

The 2022 MGS will be a hybrid event. As excited as we are to once again be planning an in-person component, but will provide a virtual component for folks unable to join us in DC.  


Registration will open January 2022.
Please check back later!

Hotel & Travel

Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel 
(soon to be the Westin Washington DC)
999 9th Ave NW | Washington, DC 20001

 Please check back in January for information on booking.



Monday | July 18, 2022
7:15 – 8:00am EDT Breakfast

8:00 – 11:00am EDT

Pre-Summit Professional Development Sessions

11:00am – 1:00pm EDT Lunch
1:00 – 4:00pm EDT
 Pre-Summit Professional Development Sessions  
4:30 – 6:30pm EDT
 Expo and Reception 
Cash Bar
6:30 – 8:30pm EDT
 Opening General Session and Pete Taylor Partnership Awards Ceremony 
Dinner served
Tuesday | July 19, 2022
8:30am – 4:30pm EDT
 2022 MCEC Global Summit  
Lunch served
Wednesday | July 20, 2022
8:30am – 3:00pm EDT
 2022 MCEC Global Summit  
Lunch served

*Subject to change.

Pre-Summit Professional Development Sessions
Monday | July 18, 2022
8:00 – 11:00am EDT
Pre-Summit Professional Development Sessions    
12:45-2:15pm EDT
Lunch on own    
1:00 – 4:00pm EDT
Pre-Summit Professional Development Sessions   

*Pre-registration is required for access to all sessions. Must register for each session individually. 

Learning from subject matter experts and networking with your peers from around the globe is easier than ever with the 2022 MGS Pre-Summit Professional Development! 

These signature professional learning opportunities are designed to bring together experts and practitioners that will inspire and equip you with the skills and strategies you need to lead with confidence. Additionally, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to connect with like-minded professionals who are committed to serving military-connected students. 
*All sessions are 3 hours long and eligible for continuing education credit.

Updated information about sessions, topics, and speakers coming January 2022!

Resource and Leadership Expo

Monday | July 18, 2022
4:30 – 6:30 pm

Does your organization have innovative ideas, practices, and research to share with other attendees to strengthen their support services of military-connected children? Become an Expo presenter!

Early registration pricing discount available to Expo presenters. 
Please note all expo attendees must apply. For more information, email us

Pete Taylor Partnership Award of Excellence

The Pete Taylor Partnership of Excellence Award recognizes successful partnerships and projects that benefit military-connected children. Let us applaud your outstanding partnership accomplishment!
Selected winners may be eligible for a free Global Summit registration. 
For more information and applications, email us


Rest assured that at the MCEC Global Summit, MCEC will be thoughtfully adhering to all federal and local public health guidelines for gatherings. We want to ensure we convene our learning community with the safety and health of our attendees, speakers, and staff at the forefront of our efforts while bringing a reinvigorated and dynamic agenda to both our in-person and virtual attendees. 

Please continue to check back for updated COVID-19 information, policies, and local public health regulations. 

Continue to check back here for the most up-to-date MGS information.