The National Coalition on Adult Basic Education (COABE) Conference

The 2021 COABE National Conference will take place from March 21-24, 2021. 

Please note, this conference is being planned as a hybrid event, with both face-to-face and virtual workshops. This will offer those who are not able to attend in person the opportunity to participate in the national conference from a distance. More information will be available when the registration opens. 

The CALL for PRESENTERS is now open. The deadline to apply is 10/16/20. Proposals are being accepted for both in-person and virtual workshops. 

Read Call for Presentations and more information about the conference

How is the Adult Numeracy Network involved at the annual COABE Conference?

  • ANN is the COABE Math & Numeracy Strand Partner. 
ANN organizes the Math & Numeracy Strand at the conference and reviews proposals for presentations. We look for proposals that explore the ANN Teaching and Learning Principles and employ ANN Professional Development Principles.

If you are a new presenter, ANN can partner you with an experienced presenter to serve as a mentor and coach. They'll support you throughout the process, from submitting your proposal to planning and delivering your workshop. If you are interested in receiving support, feedback or coaching, please email us at

What Makes a Good Workshop? (and other resources) - COMING SOON

Materials from Previous COABE Workshops - COMING SOON

  • ANN sponsors a pre-conference teaching & learning institute at every COABE. 
The ANN Teaching & Learning Institute is a full-day of training and community-building that typically takes place the day before the COABE Conference begins. If you would like to join the ANN preconference planning team to work with other teachers and professional developers to plan our teaching and learning institute, we would love to have you! For more information, please contact, ANN President-Elect Heidi Schuler-Jones.

Materials from Previous ANN Teaching & Learning Institutes - COMING SOON

ANN believes in the passion and wisdom of ABE and adult numeracy teachers. ANN Under 10 is an evening of talks that gives a platform for inspired instructors to share their experiences and invite us to join them in the specific calls to action that are driving their teaching. 

Planning on attending COABE? Curious about giving an ANN Under 10 talk? Please contact, Mark Trushkowsky.  

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