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GEAR UP Iowa 2023 Conference

Date: February 21-22 2023

Venue: West Des Moines Marriott - 1250 Jordan Creek Pkwy, West Des Moines, IA 50266

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We are excited to announce the official dates for the 2023 Conference: Reignite the Flame. The focus of the conference will be reigniting the passion and hope post-pandemic with dynamic speakers and session presenters! This is also the time where your districts will start the process of implementation planning for Year 3. We are looking forward to this gathering to learn, be inspired and collaborate together!


As a reminder the people who need to attend should include:

  • Coaches/Dedicated GEAR UP Iowa staff
  • Administrators
  • Counselors working with the 2025 cohort
  • Key teachers and support staff
  • Accounting/Business office staff handling the grant