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Looking forward to hearing from Dr. Dylan Wiliam at MAG's annual conference, Nov. 13-15, 2019 in Ocean City! In addition to serving as the conference's keynote speaker, Dr. Wiliam will also be facilitating a pre-conference session on embedding formative assessment. Registration for the pre-conference session is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Register today!

MAG 2019

Join us for MAG 2019, Nov. 13-15, 2019 at our new venue: the beautiful Princess Royale Oceanfront Resort and Conference Center, oceanfront at 91st Street in Ocean City! The draft program for MAG 2019 is now available (requires Acrobat Reader).

MAG is excited to welcome internationally-recognized formative assessment expert Dylan Wiliam, Ph.D., back to the conference as the 2019 Keynote Speaker at our Wednesday night opening event.  For a more in-depth workshop with Dr. Wiliam, join us for the pre-conference session on Wednesday afternoon. Dr. Wiliam’s most recent book, Creating The Schools Our Children Need, is now available online.

Conference Details and Registration

Participants attending the conference pay a registration fee that includes sessions they are attending and all-conference meals (Wednesday dinner, Thursday breakfast, lunch and dinner, and Friday brunch).

For those participants seeking an additional educational learning experience, MAG provides a thematic pre-session. This year’s pre-session will be presented by Dylan Wiliam, Ph.D. Please note that registration for the pre-session is separate from conference registration and at an additional cost.

Special room rates at the Princess Royale starting at $89 are available to MAG conference participants; see registration links below for reservation information.

Registration is now open!

Individual Registration

Group Registration


In keeping with the rich history of past conferences, the Maryland Assessment Group Board of Directors has issued a Request for Presentations for this conference.  We seek informative presentations focused on topics relating to assessment and accountability initiatives in Maryland public school districts.

Interested in presenting at MAG 2019? Submit your presentation proposal online.

MAG2019 Sponsors

The Maryland Assessment Group appreciates the generous support of all of our MAG2019 sponsors! Please plan on visiting sponsors’ booths at the conference in November – and check back, as more sponsors will be added.

Curriculum Associates Learning Sciences International
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Registration and Cancellation Policies

The MAG Fall Conference registration opens in April. A discounted “early-bird” registration rate available to all who register in advance.  Discounted group rates apply for groups of four or more; certain other discounts apply to conference presenters, CEASOM board members, and student teachers.

Participants may register using the MAG online registration site until the week before the conference. After that date, walk-in registration is permitted.

Participants who cancel their registration within thirty (30) days but not less than ten (10) days of the event receive a refund minus an administration fee. No refund will be given to any participant canceling ten (10) days or less before the event.

Where Does My Registration Fee Go?

Approximately 80% of the registration fees collected for MAG 2019 will go to the costs associated with building the conference being held. The remaining 20% helps pay office and administrative expenses.

The fees associated with the MAG Pre-conference (offered the morning and afternoon on the first day of the conference) fund the speakers and other amenities related to the Pre-Conference.