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I don’t think it would be hyperbole to say that my experience at Parenting’s 2011 Mom Congress on Education and Learning conference changed my life. It did. For the better. I know of nowhere else where you will find more passionate, diligent, inspired and influential leaders in American education advocacy. They come to DC each year to learn, share, advocate and quite simply change the world for our children and you leave the event feeling refreshed, supported and ready to take on any challenge. This is the power of Mom Congress. And it’s time again to nominate delegates for the April conference.

Do you know an amazing mom who’s making a real difference in her community’s schools? Is it you? Tell us about it and she/you could be chosen to receive an all-expense paid trip to Washington, DC, courtesy of Parenting magazine and its partners.

One mom will be chosen from each state and Washington, DC and the 51 delegates will be celebrated, instructed, and supported at a conference April 29th-May 1st, 2012.

Over the three days, the Mom Congress delegates will hear from and connect with the nation’s leading education experts and moms from across the country who are putting in the same long hours to improve our schools and ensure a great future for our kids.

Last year we heard directly from a mind-blowing line up of speakers, including Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, StudentsFirst Founder and CEO Michelle Rhee, Chef Jamie Oliver, National PTA President Betsy Landers, and a veritable roll call of organization heads and influential members of the education community. I’m sure this year’s agenda will be no less impressive.

Even more than the distinguished speakers, the Mom Congress on Education and Learning conference is a chance to brainstorm, unite, and make real connections with other women who you can work with to make a tangible difference in education. I consider many of the delegates to be my dear friends and they are helping me daily to be a better advocate in my children’s schools.

You in? Follow this link to submit a photo and 300-word essay about what you or the mom you’re nominating has done to make a difference. Trust me. This is only the beginning. The deadline for entries is February 15th, 2012.

Kathryn Thompson is a mom to two school-aged kids, a toddler and a deceased betta fish. She can also be found at The Parenting Post, and occasionally the gym.