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The Mississippi AI Collaborative is revving up for Southern Spark, the must-attend conference for anyone passionate about artificial intelligence! Buckle up and get ready for an electrifying experience designed to spark innovation and collaboration across Mississippi and the Southern US. Southern Spark is your chance to connect with a vibrant community of educators, researchers, industry leaders, and community leaders who are all eager to push the boundaries of what's possible with AI. Immerse yourself in a dynamic learning environment where you'll be inspired by thought leaders, engage in hands-on workshops, and participate in interactive sessions that will challenge and broaden your perspective. Southern Spark isn't just about acquiring knowledge – it's about fostering connections and igniting a collaborative spirit that will propel the Southern US to the forefront of the AI revolution.

CSTA+ Members receive a discount on conference registration. Use the email address associated with your CSTA Membernova account when registering to access the discounted rate.

For non-CSTA+ Members, conference registration includes one year (non-subscription) of CSTA+.


The following is included in an Educator Track Southern Spark Conference Ticket: 

  • Full access to all conference sessions, including a dedicated educator track focused on student instruction and professional development for educators.

  • Earn continuing education credits or receive certificates for attending conference sessions. Costs associated with continuing education credits will be assumed by the conference attendee.

  • Invitation to the Conference Reception on Friday, July 12, 2024.

  • Resource materials and toolkits provided to support classroom instruction and ongoing professional development for educators.

  • Exclusive conference SWAG Bag.

  • Enjoy complimentary breakfast and lunch on both days of the conference.

  • Access to special discounted registration rates for two AI in Education Workshops hosted by CSTA-MS in the Fall and Winter of 2024.

  • Networking opportunities with fellow educators, administrators, and industry professionals to share insights and best practices.

Not included in registration:

  • Travel/transportation costs.

  • Hotel reservations.

  • Additional meals.


Cancellation Policy

Refund Policy

Conference registrations are refundable up to 50% of the ticket price until June 1, 2024. 

No refunds will be issued after June 1, 2024. Please note that if you select the ticket option that includes a year of CSTA+ Membership, the $50 membership fee is non-refundable. CSTA+ Membership lasts 1 year and is not an automatically renewed subscription. 

The Southern Spark Conference cannot be held responsible for factors beyond our control, such as inclement weather, venue conditions, or other unforeseen circumstances. No refunds will be provided in such situations. Approved refunds may be issued within 90 days after the conference concludes, subject to review and approval by the Southern Spark Conference team. The final decision on refunds rests with the conference organizers.

Substitution Policy

If you are unable to attend the conference, you may request a substitution for your registration. Please email team@southernsparkcon.com with the name of the original registrant and their confirmation number, as well as the name and email address of the new registrant.

No Show Policy

No refunds will be issued for non-attendance.

Questions? Problems? Concerns? 

Email the Southern Spark Conference team at team@southernsparkcon.com

Mississippi Museum of Art
380 South Lamar Street
Jackson, MS
United States of America