SubSolutions Conference

July 8-10, 2020

The Lodges at Deer Valley
Park City, Utah

$495 ($595 after April 30, 2020)

Deadline for Presenters:
April 30, 2020

Presenter Application Form (download)

Or Apply Online Below

Come learn how to manage your substitute teacher program successfully and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Park City, Utah!

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Apply to Present at SubSolutions

  • A project will be provided, but please list any additional equipment needed.

Do you have a SubSolution?

The Substitute Teaching Division of STEDI.org invites you to submit a solution for presentation at a SubSolutions Workshop. Share your “best practices” with those who need it. Presenting your solutions at the workshop or participating on a panel provides an excellent opportunity to assist individuals directly involved with managing substitute teaching, and to learn from the experiences of other participants. Also please submit to be a part of the panel discussion on unemployment of substitute teachers. Presenters receive $50 off the registration fee.


Each presenter/co-presenter must submit a completed conference registration form. All proposals of presentations must contain content appropriate for the audience of the conference.


Session presentations should be in a format that best covers the material presented and fits the presenters’ individual style. Sessions are 50 minutes in length and the number of attendees varies at each session.

Accommodations at SubSolutions

Discounted Luxury Hotel
We have reserved a block of rooms at discounted rates. Now you can bring the whole family and turn it into a
vacation. To ensure availability, please book your
reservation on or before 5/28/2020.

Book your hotel reservations directly with The Lodges at Deer Valley. You can book online or by phone:

Step 1:  STEDI.org Reservation URL or call Group Lodging at (855) 410-3337
Step 2: Give them this information:
Group Name: STEDI 2020
Group Dates: July 4-13, 2020

If you are experiencing any trouble making your reservation or need any assistance at all with getting the room or suite you need or the dates you require, please call Deer Valley Resort at 855-410-DEER (3337) or 435-645-2647.

Excursions at SubSolutions

Park City, Utah

Free Bus
Become acquainted with historic Park City, Utah…for free.
Bus rides around town are free and there is even a walking map of the area.


Alpine Slide
Thrills on the hill! See the Alpine slide brochure at the hotel concierge desk for information about activities
and costs.



Park City’s Historic Main Street
Take a stroll down historic Main Street, and visit the numerous art galleries and interesting shops. And, if you’re hungry? There’s a restaurant for just about anything you’re in the mood for: everything from Irish pub food, to pizza and more sophiscated Italian fare, to steaks and seafood. You can find lots of sweet treats like gourmet chocolate and gelato to sample as well.




Stroll down the historic Main Street for a variety of small shops or go to Tanger Outlets and shop more than 60 brand-name outlets. Free city buses will take you.

Olympic Park
The Utah Olympic Park is an Olympic training site. You can watch athletes in training, visit the Alf Engen ski history museum and the 2002 Eccles Winter Olympic museum. You can also race down the track in a bobsled, or learn to steer your own skeleton or luge by taking an intro class.



Things to do

  • Zip line with a 435 foot vertical drop
  • A summer bobsled ride on “The Comet”
  • The Quick Silver, Utah Olympic Park’s stainless steel alpine slide

Salt Lake City, Utah

Come with us to downtown Salt Lake City for a unique experience in a city planned in 1847, with streets as wide as needed to turn around a wagon pulled by a team of oxen.

Temple Square
Experience the peace and tranquility of beautiful Temple Square of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter‑day Saints with a complimentary tour of Utah’s most visited attraction.



Conference Center
Besides being built to seat 21,000 people, the conference center just north of Temple Square is also an ecological marvel. A large section of the rooftop is planted to look like an open meadow. There are also landscape garden areas, planters, trees, and two fountains.



We have to admit that there is no such thing as Utah cuisine but the state does have an appetite famous for Jell-O, ice cream and cheesy potatoes. There are literally hundreds of dining choices downtown.



Free Trax
UTA passengers may ride for free when entering and exiting a fixed-route bus, paratransit vehicle or TRAX train within the boundaries of the Free Fare Zone.




The Gateway
Salt Lake City’s only open-air contemporary destination that delivers the ultimate in shopping, dining and entertainment. The gateway is more than an outdoor shopping mall. There is Clark Planetarium with its 3-D IMAX theater, numerous small eateries, and the historic Union Pacific Depot built in 1908. Located southwest of Temple Square.



City Creek Center
In the heart of Salt Lake City, City Creek Center is the retail centerpiece of one of the nation’s largest mixed-use downtown redevelopment projects. Located immediately south of Temple Square.


About SubSolutions

Since 1995, the annual SubSolutions conferences have been valuable for hundreds of administrators and managers to learn how to handle the difficult challenges schools and staffing agencies face in managing substitute teaching.

It’s just not the individual substitute teachers, it’s teacher absenteeism, the automated phone systems, the Affordable Care Act, the practices, policies and procedures of the school district, it’s the economy – well, you get the picture.

The session presentations come from school districts and organizations who are working with these challenges each and every day as well as the latest research conducted by STEDI.org.


  • Best practices in the management of substitute teaching
  • How other districts handle the same issues you are facing
  • How to do more with fewer people
  • Reduce complaints and increase effectiveness of subs
  • Increase fill rates even on the worst days
  • Automate the hiring process for substitute teachers
  • Find, recruit, and encourage the best to become subs


  • Substitute Teacher Shortage
  • How districts are recruiting
  • How to increase fill rates
  • District policies that encourage teacher attendance
  • Growing our own: from aids to alternative certification
  • Where does substitute teaching fit in the HR?
  • Affordable Care Act – Are fewer hours the answer?
  • Certified, bachelor, 60-hour, high school – What should the qualifications of substitute teachers be?
  • Managing the sub office like a temporary staffing agency. What we can learn from insourcing.
  • Are permanent subs gone with ACA?