By membership policy, the Boston Teachers Union sends a delegation of members to the AFT TEACH (Together Educating America's Children) conference in Washington DC in odd-numbered years. This year's conference will be held from July 21-23. The goal of the application process is to provide an opportunity to a diverse range of BTU members to attend the conference. The BTU is committed to providing opportunities to a broad group, with priority given to those who have not attended in the past. All BTU members, including paraprofessionals, ABAs, and substitute teachers are eligible to apply. The BTU will pay for the cost of conference registration, a shared hotel room, and the average cost of transportation.