Bridging to Resilience 

connecting schools & communities 
in the trauma-informed movement

November 12 – 13, 2020

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B2R will be delivered virtually on November 12 – 13

Our top priority is the health and safety of our conference participants and staff. To minimize the spread of COVID-19, we’re following CDC recommendations on limiting large public gatherings by re-scheduling the Bridging to Resilience 2020 conference and delivering it remotely.

But we’re still committed to the work of supporting trauma informed schools and communities.

So we’ve locked in November 12 – 13 as the dates for our rescheduled virtual conference. Different date. Different format. But the same great conference with the same great people, sessions, and community building! 
Bridging to Resilience is so much more than a conference for our team so while we are saddened we won’t see you in April – we are already looking forward to when this family can be together again virtually.

featured speakers

Adam Foss

Adam is a former assistant district attorney in Boston, MA and a fierce advocate for criminal justice reform, with a particular emphasis on redefining the role of the prosecutor to help end mass incarceration. His 2016 TED Talk has over two million views.

Tamara Konrade

Tamara is an inspirational speaker and consultant guiding individuals and organizations to increase their energy and engagement in their personal and professional lives. Her passion is inspiring others to lead their lives in a way that brings peace, joy, and enthusiasm.

Jim Sporleder

A former high school principal, Jim currently works as a coach / consultant as well as a trainer with the Children’s Resilience Initiative, based in Walla Walla. His travels as a consultant, keynote speaker, presenter, and trainer have taken him all over the United States.

session spotlights

our keynoters & breakout presenters know their stuff

We’re excited that you’ll have the opportunity to hear from our keynote speakers. But we also know that you’re going to learn so much from our knowledgeable and experienced breakout session presenters.

Need just a little flavor of what you can expect?

Start your Bridging to Resilience experience by viewing our Speaker Spotlight videos.


View all of our 2020 Session Spotlights


400+ Attendees Can’t Be Wrong

In April 2019, over 400 educators, community organizers, parents, and non-profit staff members came together in Overland Park to learn about and share strategies for building resilience in the face of trauma and poverty. 

And we want you to be a part of fall 2020!  

We weren’t able to get together in April but our re-scheduled fall virtual conference will have all the goodness that we had planned for the spring. Get more information by clicking the button below. You’ll learn more about our great keynote speakers, the Paper Tigers screening, our Student Hope spotlights, Parenting with ACEs panel, and lodging details.

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