Schedule 2018

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Our conference sessions will have something for everyone!

We’ve got awesome keynote speakers, community organizations, ESSDACK consultants, and educators – all sharing their ideas, strategies, and resources.

But we also have students and families sharing their experiences and ideas. So make plans to attend the Hope Spotlights and Parent Panel. Research tells us that kids from difficult backgrounds have a deep need to contribute. And we have kids with stories to tell. They are ready to be a part of the solution . . . to be a part of changing the world. Our Hope Spotlight speakers bring powerful narratives to the conversation. Their truths promote the healing and our hearing promotes the change.

We believe the experts on poverty and trauma are the people who have dealt with it on a personal level. The Parent Panel includes five brave single mothers who are working their way out of poverty and have histories of high trauma. They’re excited to bring us their insight.

This is a sacred space that is rarely encountered, especially at conferences. The Hope Spotlights and Parent Panel will shift your hearts, minds, and practice. These student and parent stories are a must not miss!

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Conference Schedule in a Glance

Curious about specific session titles, presenters, and descriptions? Click the links in the schedule below for breakout session info. or go directly to Wednesday’s sessions or Thursday’s sessions.


Tuesday April 24

Registration
4:00 pm
Viewing of award winning movie Paper Tigers with Q & A with Jim Sporleder
6:00 – 8:30 pm

Wednesday April 25

Registration & breakfast
7:00 am

Welcome & Hope Spotlight: Brae
8:30 am

Opening Keynote: Jim Sporleder
9:00 am

Morning Breakout Sessions (Click for full session descriptions and room information)
Session One
10:15 – 11:05
Session Two
11:15 – 12:05

Lunch & Hope Spotlight: Zane & Brittney
12:05 – 1:30 pm

Afternoon collaboration time
1:45 – 2:30

Afternoon Breakout Sessions (Click for full session descriptions and room information)
Session Three
2:40 – 3:30 pm

Viewing of movie Resilience with facilitated conversation
7:00 pm

Thursday April 26

Registration & Breakfast
7:00 am

Welcome & Hope Spotlight: Ashlee
8:00 am

Opening Keynote: Rebecca Lewis-Pankratz
8:30 am

Morning Breakout Sessions (Click for full session descriptions and room information)
Session Four
9:45 – 10:35 am
Session Five
10:45 – 11:35

Lunch & Hope Spotlight: Sherrie
11:35 – 12:45 pm

Parents in Poverty panel discussion
12:45 – 1:30 pm

Afternoon Breakout Sessions (Click for full session descriptions and room information)
Session Six
1:45 – 2:35 pm

Closing Keynote: Kevin Honeycutt
2:45 pm