Educators who are committed to meeting every student's social-emotional needs and who are committed to equity are the target audience for the Powerful Learners Conference. The conference is largely focused on serving students in 5th-12th grades, both in and out of the classroom.
We define educators broadly: teachers, paraprofessionals, resources aids, out-of-school-time youth developers, school and community-based organization leadership and administration, and case managers who work with students -- as well as undergrad and graduate students who will be entering the field.
All experience levels are welcome, but do come prepared to share your insights and participate in skilled and truly collaborative conversations throughout the conference.
All Access ticket holders and those registering with their colleagues as a team will receive access to a pre-conference yoga class, special deep dive breakouts after each session with a smaller group for networking and debriefing, post-conference recordings, presentation materials, a mailed gift box, a guided stretch/dance break and a networking happy hour
$50.00 Live Access
Live conference only, presenter slides/materials
$75.00 Team All-Access - Save when you register 2+ people from the same organization/school/institution!
**Schedule Subject to Change
Optional Yoga 9:00-9:45AM
Welcome Remarks 10:00-10:10-AM
Keynote Address 10:10-10:25AM
Deep Dive Breakout 11:15-11:35AM
Deep Dive Lunch 12:25-12:55PM
Stretch/Dance Break 1:45-2:00PM
Deep Dive Breakout 2:00-2:30PM
Closing Session 2:40-3:00PM
Optional Happy Hour 3:00-4:00PM
Linda Darling-Hammond, President and CEO of the Learning Policy Institute and Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education Emeritus at Stanford University. Learn more about Linda here.
Scholarships are available if you or your organization cannot cover the registration fee. Please contact Mia Righetti at firstname.lastname@example.org if the registration fee is a financial hardship. In your email, include your name, school/organization, how long you have worked with students, and how/why attending the conference will make an impact on your practice, young people, and school/organization.
The registration fees covers the direct costs of Gateway hosting the virtual conference, including the digital platforms (Zoom and Sched), session recording and production, significant staff skill and time to facilitate and manage the conference, and conference materials and participant boxes. The Live Access Only registration includes only the costs associated with managing and producing the live conference.