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Who should attend the Powerful Learners Convening?

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 Convening. The  convening is largely focused on serving students in grades K-12, 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 convening.

What are the registration fees?

Sliding Scale Registration Fees

$0 - Student teachers, early-career educators, and workshop presenters

$50/$100/$150 - Pay as you are able, allowing accessibility for all educators

What does the schedule include?



9am-9:30am (30 min)

Registration, Breakfast, and Welcome

9:45 am- 10:45 am (60 min)

Opening Activity

10:45am -11am (15 min)


11 am -12:15 pm (75 min)

Workshop Session 1

12:15 pm -12:30 pm  (15 min)


12:15 pm -1:45 pm (90 min)

Lunch Panel

1:45 pm -2:00 pm (15 min)


2:00 pm- 3:15 pm (75 min)

Workshop Session 2

3:15 pm - 3:30 pm (15 min)



Who is speaking?

We're thrilled to be welcoming some amazing educators from across the Bay Area! Speakers will be announced early 2023. 

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Are there opportunities to sponsor the conference?

Absolutely! For sponsorship tiers and details please contact Ashli Watts [email protected].

Are scholarships available for the registration fee?

Scholarships are available if you or your organization cannot cover the registration fee. Please contact Ashli Watts 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 convening will make an impact on your practice, young people, and school/organization.