National Conferences

Our intensive multi-day national conferences offer attendees a concentrated opportunity to gather insights from recognized experts and innovative practitioners.

About Our Conferences

Our multi-day conferences provide an opportunity for counselors, teachers, administrators and other educators to learn about new insights and strategies for reaching and teaching students PK-12.

In 2020, our conferences will be presented as part of the Innovative Schools Summit. The Summit will be hosted in four great locations (Atlanta, Las Vegas, Orlando & San Antonio), each covering 4-6 topic-specific National Conferences – providing a unique opportunity for attendees to learn key insights from a broad spectrum of experts and colleagues from around the country.

Our Conferences Include

In 2020, our conferences will be presented as part of the Innovative Schools Summit. The Summit will be hosted in four great locations (Atlanta, Las Vegas, Orlando  & San Antonio), each covering 4-6 topic-specific National Conferences – providing a unique opportunity for attendees to learn key insights from a broad spectrum of experts and colleagues from around the country.

This conference focuses on evidence-based programs and strategies that educators can use to prevent dropouts and to help students experience success in school. More than 1.2 million students in the United States and Canada drop out of high school each year (with the percentages skewed toward males, low-income and minority students). 

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Recently in the United States, gender-based education research has focused much more on the learning, social outcomes, and schooling experiences of boys. Boys are more likely to be held back, suspended or expelled — or to drop out of school altogether. This conference will help educators understand and support the unique neurochemistry of the male brain, decrease dropouts, improve academic outcomes and encourage a post-secondary educational mindset.

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The 8th Annual Counseling Strategies & Resources is being held in Orlando, and brings together well-known featured presenters.

This conference will also feature best practices from educators and other professionals working with youth. Some programs will be research-tested, while others will be promising, innovative approaches created by practicing professionals to help them better connect with different types of students.

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For the past 11 years, this Conference has brought focus to the problem of relational aggression among girls. Many of the field-tested interventions presented at this unique gathering encourage friendship, sisterhood and building other types of supportive relationships – hence the added emphasis on female empowerment.

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This 3-day conference will provide an opportunity for teachers, administrators and other educators to learn about new insights and strategies for reaching and teaching students (PreK-12). It will emphasize evidence-based and novel instructional practices from national-exemplary programs currently being used in schools.

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Tragedies such as the shootings in Parkland, FL and Sandy Hook, CT have brought increased attention to school safety. The NextGen School Safety Conference will focus on steps that schools can take to prevent tragedies such as Sandy Hook, while also addressing steps that can be taken to prevent “everyday” tragedies – such as a teacher suffering a serious back injury, a teenager suffering a serious concussion or a second grader stepping in front of a school bus.

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This event features practical, real-world initiatives that are successfully transforming the quality, character and personality of schools. It showcases programs, assessments and tools proven to improve school culture and climate. Evidence-based and research-based interventions will be introduced, while the forum also highlights high-potential efforts currently being implemented in the laboratory of everyday school life.

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Over the past 20 years, educators have seen a transformation in many facets of school life. Curriculum has changed dramatically, technology continues to be implemented and assessment has become far more rigorous. Yet, in many schools, discipline remains relatively the same as it was in 1995.

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Truly effective schools not only help students pass their academic exams and state-mandated tests, but also prepare those students to pass the tests of life. Ironically, research shows that helping young people manage their emotions and build positive relationships not only prepares them for “real life,” but also helps them succeed academically. The Social-Emotional Learning Forum focuses on research-based and classroom-originated interventions, lessons and curriculums that help students manage their emotions, achieve goals, express heart-felt empathy for others, maintain positive relationships and make successful personal decisions.

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Now in its seventh year, the Wired Differently Conference will be held this year in San Antonio and Las Vegas. A wide array of critical insights and best practices will be shared for reaching and teaching students with a variety of emotional and behavioral challenges – especially trauma, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), PTSD and related issues.

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Innovative Schools Summit

The Innovative Schools Summit assembles internationally recognized innovators together with practicing educators and consultants who are currently finding success with cutting-edge best practices and research-based methodologies in education. These multi-day events provide an opportunity for counselors, teachers, administrators and other educators to learn about new insights and strategies for reaching and teaching students PK-12. In 2020, the Summit will be hosted in four great locations (Atlanta, Las Vegas, Orlando & San Antonio), each covering 4-6 topic-specific National Conferences – providing a unique opportunity for attendees to learn key insights from a broad spectrum of experts and colleagues from around the country.

What Do Educators Have to Say about the Summit?

Each Summit Location features up to 6 Conferences

Attendees to the Innovative Schools Summit are able to attend sessions from all Conferences (on a space-available basis).

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School Discipline Conference

Over the past 20 years, educators have seen a transformation in many facets of school life. Curriculum has changed dramatically, technology continues to be implemented and assessment has become far more rigorous. Yet, in many schools, discipline remains relatively the same as it was in 1995.

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Girl Bullying & Empowerment Conference

For the past 12 years, this Conference has brought focus to the problem of relational aggression among girls. Many of the field-tested interventions presented at this unique gathering encourage friendship, sisterhood and building other types of supportive relationships – hence the added emphasis on female empowerment.

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School Climate & Culture Forum

This event features practical, real-world initiatives that are successfully transforming the quality, character and personality of schools. It showcases programs, assessments and tools proven to improve school culture and climate. Evidence-based and research-based interventions will be introduced, while the forum also highlights high-potential efforts currently being implemented in the laboratory of everyday school life.

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At-Risk & Struggling Students Conference

This conference focuses on evidence-based programs and strategies that educators can use to prevent dropouts and to help students experience success in school. More than 1.2 million students in the United States and Canada drop out of high school each year (with the percentages skewed toward males, low-income and minority students). 

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Wired Differently: Trauma Informed Schools

A wide array of critical insights and best practices will be shared for reaching and teaching students with emotional and behavioral issues – including adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and trauma, Asperger’s and other autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, borderline personality disorder and more.

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Innovative Teaching Strategies Conference

This 3-day conference will provide an opportunity for teachers, administrators and other educators to learn about new insights and strategies for reaching and teaching students (PreK-12). It will emphasize evidence-based and novel instructional practices from national-exemplary programs currently being used in schools.

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NextGen School Safety Conference

Tragedies such as the shootings in Parkland, FL and Sandy Hook, CT have brought increased attention to school safety. The 2020 NextGen School Safety Conference will focus on steps that schools can take to prevent tragedies such as Sandy Hook, while also addressing steps that can be taken to prevent “everyday” tragedies – such as a teacher suffering a serious back injury, a teenager suffering a serious concussion or a second grader stepping in front of a school bus.

Counseling Strategies & Resources Conference

The 9th Annual Counseling Strategies & Resources is being held in Orlando in 2020, and brings together well-known featured presenters. This conference will also feature best practices from educators and other professionals working with youth. Some programs will be research-tested, while others will be promising, innovative approaches created by practicing professionals to help them better connect with different types of students.

Boy Brains & Engagement Conference

Recent education research has focused much more on the learning, social outcomes and schooling experiences of boys. Boys are more likely to be held back, suspended or expelled — or to drop out of school altogether. This conference helps educators support the unique neurochemistry of the male brain and improve academic outcomes.

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Social-Emotional Learning Forum

Truly effective schools not only help students pass their academic exams and state-mandated tests, but also prepare those students to pass the tests of life. Ironically, research shows that helping young people manage their emotions and build positive relationships not only prepares them for “real life,” but also helps them succeed academically. The Social-Emotional Learning Forum focuses on research-based and classroom-originated interventions, lessons and curriculums that help students manage their emotions, achieve goals, express heart-felt empathy for others, maintain positive relationships and make successful personal decisions.

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What Past Attendees Have to Say…

"This was my first time attending the Summit and I must truly say it was the best Conference I have ever attended. The sessions were very informative, inspiring, and motivating"
High School Principal
Colombus, OH
"I am ready to return to my classroom with a different mindset, being better now than in the past, and focusing on my students future not their present. Moving forward with great expectations and pushing them into their destinies by any means necessary."
Middle School Teacher
Cambridge, MA
"I've been a teacher for 15 years and I learned more from this Conference than I've learned from any other Professional Development I've ever attended. I can't wait to return to school and share with my colleagues!"
Middle School Counselor
Ventura, CA
"Wow! I loved all of the Keynote Speakers - each one was inspiring, thoughtful and reminded me why I got into teaching. I'm so glad I attended and learned strategies to help my most difficult students."
High School Teacher
Baton Rogue, LA
"I loved being able to attend sessions from the full variety of conferences occurring simultaneously."
High School Counselor
Des Moines, IA
"I am already planning to attend next year and plan on bringing more people from my school."
Middle School Vice Principal
Jacksonville, FL
"This is such a great conference. There were so many wonderful sessions that it was difficult to choose which session to attend."
Elementary School Teacher
Savannah, GA
"My attendance at this conference was the best experience I've had in my 27 years as an educator."
High School Teacher
Reston, VA

Who Should Attend?

– School Counselors (PK-12)
– Principals
– Classroom Teachers
– Special Education Personnel
– School Administrators
– Deans
– Psychologists

– Social Workers
– School Resource Officers
– Behaviorists
– Therapists
– Community & Faith-Based Youth Workers
– After-School Program Coordinators
– Other Professional Working with Young People

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