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 3-to-4-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 2010, our conferences will be presented as part of the Innovative Schools Summit. The Summit will be hosted in three great locations (OrlandoAtlanta & Las Vegas), each covering 4-5 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

These 3-to-4-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 2018, the Summit will be hosted in three great locations (Orlando, Atlanta & Las Vegas), each covering 4-5 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.

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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 recent shootings in Townville, SC, Columbus, OH and Mobile, AL – as well as notorious events such as Sandy Hook and Columbine – have brought increased attention to school safety. The 2018 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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Now in its sixth year, the Wired Differently Conference will be held this year in Atlanta. A wide array of critical insights and best practices will be shared for reaching and teaching students with emotional and behavioral conditions – including Asperger’s and other autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, borderline personality disorder and more.

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About Our Conferences

Our 3-to-4-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 2019, our conferences will be presented as part of the Innovative Schools Summit. The Summit will be hosted in three great locations (OrlandoAtlanta & Las Vegas), each covering 4-5 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.

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Innovative Schools Summit

These 3-to-4-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 2018, the Summit will be hosted in three great locations (Orlando, Atlanta & Las Vegas), each covering 4-5 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.

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.

Girl Bullying & Empowerment Conference

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.

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.

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). 

Wired Differently Conference

Now in its sixth year, the Wired Differently Conference will be held this year in Atlanta. A wide array of critical insights and best practices will be shared for reaching and teaching students with emotional and behavioral conditions – including Asperger’s and other autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, borderline personality disorder and more.

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.

NextGen School Safety Conference

Tragedies such as the recent shootings in Townville, SC, Columbus, OH and Mobile, AL – as well as notorious events such as Sandy Hook and Columbine – have brought increased attention to school safety. The 2018 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 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.

Boy Brains & Engagement Conference

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.

If you have any questions about our Conferences please let us know!

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Conference FAQ

If you have a question that is not listed below please contact us. 

  • School Counselors (PK-12)
  • Principals
  • Classroom Teachers
  • Special Education Personnel
  • School Administrators
  • Deans
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • School Resource Officers
  • Behaviorists
  • Therapists
  • Community and Faith-Based Youth Workers
  • After-School Program Coordinators
  • Other Professionals Working with Young People

Yes! We offer discounted hotel room rates at each of our conference host hotels. Please see individual conference websites for more information.

Yes! By registering for an individual conference you are eligible to attend all other conferences that are a part of the Summit at that location (on a space available basis).

At this time we are unable to offer student discounts or scholarships for this three-day event.

Please consider the following other avenues for possible funding:

·        Your Local PTA

·        Donors Choose http://www.donorschoose.org/ (This is a website through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for Education)

·        GoFundMe http://www.gofundme.com/ (This is a personalized crowdfunding site)

·        Title 1 funding in your area

  • Yes!

    Developmental Resources is an approved provider for Continuing Education by:

      • National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC #5602) Developmental Resources is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP™) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.
    • *NOTE: 22 contact hours includes attendance at both pre-conference workshops as well as the entire conference. Check with your representative board or organization concerning its policy with regard to Continuing Education.

We do not currently offer a one-day or two-day partial registration fee.

If a registrant cannot attend any part of the conference, substitutions may be made – via mail, fax or email – all requests for substations must be made 60 days prior to conference. Registrations cannot be shared. Cancellations received in writing 30 days prior to Conference will be refunded in full, less a $30 non-refundable processing fee. Refunds will be issued no later than 8 weeks after the conference in the same form that payment was received. After that time, no refunds will be granted, but substitutions are encouraged.

Should you have any concerns, call us at 1-800-251-6805. If you require special accommodations due to a disability, please fax us at 888-372-6061 or email us at pd@accutrain.com at least 1 month prior to the conference, and note your request on your registration form.

Please consider the following other avenues for possible funding:

·        Your Local PTA

·        Donors Choose http://www.donorschoose.org/ (This is a website through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for Education)

·        GoFundMe http://www.gofundme.com/ (This is a personalized crowdfunding site)

·        Title 1 funding in your area

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(800) 775-9674

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