November 12, 2019


Administration/Policy Track

Classroom/Strategies Track

Focus on Elementary School

Focus on Middle School

Focus on High School

Focus on Community Engagement

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Day 1 of Conference

7:30 am - 8:30 am: Registration and Check-In

Tuesday - Keynote Set #1
8:30 am – 10:00 am
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Exhibitors and Sponsors Area 

Opens at 7:30 am


Come early to secure your seat for the keynote address and visit our exhibitors and sponsors while networking with other conference participants.

Tuesday - Keynote Set #2
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
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SPECIAL NOTE: The below keynotes are repeats from the first morning session.  This allows for all attendees to see both keynote speakers.  When you register, you will have the chance to choose which keynote speaker you would like to see first.


Lunch begins at 12:00 pm

Included with your registration


Exhibitors and Sponsors open from
12:00pm - 1:30 pm.

Tuesday - Breakout Sessions
1:30 pm – 2:45 pm
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Tuesday - Breakout Sessions
3:15 pm – 4:30 pm
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Networking Reception and Exhibitor Showcase
4:30 pm - 5:45 pm

Join us for our Welcome Reception immediately proceeding the documentary screenings. Network and mingle with old and new friends. Enjoy connecting with others from around the nation, and the world, to hear what they are doing to build their trauma-informed schools and districts.


Visit our exhibitors and sponsors during this time, as well. Find out what resources and solutions they have developed to help you stay up-to-date and on the cutting edge.



Documentary Screening
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Stressed brains can't learn. That was the nugget of neuroscience that Jim Sporleder, principal of a high school riddled with violence, drugs, and truancy, took away from an educational conference in 2010.

Three years later, the number of fights at Lincoln Alternative High School had gone down by 75% and the graduation rate had increased fivefold. Paper Tigers is the story of how one school made such dramatic progress. Following six students over the course of a school year, we see Lincoln's staff try a new approach to discipline: one based on understanding and treatment rather than judgment and suspension. Using a combination of verite and revealing diary cam footage, Paper Tigers is a testament to what the latest development science is showing: that just one caring adult can help break the cycle of adversity in a young person's life.

Open Q&A Immediately Following









with Jim Spordleder

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