September 21, 2017
Early Bird Pricing – Ends September 30th!
Fall Meeting is less than 8-weeks away! Are you registered? If not, be sure to do so in the next 17 days as the Early Bird Pricing ends on September 30th. Click here to register.
Our meeting this year is taking place at the J.W. Marriott Atlanta Buckhead, conveniently located on the MARTA line and close to a variety of restaurants for lunch and dinner options.
For our out of town guests, we have negotiated a discounted conference rate for the hotel. The deadline to take advantage of the discount is Monday, October 9th, or when the hotel fills up. Click here to visit the hotel conference site and make your reservation today!
Pre-Conferences have been finalized and registration is open! Take a look at the Fall Meeting website to see the seven different options for pre-conferences, including the opportunity to visit the Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School! Click here to learn more.
In the next few weeks we will be launching Learning Experience sign ups – and only registered attendees will have the opportunity to sign up in advance! Don’t miss your opportunity to be a part of this amazing Fall Meeting in Atlanta. Register today!
Keynote Speakers for Fall Meeting
Each year at Fall Meeting we work to bring keynote speakers and experiences that help our participants think more deeply about their own practice, learn new skills, and ultimately to be inspired to move into action for the students you serve. This year, we are honored to announce the following keynote speakers:
Taiwo Demola is a senior at Classical High School and represents CHS as a delegate for the Providence Student Union, a youth-led education advocacy organization in Providence, RI. As part of PSU, Taiwo advocates for the implementation of student voice in the classroom by actively shedding light on the importance of youth empowerment. Steadfast in her effort, Taiwo has assumed numerous roles as a representative on the Superintendent’s Student Council, a Teen Ambassador for Trinity Repertory Company, a Member of the Principal’s Inner Circle as well as the Providence Public Schools Ethnic Studies Task Force. In addition, Taiwo is the Co-founder of Diversity Talks, an alternative student-led approach to project development that strives to assist educators in their journey to create meaningful connections through conversation.
Fearless Dialogues is an Atlanta-based grassroots movement that creates unique spaces for partners to engage in hard, heartfelt conversations that see gifts in others, hear value in stories, and work for change and positive transformation in self and other. Fearless Dialogues bridges the gap by creating spaces to see the invisible, hear the silenced, and work for change for self and other.
Greg Ellison, Ph.D. is the founder of Fearless Dialogues. Greg is a product of the Atlanta Public School System and a proud alumnus of Frederick Douglass High School. He is a professor at Emory University, where he has received multiple awards for teaching. He is the author of two books and is an ordained Baptist minister. Since founding Fearless Dialogues in 2013, Greg and his team have traveled extensively both domestically and internationally and gathered nearly 6,000 partners at churches, universities, and public schools to engage in heard, heartfelt conversations.
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Kari Thierer, Heidi Vosekas, Chris Jones, and Beth I Graham
On behalf of School Reform Initiative