AWSP, WASA, and WSSDA have partnered to offer the second annual Equity Conference.

The overall goal of this conference is to increase organizational leadership capacity by providing systemic strategies for equity and access so all students can achieve at a high level.

Participants from districts, ESDs and state agencies will focus on research-based high-leverage core practices necessary for organizational growth in leadership for equity.


When: Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Where: DoubleTree Hotel SeaTac (Seattle Airport)
18740 International Blvd, Seattle, WA 98188

Parking: Discounted rate of $10 will be available for all conference attendees. When you enter the parking lot, take a ticket and bring it inside with you. When you are ready to leave, scan your ticket on one of the indoor parking scanners and select code BB. That will reduce the parking cost to $10 which you can pay for on the kiosk right next to the scanner or at the gate when you leave. 

8:45 a.m. - 4 p.m.

*8 a.m. Registration and continental breakfast

Audience: District, ESD and state agency leaders. Teams are strongly encouraged.

Price: $250 per registrant
Registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunch and clock hours.

Keynote Speakers

       Dr. Father Michael Oleksa
Morning Keynote

Award-winning author, professor, village priest, storyteller, international speaker and consultant on the topic of cross-cultural communication. The Reverend Dr. Michael James Oleksa's four-part PBS television series, Communicating Across Cultures, has been widely acclaimed. 

    Dr. Robin DiAngelo
Afternoon Keynote

Professor, author, consultant and two-time Educator of the Year recipient (University of Washington). Dr. DiAngelo has been a consultant and trainer for over 20 years on issues of racial and social justice. Her work has been featured in Salon, NPR, Slate, The Atlantic, The New York Times and The Seattle Times.

Breakout Sessions
The day includes morning and afternoon breakout sessions by Washington state school leaders, as well as team time. 

Registration includes continental breakfast, lunch and clock hours. 

Registration is now closed. Onsite registration will be available on May 24.

Hotel Room Block
A block of rooms has been set aside for workshop attendees. 
Rate: $167/night plus tax
Click here to make a reservation or call 800-222-8733 and reference the group code AWS.

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