Bridge Conference 2015
The Top Conference for Afterschool in the Northwest
Coming to the
University of Washington
October 19 & 20, 2015
Early Registration Open Now
Register today to ensure you pay the lowest rate of $375!
What is at the heart of learning?
Now in its 13th year, the Bridge Conference is the premier conference for afterschool and youth development professionals in the Northwest.
During this year’s conference, participants will explore the big question, What is at the heart of learning? Rather than focusing on getting the "right answer," educators should develop good questions, support children and youth in the process of learning, and inspire curiosity.
This conference will provide informal and formal educators with the vision and tools they need to facilitate inquiry for children and youth. Sessions will explore current research on learning, the role of educators to instigate learning, global perspectives on the importance of building curiosity, and how inquiry-based learning supports a more equitable education.
Conference Location and Logistics
What to Do While In Seattle
Come to Bridge and experience more than just the conference! Seattle is the fastest growing major city in the nation, and the University of Washington one of the most beautiful college campuses. We've written a short travel guide for our out-of-town guests who want to take in the city after sessions have ended.
We will have special hotel rates for conference attendees travelling from outside the Seattle area! Conference attendees can stay at the Silver Coud Inn for as low as $139 plus tax and the Watertown Hotel for as low as $145 plus tax.
Directions, Transit, and Parking
Ample parking is available for conference attendees on campus, close to the conference venue. The University of Washington is also highly accessible by transit.
Scholarships to the Conference
School's Out Washington is committed to seeking funds to support scholarships for professionals with limited resources to attend the Bridge Conference. As scholarships become available, we will list opportunities along with eligibility requirements.
We currently have one scholarship available to providers in rural Oregon and Siskiyou, California. Learn More.
If you would like to be notified if any future scholarships become available, please complete this form.
Are you considering sending a group of your staff to Bridge? Do you have a long standing relationship with School's Out Washington? We want to recognize our partner organizations by offering discounted rates for large groups. Contact Bridge Conference Coordinator Shannon Robinson to learn more and see if you qualify.
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- Check out the details from 2014 Bridge Conference for a better idea of what to expect from this year's conference.