Bridge Conference 2014

October 27 and 28, 2014
The Husky Union Building (HUB) at
The University of Washington, Seattle

School's Out Washington will be returning to the University of Washington's HUB venue for our 12th annual Bridge Conference. We are in the midst of developing our conference program, so stayed tuned. We promise to deliver a unique professional development experience with nationally recognized presenters and the hottest topics and cutting edge research to help support the important work you do!

About The Bridge from School to Afterschool and Back Conference

The purpose of our annual conference is to support a movement in which all youth are accessing quality services both in and out of school to help them succeed in school and in life. We believe this can only be achieved through strong partnerships between schools and afterschool and youth development (AYD) programs. The Bridge Conference is intended for education and community leaders serving youth both in and out of school to come together and strengthen partnerships between our formal education system and AYD programs at all levels.

Registration is now open!

Take a moment to register now and save your spot for our two-day jam-packed conference. The fee for registration is $375--the same as last year--and includes all sessions, breakfast and lunch on both days, and time to network and learn together!

Call for presenters!

We are now accepting request for proposals to present at this year's conference. Please check out the RFP  for more information, and share it with others that you think would make great presenters for this year's conference theme of Making Learning Personal. Deadline for submission is May 1, 2014.

Making Learning Personal

This year's conference theme is Making Learning Personal, emphasizing how meaningful learning is ignited by personal passion, supports social-emotional learning all the while building competency in academics. Sessions will focus on how educators can connect to students as individuals, nurture their interests, and support cognitive and social-emotional development.Racial equity is a priority through all sessions. We also expect sessions to be grounded in research, evidence and/or practice. Strongly encouraged topics include: Educational Equity, STEM, Global Competence, College and Career Readiness, Health and Wellness, Common Core, and Summer Learning.

Join us as a sponsor!

Looking for an opportunity to engage with the afterschool and youth development field? Have a product or service that you’d like to share? Join us as a sponsor of the Bridge Conference!