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Bridge Conference 2020

Save the Date!  

November 9-10, 2020 

At this premier conference in the Pacific Northwest, come engage and explore with other expanded learning professionals at the Hyatt Regency Lake Washington at Seattle’s Southport in Renton. Registration will open in May 2020. 

Now in its 18th year, School’s Out Washington’s Bridge Conference brings together nationally renowned speakers, expanded learning professionals, school leaders, funders, researchers, policymakers, trainers/coaches and more to focus on:  

  • Engaging and interactive program practices 
  • Educational equity 
  • System thinking and partnership building
  • Cutting-edge research, resources and strategies 

What Attendees are Saying:  

2019 Bridge participants describe their experiences as follows… 

  • “This was an amazing two days! Very informational and the vibes were wonderful. Every presenter was very open but still kind to everyone’s culture and individuality.” 
  • “The hotel was beautiful with amazing staff and service. The conference itself was FULL of HELPFUL information. I felt honored to be surrounded by so many different people, from many different backgrounds and culture. I was amazed by the powerful messages that were shared by the Keynote speakers. The workshops were very informative. This conference gave myself and my staff the opportunity to connect with individuals we otherwise would not. Thank you, thank you, thank you! We look forward to next year.”
  • “Thank you for doing such a great job at including bi-POC as presenters and experts. Also in attendance. Very well done.” 
  • “It was a powerful conference and I gained so much valuable information that I can apply to my life and with youth.” 
  • “Very well organized. Today's participation gave me a feeling of being renewed and healed! This work is exhausting and this was a great opportunity to refuel.” 
  • “I was so enthusiastic at this conference that I recommended it to other directors. I plan on coming next year with my staff.” 
  • “Always the best conference to attend year after year, and you get better and better!”

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Pricing Information


Thank you for your interest in attending the Bridge Conference this year! More information coming soon.
Registration Period Price
WA State Licensed School-Age Programs $TBD
Early Bird Rate
(Through TBD)
Standard Rate
(Through TBD)
Late Rate
(Through TBD)
One-Day Rate $TBD

Keynote Speakers

Identifying keynote speakers to inspire and engage you is an exciting part of our planning process! We look forward to announcing keynote speakers in the months leading up to the conference.

Workshop Schedule

Check back here when registration opens for information on how to submit a proposal to present at Bridge.

Whether you plan to attend or are interesting in presenting, walk on a bridge back into history by clicking on the links below to review our past workshop schedules.

Bridge 2019: Looking Back, Facing Forward

Bridge 2018: Elevate Youth Voice

Bridge 2017: Together We Rise

Sponsorship & Exhibitor Opportunities


Show your company’s support of exceptional expanded learning and educational equity by being a Bridge sponsor and reach:

Contact Andrea Fullerton at (206) 336-6928 to discuss sponsorship opportunities.


We are also seeking exhibitors to provide a platform of engaging content & resources over these incredible two days of learning.

Benefits as a Bridge exhibitor include:

For more information about exhibitor opportunities, please contact Clara Rosebrock at (206) 336-6938.