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DO Conference (VIRTUAL, Aug 25-27, 2020)

Continuing Education Clock Hours: 20

The DO Conference is NOW VIRTUAL! Informed by your feedback, we have “moved” the DO Conference to a virtual format. Rest assured, this is not your average “sit-watch-and-listen” virtual conference. You will actively participate in sessions, develop and practice important skills, and create/produce content in your own workspace for sharing on the last day.

While fun and fast moving, we’ll also take ample breaks each day to care for ourselves and rest up.  Your well-being is a key component to our young peoples' successes.

Finally, we are excited to implement and test some new virtual networking mediums and incorporate collaborative work time with your statewide colleagues. You’ll leave this conference having problem-solved some of your most pressing concerns heading into the upcoming year.

Register today if you haven’t already; it’s going to be an AWESOME time!

Registration ends August 7.


The event will take place in a virtual format, August 25-27, 2020.

August 25, 2020 - Tuesday, 8:30am - 4:00pm (Welcoming, Plenary, Networking, & Workshops)

August 26, 2020 - Wednesday, 8:30am-4:00pm (Wellness, Networking & Workshops)

August 27, 2020 - 8:30am-12:00pm (Wellness, Networking, Showcase, & Collaborative Problem-Solving)

*For a complete schedule, go to

Conference Partners

The DO Conference is a collaborative effort between OSPI-WA 21st CCLC, SOWA, the Center for Youth Program Quality, and WWPS 21st CCLC. Brent Cummings, 21st CCLC Program Director for Walla Walla Public Schools, also serves as the director of the DO Conference. Brent has nearly 15 years of experience in 21st CCLC programs and has successfully directed the past two renditions of this conference. He is excited for this year's offering, knowing that it will be the best yet!

Visit for more information (frequent website and conference updates).

Best Methods for Attending (in order of preference)

You will be able to participate from your home, office, coffee shop, wherever…just make sure you have a good broadband or WiFi connection, and have the resources and learning environment to actively participate.

  • Computer connected to broadband internet, or
  • Computer on a fast WiFi network, or
  • iPad or Tablet on a fast WiFi network, or
  • Smartphone on a fast WiFi network

*Good audio (microphone and headphones) will add quality to your experience too.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Lindy Ah Sam at 206-323-2396 or


Most SOWA workshops and webinars are STARS approved. Classes fill quickly and registrations are processed in the order received. Your registration is not complete until payment is received.

If you have a question regarding:

    • Workshops in Spokane County, contact Benjamin Baird at bbaird [at]

    • Workshops in King County, contact Janell Jordan at jjordan [at]

    • Best Starts for Kids workshops or meetings, contact Lex Gavin at lgavin [at]

    • Workshops in Pierce County, contact Ka'ohe Wong at kwong [at]

    • OSPI - 21st Century Community Learning Center workshops, contact Lindy Ah Sam at lahsam [at]

    • General Community Workshops or STARS Credit for Licensed Child Care Providers, contact Nerrisah Townsend at ntownsend [at]

    • For all other inquiries regarding trainings or workshops, contact Sheely Mauck at smauck [at] or call the Seattle main office number at 206.323.2396

SOWA reserves the right to cancel any training event two business days prior to the event. In case of cancellation, registrants will be notified and registration fees refunded. If you cannot attend a training event, we will refund your registration fees only if we are contacted at least two business days prior to the event. Otherwise, no refunds will be given.