A 2-day event focused on low-burden, high-impact tools for educators who care about school culture, social & emotional learning, and student success.
The CharacterStrong National Conference is a powerful & practical experience for any educator, counselor, or administrator. After delivering over 3,000 live Professional Development sessions and hosting over 15,000 educators at our regional conferences, we know what it takes to weave research, inspiration, and practical strategies together into a meaningful and engaging learning experience.
- Incredible Keynotes: We promise to deliver inspiration alongside practical application with talks from CharacterStrong leaders like Houston Kraft (Co-Founder), Kat Pastor (2016 National School Counselor of the Year, Director of School Supports), Dr. Clayton Cook (Chief Development Officer) and other special guests.
- In-Depth Role-Specific Training: Specific breakouts related to your role on campus led by experts in the field related to MS & HS CharacterStrong Educators, PurposeFull People Classroom Educators, School Counselors, Building and District Administrators, Leadership Advisors, and MTSS Coordinators.
- Research-Backed Staff Supports: Learn our signature Adult Relationship S.E.R.V.E Model that helps equip educators with tools to implement school-wide culture building practices as well as evidence-based individual habits that will improve the overall climate of your classroom and school.
August 12 & 13, 2022 - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Convention Center
January 20 & 21, 2023 - Austin, TX
Early Bird Pricing for Austin Conference until 12/16/2022
Frequently Asked Questions
When is it?
The CharacterStrong National Conference will happen in 2 different locations during the 2022-2023 school year. In each location, Day 1 will run from 2pm to 6pm. Day 2 will run from 9am to 5pm (local times).
Tacoma, WA - Tacoma
TX - Venue TBD
How will it work?
Educators can register individually or come as a team. The most effective experience is when a school sends a team for each of the various conference role tracks.
Do I need to use CharacterStrong curricula to attend?
No! This conference is available to all educators. However, there will be intentionally specific tracks for CharacterStrong users to support more effective implementation.