Thursday, November 7
11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
National youth leader and role model representing Special Olympics Project UNIFY.
Advocate for positive social change, inclusion, and acceptance.
Young people of all abilities have the potential to positively impact their school climate by creating communities of inclusion, where all students feel accepted. Special Olympics Project UNIFY youth leaders will share their experiences and demonstrate the power of inclusive leadership to impact students and schools.
Presented with the support of
Friday, November 8
7:45 a.m.–9:00 a.m.
New York Times best-selling author of Heroes for my Daughter and Heroes for my Son.
Heroes don’t always wear capes or leap tall buildings in a single bound. However, heroes do work with middle grades students, teaching them and making them soar every day. Brad Meltzer will deliver an inspiring keynote address that celebrates middle grades educators and the heroic work they do every day.