Schedule-at-a-Glance
The Forum begins on October 30 with an in-depth Summit, workshops and school site visits. Included programming runs from October 31- November 1, and a training opportunity extends the conference through November 2.

Thursday, October 30
Get a head start on your journey while taking a deep dive into these pre-Forum events. These optional sessions require a separate fee. See pre-Forum Events for more information.

8 – Noon School Site Visits
1 – 4 pm International Summit III
1 – 4 pm Pre-Forum Workshops: Portrait Gallery, Library of Congress, Holocaust Museum
4 – 6 pm REGISTRATION

Friday, October 31
Day 1 – Full Conference

7 – 8am REGISTRATION
8 – 8:45 Opening Keynote with Barbara Gruener
8:45 – 9:00am American Patriot of Character Award
9 – 9:30am Coffee Break/Exhibitor time
9:30 – 10:45am Concurrent Breakout Sessions 1
11 – 12:15pm Concurrent Breakout Sessions 2
12:15 – 1:30pm Authors Panel, Exhibit Hall & Lunch
1:45 – 3pm Concurrent Breakout Sessions 3
3:15 – 4pm Afternoon Keynote by Eduardo Briceño
4 – 4:30pm Promising Practices Recognition
4:45 – 6pm Welcome Reception, Poster Session, Author Panel Book Signing, & Meet the Board
7 – 10pm Monuments by Moonlight Sightseeing Tour

Saturday, November 1
Day 2 – Full Conference

7 – 8am Breakfast, Exhibitor Hall, Registration
8 – 8:45am Morning Keynote with Mary Gordon
8:45 – 9:15am Presentation of Sandy Award by Charles Haynes
9:45 – 11am Concurrent Breakout Sessions 4
11:15am – 12:30pm Concurrent Breakout Sessions 5
12:40 – 2:00pm National Schools of Character Awards & Luncheon
2:00 – 2:30pm Dessert Break in Exhibitor Hall
2:30 – 3:45pm Concurrent Breakout Sessions 6
3:30 – 4:00pm Pre-Book Signing with Nicholas Kristof
4:15 – 5pm Closing Keynote with Nicholas Kristof
5:15 – 6:30pm Military Character Session with Bob Wright
6:30 - 7:30pm VIP Reception (invited guests only)
7:30 – 9:30pm Fundraising Gala Dinner (additional fee)

Sunday, November 2
Extend your stay and delve deeper into all that you learned at the Forum. An intensive training on CEP’s 11 Principles will run from 8:30am – 1:00pm. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to learn about CEP’s framework for school improvement from CEP staff.