Schedule-at-a-Glance
The Forum begins on October 24 with two in-depth Summits and school site visits. Included programming runs from October 25-26, and a training opportunity extends the conference through October 27.

Thursday, October 24
Get a head start on your journey while taking a deep dive into one of two important topics. These optional sessions require a separate fee. See Pre- and Post-Forum Events for more info.

  • 8am-noon                School Site Visits
  • 9am-3:30pm            School Safety Summit
  • 1pm-7pm                 International Summit

Friday, October 25
Included programming begins on October 25th.

  • 7:30 – 8:30am             Registration, Breakfast and Exhibit Hall Time
  • 8:30 – 9:30am             Kick-off Keynote - David Brooks
  • 9:45 – 11am                Breakout Sessions 1
  • 11:15am - 12:30pm    Breakout Sessions 2
  • 12:30 – 1:30pm           Lunch and Exhibit Hall Time
  • 1:30 – 2:30pm             Keynote Speech – Maurice Elias
  • 2:30 – 3:45pm             Breakout Sessions 3
  • 4:00 – 5:15pm             Breakout Sessions 4, Promising Practices Recognition
  • 5:30 – 6:30pm             Welcome Reception, Sandy Award, Poster Session and Band Performance by No Tune Left Behind
  • 7 – 10pm                     Monuments by Moonlight Tour of Washington, D.C.

Saturday, October 26
Included programming continues on October 26th.

  • 7:30 – 8:30am             Breakfast, Exhibitor Time
  • 8:30 – 9:30am             American Patriot of Character Recognition
  • 9:45 – 11:00am           Breakout Sessions 1
  • 11:15am – 12:30pm    Breakout Sessions 2
  • 12:30 – 2:15pm           NSOC Luncheon and Keynote - Robert Franklin
  • 2:15 – 2:45pm             Exhibit Hall Time
  • 3:00 – 4:15pm             Breakout Session 3, Hot Topic Discussions
  • 4:30 – 5:30pm             Closing Keynote – Michael Josephson

Sunday, October 27
Extend your stay and delve deeper into all that you learned at the Forum on October 27th! A day-long intensive training on CEP’s 11 Principles will run from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to learn about CEP’s framework for school improvement from CEP staff.