National Forum

October 20-22, 2021

Announcing Our October Forum

Join us October 20-22, 2021 for our Virtual Forum.

  6+ keynote speakers to inspire you on topical issues

  A celebration of our 2021 National Schools of Character

✓  Access to over 30 on-demand sessions (you no longer have to stress over which breakout session to attend)

  Exposure to new approaches and initiatives when we recognize schools for their 2021 Promising Practices

✓  Shared best practices and emerging strategies with like-minded individuals from across the United States and around the world

✓  Exposure to new character development programs (especially those offered by our Forum partners)

  Opportunity to ask questions and share your own experiences



October Forum Speaker Application Now Open!

Want to share your expertise, best practices, or research with our Forum audience?
Apply to be an on-demand speaker to contribute to these valuable conversations.

We’re looking for sessions in the character development and SEL sphere for schools, families, sports, workplaces, and international communities. On-demand sessions will be pre-recorded through our event platform and available for streaming during and after the Forum. Sessions should be planned for 20-60 minutes and as engaging as possible (videos, photos, slides, co-presenters, etc). 

For a better idea of the types of sessions we’re looking for, see our 

March 2021 Forum session list.

Submit your session proposal by June 15th, 2021.


Previous Keynotes include:


Angela Duckworth
Founder and CEO, Character Lab
2013 MacArthur Fellow

Karen Niemi
President and CEO

Herm Edwards
ASU Head Football Coach
ESPN Analyst


Larry Nucci

Professor of Education
2020 Sandy Award Recipient


Michele Borba

Best Selling Author


Our Five Character Gateways

Parents and Families: A child's first character educator 

Education: Caring schools foster character

Sports: Builds character

Workplace: Hire for Character. Train for Skills

International: Character is universal



We will meet in-person again soon, but for now, let’s take this opportunity
in October to learn and grow together.

Thank you!

 The heart and soul of our spring Forum beat louder this year than ever before.
Now it's time to bring back to your school, family, team, and community
ready-to-use tools and resources. We hope you join us in the fall.



Registration Fees

Individual Attendee
School/Organization Groups 2-5 Attendees
School/Organization Groups 6-10 Attendees
School/Organization Groups 11+ Attendees
$119/person members should log into their account before registering 
to take advantage of their special pricing.

Recent Forum Supporters include:

COPT, Corporate Office Solutions

CCC Alliance

George Weiss, Say Yes to Education

David Berger Foundation

Commonwealth Foundation


Anyone with an interest in character development, including parents, school leaders, coaches, and managers in the workplace. The Forum is a great place to get started and make connections.

The Wednesday and Thursday keynotes as well as Friday celebrations will be live. The breakout sessions will be pre-recorded, and you can watch them at any time up to 60 days after the event.

All Forum sessions and events will be recorded, so you can watch them later on your schedule.

Yes, Q&A will be possible for live sessions, and we have organized smaller group discussions to facilitate networking.