National Forum

Our Annual Conference

About the Forum

Join us virtually March 3-5, 2021!

Are you an educator? Sports coach? Parent? Researcher? Civic leader? Workplace leader? 
Join us for our 2021 Forum from the comfort and convenience of your office or home.

  5+ keynote speakers to inspire you on topical issues

  A celebration of our 2020 National Schools of Character

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

  Learn about new approaches and initiatives when we recognize schools for their 2020 Promising Practices

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

✓  Learn about new character development programs (especially those offered by our Forum co-sponsors)

  Ask questions and share your own experiences


Register Today


All live keynotes will be recorded and available to registrants for 60 days.

Featured 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


How to Think About Race
When Shaping Your School's Culture of Character




Liz Huntley
President of the Hope Institute
(Discussion Leader)


Embekka Roberson
Assistant Superintendent for Student Learning and Inclusion for Birmingham Public Schools


Todd Freeman
Superintendent of Vestavia Hills City Schools


Evelyn Rodriguez Salcedo
Principal of Duarte-Marti School No. 28


Demario Strickland
Principal of Harvey Austin School #97

Our Five Learning 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


Check out our event page for more details and an overview schedule.

See current list of on-demand sessions.


Learning From Each Other

Join one of our March 3rd or 4th networking sessions to connect with others
who share your interest in a character theme or topic. Facilitated by a
staff member (or a member of our Advisory Council), this is your time to ask
questions, share experiences, offer strategies and tools, and learn from each other.


See list of available networking sessions.


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

Join us!

 The heart and soul of our annual Forum will beat louder this year than ever before.
Are you ready to bring back to your school, family, team, and community
ready-to-use tools and resources? Register today!



Register Today

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.

Non-profit organizations can register to become partners for only $500.
Benefits include listing in our email marketing, listing on the website,
3 attendee tickets to the Forum, and more.

Reach out to Dean D'Ambrosi for more details at

Fedex or UPS Shipping Address:

21123 Brookside Lane 

Sterling VA 20165

Forum Partners


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.