CONFERENCE AGENDA

Thursday, November 18: Pre-Conference Workshops – In-person only

Deep exploration of topics most important to you

11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.*The Power of Student Voice (in-person only)
*Board Boot Camp (in-person only)
*Law Conference (in-person only)  
4:45 – 6:15 p.m.Open Government Training (in-person only)
5:00 – 6:30 p.m.  WSSDA Board meeting – 5:00-6:30 pm

* Pre-conference workshops include lunch at 12:30 – 1:00 p.m.

Friday, November 19: General Session Day

A day of inspiration, motivation and illumination

7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.Grab-and-Go breakfast served until 8:00 a.m.
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.Equity & Access Caucus (in-person & virtual attendance available)
Please eat breakfast prior to attending meeting, no food or beverages allowed in meeting rooms
7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.WASA Superintendents’ Meeting (in-person & virtual attendance available)
Please eat breakfast prior to attending meeting, no food or beverages allowed in meeting rooms
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.Exhibits Open
9:00 a.m. – 10:25 a.m.Welcome from Emcee Erin Jones and Morning Keynote Speaker, 2021 WA Teacher of the Year Brooke Brown
10:25 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.Break – Beverages available in Evergreen Ballroom, First Floor
10:40 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Mid-Morning General Session with Keynote Speaker, Houston Kraft, Author of Deep Kindness
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch – boxed meals available at 12:00 – 12:30 p.m.
12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Large Schools Caucus (in-person & virtual attendance available)
Please eat lunch prior to attending meeting, no food or beverages allowed in meeting rooms
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.Afternoon General Session:
• Boards of Distinction & Boards of the Year Awards Presentation
• Address from WSSDA President Rick Jansons
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.Break – Beverages available in Evergreen Ballroom, First Floor
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Closing General Session:
• National Superintendent of the Year Michelle Reid
• Recognition of 2022 Washington state Superintendent of the Year
• Q&A with WSSDA Executive
• Director Tim Garchow & Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal
• Message from Incoming WSSDA President Danny Edwards

Saturday, November 20: Breakout Session Day

Opportunities to learn from experts and peers

7 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.Grab-and-Go breakfast served until 8:00 a.m.
7:30a.m. – 8:15 a.m.Federal Relations Network meeting(in-person & virtual attendance available)
Please eat breakfast prior to attending meeting, no food or beverages allowed in meeting rooms
8:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.     Exhibits Open 
8:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.   OnBoard: Introduction to the Commitment to Educational Equity learning experience – in-person only; pre-registration required; limited capacity
Learn more and register here.
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.Breakout Session #1
9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.Breakout Session #2
10:45 a.m. – 11 a.m.Break
11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.Breakout Session #3
12:15 p.m. – 2 p.m.Lunch – boxed meals available at 12:15 – 12:45 p.m.
12:45 p.m. -1:45 p.m.Networking Opportunity for Board Members of Color (in-person & virtual attendance available)
Please eat lunch prior to attending meeting, no food or beverages allowed in meeting rooms
2 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.OnBoard: Introduction to the Commitment to Educational Equity learning experience – in-person only; pre-registration required; limited capacity
Learn more and register here.
2 p.m. – 3 p.m.Breakout Session #4
3 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.Break
3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.     Breakout Session #5
4:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.President’s Address to Members & Students

NOTE: Agenda items are subject to change.