Connect with your education foundation peers from across the country. Learn from veteran leaders and share your experience with those new to the field.
Join the National Education Foundation Association via the Socio App for three days of nationally known keynote speakers, deep-dive breakout sessions, meetings with exhibitors and opportunities to network with education foundation and school district personnel from across the US.
Meet Our Keynote Speakers
John B. King Jr. is a lifelong educator and served as President Barack Obama’s U.S. Secretary of Education. President Obama called John “an exceptionally talented educator,” citing his commitment to “preparing every child for success” and his lifelong commitment and passion for education. John led the administration’s efforts to close opportunity gaps for students from pre-K through college.
Deeply dedicated to public education, John serves as President of a national education civil rights organization that works to support students of color and those from low-income backgrounds, and is currently Professor of Practice at the University of Maryland College Park’s College of Education.
While John’s remarkable career as an educator and a policy maker has focused on closing opportunity gaps in education, he has also worked toward a more just future for those who have too often been marginalized, underserved and forgotten. He continues to lead on issues of dismantling mass incarceration and providing second chances, combating hunger and homelessness, advancing environmental and economic justice, preventing gun violence, and other social justice causes.
John holds a Bachelor of Arts in government from Harvard University (where he
was elected to the Board in 2019), a J.D. from Yale Law School, as well as a Master
of Arts in the teaching of social studies and a doctorate in education from Teachers College at Columbia University.
Chan M. Hellman is a professor of social work at the University of Oklahoma and Director of The Hope Research Center. He has written more than 150 scientific publications and has presented at numerous national and international conferences worldwide. Chan also presented his work on hope with TEDx in May of 2021. Chan’s research is focused on hope as a psychological strength helping children and adults overcome trauma and adversity. This research informed the development of the “Hope Centered and Trauma Informed” training program. Chan is the co-author of the award-winning book “Hope Rising: How the Science of Hope Can Change Your Life” with his co-author Casey Gwinn published by Morgan James. As a result of this work, Chan was one of five invited workshops for Jane Goodall’s Activating Hope Summit held November, 2021.
About the App
The National Virtual Conference will be hosted on the Socio app, allowing attendees to access all sessions via their mobile devices AND desktop, laptop or tablets. The app will feature opportunities to interact with other attendees, sponsors and exhibitors. It will feature games and networking opportunities and allow attendees to interact before, during and after the conference.
Member - $290 // Non-Member - $370
Want to register multiple staff, volunteers or Board Members from your organization? Use our bundle discounts!
Members attend for $290 & bring Guests for only $145 each!
Non-Members attend for $370 & can bring Guests for $185 each!
OR For Larger GROUPS OF UNLIMITED Registrants
Member - $1,180 // Non-Member - $1,480
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