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School’s Out Washington’s annual Bridge Conference is a multi-day regional convening focused on exploring, celebrating, and influencing our collective field(s) through the act of solidarity and unified learning. Expanded learning professionals, community organizers, school district representatives, funders, policymakers, and systems leaders gather to engage with a diverse range of knowledge, people, and perspectives; identify the ways that racial inequities impact youth, expanded learning opportunities, and educational outcomes; experience a sense of belonging to nourish social connection and professional networking; learn how to implement tangible practices that promote an equitable expanded learning opportunity ecosystem; and strive to recognize power dynamics throughout programs and systems and begin to strategize how to co-create stronger partnerships across sectors. Join us at the 2020 Bridge Conference from Tuesday, October 27 – Friday, October 30, 2020. 

2020 Bridge ConferenceThe Seeds We Sow, emphasizes intention in the act of reimagination. Only together, as a collective, will we solidify a new foundation that intertwines our cultures, values, and leadership to nourish all our young people’s excellence and right to thrive.

Bridge Conference Registrants: Within 12 hours of registering, participants will receive an email from Sched inviting you to create and/or log into your Sched account so you can create your personalized schedule and prepare to attend the event. Check out our Attendee Guidance Checklist for more info on "how" to show up to this virtual event.

This schedule was updated most recently on 10/20/20.

Speakers

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Safio Abdi

Open Doors for Multicultural Famillies
Program Manager
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Passia Abraham

Planned Parenthood
Community Outreach Educator
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Heven Ambachew

Geeking Out Kids of Color
Tech Educator and Software Developer
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Milly Arias

Black Girl Co-op; The Communities Project
Founder; Co-Creater
KA

Kim Armstrong

Space Between
Executive Director
DA

Daemond Arrindell

HeARTWork Collective
Writer, Educatory, Arts & Equity Consultant
EA

Emily Aytes

Planned Parenthood
Educator Trainer
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Adrienne Bard

The Forum for Youth Investment's David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality
Portfolio Manager
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Maria Pia Johnson Barreto

School's Out Washington
Learning and Design Manager
MB

Mariela Barriga

Highline College Support Center
Director of Student Success
avatar for Heleya de Barros

Heleya de Barros

Arts Corps
Director of Arts Education
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David Beard

School’s Out Washington
Policy & Advocacy Director
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Lisa Callan

Washington House of Representatives
Washington State Representative
avatar for Jocelyn Reyes Chávez

Jocelyn Reyes Chávez

Washington State University
Program Director
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Lindsey Childers

foundry10
STEM Program Developer
SD

Stacey Daraio

Temescal Associates/HKL Foundation
Co-Director
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Tania Dearden

foundry10
STEM Program Developer
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Anjilee Dodge

Reimagining Revolution & The Communities Project
Social Worker, Independent Consultant
KD

Kristi Dominguez

Bellingham Public Schools
Executive Director, Teaching and Learning
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Olisa Enrico

Praxis Essentials
Performer, Educator, Administrator
MF

Maria Flores

Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
Executive Director for the Center for the Improvement of Student...
MF

Michael Funk

California Department of Education
Director of Expanded Learning Division
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Lex Gavin

School's Out Washington
Best Starts for Kids Program Quality Manager
avatar for Samantha Gil-Vargas

Samantha Gil-Vargas

Geeking Out Kids of Color
Project Manager and Lead Curriculum Developer
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Tiffany Gipson

California AfterSchool Network
Program Director, Quality Initiatives
RG

Rebecca Goldberg

S.D. Bechtel Foundation
Senior Program Officer
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Angela Griffin

Launch
Executive Director
SS

Sandra Simarra Gutierrez

Washington Association of Head Start and ECEAP
Embajador de Padres de Familia
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THERESA HARDY

BRAVE- Building Resilience Awareness & Variations of Excellence
Founder & CEO
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Jennifer Harris

Forum for Youth Investment
Senior Manager, David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality
LH

LaRon Henderson

Collective for Youth
Program Quality Director
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Vanessa Hernandez

JVH Empower Consulting Firm
Co-Creator
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Jenny Hicks

JVH Empower Consulting Firm
Co-Creator
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Jimena Quiroga Hopkins

Thrive Paradigm
Founder and Principal
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Fahren Johnson

Senior Program Officer
Greater Tacoma Community Foundation
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Janell Jordan

School's Out Washington
King County Program Manager
avatar for LaKesha Kimbrough

LaKesha Kimbrough

Seattle University
Washington Middle School Site Manager
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Reid Kuennen

Sound Discipline
Facilitator
avatar for Amy Lang

Amy Lang

Birds & Bees & Kids
Sexuality Educator
AL

Alexis Llamas

S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation
Associate Program Officer
avatar for Lynda Llavore

Lynda Llavore

Schools Out Washington
Youth Program Quality Coach
avatar for Hilary Loeb

Hilary Loeb

Puget Sound Educational Service District
Director, Strategy, Evaluation, and Learning
avatar for Allyson Margolis

Allyson Margolis

Every Hour Counts
Director of Every Hour Counts National Learning Community, Policy &...
avatar for Sheely Mauck

Sheely Mauck

School's Out Washington
Statewide Quality Education Director
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Erica Merritt

The Residency
Teaching Artist
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Eva Jo Meyers

Spark Decks
Facilitator
IM

Ishmael Miller

University of Washington-Seattle
Educational Researcher
SM

Shannon Millican

Whatcom Family YMCA
After School & Camp Program Director
FM

Forever Moon

Planned Parenthood
Community Outreach Educator
SN

Sonny Nguyen

the Service Board & City of Seattle
Youth Mentor with the Service Board, Mayor's Office Senior External...
avatar for Jeannie Nist

Jeannie Nist

Communities In Schools of Washington
Associate Director
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Aaron Norikane

Sound Discipline
Facilitator
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Aaron Norman

Theatre Educator/Music Director at Village Theatre KIDSTAGE, Voice...
RO

Ruth Obel-Jorgensen

Thrive Paradigm
Senior Partner
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Brandee Paisano

Boys & Girls Clubs of King County
Area Director
PP

Patricia Palomino

Para Los Ninos
Voluntaria en Para Los Ninos
ZM

Zakir McKenzie Parpia

California School-Age Consortium (CalSAC)
Director of Programs
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Betty Peralta

Alta: Alternative Learning & Therapeutic Avenues
Adult-Child Interactions Specialist
KP

Karen Pitman

Forum for Youth Investment
President & CEO
DP

Dante Pollard

Road Map Project
Parent Leadership Team
DR

Devan Rogers

Soar
Youth Voice Outreach Coordinator
avatar for Amanda Ruud

Amanda Ruud

The Forum for Youth Investment's David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality
Training Product & Process Design Specialist
JR

Jessica Ryan

Childhaven
Speech & Language Pathologist Early Intervention
LS

Leandra Shelton

Foundation for Tacoma Students
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Charlett Shoecraft

Empowering Youth and Families
Executive Director
MS

Matt Sloan

Sensory Fitness
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
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Chelsey Thornton

Art with Heart
Senior Operations Manager
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Tai Velasquez

Space Between
Director of Community Engagement
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Linda Vong

Geeking Out Kids of Color
Curriculum Developer and Software Developer
AW

Anna Wade

Puget Sound Educational Service District
Director, Grants Administration
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Wokie Weah

Youthprise
President
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Jessica Werner

YDEKC
Executive Director
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Elizabeth Whitford

School's Out Washington
CEO
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Oscar Wolters-Duran

Spark Decks
Facilitator
BW

Beth Wyant

Yakima Valley Farmworkers Clinic
Education Program Manager
avatar for Maurianna Zingarelli

Maurianna Zingarelli

Village Theatre KIDSTAGE
Education Manager and Educator