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.
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Tania Dearden

Education Programs Manager
Tania Dearden studied Engineering Science at the University of Virginia and earned her PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Colorado Boulder. While navigating the STEM education pipeline, Tania became passionate about providing high-quality, equitable STEM experiences to youth. She worked as a curriculum developer for Engineering is Elementary at the Museum of Science in Boston before moving to Seattle to join Techbridge Girls. While there, she ran afterschool STEM programs for girls in low-income communities and managed the organization’s professional development programs. Tania now works at foundry10 team and collaborates with students, educators, and community members to continue innovating within STEM education. Outside of work, Tania can typically be found in the mountains, either climbing up them or skiing down them.
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