Character Conference Character Education Conference Milwaukee Wisconsin

16th annual Character Education Conference - June 17, 2020

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We are excited to announce that Scarlett Lewis and Clifton Taulbert will be the keynote speakers for the 2020 Illuminating Character Conference. The 16th Annual Character Education Conference will be held on June 17, 2020 at Alverno College in Milwaukee Wisconsin. 

Scarlett Lewis 2020 Character Conference keynote speakerScarlett Lewis is the mother of Jesse Lewis who was killed in his first grade classroom during the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012 along with 19 classmates and 6 teachers and administrators in one of the worst school shootings in US history. She founded of The Jesse Lewis Choose Love Foundation in honor of Jesse and to spread a message he left on their kitchen chalkboard shortly before he died, Nurturing Healing Love, the formula for choosing love, and to promote social and emotional education in schools as well as a consistent message of compassion in our communities.

Clifton Taulbert - is a Pulitzer nominated author, entrepreneur and international lecturer defines his life as one benefitting from ordinary people who proudly displayed their character for him to see—through the unselfishness that fueled and guided their life actions.

Taulbert recalls their lives with great affection because the lit the pathway to his purpose. He would go on to embrace the unselfishness lived out in his presence. Their Eight Habits of the Heart would become his own. According to Taulbert, "our journey is better served when our lives become the light that shines for others to see and find their way." Audiences around the world sit on the edge of their seats and rise in thunderous applause as Taulbert, noted author and businessman, transports them to his childhood, engaging them in the stories that are timeless and universal - ordinary people becoming extraordinary leaders in life.

   Clifton Taulbert - Character Education Conference 2020 Speaker

Join Wisconsin’s brightest educators as they come together to learn how to inspire and empower students to become engaged and ethical citizens.Conference participants will have the opportunity to explore the important role that character education and social emotional learning play in improving school culture and academic achievement. Through keynote presentations, breakout sessions and the resource fair, participants will interact with like-minded colleagues to share and learn strategies on how to engage their students and help them develop into ethical citizens.

Who should attend the conference: 

  • Teachers
  • Coaches
  • Administrators                       
  • School Board Members
  • School Counselors
  • Parents                                                              
  • Community Leaders
  • Pupil Services Professionals
  • PBIS/RtI Coordinators