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2018 Character Conference
Keynote Speaker, Houston Kraft    

2018 Character Education Conference Keynote Speaker Houston KraftAfter being in over 500 schools all around North America, Houston has discovered some simple practices that great schools and great educators do intentionally to shape their classrooms and campus culture. Powerful stories of hope, moments of full audience engagement, and tons of practical tools to take back and put to use IMMEDIATELY in your role - this presentation is designed to empower every educator who believes in compassion to teach it even more effectively every day to every student.

Houston Kraft has been featured on the Huffington Post and highlighted by the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation. His messages about character, leadership, compassion, and kindness resonate with audiences age 5-95.


Lunch Keynote Speaker, Amit Dodani

 Amit Dodani Character Education Conference Milwaukee WisconsinThe Power of Storytelling for Change

In today's world, our stories are our most valuable currency. They transcend the walls erected by our race, gender, ethnicity, religion etc - and allow us to empathize in a powerful way. This keynote will be a series of stories, each reinforcing and reminding us how we can leverage our own personal narratives to drive change in our communities. 

Amit Dodani is the founder & CEO of My Name My Story, an education organization committed to teaching the 21st century skills of empathy, teamwork, and innovation to middle and high school students. He's spent the last six months traveling the country engaging in critical dialogue with young people around issues of diversity, culture, and agency. Amit has been recognized as a Peace First Fellow, American Express Emerging Innovator, and Aspen Ideas Scholar for this work - awarding him speaking engagements with groups such as Yale University,, and TEDx.

Register today for the 2018 Character Education Conference.

For General Conference Information:

Please contact the Assessment and Outreach Center at or 414-382-6087. 

Conference sponsored by:
The School District of South MilwaukeeSouth Milwaukee School District logo
In partnership with Alverno College and WCEP logo