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Starting Date : June 22 2017

21st Annual Character Matters Conference



Mother Rosalie Hill Hall University of San Diego 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110 US

Date and time

Start Date : June 22 2017 08:30 America/Los_Angeles
Ending Date : June 23 2017 15:00 America/Los_Angeles


Every year teachers, administrators, social workers, coaches, parents, caregivers and college instructors gather from around the world to learn why character education matters in our educational system. Attendees learn cutting-edge techniques to teach character education from experts around the globe. 

This year we proudly welcome 6 internationally recognized speakers to our conference:
Maurice J. Elias, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology, Rutgers University
Director, Rutgers Social-Emotional and Character Development Lab 
Co-Director, Academy for Social-Emotional Learning in Schools
 Mary Hurley
Coordinator for Social Emotional Learning and Leadership, Oakland Unified School District
 Thomas Lickona, Ph.D.
Director, Center for the 4th and 5th Rs
Professor of Education, Emeritus
 Michelle M. Herczog, Ed.D.
Los Angeles County Office of Education
2014-15 President of the National Council for the Social Studies
Civic Mission of Schools
 Jason Ohler, Ph.D.
Prof. Emeritus, Educational Technology and Virtual Learning, University of Alaska
Matt Hayes
San Diego County Office of Education

This year we will not have breakout sessions due to our number of speakers, but we will have ample time for networking and Q and A. 
Who Should Attend the Conference

Teachers from in all grades and all subject areas
School-based administrators, counselors and instructional supervisors
Social workers, coaches, parents and caregivers
College and university instructors of educational methods courses
District office curriculum specialists and staff developers
Staff from regional service agencies and state or provincial departments of education
Undergraduate and graduate students in teacher-preparation programs.

We value you as a character educator of children and young people. We value your time and talent and the choices you make to enhance your professional development.
**University of San Diego offers graduate level extension credits in semester hours for conference participants. Register now for credit. Attendees also need to register for the conference separately.
21st Annual Character Matters Conference at

Mother Rosalie Hill Hall

University of San Diego 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110

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