Behind the Scenes Look at the 2018 ATL Conference Theme

A few days ago, I woke up to an e-mail from a faculty member in the system that made me breathe a deep sigh of relief.

In the e-mail, this dedicated and passionate chemistry professor posed a question about the upcoming 2018 ATL Conference:

Centering Student Learning: Connecting Completions, Equity, and Guided Pathways

She wrote


“This theme is right on target!  Wow!  It’s like you crawled inside my head and plucked out professional development needs and community information sharing desires!”

Lest you think this post is purely self-congratulatory, I’d like to let you in on a little secret.  The night before, I had woken up around 2AM thinking panicked thoughts about the Call for Proposals I posted to this blog and to the ATLC listserv.

Thoughts like . . . Am I completely out of touch with your lived reality as a faculty member?  Have I mindlessly drank drunk the Kool-Aid?  Did I just create the most boring conference theme in history?     

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In Pursuit of Equity– Solutions and Best Practices

Join us for the
Fall Association Conference!
November 13, 2015


This is the third conference in a series of three focused around system barriers to equity. This capstone experience will focus on solutions and best practices.

Derek Greenfield, Author, Visionary Speaker
Dave Stolier, Senior Assistant Attorney General
Bob Hughes, Associate Dean, College of Education, Seattle University

This is the third conference in a series of three focused around system barriers to equity. This capstone experience will focus on solutions and best practices.

Register 5 people from your institution and receive a 6th registration free!
$175 for attendees from member colleges
$275 for non-member colleges
Fee covers breakfast, lunch, all materials, and a book by Derek Greenfield

Skamania Lodge
Rooms are at per diem rate of $151.
Reservations MUST be made by October 30!

Questions?  Contact Kati Hays, Executive Director

Register Now! Beyond HB 1079

Beyond HB 1079 is a conference dedicated to advancing and providing educational opportunities for undocumented students in Washington State– regardless of their immigration status.

The 4th Annual Beyond HB 1079 Conference is open to undocumented high school and undocumented college students, family members, educators, community members, and advocates.

Saturday October 10th, 2015
7:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Everett Community College

Register Now!

FREE for high school students, college students, and family, parents, and guardians.
$20 for educators and community members.

This is a conference from undocumented youth to undocumented youth.

Through a series of workshops, panels, and interactive discussions we hope to provide awareness and resources, foster student empowerment, build a strong community, and take action.

We know that as a community we work better when we are one.

But most importantly we believe in you, and the power within you.

Questions?  Contact Maria Peña

Pave the Way Conference: Advancing Equity, Access, Readiness & Support

Register by September 25 and SAVE!

Join colleagues at the Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center October 5th and 6th, 2015, for Pave the Way 2015.  This two-day event is your opportunity to engage with policymakers, leaders, community organizers, and practitioners throughout the P-20 continuum.

View the conference website for the most up-to-date information.

The price for the conference is $95, and includes lunch both days. No discount for partial attendance.

The registration fee is current through midnight on September 25, 2015. Registrations received on or after September 26, 2015, will be processed at the late registration fee of $125.

Race and PedagogyJoin

2,000 educators, activists, students, parents, and community advocates


with colleagues from the local region, nationally and internationally around issues of access, equity and excellence for all of our students.

3rd Quadrennial

Race and Pedagogy National Conference

September 25-27, 2014

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Many participation options and rates are available!

No one, particularly students or unemployed and other low income individuals, will be turned away for lack of funds.

Concurrent Sessions Cover Three Subthemes

  • Freedom and Civil Rights Struggles
  • Institutional Readiness
  • Transformation and Revolutionary Pedagogies

Spotlight Sessions Spread Across 4 Strands

  • Teacher Development and Preparation
  • Teaching & Learning about Biology and Race
  • Arts as Public Pedagogy
  • Education and Criminal Justice

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Conyact Information

Race & Pedagogy Initiative
University of Puget Sound
1500 N. Warner St. #1023
Tacoma, WA 98416-1023

253.879.2907 (fax)