Innovative Schools Summit
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2020 Summit will be offered Virtually

Innovative School Summit Las Vegas 2020

The Las Vegas Summit Is Now Virtual

In light of the continuing National State of Emergency and the pandemic’s impact on educators like yourself, the Innovative Schools Summit Las Vegas is now a virtual-only event.

We delayed the decision on Vegas as long as possible especially since the school year did not start until Sept. 8 in much of the country.  Our partners at Caesars worked closely with us to try to make the event happen in-person, but with the uncertainty of Nevada restrictions, district travel prohibitions, budget freezes, state quarantine rules and the hesitance of many registrants to travel, moving this event to virtual-only became our only option.  Although several hundred people are registered for the Las Vegas Summit, it became apparent that we would have only a handful of in-person attendees in Las Vegas.

The Virtual Summit will be consolidated to two days, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 6-7 with Pre-Conference sessions (if you have registered for those) on Nov. 4-5.  The theme will be Climate, Safety & Trauma during COVID-19 and our outstanding lineup of speakers includes:

  • Heather Forbes — Internationally known trauma expert and author of Help for Billy
  • Robert Jackson – Author of Becoming the Educator They Need and Solutions for Educating Black & Latino Males
  • Rick Shaw – Author of First Preventers Playbook and advocate for data-driven, social-media-aware approach to school climate and safety
  • Dr. William Noel – Nationally known speaker and director of discipline review at a large metro district
  • Ken Williams – Expert on school culture and leadership, author of Starting a Movement
  • Dr. Ronald Gonzalez – Award-winning urban principal and advocate for teaching and climate reforms
  • Aaron Wiemeier – Founder of Rocky Mountain Trauma Institute and author of School-Based Interventions for Traumatized Students
  • Steph Jensen – Award-winning author, expert on Social-Emotional Learning and advocate for boy-friendly teaching

We are planning to return to Las Vegas in-person July 7-9 with Pre-Conference Sessions on July 5 &6 Please find information on the 2021 Innovative Schools Summit Las Vegas below.

Attend 5 Conferences for the Price of 1

Summit Attendees are able to attend sessions from all of the follwing Conferences (on a space-available basis).

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Caesars Palace Las Vegas

2021 Summit Hotel & Conference Center

Caesars Palace

Discounted Summit Hotel room rates will be posted as they become available. 

Las Vegas 2021 Registration

Registration information will be posted as it becomes available. If you have any questions please contact us.

Super Bundle

5 Conferences + 4 Pre-Conference Sessions
$ 750 per attendee
  • Entrance to 2 Pre-Conference Sessions on 10/21/20
  • Entrance to 2 Pre-Conference Sessions on 10/22/20
  • Entrance to the following 5 Conferences: School Discipline, Social-Emotional Learning, Girl Bullying & Empowerment, At-Risk & Struggling Students and School Climate & Culture
  • Morning & Afternoon Refreshments
  • Attend Virtually or In-Person

Conference Bundle

5 Conferences + 2 Pre-Conference Sessions
$ 650 per attendee
  • Entrance to 2 Pre-Conference Sessions on 10/22/20
  • Entrance to the following 5 Conferences: School Discipline, Social-Emotional Learning, Girl Bullying & Empowerment, At-Risk & Struggling Students and School Climate & Culture
  • Morning & Afternoon Refreshments
  • Attend Virtually or In-Person

Conferences Only

Access to 5 Conferences

$ 550 per attendee
  • Entrance to the following 5 Conferences: School Discipline, Social-Emotional Learning, Girl Bullying & Empowerment, At-Risk & Struggling Students and School Climate & Culture
  • Morning & Afternoon Refreshments
  • Attend Virtually or In-Person

Group Discount

Send More, Save More!

$ 50 off per attendee
  • $25 off Registration for Groups of 3-9 attendees
  • $50 off Registration for Groups of 10 or more attendees

What Past Attendees Have to Say…

"This was my first time attending the Summit and I must truly say it was the best Conference I have ever attended. The sessions were very informative, inspiring, and motivating"
High School Principal
Colombus, OH
"I am ready to return to my classroom with a different mindset, being better now than in the past, and focusing on my students future not their present. Moving forward with great expectations and pushing them into their destinies by any means necessary."
Middle School Teacher
Cambridge, MA
"I've been a teacher for 15 years and I learned more from this Conference than I've learned from any other Professional Development I've ever attended. I can't wait to return to school and share with my colleagues!"
Middle School Counselor
Ventura, CA
"Wow! I loved all of the Keynote Speakers - each one was inspiring, thoughtful and reminded me why I got into teaching. I'm so glad I attended and learned strategies to help my most difficult students."
High School Teacher
Baton Rogue, LA
"I loved being able to attend sessions from the full variety of conferences occurring simultaneously."
High School Counselor
Des Moines, IA
"I am already planning to attend next year and plan on bringing more people from my school."
Middle School Vice Principal
Jacksonville, FL
"This is such a great conference. There were so many wonderful sessions that it was difficult to choose which session to attend."
Elementary School Teacher
Savannah, GA
"My attendance at this conference was the best experience I've had in my 27 years as an educator."
High School Teacher
Reston, VA

Who Should Attend?

– School Counselors (PK-12)
– Principals
– Classroom Teachers
– Special Education Personnel
– School Administrators
– Deans
– Psychologists

– Teachers
– Social Workers
– School Resource Officers
– Behaviorists
– Therapists
– Community & Faith-Based Youth Workers
– After-School Program Coordinators

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The Innovative Schools Podcast features conversations with authors, researchers, consultants and nationally-recognized speakers & educators who will be presenting at upcoming Innovative Schools Summits.

These conversations also include discussions on student mental and behavioral health, classroom behavior, school climate & culture, innovative teaching methods, student safety and more.

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  • School Counselors (PK-12)
  • Principals
  • Classroom Teachers
  • Special Education Personnel
  • School Administrators
  • Deans
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • School Resource Officers
  • Behaviorists
  • Therapists
  • Community and Faith-Based Youth Workers
  • After-School Program Coordinators
  • Other Professionals Working with Young People

Yes! We offer discounted hotel room rates at each of our conference host hotels. Please see individual conference websites for more information.

Yes! By registering for an individual conference you are eligible to attend all other conferences that are a part of the Summit at that location (on a space available basis).

At this time, Developmental Resources is unable to offer student discounts or scholarships for this three-day event.

Please consider the following other avenues for possible funding:

·        Your Local PTA

·        Donors Choose (This is a website through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for Education)

·        GoFundMe (This is a personalized crowdfunding site)

·        Title 1 funding in your area

  • Yes!

    Developmental Resources is an approved provider for Continuing Education by:

      • National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC #5602) Developmental Resources is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP™) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.
    • *NOTE: 22 contact hours includes attendance at both pre-conference workshops as well as the entire conference. Check with your representative board or organization concerning its policy with regard to Continuing Education.

We do not currently offer a one-day or two-day partial registration fee.

If a registrant cannot attend any part of the conference, substitutions may be made – via mail, fax or email – all requests for substitutions must be made 30 days prior to conference. Registrations cannot be shared. Cancellations received in writing 60 days prior to Conference will be refunded in full, less a $30 non-refundable processing fee. Refunds will be issued no later than 8 weeks after the conference in the same form that payment was received. After that time, no refunds will be granted, but substitutions are encouraged.

Should you have any concerns, call us at 1-800-251-6805. If you require special accommodations due to a disability, please fax us at 888-372-6061 or email us at at least 1 month prior to the conference and note your request on your registration form.


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