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DO Conference, Walla Walla (August 8-11, 2022)

The DO Conference is a workshop-based event, created by after school educators for after school educators. The basic mantra is "learning by doing!" Every conference attendee will experience several different workshops which are readily applicable to any afterschool program context: elementary, middle, high school, and/or urban, sub-urban, rural, etc. Each session will also highlight our primary conference tenets:

•Active Participation - All attendees will learn by doing in high-quality, intensive learning environments (aka, 4hrs of fun!).
•Contextual - Each session will highlight and emphasize implementation strategies and resources for afterschool education.
•Student Participation - Afterschool students will attend the conference and participate collaboratively with the professional attendees (i.e., you).

This conference is for everyone, with special emphasis on the "doers" in your organization (the frontline and coordinator staff). While there are no workshop strands, some general themes include Next Gen, Storytelling, Design & Creation, Recreation/Movement/Leisure, and Action & Change.

Finally, it is our belief that some of the best ideas, strongest relationships, and world-changing collaborations originate informally. As a result, food, networking and social opportunities abound.

The event will take place August 8-11, 2022, at Walla Walla Community College:
August 8, 2022 - Monday, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (Opening Session)
August 9, 2022 - Tuesday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Workshops)
August 10, 2022 - Wednesday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Workshops)
August 11, 2022 - Thursday, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Showcase)
*For a complete schedule, go to Do Conference Schedule.

Conference Partners
The DO Conference is a collaborative effort between OSPI, WA 21st CCLC, School’s Out Washington, the Center for Youth Program Quality (The Forum for Youth Investment), and WWPS 21st CCLC.

Brent Cummings, Director of Accelerated Learning and Support for Walla Walla Public Schools, serves as the director of the DO Conference. Brent has 17 years of experience in 21st CCLC programs and has successfully directed the past three renditions of this conference. He is excited for this year's offering, knowing that it will be the best yet!

*Visit DoConference.org for more information.

Price Discount
To encourage teams to learn together, we are offering a discounted registration for programs registering 4 or more staff. When you register together, the fee will cost $75 per person using discount code: DO4=fun.

Registration is extended to July 15, 2022!

Please email Lindy Ah Sam at lahsam@schoolsoutwashington.org if you have questions or need assistance.

School's Out Washington is holding a block of standard rooms for the nights of August 8th, 9th, and 10th at The Marcus Whitman at the current GPD rate of $96 + tax & fee per night for single occupancy and $116 + tax & fee per night for double occupancy. Daily breakfast included.

Please call 1-866-826-942 to reserve your rooms; refer to the School’s Out Washington block. A credit card will be required upon booking. You are responsible for your own travel and lodging costs.

COVID-19 Guidelines
This conference will follow the Washington State Department of Health “Requirements and Guidance to Mitigate COVID-19 Transmission in K-12 Schools, Child Care, Early Learning, Youth Development, and Day Camp Programs.” Specific details can be found here: https://doh.wa.gov/sites/default/files/2022-03/821-165-K12SchoolsChildCare.pdf.

Continuing Education Clock Hours: 22

Most SOWA workshops and webinars are STARS approved. Classes fill quickly and registrations are processed in the order received. Your registration is not complete until payment is received.

SOWA reserves the right to cancel any training event two business days prior to the event. In case of cancellation, registrants will be notified and registration fees refunded. If you cannot attend a training event, we will refund your registration fees only if we are contacted at least two business days prior to the event. Otherwise, no refunds will be given.