• Bright Futures Community Engagement Conference 2016 is packed full of workshops and other sessions to help you engage your community! The schedule below is a tentative schedule and is being updated regularly. Please check back for more updates.
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    Conference Information
    The Bridge Futures Framework
    Poverty
    General Sessions
    Networking/Social Events
    Faith-Based Community
    Wed 2
    Registration
    Conference registration will be open during this time. Check-in is required for all conference attendees. Conference information may also be obtained at the registration area.
    Billingsly Student Center, Main Floor
    Movie Screening and Q&A: Rich Hill
    Co-Director/Co-Producer Tracy Droz Tragos
    Join us for a special screening of Rich Hill, a heartbreaking story about the turbulent lives of three boys living in a poor Midwestern town and the fragile bonds that sustain them. After this screening, co-director and co-producer Tracy Droz Tragos will conduct a Q&A.
    Billingsly Student Center, Phelps Theater
    Movie Screening: Rich Hill
    This session is for new Bright Futures Advisory Board Members. Attendees will learn how to be an effective advisory board member.
    Billingsly Student Center, Phelps Theater
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    Thu 3
    Thank you to US Bank for providing refreshments for Community Engagement Conference 2016!
    Registration
    Conference registration will be open during this time. Check-in is required for all conference attendees. Conference information may also be obtained at the registration area.
    Billingsly Student Center, Main Floor
    Opening General Session and Keynote Address: Your Resolve
    Dave Pelzer, Author of A Child Called "It"
    Join Dave Pelzer as he speaks about Your Resolve, which is based on Dave's New York Times Best Selling book Help Yourself, as well as, his two other self help books, Help Yourself for Teens and Moving Forward. Throughout the presentation, Dave weaves his life's story giving pertinent examples on not only how he was able to prevail but stresses proven, real-life, common sense advice for the audience to apply immediately.
    Billingsly Student Center Ballroom, Third Floor
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    Lunch On Your Own
     
     
    Poverty Simulation - Preregistration Required as space is limited.
    Coordinated by Economic Security Corporation of Southwest Area
    Experience the struggles impoverished families endure on a daily basis. An eye-opening experience into the world of poverty.
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    An Evening of Champions Award Banquet
    Join us in honoring champions from our Bright Futures affiliate communities. Pre-registration and $25 payment is required.
    Billingsly Student Center Ballroom, Third Floor
    Fri 4
    Networking
    Networking with your fellow conference attendees.
    Taylor Performing Arts Center
    Keynote Address: A Framework for Understanding Poverty
    Dr. Ruby Payne, Ph.D.
    Join Dr. Ruby Payne to increase your understanding of the poverty culture, including how poverty impacts learning, work habits, and decision making.
    Taylor Performing Arts Center
    Dine Around (Preregistration Required)
    Join one of our "Dine Arounds" for an in-depth discussion on a variety of topics surrounding community engagement and poverty.
    Various Locations
    Lunch On Your Own
     
     
    Keynote Workshop: Bridges Out of Poverty
    Dr. Ruby Payne, Ph.D
    Join Dr. Ruby Payne for an engaging workshop about building Bridges Out of Poverty. This workshop will be centered around building relationships and connections as well as shared responsibilities.
    Taylor Performing Arts Center