About CEC 2016

Join colleagues from across the country at the Bright Futures Community Engagement Conference 2016 held on the beautiful campus of Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, MO. CEC 2016 will be an exciting and informative event with amazing general sessions and over 50 workshops for attendees to choose from. Dave Pelzer, author of A Child Called "It", will present our opening general session keynote address. Dr. Ruby Payne, Ph.D., author of A Framework for Understanding Poverty, will also present a keynote address and a half-day workshop that will help attendees understand class differences and how economic class affects behaviors and mindsets. A poverty simulation will also be offered during the conference.

Network with others facing challenges similar to yours. Learn from experienced and innovative professionals who care deeply about the children in their communities. Our 3rd annual Bright Futures Community Engagement Conference will provide you with inspiration, practical strategies, and expand your professional network. Join us March 2 - 4, 2016, to develop additional skills that will help you engage your community.

Who Should Attend?
  • Teachers
  • Principals
  • Superintendents
  • Guidance Counselors
  • School Board Members
  • School Public Relations Individuals
  • School Communication Individuals
  • Central Office Administrators
  • Community Members
  • Faith-based Organizations
  • Business Leaders
  • Chambers of Commerce
  • City Officials
  • Social Service Workers
Testimonials
Through Bright Futures, with compassion and understanding for one child at a time, we have a greater potential to assist in improving the trajectory of a child's life. There is no greater sense of purpose than positively touching a child's life through Bright Futures.
Mark S. Penny, Ed.S., Superintendent of Schools
Lincoln County R-III School District, Troy, Missouri

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