NCGS Annual Conference Schedule 2012


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Monday, June 25, 2012

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Pre-Conference Activities (Sign-up required!)

  • Media Training – Learning how to take control of an interview, effectively deliver your messages and protect your school
  • Promotion of a Sizable Character for Young Women, in a Media-Laden World of Shrinking Sizes
  • Moving Beyond Media Literacy: Empowering Girls through Media Activism
  • Emily Brostek Hardy Girls Healthy Women, Inc.
  • Tours of Ursuline Academy and The Hockaday School

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Registration

4:00 PM Official Conference Opening

  • Welcome by Heather Hays, Keynote Addresses By Madeline Di Nonno “Changing the Status Quo: Industry Leaders’ Perceptions of Female Characters in Family Films” and Katie Koestner, “Digital Dossier and Cyber Citizenship”

6:00 PM Dinner

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

7:45 AM – 8:15 AM Breakfast/Registration

8:15 AM – 8:30 AM Welcome by Julie Carrier

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM Keynote Address

9:45 AM – 10:40 AM Breakout Session 1

  • Growing Up Girl: Media Literacy And Adolescent Development In A Digital Age
  • Healthy Relationships in a Texting, Gaming, Hook-up Culture
  • You have a crisis, NOW WHAT?
  • The Misrepresentation of Girls in the Media
  • Strong brands inspire passion. Strong passion inspires giving.

10:55 AM – 11:50 AM Breakout Session 2

  • Social Networking: Unique Legal Challenges for Schools
  • Girlfighting Goes Online: Cyberbullying and what you can do about it
  • How Can Students Know What to Believe?
  • How To Boost Enrollment: Stop Defending Girls Schools and Start Communicating Persuasively with Confidence
  • Integrating Digital Technology, Tackling Global Literacy And Inspiring Our Girls to Become World Leaders

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch and Keynote Address

  • Katie Orenstein, “Empowering Young Women To Join The Important Public Conversations of Our Age”

1:45 PM – 2:40 PM Breakout Session 3

  • Web Strategies for Single Gender Schools
  • Enriching the Educational Experience for Girls
  • Is Great Teaching Different for Girls and Boys?
  • The Power of Positive Role Models: Best Practice Strategies to Help Your Young Women Rise Above Negative Media Influences

2:45 PM – 3:15 PM Afternoon Break

3:20 PM – 4:20 PM Keynote Address

  • Charles Fadel, “21st Century Knowledge Skills and Character Education”

4:30 PM Buses to Nasher Sculpture Center

5:00 PM – 7:30 PM Cocktail Reception and Screening of Miss Representation

7:30 PM Dinner on your own

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM Breakfast

8:45 AM – 9:45 AM Keynote Address

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Keynote Address

11:00 AM -12:00 PM Keynote

  • Jess Weiner, “EveryBODY Has a Story™: Reclaiming Media and Reshaping the Conversation About Body Image” and presentation by the International Girls’ Forum

12:00 PM Conference Closing