June 22-24, 2020
Technology has been keeping us connected in powerful ways. For the first time, NCGS is hosting a virtual conference to bring the girls’ school community together to meaningfully share and learn from each other as you strategically plan for everything from the safe re-opening of your school to how best to educate girls in new and varied ways.
While we won’t be gathering together in person this year, community and collaboration remain strong cornerstones of NCGS. We are excited to convene faculty, administrators, and advocates during this time of separation to share best practices for educating and empowering girls and leading girls’ schools.
So how will the virtual conference work?
Our speakers and presenters will run the discussion. As the session videos play, a chat will run simultaneously driving the conversation forward and allowing speakers to answer questions and clarify points throughout their session in live-time. Fellow attendees will also share their own experiences and insight. This creates an opportunity for you to flesh out ideas in a generative, practical way, while connecting with girls’ school educators and advocates around the world.
After the conclusion of the virtual conference, you will receive “on demand” access to recordings of all the sessions. Not only does this mean you won’t have to miss any information shared during concurrently running presentations, but you can also view and re-view sessions at your convenience.
The 2020 NCGS Virtual Conference, Stand Up, Speak Up: Girls Using Their Voices to Engage, Empower, and Enact, coincides with the 100th anniversary of women earning the right to vote in the United States—following successful suffrage movements in 40 other countries where voting booths were opened to women in the first 30 years of the 20th century. And it wasn’t until even later, in the 1960s, that women of color were able to freely exercise that right in the U.S.
Let’s use this time to share the new ways we are supporting girls’ learning and how we can continue to inspire girls to follow in the footsteps of the daring women who gathered 100 years ago, demanding to be heard. We’ve seen proof of this time and again during the COVID-19 pandemic: girls making masks for hospital workers, offering support to first responders, and finding creative ways to generate change.
We look forward to “seeing” you online!