Rise Up and Shine, VPOST 10th Annual Conference

Monday, September 30 2019, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM [EST]

310, South England Street, Williamsburg, VA, 23185, United States

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Monday, September 30 2019, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM [EST]

About the Event

Drawing upon the national conference theme, from The National Afterschool Association (NAA), Rise Up, our 10th annual conference is themed Rise Up and Shine. It is a call to action for OST professionals to be seen and heard by the greater community. Our event aims to elevate and illuminate OST programs in Virginia by offering participants proven strategies and innovations in the field. Now at our 10 year milestone Rise Up and Shine will be the most expansive, informative, and inspiring conference in VPOST history!

 

This year's keynote speaker is Chic Thompson. Chic’s passion is inspiring professionals and children to be “curious first… critical second” while engaging in creative problem solving. His latest creative adventure is founding WagiLabs, a global, social innovation incubator for kids’ ideas. He is a two time author of books, What a Great Idea!  and Yes, But… . During the last 30 years, Chic has given over 4,500 presentations and has teamed up with talent ranging from Tony Robbins and Stephen Covey to Cirque du Soleil and Second City Improv.

 

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We have a limited number of rooms blocked at, The Williamsburg Lodge, the location of the conference, with a discounted rate of $98.00. To book your stay, please go to our hotel landing page here. 

 

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About the Organizer

The Virginia Partnership for Out-of-School Time is a state-wide network that promotes access to high-quality out-of-school time programming.

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Event Speakers

Chic Thompson
Founder, WagiLabs

Chic’s passion is inspiring professionals and children to be “curious first… critical second” while engaging in creative problem solving. His latest creative adventure is founding “WagiLabs.” A global, social innovation incubator for kids’ ideas.Chic is a Batten Fellow of Entrepreneurship at the University of Virginia’s Darden Business School and adjunct faculty at the Brookings Institution and the Young Presidents’ Organization. His first book, “What a Great Idea!,” published by HarperCollins, was a main selection of the Executive Book Club. In 2001, Harvard Business School released a case study on the speaking career of Chic entitled “What a Great Idea!.” His second book, “Yes, But...” was a guide to overcoming the bureaucratic language that stifles continuous innovation. He wrote this book after consulting with GE to help design their continuous improvement process called “Work-Out.” Chic worked in new product development and marketing for: • W.L. Gore and Associates (Gore-Tex®) • Johnson & Johnson • Walt Disney During the last 30 years, Chic has given over 4500 presentations and has teamed up with talent ranging from Tony Robbins and Stephen Covey to Cirque du Soleil and Second City Improv.

Ben Bache
Manager, PBL Project

Ryan Barton
Manager, Community Preservation and Development Corporation

Jackie Burgeson/KoniGarofalo
Trauma and Resiliency Specialist/Child Development Specialist, Child Savers

Tina R Harte
Informal Education Specialist, Task Lead; NASA Langley Reseach Center

Kia Martin/Tameka Martin
Supervisor, Arlington Public Schools Extended Day Program

Christopher R. Matthews/Anna Heywoo...
YAV Teaching Artist/ Chief Operations Officer, Young Audiences Arts for Learning Virginia

Christopher Mathews is 4th grade teacher with Norfolk Public Schools, YAV’s 2019 Educator of the Year, and most recently joined YAV’s Teaching Artist roster. Prior to his role as a classroom educator, Chris spent 9 years working with various YMCA childcare programs in South Hampton roads. Each school year, Mathews makes a point to share one of his biggest passions with his students: his music. Anna Heywood Green is currently the Chief Operations Officer for Young Audiences Arts for Learning Virginia (YAV). Coordinating and managing artists, teachers, and staff, Anna has produced arts integrated programming with YAV for over 15-years. She continues to be inspired by how the arts fuel self-expression and personal development. As the daughter of two successful visual artists, she is a lifelong arts advocate and enthusiastically supports her 8-year old daughter's foray into arts education.

Dr. Christopher Pendergraft
Assistant Principal, Stafford County Public Schools

Meredith Scott Lynn/Jayme Simms
Founder & CEO/Director of K-12 education Partnerships and 21st CCLC Support

Meeta Sharma-Holt
Vice President, Programs and Strategic Partnerships, Techbridge Girls

Meeta has created quality systems of out of school time programs for over 25 years. She now serves as the Vice President of Programs and Strategic Partnerships at Techbridge Girls. Meeta believes in the power of out-of-school time programs to support youth from underserved communities to reach their best selves. As an immigrant and granddaughter of freedom fighters in India, Meeta is compelled to bring about change for large numbers of girls through high quality programs and services.

Michelle Simpson
Youth Development Specialist, Alternatives Inc.

Katherine Spinney
Katherine Spinney Coaching, Founder and President

The past twenty years in youth development has taught Coach Kat that we need to take care of our staffs as much as we do our students. It is her great joy to combine her education, training and experience as a teacher, social worker, supervisor and life coach to support OST professionals in giving our students the very best we have to offer.

www.katherinespinney.com
Sarah Steely
Senior Program Manager, No Kid Hungry Virginia

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