Activate—Explore—Engage—Network

A New Model at Converge 2022

Converge 2022 will apply the best insights from adult learning research and practice for a dynamic conferencing experience, one that takes advantage of the fantastic Southern California weather and all the event property has to offer.  

To provide some more context for what to expect, here are the types of sessions you’ll encounter at Converge 2022. 

  • ACTIVATE sessions  Each day will start with a brief ‘activation’ session featuring inspiration, scriptural reflection, and encouragement from an internationally recognized leader focused on the day’s theme (Bridging Divides on Wednesday and Embracing Change on Thursday).  
  • EXPLORE sessions  Two rounds of 30-minute TED-style sessions will feature a dozen or more subject matter experts, who will share on a specific facet of the day’s theme (20 minutes) and then invite focused discussion (10 minutes). At the completion of the two rounds, a student voice session will explore the day’s theme from the perspective of (real, live!) students. 
  • ENGAGE sessions  Following lunch, each afternoon will feature a two-hour engagement session focused on the day’s theme, led by an international expert and cofacilitated by a team of colleagues and peers. In these sessions, you’ll be out of your seat and working together with other leaders in a cycle of collaborative practice, debrief/reflection, and action planning. 
  • NETWORK sessions → All sessions are separated by lengthy breaks to allow for casual networking, enjoying refreshments, visiting exhibitors, or spending time outside with colleagues. Additionally, interest-based networking sessions will be offered on Wednesday night; from dinners to area tours to roundtables, these sessions can be your launching off point to a great evening enjoying all that beautiful San Diego has to offer.  

If you haven’t already, be sure to register for Converge 2022 and join us as we activate, explore, engage, and network around the conference themes of Bridging Divides and Embracing Change—with the goal of leading courageously and renewing hope—in our schools and communities.