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Schedule of Events

KDP Convocation provides you with three amazing days of networking, speakers, learning opportunities, and one-on-one chats with education’s greatest minds. It’s impossible NOT to come away with a cornucopia of great new ideas, as well as to feel rejuvenated and reminded why you chose the noble profession of teaching.

Our schedule of events follows, but please know that this schedule is subject to change, up to and including at the conference.

Wednesday, November 4

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Registration Open

Thursday, November 5

8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Registration Open
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
KDP Store Open
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Exhibits Open
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Diversity Summit Report
9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Creating a Trauma-Sensitive Classroom
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Breakout Sessions
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Secrets Session I
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Secrets Session II
12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
New Attendee Orientation
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
Job Fair & Job Fair Workshop
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. 
Breakout Sessions
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
Breakout Sessions
4:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. 
General Session I (Keynote Speaker: Jeremy Anderson)
6:00 p.m.
Quiz Bowl 

Friday, November 6

8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Registration Open
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
KDP Store Open
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Exhibits Open
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. 
Celebration of Teaching
9:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
General Session II (Keynote Speaker: Craig Kreidel)
11:30 a.m. –12:30 p.m.
Breakout Sessions
12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.           
Counselors Luncheon (Counselors Only)
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch on Your Own (with KDP-provided gift card)
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. 
Breakout Sessions
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
Breakout Sessions
4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. 
Makerspace Session
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. 
Research Summit Reception (by invitation only)
5:45 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. 
Regional Meetings
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Participant Reception

Saturday, November 7

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Registration Open
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
KDP Store Open
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Exhibits Open
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. 
Town Hall 
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. 
Breakout Sessions
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
The Hive
8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. 
Research Summit Breakfast (Invitation Only)
9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
Research Summit
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Poster Session
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Closing Lunch (Keynote Speaker: Erin Ball)