21st Annual Character Matters Conference

21st Annual Character Matters Conference

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Date and Time

Thursday, June 22, 2017 — Friday, June 23, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Mother Rosalie Hill Hall, Warren Auditorium

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




This year we proudly welcome six internationally recognized speakers to our conference:

Maurice J. Elias, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology, Rutgers University

Director, Rutgers Social-Emotional and Character Development Lab

Co-Director, Academy for Social-Emotional Learning in Schools

Mary Hurley

Coordinator for Social Emotional Learning and Leadership, Oakland Unified School District

Thomas Lickona, Ph.D.

Director, Center for the 4th and 5th Rs

Professor of Education, Emeritus

Michelle M. Herczog, Ed.D.

Los Angeles County Office of Education

2014-15 President of the National Council for the Social Studies

Civic Mission of Schools

Jason Ohler, Ph.D.

Prof. Emeritus, Educational Technology and Virtual Learning, University of Alaska

Matt Hayes

San Diego County Office of Education


This year we will not have breakout sessions due to our number of speakers, but we will have ample time for networking and Q and A.


Who Should Attend the Conference

  • Teachers from in all grades and all subject areas
  • School-based administrators, counselors and instructional supervisors
  • Social workers, coaches, parents and caregivers
  • College and university instructors of educational methods courses
  • District office curriculum specialists and staff developers
  • Staff from regional service agencies and state or provincial departments of education
  • Undergraduate and graduate students in teacher-preparation programs.

We value you as a character educator of children and young people. We value your time and talent and the choices you make to enhance your professional development.

**University of San Diego offers graduate level extension credits in semester hours for conference participants. Register now for credit. Attendees also need to register for the conference separately.

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