21st Annual Character Matters Conference

Thursday, June 22 - Friday, June 23, 2017
Mother Rosalie Hill Hall, School of Leadership and Education Sciences, University of San Diego

Registration not yet open.

View the 2017 tentative conference schedule.


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.

Lodging and Accommodation

Hilton Garden Inn
4200 Taylor Street, San Diego, California 92108
Reserve your room online or reserve your room via phone: 1-844-512-0924 and reference USD Character or Group Code CD5


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.

Opportunity: Are you an educator with students ages 11-13? Dr. Tom Lickona and his partner Dr. Peter Hart are looking for participants for a literature-based character education project in fall 2016.

Questions/Inquiries: character@sandiego.edu or 619-260-2250