8:30 - HELLO, IT’S ME {REGISTRATION}

Check in at the registration desk and sign-up for your afternoon workshops. Pick up your swag bag and enjoy a light breakfast.

9:00 - IN MY FEELINGS {EMPATHY MEDITATION}

After a quick welcome message, we’ll start the day with a mindful empathy exercise, which will put you in the shoes of a child on the move.

9:20 - LEAVE ME THE BIRDS AND THE BEES {CLIMATE CHANGE PANEL}

A panel of experts will discuss the impact of climate change and other environmental issues on children around the world, and what we can do to safeguard the planet for future generations.

10:00 - YOU’RE GONNA HEAR ME ROAR {U-REPORT SPOTLIGHT}

Youth Engagement Officer from UNICEF Cote d’Ivoire, Daniel Ouedraogo, will discuss how U-Report has enabled young people around the world to raise their voices.

10:15 - BLANK SPACE {BREAK}

10:35 - GIVE PEACE A CHANCE {GANG VIOLENCE PANEL}

From Honduras to Chicago, gang violence is claiming children’s lives and causing irreparable trauma. Learn about what UNICEF and its partners are doing to stop the spread of violence.

11:15 - GRADUATION DAY {EDUCATION SPOTLIGHT}

Obama Foundation Scholar, Nelly Awad, has dedicated her life to protecting children. She will share her experience with Syrian refugee children and the need to ensure they receive quality education.

11:30 - I’M A SURVIVOR {FIRESIDE CHAT ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING & GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE}

In an intimate coffee chat with author Anne Ream, learn about modern day slavery and her mission to bring the testimonies of gender-based violence survivors to the attention of the public.

12:05 - BLANK SPACE {BREAK}

12:15 - SO FRESH, SO CLEAN {LUNCH}

Holistic certified chef Sarah Russo will talk about how the food we eat can impact children around the world. Then, enjoy a delicious lunch featuring fresh, seasonal ingredients from local farms and purveyors.

1:15 - IF I RULED THE WORLD {GOAL SETTING WORKSHOP}

Goal-setting expert Jeana Anderson Cohen will guide you through a series of exercises to help you set ONE BIG GOAL to help children over the next twelve months. Set milestones to stay on track and hold yourself accountable.

2:15 - BLANK SPACE {BREAK}

2:30 - LET’S GET IN FORMATION {WORKSHOPS #1}

Our afternoon workshops will give you the skills you need to crush your goals. In our first workshop breakout session, choose from topics including: conscious consumerism, advocacy 101 and mobilizing your workplace.

3:30 - BLANK SPACE {BREAK}

3:40 - WHERE IS THE LOVE? {WORKSHOPS #2}

In our second workshop breakout session, choose from topics including: planning a volunteer / awareness event and children uprooted.

4:40 - BYE BYE BYE {CLOSING REMARKS}

We’ll wrap the day with a final empathy exercise.