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National Symposium for Equity and Access

Oct 25-26, 2017 Chicago, IL
The Symposium for Equity and Access, supported by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, is an invitation-only forum with conversations focused at the superintendent and district leadership level.

This year, over 100 district educators attended and heard from industry experts, peer panelists, and EOS leadership on best practices to close the equity and achievement gaps.

Planning for the 3rd Annual Symposium has already been begun. If you were not able to attend or have suggestions for next year’s Symposium, please fill out this quick survey or contact us at

Regional Convening’s

Equal Opportunity Schools hosts regular regional convening’s to inform superintendents, principals, and school and district leaders about our program. If you are interested in learning more about the application process, contact us at to attend one of the following events:

  • Inland Empire, CA Convening – Nov 3, 2017
  • Atlanta, GA Convening – Nov 7, 2017
  • Clark County, NV Convening – Nov 13, 2017
  • Colorado Convening – Nov 15, 2017
  • Ventura (Simi), CA Convening – TBD
  • Anaheim (Santa Ana), CA Convening – TBD
  • Napa, CA Convening – TBD
  • Washington Convening – TBD
  • Florida Convening – TBD
  • Massachusetts Convening – TBD
  • Maryland Convening – TBD
  • New Jersey Convening – TBD
  • Cleveland, OH Convening – TBD
  • Columbus, OH Convening – TBD
  • Pennsylvania Convening – TBD
  • Utah Convening – TBD
  • Connecticut convening – TBD
  • Northern Virginia Convening – TBD
  • South Carolina Convening – TBD
  • Michigan Convening – TBD

Upcoming Speaking Engagements

For detailed abstracts, please check the conference websites.

Jan 2, 2018 – Reid Saaris presenting at ACE Center at Castilleja School,  Palo Alto, CA

Feb 15-17, 2018 – Chris Belcher and Ron Severson presenting at AASA Conference, Nashville, TN

March 24-26, 2018 – Chris Belcher presenting at ASCD National Conference, Boston, MA

April 7-9, 2018 – Chris Belcher presenting at NSBA Conference, San Antonio, TX

July 18-20, 2018 – Chris Belcher and Dr.Thomas Randle, Lamar CISD, are tentatively scheduled to present at AP Annual Conference, Houston, TX

Past Speaking Engagements

Many of the presentations can be found by visiting the conference site. In some cases, presentations and/or articles can be found in our news feed.

Sept 14, 2017 – Reid Saaris presenting at Ed Trust-West’s Education Equity Forum, San Diego, CA

Oct 6-7, 2017 – Chris Belcher presenting at MSBA Annual Conference, Osage Beach, MO

Oct 11-14, 2017 – Chris Belcher and Lee Vargas presenting at ALAS Conference, Houston, TX

Oct 25-27, 2017 – Tracey Conrad presenting at College Board Forum, NYC, NY

Nov 10, 2017 – Reid Saaris presenting at SIEPR Policy Forum on Opportunities and Challenges in Improving K-12 Education, Stanford University, CA