The University of South Carolina invites you to participate in the 2016 PDS National Conference. This year’s theme, “We’re All in This Together,” reflects the very nature of PDS work - one of collaboration, shared responsibilities, shared rewards, and shared concerns.
2016 marks the seventeenth consecutive year that the University of South Carolina has sponsored the PDS National Conference, an event that has come to be recognized as the most important annual gathering of educators committed to school-university partnerships. This year’s four-day schedule will again include multiple opportunities for formal and informal conversations, hands-on workshops, and facilitated discussions on targeted topics.
We are excited to welcome two keynote speakers who are sure to both inspire and challenge you. Diane Ravitch is a champion for public schools across the country. Drawing on over 40 years of research and experience, Ravitch is a leading advocate for public education.
Joe Dittmar made it out of Two World Trade Center on 9/11. One of only seven survivors of the meeting of 54 insurance executives, Joe’s sharing of his experience of that day gives an informational, historical, inspirational and even motivational insight into one of the most incredible events in U.S. and world history.