The Synergy Conference 2019 will convene April 24 – 25 at the Koury Convention Center in Greensboro, NC. This year’s conference is themed “DOING THE M.O.S.T.: MAXIMIZING OUT-OF-SCHOOL TIME”.  The conference timeline can be viewed here.  Regular Registration is now open for the SYNERGY CONFERENCE! You can register here by March 10th at the regular rate of $225. 

Afterschool, before school and summer programs that have never attended the Synergy Conference are being offered a special rate. If your program/organization has never attended or participated in the Synergy Conference, staff can register to attend at the rate of $175. Please send a registration request for this discounted rate to ncafterschool@ncforum.org. In your email, please include your program/organization name and the names of staff that are registering. 
***Note: This discount is specific to programs that have never been represented at the Synergy Conference. 
 
Keynote Speaker Spotlight
Byron V. Garrett will be this year’s lunch and award ceremony keynote speaker.  One of the most compelling voices of our time, Byron V. Garrett is Chairman of  the National Family Engagement Alliance (NFEA); a nonprofit dedicated to  transforming education through meaningful family engagement. Byron is the  Founder & Chief Visionary Officer of The Valdecio Collection, a lifestyle brand  consisting of clothing, watches and fragrances. The former Director of  Educational Leadership & Policy for Microsoft, Byron is a consulting author for  Scholastic and released the Byron V. Garrett Social Emotional Learning  Collection in 2017 to foster social and emotional learning in today’s classrooms.
 
 
This year, we have a full slate of 65 workshops with a range of topics within each of our workshop strands. This year’s workshop strands include the following:

The Synergy Conference 2019 will have a hotel block at the Sheraton Greensboro at Four Seasons for the discounted rate of $145/night. You can make hotel reservations here. Hotel reservations must be made by 5pm on March 25th to get the discounted rate.  Please make your hotel reservations as soon as possible as space is limited. 

THANK YOU to everyone that submitted a workshop proposal. The number of proposals submitted exceeded the conference capacity. All accepted proposals were notified. We hope to see you in Greensboro!