Thursday and Friday, June 24 & 25, 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. CST,
Online Summit

Please register online. TLC Credit: Traditional

ATTENTION: The registration above is for TLC purposes only. If you plan on attending this workshop, make sure to also REGISTER HERE You can register up to two days before the summit.

Sponsors: Pathways 2 Tomorrow & Iowa Student Learning Institute 

This is the 12th annual International gathering to address the issues and movement surrounding student voice within K-16 educational spaces. Students in both primary and secondary education have been historically excluded from being active participants in their education. Students have been undercut as stakeholders in a system which is supposedly designed to benefit students. Most educational decisions today are continuing to exclude students in the conversation, even after international youth advocacy movements have rocked the world stage over the past decade.

Throughout the world, there is a visible increase in student voice in schools and organizations, but it's not enough. We recognize that there are schools, nonprofits, and community organizations working hard to close this stakeholder gap, but we need systemic change for large scale improvements. We say that students deserve to be a part of the process.

Students and adults attending the summit will learn grassroots organizing tactics to teach others the whys and hows about the importance of student voice in schools. A session on Youth-Adult Partnerships will also be available for students and adult allies as it relates directly to the student voice movement.

Join us from June 24-25, each day starting at 12:30pm CDT and ending at 4:30pm CDT. Due to the international nature of the summit, this time zone aims to allow for most participants around the world to attend during waking hours.

We invite students of all ages and adult allies to join, though the concepts may be best suited for middle school through college students. We hope to interest participants who are new to student voice and/or community organizing, and want to establish a community of student voice activists who are passionate about improving educational opportunities. The summit is limited to 500 participants for now, but may increase if there is more demand. You can register up to two days before the summit. This is to make sure we have accurate numbers for our facilitators to work with in breakout rooms and activities.

For more information contact or call 515-721-0254

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact or call 515-721-0254 in advance.