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GLR Week 2018

Hosting Organization: 
Campaign for Grade Level Reading
Monday, July 23, 2018 - 8:45am to Friday, July 27, 2018 - 12:00pm EDT
Philadelphia, PA
The Logan Philadelphia | 1 Logan Square | Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Dr. Nadine Burke Harris will be a keynote speaker at GLR Week 2018! Dr. Burke Harris is a pediatrician and the founder and CEO of Center for Youth Wellness. She’s a national leader in the effort to transform pediatric medicine, raise public awareness and transform the way society responds to children exposed to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and toxic stress. Dr. Burke Harris will present her keynote address “Supporting Parent Success in Adversity” on Thursday, July 26.

As an added bonus, the first 300 registrants for GLR Week will receive a free copy of Dr. Burke Harris’ book, The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity. Attendees will have an opportunity to have their copy of the book signed personally by Dr. Burke Harris.

GLR Week 2018 will take place in Philadelphia’s Logan Hotel located in the center of the city at the crossroads of history, culture and commerce. This is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to gather with your GLR Campaign colleagues and peers from across the country. It will be a time of learning and celebration as we recognize recipients of GLR Honors: Pacesetters, Bright Spots and new Council of Champions inductees.

The Logan is within walking distance of iconic Philadelphia attractions such as the Free Library of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Rodin Museum, Academy of Natural Sciences and the Franklin Institute. It is also near the 30th Street Train Station, Reading Terminal Market, the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall.

GLR Week 2018 has three components:

  • Funder Huddle
    Tuesday, July 24 at 11:30 a.m. – Thursday, July 26 at noon. (Pre-conference sessions begin Monday, July 23 at noon.)
    The Funder Huddle will convene local, state and national funders supporting early literacy. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet other funders in the grade-level reading community, share successes and lessons learned, discuss aligning and collaborating for impact, and learn about opportunities for replication and co-investment. (Note: There are pre-conference sessions being held on Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning, including a special meeting for Enterprise Investors from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, July 23.)

  • Community & State Leads Convening
    Wednesday, July 25 at 8:30 a.m. – Thursday, July 26 at 5:00 p.m.
    Community and State Leads will convene for a series of sessions focused the next phase of work for the GLR Campaign. Together we will launch the new online GLR Learning for Impact and Improvement System and focus on how we can better access, harvest and deploy the rich reservoir of experiences, perspectives, ideas and hard-earned lessons that exist throughout the GLR Network. We will share insights on effective strategies to reach bigger outcomes, game-changing impact and more sustainable scale in our efforts to ensure more children achieve early school success. 

  • Institutes
    Wednesday July 25 at 5:30 p.m. – Friday, July 27 at noon
    The Institutes at Grade-Level Reading Week, convened by Foundations, Inc., will gather educators and leaders to examine trauma-informed practice and character development and explore strategies to support students and families as they face adversity.

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Special Events during GLR Week
Philanthropy Network is pleased to co-sponsor two special evening events during the convening. Both events are open to the public:

Film Screening: Broken Places 
Tues, 7/24 @ 6:30 PM | The Logan Hotel (details TBA)
Sponsored by Wyncote Foundation
A screening of the documentary film will be followed by a conversation with the producer and director Roger Weisberg, Public Policy Productions, and Dr. Dayna Long, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital 

Author Event and Book Signing: What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City
Wed, 7/25 @ 7:30 PM | The Free Library of Philadelphia
Sponsored by the Heinz Endowments
Author Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, Public Health Advocate and Pediatrician, Flint, Michigan will discuss her book about the Flint water crisis.

How to Register/RSVP: 

Registration discount available for Network Members:

Philanthropy Network members are eligible for a reduced registration rate for the Funder Huddle and the Community & State Leads Convening. Members can register for each individual component for $449 (full cost is $499) or register for both and pay only $798 (an additional $100 savings). Please contact Dana Hartman to get the discount code.

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