Conference Goals:

To share innovative ideas and projects originated in the United States and abroad that allow advocating students’ social and academic success in diverse communities.

To stimulate a creative atmosphere of trust and respect for learning and to brainstorm different innovative ideas, strategies, and interventions.

To present research-based, practice- and service-oriented projects from different countries and to exchange ideas on their possible implementation in the United States.

To introduce Janusz Korczak’s legacy to the broader educational community and to inspire all the participants with his groundbreaking humanistic ideas.

Participants at this conference will:

Learn about the latest research findings and school innovations and their impact on school students, teachers, and reforms in education.

Discover Korczak’s theory and practice, and get inspired.

Engage with international groups of students, teachers, researchers, social workers, psychologists, child-rights advocates, policymakers, and other stakeholders with an interest in education.

Present, promote and discuss their own projects in education with both supporters and challengers.

Strengthen their social networks with new national and international contacts from around the world.

Earn up to 24 clock hours in professional development.


Why Seattle

It is the most beautiful city in the Pacific Northwest.

Seattle region is dynamic and tech-oriented, and home to many iconic brands including Amazon, Boeing, Google, Microsoft, and Starbucks.

The Space Needle and Pike Place Market are recognizable worldwide.

Seattle is nestled between the beautiful Elliot Bay and the spectacular Cascade Mountains.

Seattle is a desirable world-class destination.

Dare to dream, something will always come of it.

Janusz Korczak

Why is the conference hosted by Seattle Pacific University?

Founded in 1891, SPU is one of the oldest and most reputable universities in the Pacific Northwest which trains teachers, school administrators, and counselors.

It is the only private university in the Pacific Northwest to make the 2017 U.S. News and World Report’s Best National Universities list.

SPU campus is peaceful, beautiful, friendly, accessible, and inviting.

The conference is supported by the School of Education whose mission is to engage the culture and change the world through the integration of service, leadership, character, and competence.

Participants will include:

Representatives of Korczak Associations from around the world.

SPU School of Education faculty, doctoral and graduate students.

Faculty and students from other US public and private universities.

Schoolteachers and administrators, educators, psychologists, and social workers.

Child-rights advocates from different countries.