Bridge Conference 2023

Forging Brighter Futures | November 6 & 7

School’s Out Washington’s annual Bridge Conference is a two-day convening focused on exploring, celebrating, and influencing our collective field(s) through solidarity and unified learning.

Reflect. Connect. Reimagine.

SOWA’s annual Bridge Conference brings together school-age care providers, youth development professionals, leaders, community organizers, funders, and policymakers from across the country. Join us for two days of reflection, connection, and re-imagination as we participate in engaging workshops and hear from inspiring keynote speakers and exhibitors. 

Location: Greater Tacoma Convention Center and  Marriott Tacoma Downtown
Dates: November 6 and 7, 2023


About this year’s theme

We often hear “there’s a brighter future ahead”—but what does that mean and how do we get there? For young people, that future is dependent on our collaborative efforts to make change. At this year’s Bridge Conference, we will:

  • Reflect on our biases while learning and unlearning how to create more holistic and supportive environments for young people
  • Connect with each other to fortify our collective power and hold space for restoration
  • Reimagine our systems so that we can create a foundation for a stronger youth development field

Together we will forge ahead in our pursuit of more sustainable systems that elevate and empower young people and their communities. 

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