2019 All about Girls Summit Event Schedule

Schedule subject to change due to addition of speakers and changing availability.

Thursday March 7, 2019

Systems and their impact

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM      Check-in

10:00 AM - 10:20 AM     Opening - The Pace of Girls           

10:20 AM - 10:55 AM     Keynote Speaker - Piper Kerman

Writer and producer of Netflix Series Orange is the New Black and criminal justice reform advocate

10:55 AM - 11:30 AM      Pace Alumni Panel moderated by Piper Kerman

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM      Networking Break

11:30 AM - 3:45 PM        Health/Vendor Fair and Biometric Screenings

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM     LUNCH

12:45 PM - 1:30 PM        Systems Reform Panel            

Moderator Luanne Southern –Casey Family Programs

Panelists:  Wansley Walters, former Sect. FL DJJ

Judge Victoria Pratt – former Chief Judge, Newark Municipal Court

Jyoti Nanda, Professor of Law UCLA

1:30 PM -2:00 PM          Networking Break

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM        90 minute Workshops

Gender Responsive Track: 

Working with Trans Youth in a Gender Responsive Environment – Angelika Lewis and Jessie Fullenkamp, Ruth Ellis Center

Smart Confidence in a Digital World – Amie Konwinski, Smart Girl Society


Research, Policy & Practice Track: 

Why What we do Matters (Justice System & Policy Reform) – Judge Victoria Pratt

Brain Based Learning Practices in Developing Social Emotional Learning – Julie Carrier

The Intersection of Education & Race – Jyoti Nanda

Education Track: 

Breaking the School to Prison Pipeline in the Classroom – Tia Martinez, Forward Change

Impact of Trauma in the Classroom (and what you can do about it)  – Dr. Pedro Noguera

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM Networking Break


3:45 PM - 4:15 PM         Keynote Speaker - Dr. Pedro Noguera

Distinguished Professor of Education, UCLA


4:45 PM - 5:30 PM         Break

4:45 PM - 5:30 PM Yoga and Mental Health Workout, Facilitated by Catherine Yelvington       

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM         Awards Dinner (Pace & Sponsors only)                            

8:00 PM - 12:00 AM        

Pace Got Talent -All welcome

Party With A Purpose -All welcome

Friday March 8, 2019

Reform in Action

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM       Breakfast – Guest Speaker Jack Levine

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM        A Conversation with Bryan Terrell Clark

George Washington in Broadway Hit Hamilton and founder of inDEFINED

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM      Networking Break

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM      Biometric Screenings

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM     60 Minute Workshops

Gender Responsive Track 

#That's Not Love: Healthy & Unhealthy Relationships - Annie Forrest, One Love Foundation

SOGIE (Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression) 101 – Angelika Lewis and Jessie Fullenkamp, Ruth Ellis Center

Research Policy & Practice Track:

Understanding Neuroscience to Build Resilience & Confidence in Girls – Julie Carrier

Gender Responsive Restorative Justice & Peer Mediation  - Dr. Sandra Pavelka, Professor, Institute for Youth & Justice Studies, FGCU

Education Track:

What Makes a Great Teacher of Girls – Dr. Leonard Sax

Blended Learning Labs – DeAnne Watson, Florida Virtual School


Leadership Track:

How Donors Think – Rachel Muir

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM       Networking Break

11:30AM - 12:30PM       60 Minute Workshops

Gender Responsive Track

Healing and Learning through the Arts: Hope at Hand – Steffani Fletcher

Early Childhood Trauma & Effects on Teen Girls – Selma Bacevac

Research Policy & Practice Track

Impact of Families First Act and Every Students Succeeds Act on Policy and Practice – Connie Hickman Tanner, Chief Program Officer, Juvenile and Family Law Program, NCJFCJ

Changing the Landscape of how Girls Learn in a Secure or Alternative Setting - Kat Crawford, Director of Technology Solutions at the Center for Education Excellence and Alternative Settings

Education Track

Applied Neuroscience: Connecting & Engaging Girls in the Classroom – Julie Carrier

Leadership Track

Creating a Meaningful Message Using Social Media – Antoinette Zel and Diego Prusky, The Story Room

12:30 PM - 1:15 PM       Lunch

Featuring Performance Arts Team - Pace Center for Girls Treasure Coast


1:15 PM - 2:00 PM       Girls Take Action Panel moderated by Bryan Terrell Clark      

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM Summit Closing