More details about Ignite 2015 are coming soon. In the meantime check out Ignite 2014 below.
About Ignite 2014
Ignite 2014 was held in Dallas, TX on July 24-26. Ignite 2014 consisted of two parts: the Volunteer Conference and the Educator Conference. The Volunteer Conference began on Thursday night, July 24, with a welcome event and reception. On Friday, July 25, there were training sessions much like the second day of Ignite 2013.
Some topics included:
On Friday evening we held an Affiliate Awards Dinner at which the Destination Imagination, Inc. staff and Board of Trustees recognized the tremendous efforts put forth by our Affiliates.
Innovative educators from across the US presented workshops geared toward professional educators.
Click here to download a PDF of the agenda and workshop schedule.
Friday, July 25, 2014
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Friday Keynote Speaker: Cheryl "Action" Jackson
Cheryl “Action” Jackson is an award-winning philanthropist, trailblazer and million-dollar fundraiser with a true story of triumph to tell. As a catalyst of change and champion of comeback, Cheryl “Action” Jackson discovered her life’s mission through unforeseen adversity and setbacks. From being homeless and hungry to providing more than 3 million meals to families through Minnie’s Food Pantry, a charity dedicated in honor of her mother, Minnie Ewing. Minnie’s Food Pantry values and esteems families by providing a “red carpet” experience when they come on-site to receive food. The BET Network was moved by Jackson’s efforts and awarded the progressive charity with $30,000.
As a media maven and personality, Jackson produced weekly segments on ABC’s “Good Morning Texas” and was featured in “The Dallas Morning News” with her popular article, “Take Action.” Recently, she hosted a movie premiere segment on ET’s, “The Insider.” She also authored a memoir of her journey, “What in the World Are You Doing?” The Huffington Post honored Jackson as the “Greatest Person of The Day.”
But at the end of the day, Cheryl’s critical mission is to cry as the voice for the hungry and to hear as the heart and soul of hurting humanity. Her mission and message to the masses will continue to move forward through feeding and filling with unconditional love, compassion, hope, purpose, faith and, of course, action!
Saturday Keynote Speaker: Bernie Trilling
The keynote speaker for Ignite 2014 is Bernie Trilling. Bernie Trilling is founder and CEO of 21st Century Learning Advisors, and the former global director of the Oracle Education Foundation, where he directed the development of education strategies, partnerships, and services for the Foundation and its ThinkQuest programs. He has served as Board Member of the Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21), co-chaired the committee that developed the highly regarded Framework for 21st Century Learning, and is currently a P21 Senior Fellow. Bernie co-authored the widely acclaimed book, “21st Century Skills: Learning for Life in Our Times,” published by Wiley. He has also written dozens of articles for educational journals and magazines and is a featured speaker and workshop leader at numerous educational gatherings. He will be leading sessions on Friday and Saturday, focusing on the importance of creativity in education and developing the next generation of innovative thinkers.
Affiliates are encouraged to use this conference as an opportunity to reach out to school systems with which they have or are seeking relationships. Because this event offers training specifically for Team Managers and educators, a wide range of DI volunteers and other educators may be interested in attending this year.
The registration fees for Ignite 2014 are:
- Full Event (Thurs-Sat) - $370
- Volunteer Conference (Thurs-Fri) - $240
- Educator Conference (Saturday only) - $150
Housing costs are separate from conference registration fees and are:
Double Occupancy - $65/night
Single Occupancy - $130/night
When registering, attendees will be able to choose their room preference as well as provide a roommate request, if applicable.
Transportation to and from the airport is included in the conference registration fees, provided that the attendee flies into Dallas Love Field or DFW International Airport, arrive Thursday, July 24 and depart Saturday July 26 or Sunday July 27, and is staying at the conference hotel. Attendees that choose to stay at another hotel will not receive transportation during the event. The conference hotel is the Westin Park Central Hotel, 12720 Merit Dr, Dallas, TX 75251.