Friday, April 19, 2019 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
William W. Philip Hall | UW Tacoma
This is the fifth anniversary of our annual Symposium on our Youngest Citizens, held at UW Tacoma. The Children’s Museum of Tacoma convenes the symposium to engage community members, parents, educators, policymakers, and involved citizens in dialogue as we explore concepts, ideas and potential actions in the context of what we want for our youngest citizens.
Our keynote speaker is Alfie Kohn, author and speaker on human behavior, education and parenting. Kohn has been described by Time Magazine as “perhaps the country’s most outspoken critic of education’s fixation on grades and test scores.” He has appeared twice on “Oprah,” as well as on “The Today Show,” NPR’s “Talk of the Nation,” and on many other TV and radio programs. He spends much of his time speaking at education conferences, as well as to parent groups, school faculties, and researchers.
Additionally we are excited to have Lighting Talks by Michael Mirra from Tacoma Housing Authority and Tanya Durand, Executive Director of the Children's Museum of Tacoma. We are excited to hear from children directly during our first Children's Panel, as well as videos highlighting different activities throughout our community.
Admission to the Symposium is Pay As You Will. Ticket options are for one ticket each. Choose from one of 5 ticket prices that suits your budget and desire to support the Children's Museum of Tacoma. We appreciate your support, which allows us to continue to offer the Symposium as a Pay As You Will event.