Schedule at a Glance

Day 1 Wednesday, April 20th, 2022
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Start Your Morning with DJ Steve Vassor
9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m. Welcome and General Session
10:00 a.m. – 10:55 a.m. Breakout Session 1
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Race to Submit Awards Ceremony

Day 2 Thursday, April 21st, 2022
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Musical Guest Alfonso Olachea
9:00 a.m. – 9:25 a.m. Keynote Speaker
9:40 a.m. – 10:35 a.m. Breakout Session 2
10:50 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Breakout Session 3
11:55 a.m. – 12:05 p.m. Closing Remarks

For any questions related to Sched, please contact support@sched.com or call 1-888-312-1777. For any questions related to the event and logistics, please contact Jaimina Cole at jlcole@rcoe.us or Victoria Viksne at victoria.viksne@csac.ca.gov.
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Wednesday, April 20 • 8:30am - 9:50am
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Wednesday April 20, 2022 8:30am - 9:50am PDT