2015 National Forum on Character Education

Mapping Success: Linking Smart and Good
October 16-17, 2015 — Atlanta Marriott Marquis — Atlanta, GA

Join us in Atlanta for the 2015 National Forum on Character Education as we celebrate the Schools of Character who will share their inspiring stories and practical strategies. Network with educators and thought leaders from across the country and around the world. Share in the character discussion with experienced educators, researchers and accomplished keynote speakers. Find the tools to improve your classroom, school or community.

“It was amazing to spend time with people who have such passion! I was able to share thoughts and ideas with others who share the importance of developing the whole child.” –Bonnie from Hemmingford Elementary, 2014 Forum attendee

Dale MurphyKeynote Speaker
Dale Murphy

A former All-star Major League Baseball player, who began his career as an Atlanta Brave, is also known as an “athlete who cares” and a “sportsman of the year” by Sports Illustrated. Murphy, a father of eight, continues to blend good character and sports as the founder of the I Won’t Cheat Foundation, an organization which provides character education to schools, youth sports leagues and summer camps. Don’t miss his October 16th keynote in the city that started his career.

Keynote Speaker
Darcia Narvaez

As director of the Moral Psychology Lab, Narvaez researches morality from an interdisciplinary perspective across the lifespan, including early life, childhood, and adulthood. She studies multiple contexts including family life, schooling and media. She brings evolutionary theory, neurobiology and positive psychology to considerations of development, morality and wisdom.  She is the author or editor of numerous books and articles. Her latest books are Neurobiology and the Development of Human Morality: Evolution, Culture and Wisdom (2014); Ancestral Landscapes in Human Evolution: Culture, Childrearing and Social Wellbeing (co-edited with Valentino, Fuentes, McKenna, & Gray, 2014); Handbook of Moral and Character Education (2nd Ed.; edited with Nucci, & Krettenauer, 2014); Evolution, Early Experience and Human Development: From Research to Practice and Policy (edited with Panksepp, Schore, & Gleason, 2013). She also writes a popular blog for Psychology Today (“Moral Landscapes”).

Featured Speaker
Zachary Bonner
Zach BonnerZachary, a 17-year old philanthropist, is best known as the founder of the non-profit, Little Red Wagon Foundation, an organization he began at age seven. After Hurricane Charley in 2004, he traveled around his neighborhood collecting disaster supplies in his little red wagon. Today, the organization has assembled over 40,000 backpacks of supplies for homeless children and hosts many other events to support homeless youth and raise awareness about their lives. Bonner has received much recognition for his work, including the President’s Call to Service Award. Come hear this young leader chronicle his successes and what you can do to inspire caring kids like Zach to make a difference.

Call for Program Proposals >>
Character.org invites you to submit a proposal to present at the 2015 National Forum on Character Education. We are looking for ideas and best practices that can help educators develop young people of good character.