2017 Forum Exhibitors


Around the PianoAround the Piano
Booth 1
Around the Piano is a resource for teachers and team leaders that uses music to get young people singing, talking, and writing about character

Baltimore Chesapeake Bay Outward Bound School
Booth 12
Baltimore Chesapeake Bay Outward Bound School is a non-profit educational organization serving people of all ages/backgrounds/socioeconomic status through challenging wilderness expeditions that inspire self-discovery, both in and out of the classroom. Students learn to dig deep and push themselves, often finding there is more in them than they know.

Booth 16
Character.org focuses on defining and encouraging effective practices and approaches to quality character education and provides a forum for the exchange of ideas. We are a nonprofit organization that strives to ensure every young person is educated, inspired, and empowered to be ethical and engaged citizens.

Booth 7
CharacterPlus is a non-profit resource for schools who want to become caring communities where students are respected and learning is optimized. CharacterPlus provides character education resources, processes, and support to schools, equipping them to discover their shared values, and empowering students to develop positive character traits.

Table B
CharacterQ™ is a series of highly-effective, ready-to-use K-3 curriculum kits that incorporate social-emotional learning, positive character education, and mindfulness lessons that empower children to thrive both inside and outside of school. Children are taught explicit skills through the use of puppets, storybooks, drama, music, and art.

ChCharacter Firstaracter First
Booth 4
Character First provides lessons to help teach character qualities. Our NEW Elementary curriculum is full of stories, object lessons, discussion questions and activities. Through real life scenarios, our 18 unit ENGAGE bully prevention curriculum helps deal with the heart of bullying – character. Come by the table for free samples.

Character Formation ProjectThe Character Formation Project
Booth 8
The Character Formation Project (CPF) offers an intentional approach to character growth, supporting the journey of students toward internally-motivated character that lasts a lifetime. The CFP is a licensed set of character content and programming delivered on a dynamic platform designed for ongoing personal reflection and sharing of ideas and experiences.

Choose to be Nice
Booth 6
Choose To Be Nice is dedicated to encouraging and inspiring kindness. We’re reminding people that we have a choice about how to “be” in the world. And it all starts with a promise. Make the promise today at www.choosetobenice.com. We implement kindness programs at schools and sell high quality merchandise including tees, tanks, sweatshirts, hats, bumper magnets, etc., all sporting the simple, positive and powerful Choose To Be 
Nice message.

Booth 9
Cloud9World is a unique social and emotional learning program that integrates literacy as the vehicle for teaching character strengths. Books featuring animals that represent character strengths is used in both schools and homes. Students explore, internalize, reflect and celebrate. They find true heroes to model and opportunities to take action.

Free Spirit Publishing
Booth 17
Free Spirit is the leading publisher of learning tools that support young people’s social-emotional health and educational needs. We help children and teens think for themselves, overcome challenges, and make a difference in the world. 

High 5High 5 for Character
Table F
Success = Happiness! Help a child build the foundation of success through confidence, respect, empathy, honesty, and gratefulness. Our book series, Becoming a Better You!, will empower kids to develop these character traits.
Table E
Human Connection Matters. Students crave it & great school cultures thrive because of it. Over the last 15 years Joe Beckman’s mission has been to RECLAIM HUMAN CONNECTION by offering school communities: Student Keynotes, Leadership Workshops, Staff Trainings, and video-based Advisory Curriculum that reignites connection and unleashes student potential.

The Liston Group
Booth 5
Thought leader ListonGroup.org provides quality character curricula, assessment, and consulting for educators worldwide. Founder Mark Liston, PhD developed C2: Character Challenge, The Character Growth Index, the Bullying Rubric, and the Max Courage Index.

Lucky Kats, Inc.
Booth 22
Come see the all-new LKW! LKW provides your students a fun way to reinforce your character lessons through digital gameplay. Find out how your children can unlock the Good Character Tree and sharpen their critical thinking skills through creative activities. Don’t miss our new empathy piece in Katville!

MTLMTL Education Network
Table C
At MTL International, our primary purpose is to provide supplemental educational and social support to under-performing high school and community college students.

One More Page BooksOne More Page Books (Forum bookstore)
Booth 10 & 11
Purchase all your favorite Forum speakers’ books at the official conference bookstore being run by local bookstore One More Page out of Arlington, VA.

Respectful Ways
Table A
Respectful Ways is a social-emotional learning curriculum with 270 research-based activities built around 54 lesson plans for PreK-12th graders. Our Respectful Learning Portal offers access to interactive online materials, character curriculum, discussion forums, webinars and fulfilled standards. Our Ambassador Riley Ways grows in age with your students and uses pop-culture trends such as emojis, raps and Let’s Chat cards to teach Compassion, Perseverance, Respect and Responsibility.