Save the Date! RIDES's 2nd annual spring conference is from 4/30 - 5/2


RIDES would like to invite you and your colleagues to attend the Beyond Desegregation: Engaging Practices for Diverse and Equitable Schools conference April 30 through May 2, 2019 at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

  • We will kick off the conference with a welcome reception on the evening of April 30.
  • The main conference with the keynote speakers will begin the following morning on May 1.

Keynote speakers include john a. powell (UC Berkeley) and Karen Mapp (Harvard University) on May 1, and John Brittain (University of the District of Columbia) on May 2.  The conference sessions will include organizations that work closely with schools and districts as well as practical presentations from educators who support diversity, equity, and integration in their schools. The full conference agenda is linked on the lefthand side of this webpage.

Dates: April 30 - May 2, 2019

Schedule: Full agenda available for download

Location: Harvard Graduate School of Education

Contact: Hope McCoy (



Conference Packages

Package A: Full conference $300
(welcome reception + conference on May 1st & 2nd)
Package B: 2 day conference only $240
(conference on May 1st & 2nd, no welcome reception)
Package C: Welcome reception and conference on May 1st $180
Package D: Conference on May 2nd only $120
Package A (Teacher Discount): Full conference package at a discounted rate for teachers $250
(welcome reception + conference on May 1st & 2nd)


Videos from many of last year's sessions are available at our YouTube playlist. Below is last year's conference handbook:

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