Registration for workshops happens on the morning of the conference. Participants must signup for workshops in person, by signing up for the workshops you want in the workshop sign-up hallway. Workshops are typically capped at 30 participants each. You are more likely to get into the workshops you want if you pre-register for the conference online and get to the conference early, by the time the doors open at 8:30am. In recent years, we have had a line down the block for registration and and even longer line for day of registrants at 8:30am for these powerful workshops!
There are two slots for workshops, one in the morning, and one in the afternoon. Please do not try to wander through workshops during a given time slot in order to respect the workshop facilitators and the learning experiences of other participants. Only sign up for one morning and one afternoon workshop. Be Kind and leave space for others if you are not sure you are going to attend.
8:30 a.m. If you arrive before this, you will have to line up and wait.
8:30-9:15 Registration + Resource Fair is open
9:15-10:30 Opening/Keynote Presentation
10:45-12:30pm Morning Workshops
12:30-1:25pm Lunch, Lunch Sessions, Resource Fair
1:30-2:45pm Afternoon address
3:00-4:45pm Afternoon Workshops
How do I sign up for free childcare at the conference?
Free childcare is provided for the first 20 children to be registered. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to register for childcare, including the names and ages of your children and any special circumstances that we should know about. The last day to sign up for childcare is October 1st (or earlier if spots fill up). Childcare is now FULL!
What’s the best way to get to the conference?Parking?
PUBLIC TRANSIT! or Bike! You can also take BART from the airport if you decide to fly! Mission High School is centrally located to a number of public transit options, including BART (closest stop is 16th Street Mission) and Muni (J-Church line, bus number 33). There are also spots to park bikes, and there will be PARKING available at nearby Everett Middle School for a small $5 donation fee (450 Church Street, enter the parking lot on on 17th street between Church and Sanchez, just a block away from the conference site). The Mission HS parking lot is reserved for people with disabilities and presenters (space is very limited)
Is this conference really free, even lunch and childcare*?
Yes! (*so long as you signed up)
How is the conference free?
The conference and organization are run by volunteers who do this work, and organize this conference, because they love it. They give their time and resources, and T4SJ is lucky to be supported by many folks who donate time, money and resources. We also have the support of some local vendors and businesses that donate food or materials. The majority of the funding for the conference comes from conference-goers like yourself who find the experience valuable and choose to donate any where from $5-$150 when they register and at the conference itself. Some have even organized their school or credential program to make a large donation for the quality professional development that is offered at the conference. Although the conferences costs around $8000, we offer the conference for free to all because we believe that’s the right way to do it. If you want to donate or become a monthly sustainer of T4SJ donate here! We believe this kind of community gathering and learning opportunity should be something everyone can access, regardless of personal resources.