The 2018 National SEL Conference will be held at the Music City Center June 27-29. Learn more below!
The Social Emotional Learning Conference is an exciting annual event hosted by Metro Nashville Public Schools and Alignment Nashville’s Behavioral Health Team designed to address the urgent need to educate teachers and school staff in Social Emotional Learning competencies and practices, in order to create long-term systemic change around positive school climate, stronger support systems for students, improved student health, academic engagement, and overall student success. Since the inaugural conference in July 2011, mental health providers, SEL experts, and other community partners have come together around a common goal to provide a variety of workshops throughout the day for educators–promoting understanding and awareness of SEL and how it impacts school climate and academic engagement, and teaching on-the-ground skills that allow teachers to become models of SEL practice for their students.
WHY SPONSOR THE SEL CONFERENCE?
Beyond the advertising and accolades, your sponsorship of the Social Emotion Learning Conference helps achieve a broader vision of ensuring every student in every school can succeed academically, socially, and emotionally. Whether your niece or nephew, a young person in your neighborhood, a future employee, or a developing community leader, a child in your life is positioned to be impacted by your generous support. Your sponsorship is far more than an investment in a conference—it’s an investment in a thriving new generation of teachers and students and a prosperous future. Click below to download the sponsorship packet!
Ready to Become a Sponsor?
Sponsors make this conference possible! Are you ready to commit to supporting the 2018 SEL Conference? Select your sponsorship level below to complete the easy online form and a team member will reach out soon with more information. Thank you for your consideration!
2018 Bronze Sponsors
2018 Silver Sponsors
The Behavioral Health Alignment Team is seeking proposals for workshops on Social Emotional Learning and topics related to SEL, especially including the intersection between school climate/connectedness and student achievement.
Workshops may be 1 or 2 hours long and must support the CASEL Core Competencies of SEL as well as the Pyramid Model of SEL. Workshops must also align with one of the conference content tracks:
- Integrating SEL & Academics,
- Embedding Trauma-Informed Practices/Mental Health ,
- Promoting Greater Equity & Diversity,
- Engaging Parents & Stakeholders,
- Advancing Policy, Practice & Systemic Change.
How to submit a workshop:
STEP 1: Register for an account on Alignment Nashville’s online Portal — Each account must be individually approved. You will receive an email within 48 hours containing your temporary password.
STEP 2: Follow the link in the email to log into the Portal and reset your password.
STEP 3: Once logged in, visit this link or use the button below to access the SEL 2018 Invitation to Participate form.
Dates & Deadlines:
ITP Launch: October 18, 2017
Community Meeting: TBD
- This meeting is an opportunity for interested individuals and organizations to learn about the requirements for responding to the Invitation to Participate, ask question about the process and content, and hear from conference leaders.
Deadline to Submit: March 30, 2018
Notification of Acceptance: April 16, 2018
Participation in the Social Emotional Learning Conference has exponentially grown since 2011, prompting the need for diversified content, critical support from community partners and sponsors, and powerful collaboration and coordination to ensure an outstanding experience year after year.
Participants Engage & Reflect on the Conference
The SEL Conference was an opportunity for me to have conversations with other professionals in the education and nonprofit sector who serve our kids about how to holistically care for our students and families inside and outside the school setting.
Very well planned out, organized, the materials were so helpful, the speakers provided a wealth of knowledge, break out sessions had adequate time. I cannot wait to attend again next year!
Both the presenters and the attendees really care about the topic and the content is unmatched with ample learning and sharing opportunities and diverse presentations that included deliberate strategies and practices that I want to implement in my classrooms and home.
This is a one of the best conferences I have ever been to. Not only is it organized incredibly well, but it’s fueled by a wealth of knowledge and excitement for SEL! Love it!
The SEL Conference offered workshops that broadened my perspective on serving our kids with the greatest needs. It gave me a comprehensive toolkit and concrete action steps for meeting SEL needs in our district.
Check back soon for registration information!
Since its beginning, the Nashville community has come together in an extraordinary way to make the conference a success! Now in its eighth year, the reach and influence has grown, but Nashville remains the beating heart and vibrant soul of the SEL Conference. Across seven years, an estimated $975,000 worth of professional development has been delivered to educators in Metro Nashville Public Schools at NO COST thanks to the contributions of local, state, regional, and national presenters who volunteer their time and knowledge, as well as the many vendors who provide top-notch resources and materials to conference participants. Although our stage is now a national one, our spirit remains that of Nashville. Learn more about Music City before your visit!
Whether coming as a sponsor, vendor, or presenter, the conference would not be possible without these participating organizations. Check back soon for exhibitor and presenter sign-ups!
Alternatives to Violence Project
Austin Peay State University
Blue Cross, Blue Shield TN
Citizens Commission on Human Rights
Common Ground Cooperative
Davidson County Juvenile Court
East Tennessee State University
Family & Children’s Service
Girl on the Run
JT Moore Middle School
Life Changes in Progress
Love in a Big World
Mental Health America of Middle TN
Mental Health Cooperative
Metro Nashville Public Schools
Move This World
Nashville Children’s Alliance
Nashville Public Library
Nashville School Garden Coalition
Planned Parenthood of Middle and East Tennessee
Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee
Sexual Assault Center
Teaching Empathy Institute
Tennessee Credit Union
Tennessee Department of Education
Tennessee Youth Courts
The Family Center
The Mighty United
TN Transgender Political Coalition
TN Voices For Children
University of Tennessee
University of Virginia
University School of Nashville (USN)
Valor Collegiate Academy
Vanderbilt Behavioral Health
Vanderbilt Center of Excellence for Children in State Custody
Vanderbilt University Medical Center