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We will be hosting the 67th Annual Conference at the Lancaster Wyndham Resort and Convention Center (formerly the Lancaster Host).

Keynote: Houston Kraft, Co-founder, Character Strong

Deep Kindness: In a world filled with division and anxiety, Houston will talk about practical ways to infuse compassion into the schools we serve and our daily personal routines. From his experience speaking in over 600 schools and working with over 5,000 schools as co-founder of Character Strong, he will share powerful insights and exercises to help create more kind communities.

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About our Keynote

Houston is a speaker, author, and kindness advocate who has spoken at over 600 schools or events internationally. He is the co-founder CharacterStrong which works in 6000 schools across all 50 states and 22 countries with a focus on providing engaging social & emotional learning curriculum PK-12 and meaningful professional development for educators. In 2019, his face was featured on Lays BBQ chip bags as someone who helps "spread smiles.” In 2020, his first book, Deep Kindness was published by Simon & Schuster. His mom is his hero and her best life lesson is to “hug like you mean it.”