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San Diego School Counselor Conference 2020

Unmasking Potential

The 5th Annual San Diego School Counselor Conference will take place on March 9, 2020 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel. The theme for this year's conference is Unmasking Potential.

2020 San Diego School Counselor ConThis conference is for school counselors by school counselors. Come explore best practices and collaborate with others on topics relating to K-12 students. Learn how to advocate for college and career readiness with your students, and get the support, tools, and resources you need to provide the best service possible for ALL students.

Date:  March 9, 2020
Location:  Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Registration:  Click here to register!

Participants who register early can take advantage of Early Bird Rates. Fees include breakfast, lunch, and materials. Self-parking is $10 and is not included in the registration cost. Carpooling is encouraged. The conference location is also accessible by the trolley or train.

$149 - Early Bird Registration (Deadline: Jan. 13)
$169 - Regular Registration (Deadline: Feb. 21)
$199 - Late Registration (Deadline: Mar. 9)
$129 - Presenter Registration Application Deadline: Jan. 10 (per approval)

Room ReservationsHilton Hotel

Guests may make reservations by calling 1-800-HILTONS and mention the group code, SCHOOL or book online: School Counselor Conference 2020

1 Park Boulevard
San Diego, California, 92101

Keynote Speaker

Terri Tchorzynski, M. A.

Terri has served as a student advocate for over 17 years in the role of both a teacher and school counselor with a specialized focus on career development within Career and Technical Education. Under Terri’s leadership her counseling department has received both state and national recognition for exemplary practices in college/career readiness by the Michigan Department of Education and was one of the first schools in her state to be honored as a Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP). As a result of her counseling department paving the way for school counselors in Michigan, Terri and her team offered state-wide trainings to encourage more Michigan schools to follow the ASCA National Model and achieve the RAMP designation. Serving as a strong advocate for the development of comprehensive, data-driven programs, Terri serves on several national academic and business/industry committees to provide a school counselor perspective, as well as released several publications to highlight the benefits of student centered counseling programs that are focused on academics, career development and social-emotional support.

Call for Presenters 

The application link for presenters to submit a workshop proposal is now open: Call for Presenters - San Diego School Counselor Con 2020.

The conference will include the following strands: College, Career, Personal/Social, Equity and Access, and Working with Stakeholders (parents, staff, students, administrators). We are looking for topics that support all grade levels and are encouraging presenters to put together "interactive workshops" where counselors are more engaged in the learning versus sitting behind tables or in rows.

The deadline to submit has been extended to Jan. 29. Notification messages will be sent out by the end of January to those who are selected to present.

New at the Conference

San Diego County Counselor of the Year Awards

The San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) is excited to announce that in partnership with North Island Credit Union we will present two awards, one to a deserving K-8 school counselor and another to a high school counselor. A panel of San Diego county educators and at least one school counselor will determine the county’s first two School Counselors of the Year (SCOY). The recipients of the awards will be recognized at the San Diego School Counselor Con on Mar. 9. Applications are due to Zeret Lara at by 5 p.m. on Jan. 31.

Sponsorship Opportunities

For the first time, we are opening up opportunities for sponsors to join us at the conference, This is a great opportunity for organizations to share their products and ideas to over 300 school counselors and decision-makers from San Diego County. Our Sponsorship Prospectus includes a variety of options for all levels of giving. Please contact Tanya Bulette at for more information.

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