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Equity Conference 2024

Equity is love in action

Jan. 18 and 19, 2024

Town and Country Resort San Diego

The San Diego County Office of Education's annual conference is designed for educators, community leaders, parents, students, advocates, and policymakers to grow education equity for every young person in our schools. 


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Equity Conference 2024: Equity is Love in Action

Join hundreds of educators, parents, students, policymakers, advocates, and community members to advance educational equity for all students at the 2024 Equity Conference.

The Equity Conference will be an opportunity to grow and learn as we work to make our campuses safe spaces for all students, staff members, and families, where they feel honored and valued.

We look forward to coming together with a renewed sense of purpose to transform our individual and collective equity work and create places of exceptional vision, hope, and opportunity for every student.

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Registration Fees

Early Bird Pricing Through Aug. 30:
$ 600.00   Individual Two-Day Conference Registration
$ 850.00   Individual Two-Day Conference Registration plus Pre-Session - (option limited to 200 participants)
$ 575.00    Group Rate (five or more staff members)

Regular Pricing After Aug. 30:
$650 Individual Two-Day Conference
$625 Group Rate (five or more staff members)

Special Pricing:
$ 395.00    Student Two-Day Conference Registration (K-16 - must register with school email address)
$ 400.00   SDCOE Employee Two-Day Conference (must have email address)




Book Your Room


A room block for Equity Conference attendees is reserved at the Town and Country, where the conference will take place

Town and Country San Diego
500 Hotel Circle North
San Diego, CA 92108




Keynote and Featured Speakers

The Equity Conference brings together renowned speakers in the world of education and equity with varied backgrounds and perspectives. Conference attendees will leave with new insights and inspiration to take back to their school or site. 



Dr. Donyall Dickey 

Donyall D. Dickey, Ed.D. is a nationally recognized authority on curriculum, instruction, organizational development, and district improvement. Unparalleled levels of student achievement and school improvement distinguish Dr. Dickey's 20+ year career as an educational leader. Dr. Dickey is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, Loyola University-Maryland, and George Washington University-D.C., where he earned a doctorate in educational leadership and policy. 

After a decade of successful site-based leadership, Dr. Dickey served as assistant superintendent and chief academic officer of the nation's eighth largest school district and later as chief schools officer and chief academic officer of a prominent school district in the Southeast.

Currently, as the chief executive officer and lead consultant for Educational Epiphany, Dr. Dickey and his national consulting team is in partnership with urban, suburban, and rural school districts in 40+ states across the nation. 


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​​Michelle MiJung Kim

Michelle MiJung Kim (she/her) is a queer Korean American immigrant woman writer, speaker, and activist. She is the award winning author of The Wake Up: Closing the Gap Between Good Intentions and Real Change and co-founder of Awaken, where she has consulted hundreds of organizations and leaders on their equity journey. Michelle has been a lifelong social justice activist and currently serves on the board of Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality (AACRE). Her work has appeared on world-renowned platforms such as Harvard Business Review and The New York Times, and she was named LinkedIn’s Top Voice in Racial Equity, Fast Company’s Queer 50, and Medium’s Top Writer in Diversity. She lives in Oakland, California. 


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Our two-day schedule features a mix of keynote and featured speakers, along with breakout sessions spanning topics of equity, and time to relax and network.


January 18, 2024
7:00 a.m. Registration and Breakfast – Town and Country Foyer
7:45 a.m. Welcome/Opening – Town and Country Ballroom
8:15 a.m. General Session – Michelle MiJung Kim
9:15 a.m. Break
9:30 a.m. Breakout Session #1
10:30 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. Breakout Session #2
11:45 a.m. Break
12:00 p.m. Lunch – Town and Country Ballroom
1:00 p.m. General Session – Dr. Debbie Reese
2:00 p.m. Break
2:30 p.m. Breakout Session #3
3:30 p.m. Break
3:45 p.m. Breakout Session #4
4:45 p.m. Break
5:00 p.m. General Session – Jayden Lim
6:00 p.m. Social Mixer – Pacific A
January 19, 2024
7:00 a.m. Registration and Breakfast – Town and Country Foyer
8:00 a.m. Welcome/Opening – Town and  Country Ballroom
8:30 a.m. General Session – Dr. Donyall Dickey
9:30 a.m. Break
9:45 a.m. Breakout Session #1
10:45 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. Breakout Session #2
12:00 p.m. Break
12:15 p.m. Lunch – Town and Country Ballroom
1:30 p.m. General Session – Dr.  Jeff Duncan Andrade
2:30 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m. Wrap-Up and Thank You!
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Thank You to Our Sponsors


Impact Level Sponsors

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Prebys Foundation
The Core Collaborative

Innovate Level Sponsors

Think Law
Benchmark Education

Inform Level Sponsors

Alliant International University
Carnegie Learning
Transfamily Support 2


North Island Credit Union
National Geographic Learning
Curriculum Associates
National University
California Coast Credit Union
Thriving Youniversity
San Diego Foundation
Lexia Learning
Schools First Federal Credit Union
Panorama Education


Imagine Level Sponsors



F3 Law



Rath's Corner






Show your organization’s commitment to equity. Become a 2024 Equity Conference sponsor. Please view prospectus for more details. Ready to sponsor? Fill out our sponsorship form.