What’s Happening Today: Wednesday, March 8

Day three is here with more learning experiences awaiting us. The energy is palpable — let’s continue building on the momentum from the past couple of days as we get ready to conquer today!

Start your morning with today's Keynote Ruth Simmons on Higher Education & American Democracy to hear a unique higher education perspective from Ruth J. Simmons, who will be joined by Adam Harris for a meaningful conversation on leadership, shifts seen in higher education, and where we go from here. It will be a discussion you won’t want to miss.

Today is the final day of the Expo, so if you haven’t stopped by yet, be sure to add it to your itinerary! Stop by the Next Stage from 11:30am-1:00pm to see high-school students go head-to-head pitching their Entrepreneurial Ideas at the Student Startup Competition, powered by WIT. Plus, the Expo will be free and open to the public today, so let all of your friends know and explore it together.

Check out more highlights happening today to discover new sessions and events:

Today's Highlights

Keynote: Ruth Simmons on Higher Education & American Democracy
10:00am-11:00am | ACC, Ballroom D

Student Startup Competition
11:30am-1:00pm | ACC, EH 4 Next Stage

Sustained Engagement in Volunteer 1:1 Mentoring
11:30am-12:00pm | ACC, Room 15

Supporting HBCUs for Equity in Education & Beyond
11:30am-12:30pm | ACC, Ballroom EF

EWA Radio: Student Data Privacy as a Civil Rights Issue
11:30am-12:30pm | Hilton, Salon A

Leadership: The First Step in Unifying ECE Systems
1:00pm-2:00pm | ACC, Room 8ABC

Building Sustainable Early Childhood Education
1:00pm-2:00pm | ACC, Ballroom EF

NAEP Results Are Dismal—So Where Do We Go from Here?
2:30pm-3:30pm | ACC, Ballroom EF

Educating Young Adolescents
3:30pm-5:00pm | Hilton, Salon E

Seen, Heard & Loved: Music and Student Identities
3:30pm-5:00pm | ACC, Room 16AB

Film Screening: Teacher Screening & Q&A
4:00pm-5:15pm | ACC, Ballroom A

Drag Story Hour: Fight for Queer Herstories
4:00pm-5:00pm | ACC, Ballroom D

Full Wednesday Lineup

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By Auva Saghafi