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2019 Directions Midwest Education Conference

June 11, 2019 - June 12, 2019

This annual Directions Conference has a simple goal:  to provide the best national presenters for the most current and effective educational experience. The Directions Conference is not about theory, but instead focuses on practical applications for achieving results.  Breakout sessions from area Master Educators.


12 hours of Illinois Professional Development Hours available, ​CEUs available for Social Workers


Twitter: #DConf19 @DirectionsConf1
Facebook & Instagram: @DirectionsConference

Safety & Inclusion

This year’s theme is Safety & Inclusion Everyone in the building functions at their best when they feel safe and valued. Topic strands on JUNE 11 center around Student Engagement.  JUNE 12 conversations will revolve around School Safety, Crisis Preparedness, Digital Safety, and Personal Safety/Wellness.  We look forward to having you join the conversation from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm each day.

2019 Key Note Speakers

Harvey Alston

Harvey Alston’s unforgettable words of individual responsibility for achievement have improved spirits, spurred growth, and changed lives. His powerful, soul-searching presentations uplift audiences to a higher standard, and to a level where they strive only for the best. Harvey believes in solitary achievement, shared accomplishment, and the dignity of human beings.   [TUESDAY, 6/11]

Brian Mendler

Brian Mendler has extensive experience working with challenging students in general ed, self-contained, and inclusion settings.  Brian provides staff development training for K-12 educators throughout the world with the focus on how to be successful with even the most difficult students.  He trains tens of thousands of educators every year and is a highly regarded dynamic speaker.  [TUESDAY, 6/11]

Lisa Dinhofer

​Lisa Dinhofer, MA, CT is The Crisis Tamer. She works with subject matter and circumstances most people turn away from. Lisa mentors companies past traumatic events, workplace abuse and disastrous communications to regain stability and establish a new normal.   Lisa is a sought-after workshop and retreat facilitator and has been a featured presenter at over 100 scientific and professional conferences in the U.S., UK, Middle East, and the Czech Republic and has facilitated over 250 workshops.  [WEDNESDAY, 6/12]


June 11, 2019
June 12, 2019
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Regency Convention Center
400 Regency Park
O'Fallon, IL 62269 United States
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