25th Annual National Dropout Prevention Network Conference

25th Annual National Dropout Prevention Network Conference


November 3 - 6, 2013

Crowne Plaza Ravinia

4355 Ashford Dunwoody Road
Atlanta, Georgia 30346


If rooms are not available at the Crowne Plaza Ravinia, the Hilton Garden Inn has been secured as the overflow hotel for the conference.


Contact Staff

John Gailer - 864-656-2675

 Denise Gianforcaro - 864-656-3882

 John Peters - 864-656-0253



Conference Program

Registration Brochure

Exhibit Application

School Board Member Training

Transportation Information

Conference Wrap-Up



You are invited to attend the 25th Annual National Dropout Prevention Network Conference, November 3-6, 2013, at the Crowne Plaza Ravinia in Atlanta, Georgia. The National Dropout Prevention Network, Georgia Department of Education, the Georgia Regional Educational Service Agencies, and Communities In Schools of Georgia are pleased to provide a dynamic professional learning opportunity for school board members, superintendents, counselors, administrators, educators, and other youth practitioners. Over 100 different sessions, including a special school board and leadership track, will be presented by experienced professionals and practitioners. The conference will provide an opportunity to gain knowledge and practical skills that can enhance the performance of individuals, teams, schools, and educational systems.


Keynote Speakers:


Monday, November 4th

Bill Bennett

Author, Political Theorist, Radio Host, former U.S. Secretary of Education




Tuesday, November 5th

Bill Milliken

Founder and Vice Chairman,Communities In Schools



Student Panel

Wednesday, November 6th

Usher's New Look Foundation



Special Leadership Track:


Karen Pittman

Founder & CEO Forum for Youth Investment





The 25th Annual National Dropout Prevention Conference is sponsored by the National Dropout Prevention Center/Network in partnership with the Georgia Department of Education, Georgia Regional Educational Service Agencies (RESAs), and Communities In Schools of Georgia


Special thanks to our Corporate Sponsors for their generous support of our Conference: Dollar General Literacy Foundation, Cox Enterprises, AT&T, and Penn Foster

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