PoCC Program

PoCC offers a variety of programming that allows people of color and allies of all backgrounds in independent schools to come together, reflect on their individual experiences, and learn from one another. This schedule will be updated and is subject to change. All times listed are Central Time.

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6:30–7:30 PM PoCC Heads’ Summit: Meet & Greet
7:30–9:00 AM PoCC Heads’ Summit: Registration & Check-in
9:00 AM–5:00 PM PoCC Heads’ Summit (Keynote, Charles Vogl)
6:00–8:30 PM PoCC Heads’ Summit: Celebration Dinner
7:00 AM–8:30 PM Registration Open
8:00 AM–5:00 PM Equity Seminars: Full-Day
8:00 AM–12:00 PM Equity Seminars: Half-Day AM
8:30 AM–5:00 PM PoCC Affinity Group Orientation and Training
8:30 AM–5:00 PM The PoCC Leadership Institute
8:30 AM–5:00 PM School & Community Visits
1:00–5:00 PM Equity Seminars: Half-Day PM
5:15–6:15 PM PoCC First-Time Attendee Welcome & Orientation
7:00–8:00 PM Pre-Conference Speaker with Charles Vogl
8:00–9:00 PM PoCC Welcome Reception
6:00–7:00 AM Wellness: Zumba/Yoga
7:00 AM–6:00 PM Registration Open
8:15–9:45 AM Opening General Session with Amanda Nguyen
9:30 AM–5:00 PM PoCC Hub Open
10:00 AM–12:00 PM Affinity Group Session #1
12:00–1:30 PM PoCC Lunch
12:45–1:30 PM Choir Rehearsal
1:45–3:45 PM Master Class #1 with Shakil Choudhury
1:45–3:00 PM Workshop Block A
1:45–3:00 PM Featured Speaker with José Vilson
1:45–3:00 PM Express Café
3:00–3:45 PM Break: Relax, Refresh, Renew
3:45–5:00 PM Workshop Block B
5:15–6:30 PM General Session with Nikki Giovanni
6:45–7:30 PM Choir Rehearsal
6:00–7:00 AM Wellness: Zumba/Yoga
7:00 AM–1:00 PM Registration Open
8:15–9:30 AM Workshop Block C
9:30–9:45 AM Break: Relax, Refresh, Renew
9:45–11:00 AM General Session with J. Luke Wood
11:00 AM–5:00 PM PoCC Hub Open
11:00–11:15 AM Break: Relax, Refresh, Renew
11:15 AM–1:15 PM Master Class #2 with J. Luke Wood
11:15 AM–12:30 PM Workshop Block D
12:30–2:00 PM PoCC Lunch
12:45–1:15 PM Choir Rehearsal
2:00–3:15 PM General Session with Shakil Choudhury
3:30–4:30 PM Experience the PoCC Hub with Coffee Break
4:30–5:45 PM Affinity Group Session #2
7:30–8:30 PM LGBT Social Hour
9:00–12:00 PM Club PoCC
7:00–8:00 AM  Choir Rehearsal
8:30–9:45 AM Affinity Group Session #3
9:45–11:00 AM Workshop Block E
9:45–11:00 AM Student-Led Adult/Student Dialogues (by region/state)
11:15 AM–12:45 PM PoCC/SDLC Closing Ceremonies with Mariana Atencio