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2019 Embark Georgia Leadership Conference

October 3 - October 4

A unique event that convenes professionals to consider important issues that young people who have experienced foster care and/or homelessness face while pursuing a postsecondary education and the postsecondary resources available to these young people.

Now in its third year, the conference will focus on three tracks: policy, students, and campus programs. Each session will highlight one of these three core areas. In addition, Monica Kaufman Pearson, the first woman and first minority to anchor the daily evening news in Atlanta, will present at this year’s conference as the keynote speaker.

The Embark Georgia Leadership Conference is open to higher education professionals, case managers, homeless liaisons, private foster care professionals, and any other community partners interested in supporting this group of students.

A program of the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, Embark Georgia is a statewide network of support for young people who have experienced foster care and/or homelessness and are enrolled or interested in attending any postsecondary educational institution in Georgia.

For more information on Embark Georgia, click here.

Date:  October 3-4, 2019

Location: Cunningham Center on the campus of Columbus State University – Columbus, GA

Registration Fees:
— $120  Early Bird – register by September 6th
— $140 – after September 6th
— $90  EMBARK DPOC, Homeless/Foster Care Liaisons

Click here to register

Note: A special registration rate is offered to EMBARK DPOCs or Homeless/Foster Care Liaisons who attend.

Hotel Information:  Please look for hotel options and information to be posted to this website soon.  Hotel information will also be forwarded to all participants upon confirmation of registration.


Cunningham Center, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA
3100 Gentian Blvd
Columbus, GA 31907 United States
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