2019 PD Forum - Dallas, TX

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Dallas, TX

October 28: 8:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.
& October 29 8:15 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.
Prestonwood Baptist Church
6801 W. Park Blvd., Plano, TX 75093
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Keynote Speakers

Local Keynote Speaker

Bernard Bull

Dr. Bernard Bull is a writer, thinker, designer, and President of Goddard College. Prior to Goddard, he served as Associate Professor of Education, Chief Innovation Officer, and Vice Provost at Concordia University Wisconsin. Bernard is author, co-author, or editor of 7 books: Missional Moonshots: Insight and Inspiration in Educational Innovation, Pedagogy of the Faith, Adventures in Self-Directed Learning, Digitized: Spiritual Implications of Technology in Society, Imagine the Possibilities: Conversations on the Future of Christian Education, What Really Matters: 10 Critical Issues in Contemporary Education, and Prep Talks: Tales of Challenges and Opportunities in Christian Education. He is also founder of Birdhouse Learning Labs, an organization committed to improving education and learning by focusing upon adventure, agency, compassion, experimentation, mastery, meaning, and wonder.

Local Keynote Speaker

Kevin Washburn

Dr. Kevin Washburn is Executive Director of Clerestory Learning, an organization that equips teachers through services that offer effective instructional solutions based on educational implications from diverse scientific research fields, including neuroscience, cognitive psychology, and brain development. Kevin has degrees in elementary education, English, and educational leadership.

Forum Schedule

Day One

8am - 4:30pm
8:00 a.m.  —  Registration
8:30 a.m.  —  Worship and Welcome
9:00 a.m.  —  Keynote Session #1 
9:45 a.m.  —  Break
10:05 a.m. — Breakout Session #1
11:15 a.m. —  Keynote Session #2
12:00 p.m. —  Lunch
1:30 p.m.   —  Breakout Session #2
2:40 p.m.   —  Break
3:00 p.m.   —  Keynote Session#3

Day Two

8am - 1pm
8:15 a.m.  —  Worship and Welcome
8:45 a.m.  —  Keynote Session #4
9:30 a.m.  —  Breakout Session #3
10:40 a.m. — Break
11:00 a.m. — Breakout Session #4
12:10 p.m. — Finale

Attendee Resources

A detailed schedule, speaker resources, and more can be found in the ACSI Community closer to the start of the event.

ACSI Community Page


Holiday Inn Express & Suites
3100 Dallas Parkway, Plano, TX 75093
Rates from $109 per night
Reserve your room by October 6 by calling 972-403-1112.

Hyatt Place Dallas-Plano
3101 Dallas Parkway, Plano, TX 75093
Rates from $109 on10/27 and $135 10/28 & 10/29
Reserve your room by September 30 by calling 972-378-3997.


Lunch on Day One is included in the registration fee.



  • Standard$159
  • Walk-in$169


  • Standard (Register by Oct 21)$199
  • Walk-in$209

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Earn CEUs

You will receive continuing education units for your participation in the Forum. CEU type (Educational/Bible) and amount will vary based on session selection.
Your registration also includes 12 months of ConNEXUS Premium, providing access to on-demand courses and additional CEUs throughout the year.