2019 February Full Convening

2019 Convening

Family Leadership Design Collaborative

February 8-9 2019 | Seattle, WA

We look forward to seeing you at the 2019 Convening of the Family Leadership Design Collaborative!


** We have updates about lodging please scroll below for more information!!

Purpose: In 2015 the FLDC collaborative co-designed an ambitious research practice agenda that aimed to transform systems and cultivate community wellbeing and educational justice in and with diverse communities across the nation. This convening is an opportunity to reflect on what we are learning, where we have leaned in to opportunities and challenges, and where we will go next.

Rather than a typical conference, we are co-designing activities and opportunities to deeply engage in each others’ work and collectively stretch our own practice, research, and impacts. We will continue to update this page as our co-design is finalized.

We hope you will join us in February!

Please RSVP as soon as possible, if you have not done so yet. You can also use the RSVP link to update your response.

Convening Agenda and Activities (more to come soon!)

Loose Agenda

Thursday Feb 7 | TBD

6:30 pm Dinner (optional)

Friday Feb 8 | El Centro de la Raza

8 – 9am | Breakfast

9 – 4:30 pm | Convening Design

5:30pm | Dinner

Saturday Feb 9 | El Centro de la Raza

8 – 9am | Breakfast

9 – 1pm | Convening Design

Travel Information

FundingWe have ample but limited funding to reimburse travel expenses! We will fund as many people as we can on a first come first serve basis. Please use the RSVP form to reserve your funding. Please let us know if this presents a financial hardship!

UW Travel Reimbursement Guide | Please read this carefully as it details what the University of Washington is able to reimburse and what it is not. Loss of receipts or incorrect use of funds may result in our inability to reimburse you for expenses.

Per Diem Rates for Seattle, WA – February

Lodging | $189.00 (before taxes)

Meals and Incidentals | $76.00 (refer to travel guide for receipt policies)

New Interactive Map!

Click on + – to zoom in and out of the map. Purple and Red Icons indicate key locations during convening.  Orange icons represent light rail stops to our destinations!

Click on the link above to view on your mobile device for easy navigation while you are in town!

Add your own stops/destinations and share with fellow conveners!

Lodging | Hotel 5|StayPineapple is our official lodging of the 2019 convening. Conveniently located in Seattle, a short walk from the Link Light Rail and downtown attractions this hotel is offering a discount rate for convening attendees. Reservations must be made by January 16th to receive the discounted rate.

To book online use this Link:  UW FLDC Convening

To book via phone use this number  1-866-866-7977  and this booking code: UWFLDCCON19.


Link Light Rail | We will purchase light rail passes for individuals. It is within walking distance from hotel. Approximately 25 minutes from El Centro de la Raza, which has a dedicated stop. Light rail extends to airport for easy travel.

For those who require other transportation options, Lyft and Uber are readily available in the area.

Attractions | Seattle is abundant with wonderful attractions both indoors/outdoors! Thank you to our Southeast Seattle partners for contributing this People of Color dining and shopping options!

POC Map | Dining and Shopping Options Equity Matters (a Seattle consulting firm) put together this POC business map. It has many options for local dining. It is open source so please feel free to add to it, including places in your home cities.

Seattle Attractions Guide

Disability Accommodations & Access Needs | Please use the RSVP form to let us know of any access needs that may impact your ability to participate or meaningfully engage in the work (e.g., childcare, separate room for nursing/pumping, dietary restrictions, ADA accommodations, etc.)

Contact Information

Administrative and Fiscal Team | For questions about logistics, travel, or funding/reimbursement please direct questions to our admin/fiscal team.

Michael Wery Garcia

Pronouns: he / him / his

Administrative Coordinator

LIFE Center | Institute for Science + Math Education | College of Education

206.616.4480 | mwerq@uw.edu

Steven Cukier

Fiscal Specialist

UW College of Education

206.685.1178 | stcukier@uw.edu


UW Project Team | For questions/suggestions about the convening, co-design, or opportunities to share your work please contact the project team. For questions or directions once you arrive in Seattle – please contact the project team via cell phone.

Charlene Montaño Nolan

Research Assistant | FLDC

614-657-1323 | nolanc3@uw.edu

Hendina Tavares

Research Assistant


Ann Ishimaru

Co-Project Investigator


Megan Bang

Co-Project Investigator