Passport to Careers State Conference

2019 Conference – At a Glance

Washington State’s Passport to Careers Program is designed to strengthen the post-secondary educational pipeline for students who have experienced foster care.  The annual Passport to Careers State Conference provides opportunities for professionals and other supportive adults to: 

  • Connect & network with others who support students from foster care in graduating from high school and pursuing their post-secondary aspirations; 
  • Share best practices aimed at improving the educational outcomes of students from foster care;  
  • Acquire skills, knowledge, and resources that advance professional development and enhance program impact; 
  • Inspire one another with stories of success and ideas for innovation.


The 2019 Conference will be held on May 15-16, 2019 at the University of Washington-Tacoma. Conference attendees will have access to two full days of professional development opportunities including a Network Spotlight featuring student speakers, two keynote speakers, afternoon workshops, and an early evening professional networking event.

May 15

8:00am – 9:00am – Registration

9:00am – 12:00pm – Welcome, Network Spotlight, Keynote Speaker

12:00pm – 1:00pm – Lunch

1:00pm – 2:30pm – Workshop Session A

2:30pm – 4:00pm – Workshop Session B

4:30pm – 6:30pm – Networking Happy Hour

May 16

8:00am – 9:00am – Registration

9:15am – 10:15am – Regional Breakout

10:30am – 11:45pm – Workshop Session C

12:00pm – 1:00pm – Lunch

1:00pm – 2:30pm – Workshop Sessions D

2:30pm – 3:30pm – Keynote Speaker