Special Events at Tatnall

The Tatnall Conference: Conversations That Build Stronger Communities

This spring, we are hosting The Tatnall Conference: Conversations That Build Stronger Communities. Specifically, we are examining "What Does it Mean to be a Good Citizen in Your School Community?" This conversation will explore the questions surrounding our shared responsibilities to each other in a school community. Join us Saturday, April 6, at The Tatnall School for a day of learning, reflection, and community engagement.

Conference Overview & Objectives 

The Tatnall Conference: Conversations that Build Stronger Communities will bring together groups of people from Mid-Atlantic area schools to explore concepts of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. The conference will provide an opportunity for participants to hear from industry experts, engage with colleagues and peers, and, importantly, take action. The goal of this dynamic, interactive program is to provide guidance, training, inspiration, and time to help participants become change agents in their own communities. 

We look forward to a day of authentic dialogue and the opportunity to share ideas, experiences, and knowledge as we work to become more inclusive leaders and foster a deep sense of belonging for all community members. 

Keynote & Speakers

Keynote (75 minutes)

We will facilitate an interactive and dynamic keynote using poetry, performance, video, and discussion to illustrate how to build stronger communities in schools. Using the conference themes, the facilitators will share relevant scenarios to encourage the audience to imagine and share how good citizens would respond. Together, we will build a strong model of what good citizenship looks like and feels like in school. Participants will leave feeling excited, inspired, energized, and equipped to make a meaningful difference in their schools. 

Meet Our Speakers

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Conference Structure 

Each school will be represented by a School POD, a group of approximately 15 individuals who play a role in advancing diversity and inclusion goals at their school. Each POD consists of the Head of School and two participants from the following seven constituencies: 

  • Administrators

  • Alumni

  • Diversity Practitioners 

  • Parents 

  • Students

  • Teachers 

  • Trustees 

The unique structure of this conference follows the format of the Dalton School Diversity Conference (NYC), designed by Pollyanna Inc., a nonprofit devoted to increasing racial understanding. This format ensures that a cross-section of voices and experiences are heard, enabling powerful learning and growth.


Your registration fee includes all participants from your school. Register now.

  • Early bird registration fee (by January 31, 2024): $1,200 
  • Registration fee (beginning February 1, 2024): $1,500 

Important note regarding the registration form: you will fill out one point of contact on the registration form. We will follow up in March to register the remaining participants in your POD (all participants are included in the initial registration fee). All participant names will be due by March 15, 2024. 

Questions about the conference? If so, please contact [email protected].