Learning Events

convening for change

CHILDREN AT RISK is committed to hosting free events that engage the public and help them drive change for children. We aim to share research, unpack pressing policy issues, and highlight diverse community perspectives from across Texas. All events are virtual. 

CHILDREN AT RISK is holding ten free, virtual learning events in 2024 to convene experts, community organizations, and other stakeholders to discuss a range of important topics impacting children across Texas and beyond. Click below to register for all ten events.

February 22, 2024
Equity Summit

This year‘s Equity Summit will bring together statewide experts as we explore equity issues that impact Texas Children. This summit will then present opportunities to address these challenges, highlight the work already being done in the field, and prepare attendees with best practices to support Black and Latine children. A learning and sharing event, this summit is one of the most highly rated and inspirational events of the year.

March 21, 2024
Anti-Human Trafficking Summit

Human Trafficking continues to be an issue for Texas. Join us as we explore the many facets of Human Trafficking in Texas and how organizations across the state are working hard to address this challenge by addressing demand and responding to survivor needs.

May 2, 2024
1st Motherhood Roundtable Series

Disparities in maternal healthcare are a growing issue in Texas. Part of a four-part series, the Motherhood Panel will dive into the rights of pregnant people in Texas and self-advocacy for expecting mothers. Experts will address the important information people should know during pregnancy in Texas regarding maternal health.

 

May 16, 2024

Early Childhood Education Summit

A quality and sustainable early childhood education system is essential to our state’s economy. Join child care providers, advocates, and business leaders to discuss the growing care crisis, disparities in child care access, inequities in the workforce, and how state and federal policymakers are working to address these challenges and more!

June 27, 2024

National Immigration Summit

This fifth annual Immigration Summit will explore the unique challenges facing immigrant children and their families. Join us to learn about child-forward immigration policies, access to basic needs and mental health resources, education, and how to shift the narrative surrounding immigrants and immigration. Our summit will bring together child advocates and experts from across the nation!

July 18, 2024

Future of Children Summit

We need bold solutions for complicated problems! The Future of Children Summit will bring together futurists and experts on children‘s issues to explore Innovative solutions, and showcase real-world applications on how we can improve the lives of children. Attendees will learn about bold and innovative practices that will help improve the future for all Texas children and families that they can take back and implement in their own communities.

August 8, 2024 

Education Summit

The 2024 Education Summit will be focused on sharing best practices to providing a high-quality learning experience. Experts from across the nation will share innovative practices and creative solutions to education challenges. Attendees will leave the summit equipped with the knowledge of which public policies and community solutions will help both students and teachers thrive, and what they can do to help make this a reality.

September 19, 2024

Health Summit

Join us as we host our first Health Summit focused on key health issues facing Texas children and families. Experts will weigh in on the health challenges facing children and effective solutions to improve the well-being. Attendees will leave with a better understanding of these issues and what next steps we can take to ensure that we are improving policies and programs impacting Texas children and families.

October 17, 2024

STEM Summit

This annual virtual summit and learning opportunity for educators will again dive into the issues of STEM and STEAM education. Hear directly from industry Leaders, rockstar educators, and nonprofit innovators working to improve equity and equip the next generation of the STEM workforce.

November 14, 2024

Legislative Roadmap

The 89th Legislative Session is just around the corner and Texas will once again have the chance to prioritize the needs of children! Join us this November as we unveil our 2025 Legislative Session Agenda, share tips from advocacy experts, and highlight how you can get involved to speak out and drive change for children this session!

Have questions about joining us as a sponsor or partner on an upcoming Learning Event? Reach out to learning@childrenatrisk.org