New Jersey Department of Education

Events Registration

Dare to Dream Student Leadership Conference


Date(s) & Time(s) October 15, 2021   ~  9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Workshop Description The virtual Dare to Dream Student Leadership conferences highlight strategies to promote self-advocacy skills for middle and high school students with disabilities. These virtual conferences feature keynote presentations from accomplished students and young adults with disabilities. Additionally, the conference program will include a variety of concurrent breakout sessions that provide conference attendees opportunities to learn more about self-advocacy and self-determination.

Your district is encouraged to engage your talented students with disabilities to be keynote speakers and/or lead a breakout session on a topic related to self-advocacy for this event. Some sample topics include self-discovery, person-centered planning, student self-advocacy, preparing to lead your IEP meeting, and understanding your rights and responsibilities as a student both now and in the future at college. Please note that we cannot accept session proposals on the topic of learning styles as this lacks evidence of effectiveness in research literature. Registration is limited, and priority will be given to districts that have students presenting a keynote and/or breakout session.

If you need help with preparing your students to do a keynote or breakout session, or have questions about this virtual event, please contact Dr. Brian Berry at

Conference Agenda
9:00 10:00 Keynote Presentations from Students and Young Adults
10:05 12:00 Concurrent Breakout Sessions

You will be contacted to confirm your registration and be provided with the links to join the virtual conference.


In order for your registration request to proceed, you must click on the "Agenda" link below FIRST to access a Registration Information Form. If you do not complete this additional Form, your registration will be incomplete.

Once the Registration Information Form is completed and submitted, please click on the back button of your browser to return to this Events Registration page where you will then click on the "Online Registration" link below to finalize this registration process.

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Location Virtual Conference
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Registration Registration Closed
Contact Information Brian Berry
Special Education
P. O. Box 500
Trenton, NJ 08625-0500


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