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McKay School hosts Instructional Leadership Conference March 9-11 in SLC

"Forever Strong" Larry Gelwix, NYT's David Pogue keynote speakers

The David O. McKay School of Education and the Brigham Young University-Public School Partnership will present the Sixth Biannual Instructional Leadership in the 21st Century Conference Wednesday through Friday, March 9-11, at the Salt Lake Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City.

Registration will be open all three days of the conference beginning at 5 p.m. Wednesday and at 7 a.m. both Thursday and Friday. Tickets are $299 for individuals and $249 to partnership districts and teams of five or more. Register online at

Keynote speaker Larry Gelwix, the Highland High School rugby coach who inspired the movie “Forever Strong,” will open the conference Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

Other keynote speakers include David Pogue, personal technology columnist for The New York Times; Linda Darling-Hammond, the Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education at Stanford University; and David Sousa, international consultant in neuroscience education.

For more information on locations and speakers, contact Roxanna Johnson at the David O. McKay School of Education at (801) 422-1922, e-mail or visit or

Writer: Mel Gardner

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