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Thinking Big About Growing Up

Make plans to join us October 17th-20th, 2017 in Washington, D.C. !

ICS is proud to announce its latest event – Small Talks!  A comprehensive cross-sector conference on early childhood, a new forum for the exchange of ideas that motivate a good and just society for all children. Small Talks will feature a track on innovative financing structures, which will take the place of the annual Conference of the Social Impact Performance Advisors focused on Pay for Success for early childhood. All jurisdictions selected to receive PFS Technical Assistance are required to attend Small Talks conference; registration will also be open to any interested parties who did not apply for technical assistance.  Register Here


Have ideas for our conference? We would love to hear from you! Submit proposals and give feedback on Small Talks content and programming. Deadline to submit is April 15, 2017.

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Alison Gopnik

Professor of Psychology & Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley and Wall Street Journal Mind and Matter columnist

Kathy Hirsh-Pasek

Kathryn Hirsh-Pasek is the Stanley and Debra Lefkowitz Faculty Fellow in the department of psychology at Temple University where she serves as director of the Infant Language Laboratory.

JD Vance

The New York Times bestselling author of Hillbilly Elegy will address the American Dream for Children Today