With more than 100 Clubhouses in 19 countries around the world, The Clubhouse Network believes deeply in the importance of professional development for staff, and therefore organizes an Annual Conference for the Clubhouse Community to come together, build skills, share ideas, reflect on experiences, and plan for the future. Our most recent conference was held in New Orleans from September 12 to 14 and was attended by a record number of Clubhouse staff and nonprofit leaders. For the first in-person gathering since 2019, our attendees heard from a variety of leaders and special guests.
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Conference attendees were welcomed by Clubhouse Network Board Chair Amon Milner, Incoming Executive Director Lisa Cook, Outgoing Executive Director Gail Breslow, and New Orleans Public Library Executive Director Emily Painton.
Annual State of the Network Address
Executive Director Gail Breslow delivered her last State of the Network Address, sharing many of the Network’s highlights from the last year.
“Waves of Kindness”
Clubhouse Co-Founders Mitchel Resnick and Natalie Rusk give a keynote presentation entitled “Waves of Kindness.”
Honoring Our 2022 Tech Fellows
We honor our 2022 Tech Fellow cohort as they complete a year of learning. At the intersection of social justice, creative learning, and technology, our Tech Fellows program gives Coordinators the opportunity to develop learning experiences within their Clubhouse, while also serving as mentors to coordinators around the global Network.
“Redefining Our Purpose: A Better Us for a Better Them”
At The Clubhouse Network’s 2022 Annual Conference, Elizabeth Joy, CEO and Founder of Joy Society Enterprises, gave the keynote presentation.
Founded nearly 30 years ago, The Clubhouse Network is now an international community of 100+ Clubhouses in 19 countries where young people from low-income communities become more creative, capable, and confident learners by exploring, experimenting, and expressing themselves with technology. Each Clubhouse provides a safe and free out-of-school learning environment where young people work with adult mentors to explore their own ideas, develop new skills, and build confidence in themselves through the use of technology.