PBIS in Action

22nd Annual NWPBIS Conference

April 24-26, 2024

Tacoma Convention Center

Tacoma, WA


Registration is Now Open for the 2024 Conference!

Calling All Volunteers!

Join us for a reduced registration fee and an insider look at the 2024 Conference.

Thank you for the excellent conference proposals! Our call for proposals is now closed.

Review is underway. Acceptance letters will be sent out by December 1, 2023

We Appreciate Students!  If you are a student and would like to attend NWPBIS 2024 email us at [email protected]

We have student registration rates and travel stipends available.

Our Keynote Speaker this year is Dr. Clynita Grafenreed

University of Washington, SMART Center

Dr. Grafenreed is a Licensed Psychologist (LP) and a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP). Despite her educational attainments and accolades, Dr. Grafenreed considers herself first an educator, having spent nearly 30 years in education as a School Psychologist. Dr. Grafenreed has served Houston area school districts for 24 years, as a School Psychologist, and later as an Education Specialist at Region 4 Education Service Center in the Department of Special Education Solutions.

While at Region 4, the largest Education Service Center in Texas, Dr. Grafenreed led the Texas Behavior Support (TBS) Network, a Texas Education Agency with the goal of building capacity in Texas schools for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS). During her tenure at Region 4, she helped develop the Texas Equity Summit, an annual conference designed to address key issues related to school discipline, equity, school climate, and PBIS as the lead for the TBS Network.

Dr. Grafenreed also created the Region 4 Equity Collaborative, which was designed for leaders of districts and charter schools that had been identified as “Significantly Disproportionate” in discipline. The Equity Collaborative introduced district and charter school leaders to educational equity and equity literacy as a tool to address and eliminate disproportionality in school discipline. Dr. Grafenreed currently serves as a Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator at the University of Washington’s School Mental Health Assessment, Research, and Training (SMART) Center. 

Greater Tacoma Convention Center

1500 Commerce St. Tacoma, WA

2024 Conference Gathering at Tacoma Convention Center in Downtown Tacoma, Washington

Conference Hotels

Click on the link for conference group rates, all within one block of the conference center:

Marriott Downtown

Courtyard Marriott

Hotel Murano

Conference Schedule

April 24th

Pre-Conference Workshops- Workshops are available as a stand alone day or as an add-on to the general conference registration for a discount. Workshops will be 3 hours each and participants can choose one morning session and one afternoon session. Bring your team and work together on topics relevant to your school, or come as an individual ready to deep-dive into school systems and PBIS. 

AM workshops: 8:30am-11:30am
Reducing Seclusion and Restraints
PBIS 101: Prevention
Tier 2 Social Emotional Learning Groups
Tier 3 Interventions: Readiness
High Leverage Classroom Practices and Basics of Behavior

Lunch on your own

PM Workshops: 1pm-4pm
Brief FBA-BSP: Thinking Functionally to Support Positive Behaviors
Reducing Exclusionary Discipline
Suicide Prevention
PBIS 101: Response to Behaviors
Advanced Tier 2: Fading and Intensifying

Wednesday Evening: Check-in and Name tags

April 25-26

Conference General Sessions – check back soon for the detailed agenda

Thursday, April 25
7:00-8:15 Check -in & Continental Breakfast
8:30-10 Keynote
10:15-11:30 Session 1
11:45-1:00 Session 2
1:00-2:00 Lunch
2:15-3:30 Session 3
3:45-5:00 Session 4

Friday, April 26
7:30-8:15 Continental Breakfast
8:30-9:30 Keynote
9:45-11:00 Session 5
11:15-12:30 Session 6
Grab and Go Lunch

Conference Registration Pricing

Workshop Day (Wednesday April 24th) $200

General Conference (Thursday 25th and Friday 26th) $500

Workshop Day plus General Conference (Weds, Thurs, Fri) $600

Virtual Session Recordings** (Available for viewing by May 10th) $200

**Please note, recordings will be included in the registration for in-person conference attendance. Recordings may be purchased as stand-alone option if you don’t plan on attending in-person. Recordings will not be livestreamed, they will be available by May 10th.

Clock Hours

Northwest PBIS Network offers educator clock hours for each session equivalent to the length of the session. For the general conference sessions a total of 7.5 hours are available. For the workshops a total of 6 hours are available.

Northwest PBIS Network offers National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) professional development units for specific sessions within the conference. NASP sessions will be labeled as such and attendance tracking is required for those wishing to gain NASP PDU’s.

Email [email protected] for more information.

Future Conference Dates

April 24-26, 2024 -Tacoma, WA, the Greater Tacoma Convention Center

April 23-25, 2025 -Portland, OR, at the Hilton Portland Downtown

April 28-May 1, 2026 -Spokane, WA, at the Spokane Convention Center

April 27-30, 2027 -Portland, OR, at the Hilton Portland Downtown

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