2018 NEDRP Conference

October 29th & 30th, 2018 – Arlington Convention Center

A 2-day restorative conference changing the way educators view discipline

The use of Restorative Practices in schools is a modern approach that is quickly gaining traction across the country.  Educators in the classroom are looking for effective ways to improve student behaviors and build relationships with millennial learners and school administrators are looking for alternative strategies to the ineffective approaches of traditional discipline.  Last year, we debuted this conference as the TEXRP State

Conference but this year we’re opening it up to people from around the country.

2018 Keynote speakers:

Ron Clark

Known to many as “America’s Educator,” Ron Clark is the 2000 Disney American Teacher of the Year, a two-time New York Times Bestselling author, the subject of a television movie and the founder of The Ron Clark Academy. Ron is regularly featured on network and cable television (The Today Show, CNN and Oprah,) and was dubbed by Ms. Winfrey as her first “Phenomenal Man.”

and Joe “Mr. D” Dombrowski!

Ellen DeGeneres promoted Dombrowski’s appearance on her show’s social media channels by stating, “He may be one of my favorite teachers ever.” Once on the show, DeGeneres praised Dombrowski when she said his lessons filled with laughter would make his students not only remember him, but what they were learning. Dombrowski also used his platform to speak about selfless teachers across the country using their own money to create a topnotch education experience.

NEDRP Simple Agenda

Register or learn more about the Restorative Experiences Pre-Conference (Sunday, October 28th)

More details about the event

NEDRP Event App
Before you arrive, please take a moment to download our NEDRP Event App. This will allow you to access event materials, information, and much more. Follow the instructions below to access the app or use the QR code at the bottom of this email. 

  • Download the NEDRP official Event App for iPhone or Android by visiting this website: http://bit.ly/ED311App
  • After the app is installed, please Sign Up and setup your Profile!
  • Go to the Events Tab and select NEDRP
  • Select Join Now and use the passphrase from the email you received or you will receive instructions when you check-in at the conference.
  • Or use the web app if you don’t have a phone or tablet but do have a laptop: https://app.socio.events/MjUyMQ/Overview/15594

Happy Hour
Please join us Monday evening for a conference Happy Hour! This is an opportunity for us to gather, network, and get to know one another. Details are below.

NEDRP Happy Hour
Parkside Bar, Sheraton Hotel
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Light appetizers will be served

Conference Attire
Casual attire is acceptable for this conference. Please feel free to wear whatever makes you feel comfortable during our time together. Also, please remember that it is sometimes difficult to maintain a room temperature that suits everyone. Please bring a sweater or jacket if you feel you might need one for your comfort. 

Food and Beverage
7:15 – 8:00 Breakfast service in Exhibit Hall 1
11:45 – 1:15 Lunch on your own
3:35 – 4:00 Afternoon Snack and Beverage Break


The Arlington Convention Center offers on-site parking, at $5 per car, with daily in/out privileges. They accept most major credit cards, as well as cash. To access the parking lot, turn into the main entrance, marked by an electronic marquee, located at 1200 Ballpark Way. Proceed to the parking attendant’s booth. If you are staying at the Sheraton, you can park in their lot for free.

Check-in/Registration Instructions
If you’re paid, you’ll check in by your last name.
If you’re unpaid, you’ll check in at Onsite Registrations & Payments.
If you signed up for the Relationships in the Classroom Track, you’ll see a sign for your separate check-in location. 

Bring your POs and credit cards as we will have a large bookstore of education resources and you can avoid paying shipping costs by ordering at the conference.

Show and Tell Gallery
At the Show and Tell Gallery, we would like to encourage all conference attendees to share best practices in their work with students from preschool to college age and highlight how they have successfully built healthy relationships in the classroom.  Some examples might include sharing: community building activities that focus on getting to know each other in the beginning of the school year; year-round activities that give each student a voice and opportunity to feel included in the school environment; various mood meter strategies utilized; creative treatment agreements used; talking pieces that include related questions for two-minute connections or GTKY Circles.  The primary objective is to collaborate and share ideas for implementation across multiple age levels with the hope of inspiring others to continue doing this important work. 

Please let us know if you have any final questions at all! We look forward to seeing you at the conference.

Learn about all the Breakout Sessions and Speakers at this year’s conference.

Monday & Tuesday, October 29-30, 2018

8 am – 5:05 pm

Arlington Convention Center

1200 Ballpark Way, Arlington, TX 76011

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Thanks for coming and see you in 2019!


ADMINISTRATORS: This program may meet local criteria for 10 hours of school administrators’ general management training by the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) as providers of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit.

Exhibitors & Sponsors

Interested in becoming a sponsor?  View more information here.

Check out this video overview of last year’s conference: