The Huddle, a new initiative of the LeBron James Family Foundation, brings people together to discover and accelerate innovative and transformative learning models to dramatically improve education for all students. It is intended to turn a desire for change into

partnerships and actions that deliver results. The Huddle provides an opportunity to unite a diversity of voices and actively listen to those with first-hand knowledge about the obstacles, hard work, passion, and determination required to spark a movement to improve education.

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REGISTRATION

Thank you for your interest in the 2020 I PROMISE Huddle. Registration for this private event is now closed.

AGENDA

Hotel & Venue Information

Hilton Akron Fairlawn

3180 W. Market Street, Akron, Ohio 44333

Group Rate- $169/night plus 15.25% Taxes (subject to change) 

Oct 5-8, 2020 only

Upon arrival each registrant to present credit card to hotel for payment.

Please do not contact the hotel directly for booking and questions regarding your stay. Please reach out to Samantha Beck at samantha.beck@csi-dmc.com for assistance. Hotel accommodations will be collected during the registration process.

Parking On-property: Self Parking 

Check-in Time- 4:00 pm // Check-out Time- 12:00 pm

Hotel Amenities:

  • Business Center
  • Baggage Storage
  • Guest Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Room
  • Pool
  • Dining Available- Beau's Grille & Beau's Lounge

Travel — Driving directions to hotel property:

  • From Cleveland Hopkins Airport to hotel in Akron/Fairlawn, Ohio 44333: Take 480 East to I-77 South; follow driving south directions
  • Driving South on I-77 : Take Exit #138 to Ghent Rd. Turn Right onto Ghent. Follow for 2miles unto it dead-ends into W Market St. Turn Right onto W Market. Hotel will be immediately on left.
  • Driving North on I-76/I-77: I-76 runs directly into I-77. Take Exit #133 (Ridgewood/Miller Rd). Proceed straight at light off Miller Rd to W Market St (Rt.#18). Turn left onto W Market. Travel three block and hotel will be on left hand side (across from Summit Mall)
  • Driving North or South on I-71: Take Route 18 (Medina Exit #218). Drive east on Rte 18 approximately 12 miles. The Hilton will be located on the right hand side opposite Summit Mall.
  • Ohio Turnpike: Take Exit #11 off the Ohio Turnpike. Follow the signs to I-77 South to Ghent Rd.

Health & Safety Precautions

Your health and safety are our top priority. The I PROMISE Huddle is closely monitoring the situation around the COVID-19 pandemic and has put in place a series of safety measures and precautions. 

During the I PROMISE Huddle — The following measures have been put into place to deliver a safe experience for all attendees. 

  • Registration counter shields
  • Contactless on-site registration, via scanning QR codes
  • Floor decals for social distancing at registration
  • On-site no contact temperature checks prior to entering group spaces
  • Contactless hand sanitizer dispensers
  • Disposable masks 
  • Sanitation of common area seating
  • Social distanced seating

If you experience any of the following symptoms, please alert hotel staff and conference managers and refrain from joining group activities.

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Hilton Akron — Our venue is focusing on a few key areas in order to provide the requirements for safe meetings and events: health and safety protocols, social distancing arrangements, and safe food and beverage.

  • 6ft spacing markers on floor at check-in help maintain social distancing requirements. 
  • Automatic hand sanitizer dispensers are available throughout the hotel. 
  • Stay-over service is halted on stays of 5 days or less to minimize exposure for guests and staff. Refresh will be available by appointment only.
  • Guests are required to call the Front Desk for item replacement (i.e. towels, coffee supplies, toiletries, etc.).
  • Regular sanitation of common areas is being conducted. 
  • COVID safe food and beverage service is being handled through individually prepared items, no buffet meals.

If You’re Traveling — To further ensure the safety of all attendees and staff, we ask travels to please practice Covid-19 Protection Measures while you travel.

  • Maintain social distance as much as possible.
  • Wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth.
  • Cover your mouth when coughing and sneezing.
  • Clean your hands often. It's especially important after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • If soap and water aren't available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub your hands together until they feel dry.
  • Carry disinfectant wipes and pass over frequently touched surfaces. (i.e. gas pump handles/buttons, doorknobs, on flight wipe down seat armrests, tray table, seatbelt, etc).
  • Avoid touching your face, especially nose, eyes, and mouth.

About The I PROMISE Huddle

The Huddle, a new initiative of the LeBron James Family Foundation (LJFF), brings people together to discover and accelerate innovative and transformative learning models to dramatically improve education for all students.

The Huddle is intended to turn a desire for change into partnerships and actions that deliver results. It provides an opportunity to unite a diversity of voices and actively listen to those with first-hand knowledge about the obstacles, hard work, passion, and determination required to spark a movement to improve education.

This movement starts with a shared understanding of the root causes of the problems blocking the way of progress. The social unrest in our country today demonstrates the desire and urgent need for change. This year’s Huddle will host an open and honest dialogue on systemic injustices in public education that disproportionately marginalize Black Americans and communities of color and what can be done to break those barriers.

In partnership with Stand Together, a philanthropic community with a demonstrated track record of breaking barriers in education, the Huddle is scheduled to launch with a live event from Akron, OH on October 6-8, 2020.

This forum will convene the world’s leading science and health scholars, government and business leaders, educators, advocates, technologists, investors and philanthropists to stimulate an open dialogue and offer an actionable approach to transform learning, streamline the delivery of instruction, and open up access to high-quality education to all children so they can develop the skills they need to live successful and fulfilling lives.

The Huddle’s goal is to foster a broad community of stakeholders who can take these ideas forward in a sustainable and equitable way. It comes at a time when technology and education models are rapidly evolving, governments and citizens are under great stress, and the time is right for breakthroughs that can help all people live better lives.

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Michele Campbell
LeBron James Family Foundation
Brandi Davis
I PROMISE School
Cynthia Robinson-Rivers
Van Ness Elementary School
Nicole Hassan
Akron Public Schools
Pamela Cantor, M.D.
Turnaround for Children
Dr. Victor Rios
University of California
Gladys "Tiara" Sargeant
Case Western Reserve University
Johnny C. Taylor, Jr.
Society for Human Resource Management
Leslie Talbot
Talbot Consulting
Derrell Bradford
50CAN
Mashea Ashton
Digital Pioneers Academy
Askia Ahmad
Stand Together
Hassan Hassan
4.0 Schools
Latoya Taylor
I Promise School
Tim DeRoche
Writer & Consultant
Walter Banks
American Federation for Children
Stephanie Arnett
I PROMISE School
Justin Hilton
Kent State University
Shannon Shippe
LeBron James Family Foundation
Adam Diaz
Shaker Heights High School
Dave Lieberth
LeBron Advisory Board
Don'Marie Reid
330 Ambassador
Elliot Yamin
Singer & Song Writer
Ciara DeBruce
I Promise School
Keith Liechty-Clifford
Akron Public Schools
Evan Feinberg
Stand Together
Dori Gurwitz
Pricewaterhouse Coopers
Gloria James
LeBron James Family Foundation
Rick Keller
PEG's Foundation
Chevaliee’ Robinson
330 Ambassador
Grace Lattz
Parkland Community College
Jarrod Tudor
The University of Akron
Mellody Hobson
Ariel Investments
Rebecca Sibilia
EdBuild
Victoria McGee
I PROMISE School
Elena Soster
I Promise School

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