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Puget Sound Education Expo

Find your learning community at this free event!

Puget Sound Education Expo

This event has passed! You can still access all the great content, including videos of the speaker sessions and access to the education resource fair here. ​

Learning opportunities abound! Discover new programs and resources for your child.

With all the changes in education, finding the best enrichment options for your child feels more essential than ever. Explore the best local K–12 resources at ParentMap's FREE online event on Tuesday, Nov. 10.

  • Discover local private schools, learning resources, activities and programs in our virtual resource fair.
  • Get your questions answered via live chat with vendors and experts.
  • Enjoy free ParentEd Talks covering hot-button parenting topics.
  • Trade learning tips and tools with other parents.
  • Enter fun contests for a chance to win prizes, including a Blake Island Excursion from Argosy Cruises and more.

🎉Bonus: Register for the event by 11 a.m. on Nov. 10 for the chance to win a $75 REI gift card, courtesy of The Little School, or a $50 Amazon gift card, courtesy of King’s Schools. Winners will be selected at random from all event registrants and notified via email.

Event schedule

Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020
4–9 p.m.

All sessions will be virtual and can be accessed through our exclusive online platform or mobile app.

  • 4–9 p.m. — Virtual Resource Fair
  • 4:30 p.m. — Safe Connections: Strategies for Keeping Kids Safe Online (panel discussion)
  • 5:45 p.m. — Money Skills to Pay the College Bills: Pro Tips for Making the Most of Your Money (panel discussion)
  • 7 p.m. — Raising Activists and Allies: Action-Oriented Anti-Racist Parenting (panel discussion)

The Puget Sound Education Expo is FREE! Preregistration is required to access the event.

Virtual resource fair

Event registrants will have access to our FREE online resource fair to explore at their convenience.* Connect with schools, learning resources, activities and programs from across the greater Puget Sound to find the best enrichment options for your child. Visit over 40 virtual booths, ask questions through live chats with organization representatives and learn more about program offerings.

View the list of participating organizations. We'll keep adding more as the date gets closer!

*The resource fair will be available to browse starting the morning of Nov. 9. Vendors will be available for live chat from 4–9 p.m. on Nov. 10. Attendees can continue to explore the resource fair using the event app after the main event concludes. 

Speaker panels

Safe Connections webinar imageSafe Connections: Strategies for Keeping Kids Safe Online

Featuring Jo Langford, M.A., Tia Kim, Ph.D., and Christy Keating

With school, work and social time all taking place primarily online, kids are spending more time than ever on the internet. But is that a good thing? In this panel discussion, you’ll hear from area experts on how and why you need to be talking with your kids about this new virtual reality. Panelists will share their knowledge and experience, then answer audience questions. Learn how to keep the lines of communication open while implementing screen safety guidelines that will keep them safe and informed online.

Jo Langford, M.A.
Jo Langford is a proud dad, a master's-level therapist and sex educator for tweens, teens and parents in Seattle. He is the award-winning author of the “Spare Me ‘The Talk’!” book series and “The Pride Guide.”

Tia Kim, Ph.D.
Tia Kim, Ph.D., is the vice president of education, research and impact at Committee for Children, where she leads a team of research scientists working to develop and evaluate the quality, effectiveness and impact of the organization’s child safety programs.

Christy Keating, CEO of Savvy Parents Safe Kids
Christy Keating is the owner and principal presenter for Savvy Parents Safe Kids, a company dedicated to making the world a safer place for our youths. She frequently lectures on child sexual abuse prevention, consent and boundaries, as well as other important parenting topics.

Money Skills webinar imageMoney Skills to Pay the College Bills: Pro Tips for Making the Most of Your Money

Featuring Jackie Ferrado and Angela Furubotten-LaRosee

Kids are expensive! School supplies, extracurricular activities, groceries and more all add up. With the COVID-19 crisis resulting in unemployment, furloughs and other financial stressors, it feels near impossible for many to save for the future. But experts say it’s important to start saving now for college. What’s a parent to do?

Join us as we chat with financial planning experts to learn how to create a budget you can actually stick to, develop a college-savings strategy for your family, and take advantage of opportunities that will stretch your savings and investments to make college and other expenses more affordable.

Jackie Ferrado
Jackie Ferrado is the Community Relations Manager for Washington College Savings Plans (WA529). WA529 programs are designed to help families save for a variety of education expenses and offer federal tax benefits and flexible contribution options. 

Angela Furubotten-LaRosee
Angela Furubotten-LaRosee is a financial advisor at Avea Financial Planning. Located in Richland, Washington, Avea Financial Planning provides comprehensive financial planning and investment management tools to help families organize, grow and protect their assets through life’s transitions.

Raisint Activists webinar imageRaising Activists and Allies: Action-Oriented Anti-Racist Parenting

Featuring Trish Millines Dziko and Marquita Prinzing

It’s well past time to dismantle systemic racism and oppression in this country. Recent nationwide protests against police violence have sparked a renewed collective passion for working to end racism in America. But how?

In this panel discussion we’ll talk with anti-racist experts about how to take your motivation and turn it into purposeful, meaningful action in your own home, community and country.

Trish Millines Dziko
Trish Millines Dziko is the cofounder and executive director of the Technology Access Foundation (TAF), a Seattle-based after-school program that provides courses in programming, website development, networking and career development skills.

Marquita Prinzing
Marquita Prinzing is a former elementary school teacher now serving as the director of the Seattle Education Association Center for Racial Equity. As a community leader, she supports developing educator leaders, disrupts systems of oppression and highlights the educator leaders that are moving the institution of education forward.

Event giveaways

Prizes imageJoin the event challenge anytime during the event for a chance to win sweet prizes from our partners, including:


Thanks to our event sponsors and partners!

Gold sponsors

Annie Wright Schools

Charles Wright Academy

Chesnut Hill Academy

Girl Scouts logo

Soundview School

FASPS logo

Puget Sound Community Schools

KidsCentre logo

Silver sponsors

Bellevue Montessori School

Dartmoor School

The Little School

Kings Schools

St. Louise Parish School

WA 529 logo

Woodinville Montessori School logo

UCMAS logo

Besant Hill School logo

Seabury School

SJCS logo

Coordinated Care

Eastside Prep Logo

Junior Achievement Logo

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