10:00 amNetwork-Wide Staff Meeting (Courtyard Marriott)
3:00 pmBreak
3:00 pmRegistration and Check-In to Hotel
5:20 pmWalk/Travel to Opening Banquet (Freighthouse Square)
6:00 pmOpening Banquet and Dinner at Freighthouse Square
8:00 pmWalk/Travel to Hotels
8:30 pmCafé Six Prep and Other Activities
7:00 amBreakfast at Hotel
9:00 amOpening Plenary Session
10:00 amBreak
10:15 amWorkshops
11:15 amBreak
11:45 amWorkshops: Social Issue
1:00 pmBox Lunch (Act Six Gear Sale)
2:30 pmWorkshops: Open Dialogue
4:00 pmBreak
5:00 pmDinner and Café Six
7:00 amBreakfast at Hotel and Check Out of Hotel
9:00 amMorning Session at Courtyard Marriott
9:30 amRotations at UWT:
– Grad School Info or Vocation
– Video Interview & Photos
– Legacy
12:30 pmBox Lunch (Act Six Gear Sale)
1:30 pmWorkshops at UWT: Legacy Discussion
2:30 pmBreak
2:45 pmClosing Plenary with Final Reflections at Courtyard Marriott
4:00 pmSend-Off and Depart


The following Act Six branded gear featuring this year’s LEADFORREAL theme will be available for purchase at the Convention.  Stock up so you can rep Act Six on campus and in your community.  Act Six gear makes great gifts for your family as well.



Christian Paige

Christian Paige

Keynote Speaker, Opening Banquet

A Trinity Lutheran College Act Six alumnus from Tacoma, Christian is an in-demand motivational speaker and spoken word artist who has inspired audiences and shared the stage with prominent leaders across Washington. Believing that real change happens when leaders reach for goals that are larger than themselves, Christian is determined to empower leaders from all walks of life to Lead For Real.

Erin Jones

Erin Jones

Plenary Speaker

A Milken Educator Award Recipient, Former WA Assistant Superintendent of Student Achievement, and current candidate for State Superintendent at WA Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, Erin in an inspiration to thousands of people across the Northwest. A powerful and passionate voice for educational equity, Erin is deeply committed to inspiring young leaders to find their voice and discover the power of their stories for creating positive change.

Ben Sand

Ben Sand

Plenary Speaker

In his role as CEO of Portland Leadership Foundation, Ben is committed to strengthening leadership for the spiritual and social renewal of the city. Ben’s experience and expertise help move forward initiatives that empower the people of Portland. His fire and passion will inspire you to be intentional leaders in your communities.

Esther Louie

Esther Louie

Workshop Leader

Esther Louie retired from Whitworth University in 2014 where she worked with Act Six scholars since the program’s inception. Esther consults, teaches, and facilitates intercultural communication, leadership development, conflict resolution and team building for academic universities, and local community businesses. She currently volunteers as a Pet Partner with Zeus, her Doberman dog in therapy work and with her local library reading programs for children in her hometown.

Noah Baskett

Noah Baskett


Noah Baskett is the Senior Program Officer at Northwest Leadership Foundation and former Tacoma-Seattle Act Six Director. Noah is responsible for the implementation, enhancement and management of strategic impact at NLF. He helps to maximize the impact of NLF in the city of Tacoma by ensuring the effectiveness of all initiatives and partnerships. Deeply committed to Tacoma, Noah inspires others to bring about real and lasting change in his city.


Convention housing will be provided at the Downtown Tacoma Holiday Inn Express & Suites. The cost of Friday and Saturday night stay is included in the cost of registration.

Scholars will be assigned four students to a room. Other guests will be assigned to single or double occupancy rooms.

All scholar participants, even those from the Tacoma-Seattle area, are expected to stay at the Convention hotels.

Please note that we can no longer accept lodging requests. You are now responsible for your own lodging needs.



The 2016 Convention registration fee is $225 for scholars and covers bus transportation, housing, meals, keynotes, workshops, and entertainment.

Pricing for staff and other participants is offered à la carte.  Full convention participation with a double room for Friday and Saturday totals $225.

Multiple installment payments are accepted, but if you are a scholar and you did not make a full payment by July 13 please take into account the $50 late fee.


A special thank you to the following sponsors:



We are excited to offer employers and graduate schools a variety of sponsorship opportunities. Partnership with Act Six through convention sponsorship represents a strategic community investment that creates real value for your company or graduate school. Sponsorships range from including your organization’s flyer or brochure in a registration packet received by scholars to sponsoring our largest event where you have an opportunity to host a table and speak in front of over 300 scholars, alumni, staff and community members.

Interested in being a convention sponsor? Read about the sponsorship options here and fill out the Make a Payment form located on the bottom-right of this webpage. Someone will be in touch with you about next steps after you register.



The form below can be used to make online payments for convention sponsorship or additional payments toward participant registration fees.  You can also mail a check payable to:

Degrees of Change,  PO Box 1573, Tacoma, WA 98401

Student and staff participants should complete the registration form before using this form to make additional payments.

If you are a scholar and did not make a payment by the July 13 deadline, you will need to add a $50 late payment fee to your total.