Thursday, August 4
Degrees of Change Office, 1102 Commerce St Ste 400
Gathering of college, affiliate and national office staff to share learnings and best practices.
Scholars,staff, and VIP guests, check in to pick up your name badge, reusable water bottle and hotel key (if applicable). Be sure to wear your name badge to all convention events.
Marriott, Chambers Bay Ballrooms
Please dress in business casual clothing (slacks, shirt, skirt, or blouse – no jackets, ties, or suits are required).
Community guests + Act Six graduates gather in the Third Floor Foyer and Act Six scholars gather in the ballroom
Poet. Speaker. Educator.
Trinity Lutheran Cadre 2, ’15
First Act Six Emmy Nominee
Chief Program Officer + Act Six National Director, Degrees of Change
First Act Six Minneapolis-St Paul Site Director
- Act Six at 20 Years
Dr. Tim Herron
Chief Executive Officer, Degrees of Change
Act Six Founder
- Graduate Impact
Michelle Y. Bess
Senior Vice President of People, OppFi
Whitworth University Cadre 3, ’09
First Act Six Corporate Vice President
First Act Six Graduate Board Chair, Degrees of Change
- Dinner + Video
Documentary Photographer, Raygen Samone LLC
Bethel University Cadre 1, ’18
First Act Six Minneapolis-St Paul Class
Principal, Manitou Park Elementary
Whitworth University Cadre 1, ’07
First Act Six Public School Principal
- Opportunity to Invest
Michelle Y. Bess
- Scholar Commitments
Act Six Scholars
Change quickly into comfortable clothes and ideally closed toes shoes and meet outside the hotel in Tollefson Plaza for some group games. Have fun and meet new people.
Things to do at Hotel + Downtown
- Use the pool + hot tub on the fourth floor
- Walk across the Chihuly Bridge of Glass to Thea Foss Waterway
- Foss Waterfront Museum and water access (705 Dock St, Tacoma) around 11th and Dock st
- Tacoma Center YMCA 1144 Market St
- Bubbles Tea Shop on Pacific Ave
- Starbucks on Pacific Ave
- The Old Spaghetti Factory on 13th and Pacific Ave
- The Fish Peddler Dock St and E 15th st
- THEKOI Japanese Cuisine, Commerce and 17th street
- Campfire Coffee S 17th st and Market St
At the hotel, you can continue your conversations quietly or call it a night, but remember you are not the only guests. Please be courteous to each other and other paying guests. You are representing yourself, your college and Act Six. Be sure you get the rest you need to be ready to fully engage in tomorrow’s sessions.