PoCC Hub

The PoCC Hub will serve as the central meeting place for attendees. In the Hub, you will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of educational programming and networking activities. You can also visit with representatives from various companies and nonprofit organizations that value equity and social justice, and offer cutting-edge products and services in the education space.  

PoCC Hub Hours

The PoCC Hub is located in the Second Floor Atrium of the America’s Center.
  • Thursday, November 30: 9:45 AM-5:00 PM CT
  • Friday, December 1: 8:15 AM-4:00 PM CT

NAIS Central

Visit this space to learn about NAIS resources and purchase books by many of the outstanding conference speakers as well as publications related to social justice and equity in education. Ask our team about tools such as the Assessment of Inclusivity and Multiculturalism (AIM), Market View, NAIS Connect, DASL, and much more. Be sure to stock up for winter reading—these books also make great gifts for friends and colleagues.

Book Signings

The PoCC Hub will host book signings with PoCC speakers Gholnecsar (Gholdy) Muhammad, Simon Tam, and Liza Talusan.

Books for STL Kids Project

NAIS is partnering with Books for STL Kids, a local nonprofit that increases access to new books for children of under-resourced families, inspiring their love of reading. PoCC attendees can donate to this organization by purchasing books available at the NAIS bookstore or through Amazon Wishlist. Please consider donating before you arrive or during the conference.

PoCC Makerspace

Experience innovation and creativity in action in this vibrant space, which hosts discussions, demonstrations, workshops, and resources. Consider ways that makerspaces can help reduce the digital divide and nurture a vision of tech/STEM competence in children of color. Also find out how your school can use spaces like these to prototype solutions that address equity-related opportunities and challenges in your community and beyond.

Headshot Lounge

Take your career to the next level by having a complimentary professional headshot taken in our headshot lounge. We will have hair and makeup professionals available for touch-ups to get you camera-ready!

Wellness Zone

Take time for yourself! Stop in to get a massage and participate in important screenings. Then take home related resources and inspiration to reinforce self care.