2014 Character Conference

Good Afternoon, 
We look forward to welcoming you to Stone Manor on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, for The Kern Family Foundation’s Character Conference. Prior to the conference, please read the following white papers written specifically for this event: 
1. "Can Character Formation be Measured?" by Andrew Ellison
2. "Can Virtue be Measured?" by Bill Kurtz
3. "Defining and Measuring Character Skills," by Martin West 
4. "Can Virtue be Measured?" by Albert Zambone
We will have four sessions focused on the following areas:
  • Panel 1: What is Virtue/Character?
  • Panel 2: Can Character Be Measured?
  • Panel 3: Moral Ecology and Measurement
  • Panel 4: Embedding Character Exercises
Activities on March 11 begin with breakfast at 8:00 a.m. at Stone Manor and end with dinner from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Delafield Hotel. On March 12, sessions begin with breakfast at 8:00 a.m. at Stone Manor. The conference concludes at noon at the Franklin House.

All official hotel accommodations will be provided to you by Wednesday, March  5, from our travel coordinator, Pat Morgan ( While attendees are responsible for transportation to and from the airport, The Kern Family Foundation will coordinate any travel needs between the hotel and Stone Manor. Please find directions to Stone Manor and the Foundation campus here.

Please read the biographies of your fellow attendees prior to the event. If you have any questions, please contact Program Associate Kelly Sweeney at or (262) 441-7486.

Thank you,

Ryan Olson
Education Reform Program Director and Team Leader
The Kern Family Foundation
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