TransformSC 2017 Conference registration now open


Registration is now open for the 2017 TransformSC Spring Conference, where we will convene educators, business leaders and policymakers to inspire school, district and community leaders to #ThinkForward through transformational leadership.

The conference is expected to draw more than 500 attendees including educators, business leaders and representatives from higher education institutions and non-profits, as well as state and local policymakers.

DATE:  Monday, March 13, 2017
  8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
LOCATION:  TD Convention Center, Greenville SC

Take advantage of $80 early bird pricing through Dec. 31, 2016.


Keynote Speaker

Dr. James H. Johnson, Jr.

johnsonWe are pleased to welcome as our keynote speaker Dr. James H. Johnson Jr. He will discuss “Disruptive Demographics” and the changing face of our country, region and state as well as addressing what those changes mean for transformative educational leadership.

Dr. Johnson is the William R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of strategy and entrepreneurship and director of the Urban Investment Strategies Center at the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

His research interests include community and economic development, the effects of demographic changes on the U.S. workplace, interethnic minority conflict in advanced industrial societies, urban poverty and public policy in urban America, and workforce diversity issues.

Dr. Johnson examines the causes and consequences of growing inequality in American society, particularly as it affects socially and economically disadvantaged youth; entrepreneurial approaches to poverty alleviation, job creation, and community development; inter-ethnic minority conflict in advanced industrial societies; and business demography and workforce diversity issues.

He has published more than 100 scholarly research articles and three research monographs and has co-edited four theme issues of scholarly journals on these and related topics. His latest book is “Prismatic Metropolis: Inequality in Los Angeles.”

Johnson received his Ph.D. from Michigan State University, his MS from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and his BS from North Carolina Central University.