Keynote Session
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During this keynote session, Crystal Kuykendall will share insight, information, and strategies to enhance the efforts of school officials to overcome implicit and institutional bias while building exemplary, diverse teams that are committed to the achievement and high performance of all students. Attendees will leave with:

  1. tips to facilitate local school efforts to embrace diversity in curriculum development, classroom instruction, and school operations
  2. strategies to improve equity and inclusion in schools and classrooms
  3. tips on creating school and classroom climates where every learner and employee feels a sense of belonging, bonding, and motivation

This session will leave you inspired, enlightened, informed, and encouraged to accomplish more in promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in ALL Kentucky schools

Keynote Speaker
Crystal A. Kuykendall is a gifted and gracious business executive, diversity trainer, strategic planner, child advocate, public speaker, administrator, educator, attorney and human relations and social justice consultant. She has been lauded extensively for her expertise in facilitating institutional and organizational success and student achievement. She facilitates self- analysis and inspires personal and organizational, growth and powerful results. She has worked with CEOs, educators, counselors, health professionals, entrepreneurs, private & public employees, parents, students, and others who desire results as she transforms lives and institutions.

Crystal's presentations reflect her unique experiences and professional responsibilities. A member of the D.C. Bar, she is the Founder, President and General Counsel of her own firm, Kreative and Innovative Resources for Kids, Inc. (K.I.R.K) since 1989. She is also Founder of her own law firm, The Kuykendall Company. A former full time University Professor at Seton Hall University, she has been Adjunct Faculty at Montclair State University and Strayer University and member of the Advisory Board in the School of Education and Urban Studies at Morgan State University.

Crystal, a former keynote speaker for KASA's Annual Leadership Institute (2001), is the author of 4 books, including the highly acclaimed national best seller, From Rage to Hope: Strategies for Reclaiming Black and Hispanic Students.

Register Here
*Online registration closed 4 p.m. EST. After this time, you may still register onsite beginning at 7.30 a.m. on November 18, for more information call (800) 928-5272.
Registration Includes: Summit sessions, meals, materials & networking reception held Thursday, November 17 at the Galt House Hotel.
$199 - member
$269 -nonmember
* ALL registrants will receive an invitation to join What's in a Name Webinar and Gender Pronouns What Are They Webinar for FREE

$113 plus tax (West Tower)
$133 plus tax (East Tower-2 room suites)
Call (502) 589-5200 and ask for the KASA DEIB rate or click here and book your lodging by November 3rd.

$20 - Overnight parking is available at the discounted rate in East Tower only
Parking for the day, hourly rate

Cancellation Policy
Should you find you need to cancel your registration for an unforeseen reason, cancellations will be accepted through November 3, 2022, but must be submitted in writing via email (, or by fax (502) 875-4631, or mail to 87 C. Michael Davenport Blvd., Frankfort, KY 40601.

An administrative fee of $39 will apply to offset the cost of materials prepared and purchased on your behalf.

A refund cannot be issued for cancellations after November 3 or for no shows at the event November 18 due to commitments KASA must make to the hotel and other suppliers on your behalf.

Any refunds will be issued after December 1, 2022.

*Written cancellation or substitution is required to protect both KASA members and staff from the uncertainty and misunderstandings that may occur because of cancellations made by phone during a hectic work period.

For questions regarding your registration, please contact the KASA office (800) 928-5272

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