In this three-day Equity Institute, participants will recharge and reimagine schools and districts as Communities of Belonging that empower, transform, and connect the lives of students, educators, leaders, parents, and community members. We’ll practice experiential and whole-person-centered learning as we explore topics and themes that create communities of belonging.

In this “unconference” model, participants will immerse themselves in a cohort for the duration of the Institute, creating an in-depth individual and group learning experience. Participants will walk away invigorated and connected to their expanding network of equity advocates as we widen the circle of belonging and create the conditions for educational equity.

Dr. Nancy Dome

CoFounder & CEO Epoch Education

Dr. Nancy Dome is a renowned speaker and leader on Equity in school systems and workplaces with over 20 yrs in the education field as a child care worker, a teacher and a professor. Nancy currently serves as CEO of Epoch Education.

Dr. Jon Eyler

CEO Collaborative Learning Solutions

Dr. Jon Eyler is a national consultant and speaker on topics of equity, educational reform, and educational psychology. Jon currently serves as the CEO of Collaborative Learning Solutions.

Dr. Eddie Fergus

Principal Manager Collaborative Equity Solutions

Dr. Eddie Fergus is best selling author and an applied researcher at Temple University. Eddie’s work explores the effects of educational policy and practice as it intersects the lives of populations living in vulnerable conditions.


The Equity Institute includes a welcome dinner, two breakfasts, two lunches, snacks, opportunities to engage and network, one-year subscription to Epoch On-line Community, Epoch Education Conversation Starters Deck, a copy of Solving Disproportionality and Achieving Equity by Dr. Eddie Fergus, and time to explore the historic gold rush town of Folsom situated on beautiful Lake Natoma.

Equity Institute Pass

Per Person


Special Teams Pass

Special Team Discounts

Buy 3 and pay $650 per ticket
Buy 5 and get one additional pass for free
Buy 10 and get two additional passes for free

Conference Location

Lake Natoma Inn

702 Gold Lake Drive

Folsom, CA 95630

Book Your Lodging

We have a limited number of rooms reserved under “Equity Institute” at the Lake Natoma Inn, which will be available on a first come first serve basis. Room block expires 5/30/19. The hotel also provides complimentary Super Shuttle service to/from the Sacramento Airport.

Reserve your room today

We also have room blocks at these nearby hotels:

  • Hilton Garden Inn, 221 Iron Point Rd, Folsom, CA 95630 (Group Code: EDD. Book here by June 7, 2019.)
  • Larkspur Landing, 121 Iron Point Rd, Folsom, CA 95630 (Book here by May 30, 2019.)

Questions? Email institute@epocheducation.com


The City of Folsom has a rich history beginning with the ’49ers during California’s great Gold Rush. It was the site of the West’s first railroad and the world’s first long-distance transmission of electricity. Today Folsom is a forward-looking city, a hightech town, with firms ranging from small to large international corporations. Folsom also boasts excellent schools, beautiful family-oriented neighborhoods and outstanding shopping, dining and cultural options.