IBSC-NYSAIS Educating Boys Conference

Friday, February 16, 2018

The Buckley School
New York, New York, United States


This schedule is subject to change.

8:30 - 9:00 AM
Registration and Breakfast
9:00 – 9:15 AM
Welcome from
Greg O'Melia, Headmaster, The Buckley School
David Armstrong, Executive Director, IBSC
9:15 - 10:30 AM
Featured Speaker Darius Nabors, Founder 59in59
In 1990, Murray Nabors, who was suffering from cancer, wrote the following in his journal about a recent trip to Arches National Park: "I am bothered by how little C (Cyrus) and D (Darius) will remember if I die. At five, D will remember virtually nothing of the trip and of me when he becomes an adult." Twenty years later, his dad had survived melanoma and Darius sent him the following email: "I want to quit my job to do a trip to visit all of the National Parks. Good idea? Bad idea?" His dad replied, "good idea." Armed with an American flag onesie and a Dodge 2500 turbo diesel, Darius quit his job as a Development Officer at the University of Virginia to live out a lifelong dream. Using savings, crowd-sourced funds, sponsorship, and gifts from people he met along the way, he was able to visit all 59 U.S. National Parks in 59 weeks and celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. Hear the story of his trip, what inspired him, and how you can use the lessons he learned to inspire others. Read about his travels, or see pictures at 59in59.com or follow him on Instagram @dariusnabors.
10:30 - 10:45 AM Break
10:45 – 11:45 AM Concurrent Workshops: Working Effectively with Boys
12:00 – 12:45 PM
Lunch provided by The Buckley School
1:00 - 2:15 PM
Featured Speaker Schuyler Bailar, the first openly transgender NCAA Division 1 athlete

From national record breaker to the first transgender NCAA Division 1 men’s competitor, Schuyler Bailar has experienced and the universal tensions of trying to "fit in" in our media-saturated, caricature-driven world while simultaneously seeking to find your authentic self. Hear him share his powerful story. Having lived on the margin (woman, Korean American, gay, transgender) and now often perceived as a privileged elite ("Harvard white guy"), Schuyler inspires with a story peppered with unique and insightful perspectives that resonate with a wide range of audiences. His views on locker-room banter from both ends of the conversation, along with his exposure to thousands of followers from all backgrounds, create a valuable perspective for students, teachers, and administrators navigating the evolving role of gender — particularly for men and boys — in our communities.

2:15 - 3:00 PM
Wrap up
3:00 PM Departure