P20 Talks is the world’s only professional conference for Life Skills Educators. Hosted by the international consciousness movement Parenting 2.0, and committed to nurturing a more dynamic Life Skills educational process worldwide, P20 Talks alternates a combined international conference on varying continents in even years with regional advocacy in odd years. Parenting 2.0 Founder, Mama Marlaine, describes the group’s genesis and mission at P20 Talks 2012 below.
In 2012, Parenting 2.0 members made history by gathering professionals across multiple disciplines and continents in San Diego, California USA for the world’s first international conference for Life Skills educators. As a bow to TED Talks, they titled the conference P20 Talks.
Highlights of P20 Talks 2012 included the unveiling of plans for Parenting 2.0’s community service organization, The Global Presence, and honoring of Bobbi DePorter’s life work in the Life Skills arena with the 2012 Global Presence Humanitarian Award.
For P20 Talks 2013, Global Presence Ambassadors hosted regional gatherings around the globe to strengthen collaborations among Life Skills professionals. Parenting 2.0 also recognized Room to Read, and Founder John Wood, for magnanimous contributions in the Life Skills arena with the 2013 Global Presence Humanitarian Award at the Joan Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice in San Diego, California USA.
Parenting 2.0’s second international conference, P20 Talks 2014, was held at the Castleknock Hotel and Country Club in Dublin, Ireland September 14th – 16th. Against Malaria Foundation Founder Rob Mather was recognized with The Global Presence 2014 Humanitarian Award.
For P20 Talks 2015, Global Presence Ambassadors hosted Leadership Forums in cities around the globe and recognized FranklinCovey for pioneering contributions in the time management/ productivity arena with The 2015 Global Presence Humanitarian Award (Salt Lake City, Utah USA September).
Parenting 2.0’s third international conference, on as many continents, was held at the Kenilworth Beach Resort in Goa, India October 7th-9th, 2016. Chetna Gala Sinha, Founder of the Mann Deshi Foundation, was recognized for her magnanimous contributions in the financial arena with the 2016 Global Presence Humanitarian Award. Presentations can be viewed on our P20 Talks Channel on YouTube and photos enjoyed in our Global Presence Group on Facebook.
For P20 Talks 2017, Global Presence Ambassadors are hosting regional Life Skills Film Festivals. Our next international conference, P20 Talks 2018, will be in Sydney, Australia. For more information on both P20 Talks 2017 and P20 Talks 2018, please contact us via our Contact Page.