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"It's hard to overstate the importance of this book."

-Susan Cain, author of Quiet

Upcoming Events



April 24: Harding Township Schools, New Vernon, NJ

April 28: National Association of Junior Auxiliary Annual Education Conference, Mobile, AL

May 1: Huntington Middle School, San Marino, CA 

May 2-4: Mom2.0, Pasadena, CA (registration required)

May 9: Frameworks of Tampa Bay, Tampa, FL (private)

July 1 & 2: Canyon Ranch, Lenox, MA (private, two events, topics include Gift of Failure and preventing childhood addiction)

July 11: College of Southern Idaho, Twin Falls, ID

September 27: Crofton House School, Vancouver, Canada

October 4: Colorado Academy, Denver, CO

October 23: The River Center, Peterborough, NH




April 2: Apple Orchard School, Brookline, MA




Most events are topics around Gift of Failure, but increasingly, some events are on the topic of preventing childhood addiction. These events are noted in parentheses.

All appearances listed are public unless otherwise indicated, and some organizations require attendees to register beforehand. Check links before attending!


If you would like to inquire about bringing Jess to your town, contact Michele Fee Smith of American Program Bureau at 617-614-1606 or