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

-Susan Cain, author of Quiet

Upcoming Events



September 22: Academy of Our Lady of Peace, San Diego, CA

September 27: Crofton House School, Vancouver, Canada

September 29: SUNY Binghamton Parent Weekend, Binghamton, NY

October 2: Elmwood School, Ottawa, ON, Canada

October 4: Colorado Academy, Denver, CO

October 22: University Liggett School, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI

October 23: The River Center, Peterborough, NH

October 24: Pine Crest School, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

October 26: Saint Gregorys School, Albany, NY

November 3: Greater Washington Montessori Conference, Silver Spring, MD

November 13: The Avielle Foundation, Newtown, CT




March 27: Milton Public Schools, Milton, MA

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