The 2011 Achieving, Connecting, Thriving Leadership Conference, co-convened by the Program in Education, Afterschool and Resiliency (PEAR) at McLean Hospital and Harvard University and Boston After School & Beyond, was planned and managed by MPWI at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in Cambridge in the spring of 2011. The conference included a leadership panel, lunchtime discussion groups and ten breakout sessions.