November 13, 2017 – Dr. Janis Kupersmidt, President and Senior Research Scientist at iRT and Mentoring Central, will be the keynote speaker at Global Mentori , Russia’s First International Mentoring Conference. The conference will take place November 13th-14th in Moscow. The theme of the conference is “Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Mentoring,” and will feature speakers from throughout Europe and the world. Dr. Kupersmidt will present findings from her latest research projects on how mentoring programs can implement practices that can improve match and youth outcomes. In addition, her collaborator, Dr. Jean Rhodes, Director of the Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring at the University of Massachusetts Boston, will present an overview of the status of mentoring in the U.S. in a previously recorded video. For more information, see http://global.mentori.ru/2017/speakers/.