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    Name: 2017 ABEC Annual Conference
    Date: October 27, 2017
    Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM MST
    Registration: Register Now
    Event Description:

    Steering into the Future
    2017 ABEC Annual Conference

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    The speed of change is at a pace that is unprecedented in human history.  How do you see this affecting the public education system?  Are our classrooms today capable of meeting the challenges of the future?  Are our current and future teachers prepared with this pace of change in mind?  Do we have systems in place between educators, business leaders, our communities and our political leaders to address these needs?  What role or effect does public education have on workforce development and the economy?  Are our students on track to be competitive in a global economy?

    Business, education and community leaders will challenge our concepts and awareness of the public education system of the future at this year's ABEC Annual Conference. Leaders representing various education stakeholder groups will share their vision for the state?s education system and what we action we need to take to get there. Speakers include:

    • Don Budinger, Chairman & Founding Director, Rodel Foundation of Arizona
    • Jacqui Clay, Cochise County School Superintendent
    • Lattie Coor, Chairman & CEO, Center for the Future of Arizona
    • Marilee Dal Pra, Vice President of Programs, Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust
    • Lily DeBlieux, Superintendent, Pendergast Elementary School District
    • Paul DalePresident, Paradise Valley Community College
    • Diane Douglas, AZ State Superintendent of Public Instruction
    • Julie Euber, Manager of Education and Outreach, TGEN
    • Neil G. Giuliano,President and CEO, Greater Phoenix Leadership
    • Paul Kulpinski, Partnership Director, LAUNCH Flagstaff
    • Ron Shoopman, CEO, Southern Arizona Leadership Council
    • Steve Watson, Maricopa County School Superintendent
    • Cameron Wilson, Chief Operating Officer, Code.org
    • Steven Zylstra, President & CEO, AZ Tech Council

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    Host Sponsor:

    World Sponsor:

    State Sponsors:  

    Core Construction ~ Greater Phoenix Leadership ~ McCarthy Builders          

    Local Sponsors:
    Cox Communications ~ First Things First ~ Orcutt|Winslow Partnership

    15th Anniversary Supporters:
    Arizona Education Association ~ Center for the Future of Arizona ~ EOS Education ~ Edgenuity

    Desert Willow Conference Center
    4340 E. Cotton Center Blvd
    Phoenix, AZ 85040
    Date/Time Information:
    Friday, October 27, 2017
    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Check-in opens at 8:00 AM

    Contact Information:
    Karen Kehlenbach, ABEC Operations Manager
    ABEC Members $140
    Non-Members    $240
    After October 23, 2017: 
    Members           $190
    Non-Members    $290

    Not sure if your organization is a member?  Contact Karen to see if your organization is a member. 

    Group Rates 
    Want to bring a group from your organization? Contact Karen in the ABEC offices (by phone @ 602-264-8396 or by email at karen@azbec.org) for group rates.  

    Contact Karen (602-264-8396 or karen@azbec.org) ASAP if you need to substitute for someone unable to make it.

    Cancellation Policy
    Any registrant unable to attend should contact the ABEC offices (Karen by email Karen@azbec.org or by phone 602-264-8396) as soon as possible.  If the cancelation of a paid registration occurs before October 21, the registration fee minus the processing fee of $10 will be refunded within five (5) business days.  If the cancelation of a paid registration occurs after October 20, the registration fee minus a $35.00 cancelation fee will be refunded within ten (10) business days. Registrations not canceled per these guidelines must be paid in full even if the registrant does not attend the conference. Conference materials, meals and breaks preparations are based on the number of registrants.
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