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    Name: 2018 ABEC Annual Conference
    Date: October 19, 2018
    Time: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM MST
    Registration: Register Now
    Event Description:
    2018 ABEC Annual Conference
    Student Equity: The Real School Choice


    8:30 AM WELCOME
    Corey Woods, Chief of staff, ASU Preparatory Academy
      Debra Raeder, Vice President, ABEC
    James K. Zaharis, Ed.D., Executive Vice President, ABEC
    8:45 AM Arizona demographic trends, economic change, and public school impacts.
      Jim Chang, Ph.D., State Demographer, Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity
    Alan McGuire, President and Principal Economist, The Maguire Company                   
    Jim Rounds, President, Rounds Consulting, Inc.
    Responder: Grady Gammage, Founding Member, Gammage & Burnham PLC
    Moderator: James K. Zaharis, Ed.D., Executive Vice President, ABEC
    9:35 AM
    Rita H. Cheng, Ph.D., President, Northern Arizona University
    10:00 AM
    10:15 AM 
    PANEL:  Arizona of today and tomorrow, a demographic shift and the impacts on Arizona?s public schools.
    Camille Casteel, Ed.D., Superintendent, Chandler Unified School District
    Paul A. Dale, Ed.D., President, Paradise Valley Community College
    Timothy Ogle, Ph.D., Executive Director, Arizona School Boards Association                                                            
    Scott Pierce, Vice President, Pierce Energy Planning
    Moderator Debra Raeder, Vice President, ABEC
    11:00 AM
    PANEL:  Student Equity is a real issue in Arizona.  Is it time we looked at changes to the school funding formula based on student equity issues?
    Ernest Calderon, Attorney at Law
    Richard Condit, Chief Administrative Officer, Sundt Construction (retired)
    Lupita Hightower Ed.D., Superintendent, Tolleson Elementary School District                                                        
    Gabriel Trujillo, Ed.D., Superintendent, Tucson Unified School District                                                              
    11:45 AM
    12:00 PM
    12:40 PM
    Educational Equity: Working as One System for Our Future
    1:20 PM

    1:45 PM 
    2:00 PM
    Rose Owens-West, Ed.D., Equity Policy Director, WestED
    Moderator: Dick Foreman, President & CEO, ABEC  
    The Prickly Truth
    Roger Freeman, Ed.D., Superintendent, Littleton Elementary School District
    Hugh Hallman, Managing Director, Hallman & Affiliates, P.C.
    What I heard and What I think
    Don Budinger, Founding Director and Chairman, The Rodel Foundations
    Black Canyon Conference Center.
    Meeting Room: Black Canyon Ballroom
    9440 N. 25th Avenue
    Phoenix, AZ 85021
    Date/Time Information:
    Friday, October 19, 2018
    8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Check-in opens at 8:00 AM with continental breakfast available!
    Luncheon Buffet at Noon.

    Contact Information:
    Karen Kehlenbach, ABEC Director of Business & Event Services
    ABEC Members  $140 
    Non-Members    $185

    After October 12, 2018:
    Members            $190
    Non-Members   $235    
    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 13, 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 12, 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 conferenceConference materials, meals and breaks preparations are based on the number of registrants.
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