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    Name: ABEC Annual Conference
    Date: November 4, 2020 - November 6, 2020
    Registration: Register Now
    Event Description:

    Arizona Public Education 2021: Embracing Collaboration
    We can do better for our kids; Why it is needed. What is the Vision and who is responsible?

    What can we do better for Arizona’s school children, communities, families and businesses in 2021?  
    How will Arizona businesses play a role in this and what role should they play?  
    Are we listening to Business leaders needs and how do we work together to best respond?
    What really makes a difference and how can we best go forward in 2021 with respect to the lessons learned?  
    What are the key action steps we need to be considering right now?
    The Honorable Kathy Hoffman, State Superintendent of Public Education.
    Eileen Klein, former state treasurer and president emerita, Arizona Board of Regents   
    Dr. Kristi Wilson, Superintendent, Buckeye Elementary School District and President, AASA The School Superintendents Association (national association)
    Joanna Allhands, Editorial Board member and digital opinions editor, Arizona Republic and AZCentral.com
    Dr. Debbi Burdick, Superintendent, Cave Creek Unified School District  
    Dr. Heather Carter, Executive Vice President, Greater Phoenix Leadership (GPL) 

    Kaitlin Harrier, Education Policy Advisor, Governor’s Office
    Dr. Sheila Harrison-Williams, Executive Director, Arizona School Boards Association (ASBA)
    Clint Harrington, President, Pilkington Construction

    Daniel Lies, Head of Global Sales and Marketing, Boxlight  
    Jake Logan, President & CEO, Arizona Charter Schools Association  
    Wendy Miller, CEO, Challenge Charter School  
    Joe Rubio, Lead Organizer, Valley Interfaith Project 
    Dr. Paul Stanton, Superintendent, Washington Elementary School District  
    James Swanson, President & CEO, Kitchell  
    Joe Thomas, President, Arizona Education Association (AEA)  
    Karin Ward, Superintendent, Beaver Creek School District  
    Sandra Watson, President & CEO, Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA)  
    Dr. Greg Wyman, Superintendent, JO Combs Unified School District  
    Rachel Yanof, Executive Director, Achieve60 AZ 

    Click here to learn how your organization can be a sponsor! 
    A virtual meeting.  Register to receive the meeting link for all three days 1 business day prior to the start of the conference. 
    Date/Time Information:
    Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday
    November 4-6, 2020
    10:30am to Noon Wednesday and Thursday
    8:30am to 10:00am Friday 
    Contact Information:
    Karen Kehlenbach, ABEC Director of Business & Event Services
    No fee. Free and open to anyone interested in collaborating for the benefit of Arizona students and Arizona's economy! 
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