Upcoming Events

Event Information:

  • Wed
    06
    Dec
    2017
    Fri
    08
    Dec
    2017

    Annual Conference

    Marriott Hotel & Statehouse Convention Center, Little Rock

     

    For a leader, careful listening with presence and awareness is a critical skill that you must master. When you tune out the wrong people and information, you run the risk of depriving yourself of priceless learning. During the 64th Annual Conference, ASBA will encourage you to Listen. Learn. Lead.” This means process what you hear, grow from it, and apply it to the leadership challenges you face as board members. By tuning in to the wealth of inspiration that surrounds us we can become more empathetic, smarter, successful leaders.

    ASBA will focus on approaches and methods for improving student performance in a number of program tracks including best practices, finance & funding, and governance & leadership. The Annual Conference will also feature exhibits from over fifty Commercial Affiliate Partners, to help you make sound and prudent decisions on products and services that are essential to your district's educational program.

    Click HERE to REGISTER.

    Keynote: Creating Future-Focused Schools

    Today’s students need to be prepared for their future. Living in a rapidly evolving global economy, students need to be able to think at higher levels, employ strong literacy and analytical skills, and solve problems in unpredictable situations. There is currently a gap between what students need and what our schools provide. To be prepared for success in today’s increasingly technology-focused and information-based society, ALL students need a rigorous and relevant learning experience.

    Keynote Speaker Dr. Daggett will describe how the nation’s most rapidly improving schools are proactive, rather than reactive, to the demands of new standards, tests, and teacher evaluation requirements and have created a culture to support, define, and implement innovative, rigorous learning experiences for ALL students to better prepare them for the ever-changing world.

    Conference Packages

    1.  Wednesday Workshops & Events

    • One full-day of training Wednesday, December 6
    • From 9 a.m. until noon, registered board members may choose one of four morning workshops to attend. Seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
    • Immediately following the workshops, attendees will be treated to a buffet lunch in Salon B of the Marriott Ballroom and will have the opportunity to socialize with board colleagues and ASBA Commercial Affiliates, from noon-1:15 p.m.
    • Breakout sessions will take place from 1:30-2:30 p.m. and 2:45-3:45 p.m.
    • The registration fee is $175 per member through Nov. 22. After that date, the fee is $200.
    • *Members can earn up to 5 hours of boardsmanship credit


    2.  Traditional Conference Package

    • Wednesday, Dec. 6 – afternoon breakout sessions
    • Thursday, Dec. 7 – continental breakfast, general session with Keynote Speaker Dr. Bill Daggett, Awards Luncheon, refreshments in the Exhibit Hall, and all breakout sessions
    • Friday, Dec. 8 – breakfast buffet, opening breakfast session, and general sessions with key government officials
    • The registration fee is $295 per member through November 22. After that date, the fee is $320.
    • *Members can earn up to 11 hours of boardsmanship credit


    3.  All-Inclusive Package

    • THE NAME SAYS IT ALL!
    • Wednesday, Dec. 6 – choose one of four morning workshops, buffet lunch, and two afternoon breakout sessions
    • Thursday, Dec. 7 – continental breakfast, general session with Keynote Speaker Dr. Bill Daggett, Awards Luncheon, refreshments in the Exhibit Hall, and all breakout sessions
    • Friday, Dec. 8 – breakfast buffet, opening breakfast session, and general sessions with key government officials
    • The registration is $395 per member through November 22. After that date, the fee is $420.
    • *Members can earn up to 14 hours of boardsmanship credit


    4.  Non-member Package/All-Inclusive

    • Only package option available for non-members
    • Wednesday, Dec. 6 – choose one of four morning workshops, buffet lunch, and two afternoon breakout sessions
    • Thursday, Dec. 7 – continental breakfast, general session with Keynote Speaker Dr. Bill Daggett, Awards Luncheon, refreshments in the Exhibit Hall, and all breakout sessions
    • Friday, Dec. 8 – breakfast buffet, opening breakfast session, and general sessions with key government officials
    • The registration fee for non-members is $495 per person through November 22. After that date, the fee is $520.

    * Requests for cancellations must be in writing to kivy@arsba.org. Cancellation requests received through Nov. 29 will be refunded at 100 percent. Cancellation requests received after Nov. 29 will be refunded at 50 percent. There will be no refunds for cancellations after Dec. 5, 2017.

    If you need registration assistance, please contact Kathy Ivy, ASBA Bookkeeper, or contact Dr. Anne Butcher, ASBA Board Development Director, for information regarding specific sessions or scheduling.

    Hotel Reservations

    Blocks of rooms are available for conference attendees at the following hotels (rooms are available until the “book” date or the block is sold-out, whichever comes first):

    Little Rock Marriott
    Click here to book a room online
    3 Statehouse Plaza, Little Rock, AR  72201
    501-906-4000 (mention ASBA)
    Rate $142.00/night from Dec. 5-8, book by Nov. 8

    Courtyard Little Rock Downtown
    Click here to book a room online
    521 President Clinton Avenue, Little Rock, AR  72201
    501-975-9800 (mention ASBA)
    Rate $159.00/night from Dec. 5-8, book by Nov. 14

    Residence Inn Little Rock Downtown
    Click here to book a room online
    219 River Market Avenue, Little Rock, AR  72201
    501-376-7200 (mention ASBA)
    Rate $159.00/night from Dec. 5-8, book by Nov. 14

    Hampton Inn & Suites Little Rock-Downtown
    Click here to book a room online
    320 River Market Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72201
    501-244-0600 (mention ASBA)
    Rate $145.00/night from Dec. 5-8, book by Nov. 14

    Homewood Suites by Hilton Little Rock Downtown
    Click here to book a room online
    400 River Market Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72201
    501-375-4663 (mention ASBA)
    Rate $159.00/night from Dec. 5-8, book by Nov. 14

     

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