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Event Information:

  • Wed
    07
    Dec
    2016
    Fri
    09
    Dec
    2016

    Annual Conference

    Marriott Hotel & Statehouse Convention Center, Little Rock

     

    "Linking Leadership with Learning," the theme of ASBA's 63rd Annual Conference, represents our hope and aspiration for public schools in Arkansas. It’s an opportunity to empower ourselves as today’s school leaders—and to empower our students to become tomorrow’s leaders and contributing members of their communities.

    Keynote Speaker

    Murray Banks will kick off our conference with inspiration and learning, weaving together four strategies for world class leadership: teamwork and morale in our school districts, keeping our lives in balance, focusing on solutions rather than problems, and being agile and innovative during times of change. He will challenge and inspire attendees to be at our best, so both our colleagues and students can be at their best!

    Conference Packages

    Members may choose one of three conference packages:

    1.  Wednesday Workshops & Events

    • One full-day of training Wednesday, December 7
    • 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 $150 per person through Nov. 23. After that date, the fee is $175.
    • Members can earn up to 5 hours of boardsmanship credit *

    2.  Traditional Conference Package

    • Wednesday, Dec. 7 – afternoon breakout sessions
    • Thursday, Dec. 8 – continental breakfast, general session with Keynote Speaker Murray Banks, Awards Luncheon, refreshments in the Exhibit Hall, and all breakout sessions
    • Friday, Dec. 9 – breakfast buffet, opening breakfast session, and general sessions with key government officials
    • The registration fee is $275 per person through November 23. After that date, the fee is $300.
    • Members can earn up to 11 hours of boardsmanship credit *

    3.  All-Inclusive Package

    • THE NAME SAYS IT ALL!
    • Wednesday, Dec. 7 – choose one of four morning workshops, buffet lunch, and two afternoon breakout sessions
    • Thursday, Dec. 8 – continental breakfast, general session with Keynote Speaker Murray Banks, Awards Luncheon, refreshments in the Exhibit Hall, and all breakout sessions
    • Friday, Dec. 9 – breakfast buffet, opening breakfast session, and general sessions with key government officials
    • The registration fee is $375 per person through November 23. After that date, the fee is $400.
    • Members can earn up to 14 hours of boardsmanship credit *

    * Requests for cancellations must be in writing to kivy@arsba.org. Cancellation requests received through Nov. 30 will be refunded at 100 percent. Cancellation requests received after Nov. 30 will be refunded at 50 percent. There will be no refunds for cancellations after Dec. 6, 2016.

    Hotel Reservations

    ASBA's block of rooms at the Marriott is full. However, additional blocks of rooms are available at hotels within close proximity for special rates:

    Homewood Suites by Hilton Little Rock Downtown
    Click here for special reservation link
    400 River Market Avenue
    Phone: 1-501-375-4663
    Rate: $149, includes breakfast and Social hour in the evening
    Group Code: ASB

    Courtyard Marriott
    521 President Clinton Avenue
    Phone: 501-975-9800
    Rate: $159
    Group Code: ASBO

    Residence Inn Marriott
    219 River Market Avenue
    Phone: 501-376-7200
    Rate: $159, includes breakfast
    Group Code: ASBO

    Special reservation rates are for Dec. 6-9, 2016 and available until November 12, or the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first. Please make sure and mention the special group code listed above when you call.

    Questions?

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