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2020 Conference Sessions

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The deadline to register for the 2020 Annual Conference without paying a late fee is January 24, 2020. All registrations made after Jan. 24 will include a $100 late fee. Registrations can be transferred between members or non-member attendees (prices will be adjusted for member to non-member prices).

All cancellations will be assessed a $75 cancellation fee. After January 24, no cancellations will be accepted. Click HERE to see the TSPRA cancellation policy.

2020 TSPRA Annual Conference

February 24-27, 2020
Omni Barton Creek Resort

Executive Committee Meeting  Monday a.m., Feb. 24
Pre-Conference Sessions  Monday p.m., Feb. 24
Regular Conference Sessions  Tuesday, Feb. 25 through noon on Thursday, Feb. 27
Star Awards Banquet  Wednesday p.m., Feb. 26

8212 Barton Club Drive
Austin, TX 78735

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SEE BELOW FOR CONCURRENT SESSIONS

 

PRECONFERENCE

Preconference is a great time to dive deep into a concentrated subject with your peers. Sessions run on Monday, February 24, 1-4 p.m. and are only $100. 

PRECONFERENCE - Put The APR In Your Professional Portfolio

Rayburn

Invest in yourself, invest in your career and start your path to becoming an APR during this interactive session. Don't let another year pass without adding this credential to your professional portfolio. During this session, you will meet with an APR mentor to get a jump start on your portfolio project and learn what it takes to earn this prestigious credential. The session will provide you with a roadmap to earning your APR.


PRECONFERENCE - Mastering The Visual Code: The Building Blocks Of Powerful Visual Storytelling

Brazos G
Telling a compelling video story is dependent on knowing a hidden visual language that has been with us since early cinema days. The language is ‘hidden’ because it is a visual code embedded in every TV show, every video message and every movie you have ever watched. Although it is ever present, this visual code is easy to over look simply because it is visual. Julie Jones, director of the National Photographers Association’s (NPPA) News Video Workshop, will introduce you to this language and show you how to harness it so you can build better stories from the concept all the way through to the last edit.

PRECONFERENCE - Marketing

San Jacinto
This three-hour workshop will flex your marketing muscles and get you in shape for any season! You’ll go through exercises and guides to maximize your website (regardless of where you’re at), plan small and large campaigns, and work with what you’ve got to market all you have. Join us at the pre-conference starting line! Lisa Losasso Jackson, Eleven Productions.

PRECONFERENCE - Rookie Boot Camp
Brazos F
Every PR professional needs some tools to help navigate school communications. TSPRA Rookie Boot Camp will provide you with some basic tools, tips and techniques to finding your way through the day-to-day adventures we all face. Get to know your fellow rookies and meet some veterans who will help maximize your TSPRA experience. Presenters:  Kim Hocott, Pearland ISD, Barry Perez, Northside ISD, Ian Halperin, Wylie ISD, Helen Williams, Greenville ISD, Claudia Lemus-Campos, PSJA ISD

 

PRECONFERENCE - TCU What Leaders Can Learn From Hurricanes: Crisis Communication And Messages Of Resilience
Brazos E
Hurricane Harvey not only battered the Texas coast in 2017, but it also dumped several feet of rain across the Houston area. One school district in Fort Bend County, Texas, used a discourse of resilience before, during, and after the storm to position its community for renewal. From this year-long academic case study about the discourse of renewal, built with help from the Fort Bend ISD communication team, find out how public sector leaders can model resilience discourse. This model is one way to "round up" crisis communication into more than warnings and announcements. Also, in this interactive session, attendees will work individually and in groups on developing a storytelling map, for finding the right voices in your district for every type of story. 


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CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Tuesday, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

100 CORPORATE SHOWCASE

Creating an Exceptional Customer Experience || How to Listen Learn & Lead as A Superhero

Christine Wells, K12Insight

Brazos G

What is good customer service? How can it go from good to exceptional? What are the pitfalls that many people experience when trying to deliver customer service? Find out the answers to these and other important customer-service questions during this taste of CX session. This interactive and information-packed session will offer participants a chance to explore what exceptional service looks like, practice skills to deliver exceptional service, and prepare to lead as a customer service SUPERhero.  

 

101

HS Journalism Network: CFISD’s Partnership with Student Media

Angel Verdejo & Abbie McIntosh, Cypress-Fairbanks ISD

Rayburn

In a district with 91 schools, 117,000+ students and 16,000+ employees, news and coverage opportunities are plentiful for the CFISD communication department. Learn how the team built the High School Journalism Network (HSJN) from the ground up, partnering with 12 journalism departments to offer writing, photography and press conference coverage opportunities. Gather tips on how to launch your own district’s HSJN and enhance hyperlocal coverage of your campuses.


102

Podcasting: Reaching your Audience on the Move

Justin Dearing, Carroll ISD; Erin McCann, CPC, Crandall ISD

Brazos F

It’s the age of the commuter: How many parents in your district live in your community but work in others? Why not find new ways to reach them on their drive? Join two millennials “35 Under 35s” to talk podcasting. Both Justin and Erin host podcasts, personally and professionally. This interactive session will talk equipment, hosting and editing locations, metrics and how your district can use a podcast as a strategic communication tactic to reach more of your audience.

 

103

Staffing Your Superintendent and Leadership Teams

Veronica Sopher, Fort Bend ISD; Tamra Spence & Troy Gallow, Ed.D., Pflugerville ISD

Rio Grande

While we all cannot live in an episode of The West Wing, we can learn a few lessons on how important communication is to leaders. Learn how two different communications leaders support their superintendents, boards, and cabinet members. Presenting with Pflugerville ISD’s chief of staff, learn how to make your position and department indispensable during times of crises and how to become your superintendent’s right hand through messaging and sound advice.

 

104

#didtheyreallyjustpostthat: Advising School Board Members on Social Media and Battling Keyboard Warriors

Kristin Zastoupil, Forney ISD; Ian Halperin, Wylie ISD; Megan Overman, CPC, APR, Eagle Mountain Saginaw; Beth Trimble, CPC, Red Oak ISD

Colorado

Twitter and Facebook are the Wild West when it comes to information.  It's wide open spaces with little policing, and the never-ending threat of attack.  Learn from four veteran school communications directors sharing their experiences, strategies and tactics for advising school board members on social media posts, tackling negative social media, fake profiles, social media bullies and C.A.V.E. people (Citizens Against Virtually Everything.) Whether you're a one-person office, a large department, a foundation or partnership program, we have tips for how you can manage your social media. We'll cover what you can and cannot share and how to identify your social media audience (bullies and fans), targeting them for positive online engagement and support in battling misinformation.  

 

105

The Authentic YOU: How to Find Your Voice as a Public Education Champion

Corey Ryan, Leander ISD            

Llano

We need strong advocates for students, districts, schools, teachers, staff and communities. Strength comes by sharing your story. The messenger is just as important as the message. Walk away with tips and tricks for tapping your personality to improve your district's community engagement and messaging. 

 

106

West Texas Strong: How El Paso and Odessa Collaborated to Cope with Tragedy

Gustavo Reveles & Melissa Martinez, CPC, El Paso IS; Mike Adkins, Ector County 

Brazos E

After the shooting tragedies in El Paso and Odessa this summer, El Paso and Ector County ISDs relied on each other to share best practices and messaging strategies to help their students, employees and communities. Learn how, by working together, these two districts 280 miles apart worked together to be #WestTexasStrong.

 

107

PR Life Lessons: What You Don’t Know Might Hurt You

Timothy Carroll, APR, Allen ISD

Trinity

There are some things you just can't learn in school. The presenter will touch on many of them in this quick paced and informative session.  He will share PR experiences from 40 years in the business and lessons learned that we can all benefit from. Topics such as the crush of national news coverage, the tragic death of a student(s), the revolving door of superintendents, the explosion and implosion of social media in public education, school lunch nightmares and many more.  We will discuss the good, the bad and the ugly of the school PR business.  

 

108

50 Shades of Grants & Giving: Talk Shop with Education Foundation Staffers Across the State

Facilitator: Emily Conklin, CPC, Highland Park ISD

Panel: Courtney Sanguinetti, Lindale ISD; Alyssa Edstrom, Northwest ISD; Maya Bethany Golden, 1 in 3 Foundation

Houston

From grants to giving, join us for a panel discussion with education foundation staff members across the state. Bring your questions, best practices, and let’s dive in for an hour of brainstorming and sharing with colleagues about what works in today’s foundation offices.

 

109

Visual Strategizing

Julie Jones, University of Oklahoma Professor

San Jacinto

Creating strong visual messages for your organization is dependent upon understanding the reason you are telling that message in the first place. Julie Jones, award winning video journalist, will teach you how to recognize the purpose of your message and story structures that will help make the message clear and compelling to your audience.

 

Tuesday, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

110 CORPORATE SHOWCASE 

Taming Your Wild, Wild Website

Michelle DoPorto, Birdville ISD; Doug Bellamy, Wylie ISD; Casey Bain, Little Elm ISD (Blackboard)

Rio Grande

Your website is the first place your community goes for news, updates, and information about your schools, but is it making a good impression? Whether you’re just starting out, or you’re giving your site a face-lift, making the most of your web community can seem like a daunting task. These seasoned webmasters will share a few simple tips and tricks that will make the process easier and more manageable. You’ll leave with amazing insights and be prepared to make your website a powerful tool for engaging your community. 

 

111

Production 101:   Creating a Video Symphony Out of Your One-Man Band Production

Charles "Bubba" Willis, Forney ISD; Rhett Schwartzkopf, Northwest ISD; and Kris Hill, Eagle Mountain Saginaw ISD

Colorado

Scriptwriting, People Finding, Lighting, Shooting, Editing, Creating —You do it all by yourself, but the viewers don't have to know that! This session is aimed at the new-to-video members.

This whirlwind session will offer simple tips to creating polished videos. Some topics we will cover are scripting, lighting, framing, editing, color tricks and templates. 

 

112

Maximizing Partnerships in Special Events

Lauri Anzaldua, Bastrop ISD; Cassandra Balderas, Hutto ISD

Rayburn

Do you want to make your special event engaging and useful for your students and families? During this session we will talk about how to make and keep the connection between your community partners and the school district. We will take a closer look at three events in particular - hosting a Back to School Bash, running a smooth Stuff the Bus campaign and providing resources for families with a Winter Blast.

 

113
One-Person Departments: You CAN Manage a TRE or a Bond Election by Leveraging Partnerships
Emily White, Communications Director and Superintendent Doug Williams, Sunnyvale ISD & Michael Holmberg, WRA Architects
Trinity
One-person departments have a unique set of challenges on any given day. However, when the district decides to call a bond election or a tax ratification election, work can become even more challenging. Learn how to balance the duties of your one-person department by collaborating with partners who understand and have an interest in your district.

 

114

"Sparking" Creativity with Adobe

Deborah Silliman, San Antonio ISD
Brazos G

Want to learn how to make your next story really pop? Learn how to wed photos and words together using Adobe Spark! This presentation will teach participants how to create a webpage featuring photos, text, and videos using Adobe's user-friendly, web-based application. NOTE: Adobe Spark is not a free service.

 

115

A Story is Like an Onion

Cecelia Jones, CPC & Casey Bain, Little Elm ISD

Brazos F

Each of us has meaningful and memorable stories happening at our campuses. But the trick is how to find and unbundle them. Unbundling a story is like peeling an onion. As you peel the layers away, a fresh layer is revealed. We all craft stories about the everyday happenings, but with a little bit of curiosity, you can find a fresh and amazing story to tell.  See how you can hit the refresh on the commonly asked "Who, What, When, Where and Why" questions.

 

116

Managing Your District's Reputation Through Customer Experience, Environment and Engagement

Danielle Clark, APR & Stephanie DeLos Santos, Harris County ISD

Brazos E

Reputation management is the new buzzword in communications, but schools and districts are uniquely primed to manage this often-nebulous concept. By seeing your reputation through the lens of the customer experience, environment and engagement, you will gain insight into how stakeholders view your organization and how you can refine processes and solutions to provide big results for your district’s reputation. 

 

117

Know Your Role: PR Crisis Planning 101

Kim Hocott, Pearland ISD; Rebecca Villarreal, APR, New Braunfels ISD

Llano

From proactive tips for crisis communications to working with emergency management personnel, attendees will learn the basics of a district PIO’s role in a crisis. Hear first-hand testimonials related to school shootings and health-related school crises. Leave this session with helpful tips for training opportunities, creating a Go Kit, messaging ideas and building a ROK Box. You’ll be ready to follow the Boy Scout Motto: Be Prepared!

 

118

Has Your Social Media Campaign Become Anti-Social?

Jasmin Nguyen & Justin Elbert, Klein ISD

San Jacinto

It's time to take a hard look at what we're doing on social media. Are we using it to further our district vision or are we just throwing content at the "wall?" In this session, we'll discuss ways to make our social media more social by engaging our followers with two-way communication and posts that they will care about and that will resonate with them.

 

119

Finding the Me in Moments

Patti Pawlik-Perales & Rosalinda Montero, Alamo Heights ISD

Houston

As communications leaders, we are always focused on others! Crafting and creating that heartfelt story—connecting this reporter with that great kid—writing, photographing, videotaping, tweeting and posting the stories that share who we are as a school district. It is fabulously inspiring, creative and... exhausting. We will discuss how to do it all while living a balanced personal and professional life.  

 

Wednesday, 10:45-11:45 a.m.

200 COPORATE SHOWCASE

Saving Lives with Crisis Communications

Steven Anderson, Intrado SchoolMessenger

Rio Grande

Communications in a crisis are critical not only for those directly involved, but also for parents and the community. Join us as we look at the six parts of crisis communication and how connections matter when it comes to saving lives. We will examine what works, what doesn’t, and how you can equip the district communications team with the right information and the right tools at the right time.

 

201

Green Screens and Ham with a Side of Color Correction

Mitzi Loera, Cypress-Fairbanks ISD
Llano

In the world of video production, it can be difficult to make it out to a location shoot, so shooting it on a green screen can save time. In this session, learn how to get the best key on a green screen, whether be it a big production or a quick get-it-done production on a portable screen. You will also receive tips on how to get the best color correction with Magic Bullet software and the options the Adobe Suite offers.

 

202

You Have Community Support, but Can You Keep It?

Donald Williams & Elizabeth Carmody, Mansfield ISD

Shoal Creek B

All districts strive to have their entire community in their corner. Whether it is parents, staff, businesses, or faith-based partners those community members will volunteer, donate and serve as advocates of the great work happening in the district. If you have engaged community members, how are you making sure they stay engaged for years to come? Find out how Mansfield ISD’s yearlong leadership programs foster the longevity of community engagement, both internal and external, by bringing together constituents to learn about the schools, leadership and accomplishments in the district.

 

203

Spoiler Alert:  Clark Kent and Superman are the Same Person! You, Too, Can be the Hero Your District and Community Need

Megan Overman, CPC, APR; Dr. Jim F. Chadwell, Superintendent, and Chelse Westbrook, Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD

Rayburn

School districts can be powerful influencers for “truth, justice, and the American way.” Like Clark Kent, the communications professional must be ready to don a cape and save the world. Learn how one district is reaching beyond the standard toolkit to advocate for change and improve their community. Leave with tips for maximizing relationships and resources, strategies for navigating potential kryptonite, and ideas to help you be the hero your district and community need today.

 

204

10 Quick Tips to Improve Accessibility on Your Website without Compromising Design

Valerie Hull, Barbers Hill ISD; Nathan Buhl, Finalsite 

Houston

Many errors are caused by a lack of understanding of what is expected for ADA compliance.  We will cut through the confusion and give you the tools you need to become and stay compliant. Topics covered will include use of fonts, content, headings, tables, images, PDFs, video, accessibility checkers and more.

 

205

Measure This, NOT That!

Frances Stephenson, APR, PRSA

Shoal Creek A

Measuring and analyzing social media and public relations programs doesn’t have to be hard. But the field of measurement has changed radically in the past decade.  It’s no longer recommended or smart to count clips, fans or likes as the full measure of a program’s success. So, what should we measure? This presentation will showcase the latest measurement thinking for PR and social media and offer practical ideas on how to measure program success which will get the attention of your leadership.

 

206

Wellness in School PR: Why, How & Now

Kristin Magette, APR, Willdan Group & Shawn McKillop, APR Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board

Trinity

Does your school PR work feel heavier than it used to? Our mission-driven, trauma-sensitive, consensus-building, high-performance, always-connected role puts our personal wellness at risk. Join the national k12prWell conversation to learn factors that can increase—and decrease—your risk of occupational burnout. And leave with evidence-based wellness strategies to ensure you deliver the greatest value to your district—while staying well for yourself and your loved ones.

 

207

#PRSquad Goals: Activating School Staff to Spread Great News

Chelsea Caballos, Lindsey Yancey, Jasmine Nguyen, Megan Parman, Marlon Torres, Klein ISD

San Jacinto

With more than 50 campuses, 7,000 staff, and 54,000 students, keeping up with what's going on in the district has become untenable. In the summer of 2019, we embarked on a mission to activate at least one person on every campus to be part of our PR Squad! Eight months later, we have more than 60 PR Squad members who feed us great news daily. In this session, we will share our plan, successes, failures, and tips to make your own PR Squad.

 

208

Social Media Management Essentials: Finding Your Brand Voice, Writing Useful Policies and Fighting Fatigue

Jacque Lambiase, Ph.D. & Ashley English, Ph.D., TCU Department of Strategic Communication

Colorado

Social media managers and content creators face many challenges as part of their daily (and nightly) workload. Tackle those challenges through policies, editorial calendaring, and the energy provided through creative strategy. This three-pronged approach ensures that your district’s workload not only is sustainable, but also is fun (at least some of the time). 

 

209

So, What is Disruptive Communication?

Dayna Owen & Kelsey Purcell, Friendswood ISD

Shoal Creek C

Uber disrupted taxis. Netflix disrupted Blockbuster. Tablets disrupted desktops. These disruptors challenged the status quo and redefined “normal.” So, what is disrupting communication? In our session, we will share innovative "disruptors" we have implemented in our district to displace the typical communication in order to build trust, reinforce our positive culture and engage our target audiences.

 

Wednesday 2:00-3:00 p.m.

210 CORPORATE SHOWCASE

Build your Department Budget with No Effort!

Thomas Evans, School Revenue Partners; Nicole McCollum, Keller ISD

Rayburn

Find out how School Revenue Partners has generated more than $5 million for school districts across the country.  This is the easiest way to bring money back into your department and you don’t do any work!  

 

211

Got Mentors?  Attract, Retain and Celebrate Your Volunteers Like a Boss

Meaghan Reid, Lake Travis ISD

Shoal Creek A

At Lake Travis ISD, the number of mentors has increased by nearly 50% in less than a year. Learn how they beefed up their volunteer base and get tips and tricks on how to implement in your district. 

 

212

Focus on Engagement:  How to Foster a Contagious Passion for Community Engagement in Your District

Angela Brown, CPC & Amanda Simpson, Coppell ISD

Trinity

Explore strategies, tips and examples about how to use communications tools and strategic storytelling to foster a contagious passion for community engagement in your district.  From interactive Facebook Live videos, to training district advocates to the strategic use of events and printed materials such as a magazine, communications teams can work together with schools, community partners and others to achieve a goal of community engagement in your district.

 

213

The Inside Story

Rebecca Slack & Scott JuVette, Fort Worth ISD
Colorado

Are you going to the same lengths to inform and engage your internal stakeholders–as your external stakeholders? Just one uninformed or disengaged employee can undo your best branding efforts. Learn strategies for keeping your internal audiences on the same page and on the side of your brand–with help from Aunt Bernice. 

 

214

Branding: Beyond the Logo

Kimberly Simpson, Sherman ISD; D’Lee Marshall, VLK Architects

Rio Grande

Having an incredible brand involves more than designing a great logo and graphics package. This session will convey the elements needed to brand your district beyond your logo. Discover how involving analysis and research of the past, present, and future by all stakeholders help to identify, capture, and magnify your district’s brand successfully for the benefit of students, staff, and the entire community it serves.

 

215

#CFISDBond 2019: $1.76 Billion, with a B

Joel Weckerly, Cypress-Fairbanks ISD

Shoal Creek B

Cypress-Fairbanks ISD passed the largest bond of the May 2019 election cycle, a $1.76 billion package, with 70-percent voter approval. See how the district’s detailed bond communication plan capitalized on principal communication and a social-savvy community, resulting in more than $3 billion in bond funds passed in the last five years.

 

216

We’re a School District, So We Can’t Say That. Or Can We?

Jeff Crownover, Lewisville ISD

Llano

When communicating with the media, parents, or the public, school districts tend to worry about what they CAN’T say.  But districts often have more leeway than they think. This session, led by Lewisville ISD’s in-house attorney, will clarify the legal boundaries related to publicly sharing personnel, student, and other sensitive matters so that districts can confidently communicate an effective message without fear of a legal misstep.

 

217

How to Develop a Strategic Social Media Marketing Strategy That Moves the Needle

Claudia Lemus Campos, Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD

Shoal Creek C

Social media is just a buzzword until you come up with a plan. Learn best practices for developing a strategic social media marketing strategy that will help you increase brand awareness and engagement, build valuable relationships with stakeholders, improve customer loyalty, and more.

 

218

School Safety Updates and Changes

Celina Bley, Ph.D., Texas School Safety Center

Houston

The 86th Legislative Session brought about many changes to school safety. The Texas School Safety Center housed at Texas State University is charged to oversee many of the new mandates and will continue to train and educate districts throughout the State. This training is geared specifically for district administrators who are looking for a bird’s eye view of the mandates and will cover where parents and key community partners are part of the initiatives to keep schools as safe and supportive learning environments. Best practices when communicating with your community will also be shared.

 

219

Tech Slam TSPRA Jam

Julie Thannum, APR, Justin Dearing, Jill Webb & Hayley Herring, Carroll ISD

San Jacinto

Bring your top tech tips and prepare to share! Do you have an organizational tool that changed your life? A creativity app that makes your story shine? A shortcut that works like magic?  You’ll have three minutes to demonstrate using the presentation MacBook, which also can mirror an iPhone. Everyone will be a judge, voting for the best tech tool. Come for the swag - but the real prize will be the tech takeaways and new school PR connections with great ideas.

 

The deadline to register for the 2020 Annual Conference without paying a late fee is January 24, 2020. All registrations made after Jan. 24 will include a $100 late fee. Registrations can be transferred between members or non-member attendees (prices will be adjusted for member to non-member prices).

All cancellations will be assessed a $75 cancellation fee. After January 24, no cancellations will be accepted. Click HERE to see the TSPRA cancellation policy.

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This is a draft schedule for the 2020 TSPRA Annual Conference. All dates, times and events are subject to change. 

Monday, Feb. 24, 2020

  • 9 a.m. to noon - Executive Committee Meeting
  • 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. - Preconference Sessions
  • 2:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. - Preconference Break
  • 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. - Meet and Greet Reception [Sponsored by WRA Architects]

Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020
ATTIRE: Wear your district shirt

  • 7 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. - 5K Run/Walk
  • 7:45 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. - Exhibitor Viewing
  • 8:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. - First General Session
  • 10:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. - Designated Vendor Viewing and Caffeinated Connections
  • 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. - Concurrent Sessions
  • 12:15 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Lunch on Your Own
  • 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. -  Concurrent Sessions
  • 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. - Sponsored Break
  • 3:30 p.m. to 4:20 p.m. - Job Alike Sessions
  • 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. -  19th Hole Sessions: Blackboard, Broadnet, EMP, Finalsite, Huckabee, Intrado SchoolMessenger, ParentSquare, Six Crickets, Thought Exchange
  • 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. - Welcome Reception Sponsored by Blackboard
  • 7:00 p.m. until - Evening on Your Own and Client Dinners

Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020
ATTIRE: Wear your favorite golf or sports shirt & crazy socks

  • 8:15 a.m. to 9 a.m. - Exhibitor Viewing
  • 8:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. - Roundtables Sponsored by K12 Insight
  • 10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. - Designated Vendor Viewing and Caffeinated Connections
  • 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. - Concurrent Sessions
  • 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. - Luncheon and Networking - Sponsored by Intrado SchoolMessenger
  • 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. - Concurrent Sessions 
  • 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. - Sponsored Break - Region 4 Print Center
  • 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. - Counselor On Call
  • 3:45 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Exhibit Teardown (for Vendors)
  • 4:15 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Regional Meetings and APR panels
  • 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. - (Intrado SchoolMessenger) Star Awards Reception
  • 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. - (Intrado SchoolMessenger) Star Awards Banquet
  • 9:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. - (Intrado SchoolMessenger)Celebration Event

Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020 
ATTIRE: Wear your conference t-shirt

  • 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. - Breakfast Buffet
  • 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. - General Membership Meeting
  • 11:00 a.m. to noon - APR Panel Reviews