All About Conference
What Annual INACAC Conference
When Monday, February 24-Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Where Sheraton Indianapolis Hotel at Keystone Crossing- Reserve your Room today! Group rate- $159 per night/before tax
Contact with Questions: General Chair- Catie Taylor- firstname.lastname@example.org
Exciting New Location- Exciting Savings!
This year, we will be holding conference at our new home at the Sheraton Indianapolis Hotel at Keystone Crossing. There are many benefits to attendees at the new location:
· FREE Self-Parking right next to the hotel
· FREE WiFi
· Better room rates- book for $159 a night/before tax. Reserve before February 3 for group discount.
· Conveniently connected to the Keystone Fashion Mall
· Choose from a variety of restaurants connected to and surrounding the hotel
Benefits of Attending
· Gain valuable knowledge for your job
· Professional development opportunity- High School Counselors earn PGP point!
· 42 Educational Session offered
· Meet, interact, and brainstorm with others in your field
· Grow as a professional
· Great Keynote and Closing speakers
· Pre-Conference workshop covering Mental Health
· Socials and silent auction
INACAC Member Conference Rates
· Full Conference: Monday-Wednesday, all meals- $185
· Full Conference (Presenter): Monday- Wednesday, all meals- $160
· Tuesday Only- included lunch and social- $125
· Wednesday Only- includes brunch- $95
· Please contact Jean Howell at email@example.com if ...
...you are a retired member, student, or intern member and would like to register.
...your institution is not a member of INACAC, please add $40 to the member prices listed above. If you are not a member, we encourage you to consider joining.
Online Apparel Store
Want to show you INACAC Spirit, check-out our INACAC Online Store to order your gear with our new logo. The gear will be great to wear when attending state and national events! Check out the store and order and pay online by February 10th. Your new gear will be available for you to pick-up at Conference.
There are still sponsorship opportunities available. Conference 2020 is a great way to reach over 325 attendees! Click here.
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CONFERENCE IS ALSO SPONSORED BY OUR PREMIUM MEMBERS:
PLATINUM: Ball State University, Butler University, Indiana University, IUPUI, Trine University, University of Notre Dame
GOLD: Saint Mary's College
SILVER: Earlham College, Franklin College, Hanover College, Ivy Tech Community College, Marian University, Purdue University, University of Evansville, University of Southern Indiana, Valparaiso University, Wabash College
Christy Berger, MSW, LSW - Director of Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Wellness for the Indiana Department of Education
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Indiana Department of Education has been focused on supporting the Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) needs for all students. IDOE has created PK-12 SEL Competencies that address social and emotional well-being through a neurodevelopmental culturally responsive framework. The foundation for these competencies has been developed from the most current brain research, social-emotional research, trauma research, and culturally responsive best practices. The SEL competencies are designed to be embedded throughout the academic day, impacting the instructional climate of a classroom. By using this whole child approach, schools will see an increase in academic performance, emotional well-being for students, and prepare students for post-secondary options.
Erin Jones - "Becoming Your Best Self"
Erin Jones has been involved in and around schools for the past 26 years. She has taught in a variety of environments, and in some of the most diverse communities in the nation. Last fall she was a candidate for the State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Erin received an award as the Most Innovative Foreign Language Teacher in 2007, while working at Stewart Middle School in Tacoma and was the Washington State Milken Educator of the Year in 2008, while teaching at Rogers High School in Spokane. She received recognition at the White House in March of 2013 as a "Champion of Change” and was Washington State PTA’s “Outstanding Educator” in 2015. After serving as a classroom teacher and instructional coach, Erin worked as an executive for two State Superintendents. Erin left the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction 5 years ago to work in college-access at the school district level. She left her job to run as a candidate for State Superintendent and was the first Black woman to run for any state office in Washington state, a race she lost by a mere 1%. Erin has two children in college, one who works full-time and plays rugby, and a husband, James, who is a teacher in North Thurston School District.
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