Registration for our annual State Conference is now open! This year's conference's them is Life Long Learning: We Inspire the Desire! Keynote speakers will be Wayne Jennings, Nikhil Goyal and Michael Veck! The conference will be February 7th, 8th and 9th at the Verizon Wireless Center in Mankato. Register on or before December 15th and you'll receive a $30.00 reduction in your registration fees.
Remember that presenters can also receive a $30.00 reduction in their registration fees. The Presenter RFP can be accessed at http://tinyurl.com/yc69qrcj. Submit your presenter request as soon as possible and Chris Bodick will send you a code to use for registering as a presenter and to receive your presenter discount.
Register for the 2018 Annual MAAP conference by going to the following link:
Practitioners make the best presenters! Consider sharing your wealth of knowledge. Alternative education covers a wide spectrum of educational programming and services. A large variety of presentations are needed. Presentations related to special licensure requirements, active or applied learning and/or the conference theme are also appreciated. The presenter application is a very simple process, all you need to do is:
- Fill out information on the link.
- Write a brief summary (50 words or less) of your presentation. If possible, include goal(s) of presentation and relevance to conference theme.
- State presenters’ names, titles, and organizations as you would like them to appear in the conference brochure.
- NOTE: Due to safety reasons, student presenters will be allowed at this conference only during their presentation time and the students need to be supervised by the staff that they are presenting with at all times. Student work, video productions, etc. are highly encouraged.
Here is the link to RFP for presenters
Request for Presenters
Vendors and Exhibitors
We still need your help in recruiting vendors and exhibitors. Please talk to vendors who you would like to see attend and encourage them to contact Deanna Chiodo at email@example.com for more information. Yes, there will once again be vendor/exhibitor bingo and a scavenger hunt at this years conference!
Here is the letter that we provide to vendors, so they know what is expected of them, and what the costs are.
The designated conference hotels are the Mankato City Center Hotel (we have 100 rooms available at $91.00 per night) and the Hilton Garden Inn (we have 60 rooms being held at $94.00 per night). When making plans, don't forget the hotel tax rate is 10.875%. The deadline for special hotel rates is January 17, 2018. Reserve your room now!
Plans are being made to provide another great opportunity for conference participants to professionally dialogue and yes, even laugh!
Here is a copy of the conference flyer that you can use to publicize the conference. Click on the picture to get a copy of the full-sized flyer:
2017 MAAP Conference Handouts
Last year we experimented with a paperless conference. We asked presenters to submit copies of their handouts, and we posted them on our website. Here is what we have for 2017. We will go through the same process for 2018, and post those when available. In the meantime, you can see what the 2017 sessions were.: