2016 ASBA Annual Conference
Start Date 12/07/2016 09:00 AM
End Date 12/09/2016 12:00 AM
Address Marriott Hotel & Statehouse Convention Center. 3 Statehouse Plaza. Little Rock, AR 72201

Arkansas School Boards Association 2016 Annual Conference

Student Focused Leadership: Linking Leadership with Learning
December 7-9, 2016
The Marriott Hotel and Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock


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. Murray’s keynote will be the perfect blend of the life balance, focus and motivation that earned him Teacher of the Year in Vermont and Gold in the Skiing and Triathlon World Championships. 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 Hotel 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.