2017 ASBA Annual Conference
Start Date 12/06/2017 09:00 AM
End Date 12/08/2017 12:00 AM
Address Marriott Hotel & Statehouse Convention Center. 3 Statehouse Plaza. Little Rock, AR 72201

Arkansas School Boards Association 2017 Annual Conference

Student Focused Leadership: Linking Leadership with Learning
December 6-8, 2017
The Marriott Hotel and Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock


Keynote: Creating Future-Focused Schools

Today’s students need to be prepared for their future. Living in a rapidly evolving global economy, students need to be able to think at higher levels, employ strong literacy and analytical skills, and solve problems in unpredictable situations. There is currently a gap between what students need and what our schools provide. To be prepared for success in today’s increasingly technology-focused and information-based society, ALL students need a rigorous and relevant learning experience.


Keynote Speaker Dr. Bill Daggett will describe how the nation’s most rapidly improving schools are proactive, rather than reactive, to the demands of new standards, tests, and teacher evaluation requirements and have created a culture to support, define, and implement innovative, rigorous learning experiences for ALL students to better prepare them for the ever-changing world.



Conference Packages

Members may choose one of three conference packages:


1.  Wednesday Workshops & Events

  • One full-day of training Wednesday, December 6
  • 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 $175 per member through Nov. 22. After that date, the fee is $200.
  • *Members can earn up to 5 hours of boardsmanship credit

 


2.  Traditional Conference Package

  • Wednesday, Dec. 6 – afternoon breakout sessions
  • Thursday, Dec. 7 – continental breakfast, general session with Keynote Speaker Dr. Bill Daggett, Awards Luncheon, refreshments in the Exhibit Hall, and all breakout sessions
  • Friday, Dec. 8 – breakfast buffet, opening breakfast session, and general sessions with key government officials
  • The registration fee is $295 per member through November 22. After that date, the fee is $320.
  • *Members can earn up to 11 hours of boardsmanship credit

 


3.  All-Inclusive Package
  • THE NAME SAYS IT ALL!
  • Wednesday, Dec. 6 – choose one of four morning workshops (seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis), buffet lunch, and two afternoon breakout sessions
  • Thursday, Dec. 7 – continental breakfast, general session with Keynote Speaker Dr. Bill Daggett, Awards Luncheon, refreshments in the Exhibit Hall, and all breakout sessions
  • Friday, Dec. 8 – breakfast buffet, opening breakfast session, and general sessions with key government officials
  • The registration is $395 per member through November 22. After that date, the fee is $420.
  • *Members can earn up to 14 hours of boardsmanship credit



4.  Non-member Package/All-Inclusive

  • Only package option available for non-members
  • Wednesday, Dec. 6 – choose one of four morning workshops (seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis), buffet lunch, and two afternoon breakout sessions
  • Thursday, Dec. 7 – continental breakfast, general session with Keynote Speaker Dr. Bill Daggett, Awards Luncheon, refreshments in the Exhibit Hall, and all breakout sessions
  • Friday, Dec. 8 – breakfast buffet, opening breakfast session, and general sessions with key government officials
  • The registration fee for non-members is $495 per person through November 22. After that date, the fee is $520.


* Requests for cancellations must be in writing to kivy@arsba.org. Cancellation requests received through Nov. 29 will be refunded at 100 percent. Cancellation requests received after Nov. 29 will be refunded at 50 percent. There will be no refunds for cancellations after Dec. 5, 2017.



Hotel Reservations

Blocks of rooms are available for conference attendees at the following hotels (rooms are available until the “book” date or the block is sold-out, whichever comes first):

Little Rock Marriott

Click here to book a room online
3 Statehouse Plaza, Little Rock, AR  72201 
501-906-4000 (mention ASBA)
Rate $142.00/night from Dec. 5-8, book by Nov. 8


Courtyard Little Rock Downtown

Click here to book a room online
521 President Clinton Avenue, Little Rock, AR  72201
501-975-9800 (mention ASBA)
Rate $159.00/night from Dec. 5-8, book by Nov. 14

Residence Inn Little Rock Downtown

Click here to book a room online
219 River Market Avenue, Little Rock, AR  72201
501-376-7200 (mention ASBA)
Rate $159.00/night from Dec. 5-8, book by Nov. 14

Hampton Inn & Suites Little Rock-Downtown
Click here to book a room online
320 River Market Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72201
501-244-0600 (mention ASBA)
Rate $145.00/night from Dec. 5-8, book by Nov. 14

Homewood Suites by Hilton Little Rock Downtown

Click here to book a room online
400 River Market Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72201
501-375-4663 (mention ASBA)
Rate $159.00/night from Dec. 5-8, book by Nov. 14



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.

 

2017 Annual Conference Agenda At A Glance.pdf