COABE/OAACE Regional Institute
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We are honored to be hosting a COABE Regional Institute in conjunction with the annual OAACE conference this year. The 2017 OAACE/COABE Regional Institute is scheduled for October 5-7, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel. We are excited to offer over 90 break out sessions from practitioners within the state of Ohio and from across the country.
Click on OAACE-COABE Conference Full Schedule to access all the sessions offered over this two and a half day conference.
The OAACE/COABE Regional Institute will offer educational sessions along with an offsite special event on Thursday, October 5th at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The offsite event is a ticketed event, you can purchase a ticket for the event by going to the Registration Page.
The Institute will open early on Thursday by offering half day and full day conference sessions, a national keynote presentation, and the after hours event at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Friday morning begins with another national keynote presentation, followed by a full day of concurrent sessions and the OAACE Scholarship and Awards Luncheon. This luncheon will be a networking activity for all OAACE/COABE attendees however, it is a ticketed event you must buy a ticket to attend the luncheon on Friday!
The conference will conclude on Saturday, October 7th with three morning concurrent sessions ending the day by 12:30 pm, providing attendees with the opportunity to enjoy the sites and activities around Cleveland.
Thursday, October 5, 2017
- Registration: 8:00 am–4:00 pm
- Session I (half day): 9:00 am–12:00 noon
- LUNCH – Keynote: The Cuban Guy, 12:15 pm–1:30 pm
Keynote Speaker: The Cuban Guy Sponsored by Burlington English
- Session II (half day): 1:45 pm–4:45 pm
- Open Q&A Session with the State HSE Office on Ohio Options: 5:00 pm–6:00 pm, (Sandra Phipps)
Question and Answer Session with the State HSE Office on Ohio Options (Sandra Phipps)
Sponsored by DRC
- After Hours Event: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame: 7:00 pm–11:00 pm (ticketed event)
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Event Sponsored by McGraw Hill Education
Friday, October 6, 2017
- Registration: 7:30 am–4:00 pm
- Continental Breakfast–Keynote Speaker: Leslie Fisher, 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Keynote Speaker: Leslie Fisher Sponsored by The Literacy Cooperative
- Session III: 10:15 am–11:30 am
- Scholarship and Awards LUNCHEON: 11:45 am – 1:45 pm (ticketed event)
- Session IV: 2:00 pm–3:15 pm
- Session V: 3:30 pm–4:45 pm
Saturday, October 7, 2017
- Registration: 7:30 am–8:30 am
- Session VI: 8:00 am–9:15 am
- Session VII: 9:30 am–10:45 am
- Session VIII: 11:00 am–12:15 pm
- Closing session:
- Thank you/Wrap up
- Vendor door prizes and 50/50 drawing: 12:20 pm – 12:45 pm
THE CUBAN GUY
Andres graduated with honors from Montclair State University with a major in Speech Communication and a minor in creative writing. He is the author of several international-selling books including "Inspire The Sleeping Giant Within" which is published in Korea, Africa, and USA; "How To Stay Motivated During Difficult Times" and "The Finish Line"
He has appeared in famous radio shows and been featured in countless news papers all around the country. He's currently the CEO of A. Success Training, former president of Inspiration Magazine, and a national known speaker.
His messages reach millions every week in 33 countries around the globe through his site at http://www.TheCubanGuy.com. But what inspires his audiences the most is that he has accomplished all that by the age of 24.
Yet not everything came on a silver spoon for him. You see, at the age of 16 he escaped from Cuba. He arrived to America not knowing a word of English, without his parents, without any money, and was even homeless for a while.
How was he able to turn his life around? How did he go from living his worst nightmare (living on the streets) to living his dream? What inspired him? What had him succeed in spite of all his challenges? That’s what he will reveal in his sessions. For more info contact him.
Keynote Speaker: The Cuban Guy Sponsored by Burlington English
CONFERENCE PRESENTER / EDUCATIONAL TRAINER / FORMER SYSTEMS ENGINEER AT APPLE
Leslie is the Director of Fisher Technologies Inc, or lesliefisher.com. FTI provides K-12 Technology Conference Presenting, Training and a bit of Web Development.
She somewhat fell into starting her own company. She was at Apple Computer for 5 years as a K-12 Senior Systems Engineer. She had 1/3 of Los Angeles as her territory based out of the Irvine office. Apple hit some tough times in 1997 and Leslie was let go. It all worked out wonderfully in the end.
At Apple, Leslie worked closely with K-12 educators as well as Apple corporate on product information and direction. She was at Apple when the internet took off and was smitten. Being a huge fan of efficiency, she saw the web as a vehicle for that.
After being let go, Leslie created FTI and went to work for 3 different school districts providing web development services.
She quickly decided to add conference presenting to her company. Someone was sick who was supposed to present at a conference and she went from Attendee to Presenter. Leslie did some conference work for the coordinator of that event, and word of mouth and referrals put conference presenting and training as the core of her company. She presents at close to 25 – 30 conferences a year as well as offering on site training. United Airlines knows Leslie well.
Leslie started USC as a music major. While interning at a recording studio her Junior year, she watched as a Macintosh was used to run time code for a string section. This inspired Leslie, increasing her desire to know more about this computer and the role it had in music. Leslie fell in love with the Macintosh so much that she changed her major. She graduated with a BS in Marketing in 1990.
Keynote Speaker: Leslie Fisher Sponsred by The Literacy Cooperative
Brochure for Sponsoring, Exhibiting, and Advertising
Dear Exhibitors we would like to take this opportunity to invite you to exhibit your materials at the OAACE/COABE Regional Institute to be held at The Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, Cleveland, Ohio. Over 400 administrators, teachers, and instructional aides from the Adult Education, Family Literacy, and Workforce fields will be in attendance. Details on how to exhibit and sponsor are below.
Set-up time for exhibitors will begin on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. The Grand Opening of Exhibits will take place at on Thursday morning. To ensure attendees have enough time to visit all the exhibits, we are asking that you please stay set up until Saturday at noon. This year we will be looking for exhibitors to become sponsors. The sponsorship levels are defined in this brochure on the following pages.
Your support is very important to our organization and we could not thrive without your assistance. If you choose to sponsor or exhibit at the Conference, please complete the Exhibitor’s Form by mail or use our online form. Mail with your payment to the address below.
All correspondence should be directed to:
COABE C/O OAACE Regional Institute
PO Box 620 Syracuse, NY 13206
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