COABE Conference 2019Schedule

2019 COABE Conference Schedule

The tentative schedule for the 2019 COABE National Conference that will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana on March 31-April 3, 2019 at the New Orleans Marriott is now available. All events and times are subject to changecheck back regularly for the latest schedule and details about conference events.  


Sunday, March 31, 2019

The COABE App is sponsored by Aztec Software.

7:00 am–8:30 am
Preconference Registration
Grand Ballroom Foyer (Third Level)

8:30 am–11:30 am
Preconference Half-Day Morning Session

8:30 am–3:30 pm
Preconference Full-Day Session

11:30 am–12:30 pm
Lunch for Preconference Attendees
Ticketed Event
Mardi Gras Ballroom (Third Level)

12:30 pm–3:30 pm
Preconference Half-Day Afternoon Session

4:00 pm–8:00 pm
Exhibitor Set-Up
Acadia/Mardi Gras Ballroom (Third Level)

Amazon is the sponsor of the Workforce Strand.


Monday, April 1, 2019

7:00 am–5:00 pm
Attendee Registration
Grand Ballroom Foyer (Third Level)

8:00 am–9:00 am
Session 1

9:15 am–10:15 am
Grand Opening Monday General Session & Awards
Speakers: Irma Thomas and Denine Torr

Grand Ballroom (Third Level)

The Opening General Session and Awards is sponsored by Dollar General.


10:15 am–11:15 am
Exhibits Grand Opening and Monday Morning Snack Break
Acadia/Mardi Gras Ballroom (Third Level)

The Monday Morning Snack Break sponsored by Cambridge University Press.

10:15 am–11:15 am
New Attendee Meeting

11:15 am–12:15 pm
Session 2

12:15 pm–1:30 pm
Lunch on your own

1:30 pm–2:30 pm
Session 3

2:45 pm–3:45 pm
Monday Afternoon Snack Break
Acadia/Mardi Gras Ballroom (Third Level)

The Monday Afternoon Snack Break sponsored by Data Recognition Corporation.

4:00 pm–5:00 pm
Session 4

4:00 pm–5:00 pm
Strand Partners’ Meeting

6:00 pm–8:00 pm
Presidents' Welcome Reception
Ticketed Event
Louisiana State Museum Cabildo

The Presidents’ Welcome Reception is sponsored by GED Testing Service.


Tuesday, APRIL 2, 2019

Learning Upgrade is the sponsor of the Digital Literacy & Technology Strands.

8:00 am–5:00 pm
Attendee Registration
Grand Ballroom Foyer (Third Level)

8:00 am–5:00 pm
Exhibitor Area Open
Acadia/Mardi Gras Ballroom (Third Level)

8:00 am–9:00 am
Session 5

9:15 am–10:15 am
Tuesday General Session
Speakers: Scott Stump, Cheryl Keenan, Tim Lawrence, and Jason Rainey
Grand Ballroom (Third Level)

10:15 am–11:00 am
Tuesday Morning Snack Break
Acadia/Mardi Gras Ballroom (Third Level)

The Tuesday Morning Snack Break is sponsored by ETS HiSET.

11:00 am–12:00 pm
Session 6

12:00 pm–1:15 pm
Lunch on your own

1:15 pm–2:15 pm
Session 7

1:15 pm–2:15 pm
State Association Meeting
Galarie 3

The State Association Meeting is sponsored by Paxen Publishing.

2:15 pm–2:45 pm
Tuesday Afternoon Snack Break
Acadia/Mardi Gras Ballroom (Third Level)

2:45 pm–3:45 pm
Session 8

4:00 pm–5:00 pm
Session 9

6:30 pm–9:00 pm
Offsite Event: Jazz Steamboat Dinner Cruise (Steamboat Natchez)
Ticketed Event

The Jazz Steamboat Dinner Cruise is co-sponsored by Amazon.

The Jazz Steamboat Dinner Cruise is co-sponsored by Paxen Publishing.

The COABE Conference Volunteers are sponsored by Focus School Software.


Wednesday, APRIL 3, 2019

8:00 am–10:00 am
Attendee Registration
Grand Ballroom Foyer (Third Level)

8:00 am–2:00 pm
Exhibitor Area Open
Acadia/Mardi Gras Ballroom (Third Level)

8:00 am–9:00 am
Session 10

9:15 am–10:15 am
Wednesday General Session
Speaker: Josh Davies

Grand Ballroom (Third Level)

The Wednesday General Session is co-sponsored by Essential Education.

The Wednesday General Session is co-sponsored by The Center for Work Ethic Development.

10:15 am–11:00 am
Wednesday Morning Snack Break
Acadia/Mardi Gras Ballroom (Third Level)

11:00 am–12:00 pm
Session 11

12:00 pm–1:15 pm
Lunch on your own

1:15 pm–2:15 pm
Session 12

2:30 pm–3:30 pm
Session 13

The COABE Conference Presenters are sponsored by Voxy.


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