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Tuesday, October 25

10:15am EDT

Keynote: Welcome to The Great Conversation: Increasing Public Support for America’s Public Schools.
Limited Capacity seats available

Building on the themes presented in his book, School Cannot Do It Alone, Jamie makes the case that this is public education’s most hopeful time. He acknowledges the threats arising from multiplying mandates, shifting demographics, media hype, and a changing economy. But he demonstrates how all districts can marshal the tremendous resources at their disposal to initiate a conversation that produces the Four Prerequisites of Progress: community understanding, trust, permission to change, and support. This presentation includes the popular "Blueberry Story" and a discussion of the mental affliction "Nostesia" – a disease comprised of 50% nostalgia, 50% amnesia, which prevents Americans from appreciating the achievements of their local schools.



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Jamie Vollmer

Jamie Vollmer is an award-winning champion of public education, and the author of the highly acclaimed book, Schools Cannot Do It Alone.  He has spent the last twenty years working with school districts, education associations, foundations, and chambers of commerce across the nation... Read More →

Tuesday October 25, 2011 10:15am - 11:15am EDT
The TD Bank Theatre Hall D

2:15pm EDT

The Economic Outlook & What It Means To You
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us in the TD Bank Theatre for an important and informative presentation by Beata Caranci, Associate Vice President and Deputy Chief Economist at TD Bank Financial Group.

Ms. Caranci will discuss the economy, the economic outlook and what it means to you and your district.


Tuesday October 25, 2011 2:15pm - 3:00pm EDT
The TD Bank Theatre Hall D
  Keynote, Budget / Finance
Wednesday, October 26

9:30am EDT

Keynote: “Teamwork, Dreamwork: Together We Can.”

These are difficult times, but we must remember that children are our lifeline to the future, and that lifeline is our responsibility.  These children will become lifelong learners and the leaders of tomorrow, and we must see that their dreams become reality through our collective efforts as school board members.

This presentation will inspire you to create a bright future for the next generation with teamwork, “dream work,” and working together. 


Wednesday October 26, 2011 9:30am - 10:15am EDT
The TD Bank Theatre Hall D