2013 AVID National Conference
Leading the Way to College Success
December 12-14, 2013
Registration Now Open!
- About the Conference
- Who Should Attend?
- Incentives to Save You Money
- Hotel Accommodations
- Conference Schedule
- Keynote Speaker
- Future Conference Locations & Dates
- Cancellation and Refund Policy
The AVID National Conference is a forum to discuss and share best practices on opening access to rigorous curriculum for all. Participants include superintendents, school board members, district and site administrators, and other educational leaders.
Sessions will focus on a variety of topics, including:
- 21st Century Skills (life & career, learning & innovation, information/ media/technology) and STEM initiatives
- Acceleration and Rigor (including AP®, IB®, dual enrollment, AICE/Cambridge)
- AVID’s College Readiness System (elementary, secondary, postsecondary)
- Cognition for College Readiness/Brain Research
- Common Core
- Data, Research, and Evaluation for College Readiness
- Equity (gender equity, including: second language learners, students of color)
- Improving the AVID Elective (tutorials, culture, curriculum)
- Leadership for College Readiness (principal and superintendent focus)
- Schoolwide College Readiness
- Urban Initiatives
- AVID and Non-AVID Districts
- AVID Site Team Members
- District Leaders
- Higher Education Leaders
- School Board Members
- Teacher Leaders
We are offering five special incentives to help make National Conference more affordable for you:
- District superintendents, college/university presidents receive FREE registration to National Conference.
- Principal plus at least two other participants - $100 off each registration (for a total of at least three attendees and must include the principal)
- Demo schools receive 50% off the registration rate (this includes the DD!)
- All school board members/Board of Regents members receive 50% off the registration rate.
- University/college teams of three or more receive $100 off registration per attendee.
Taking advantage of our Incentives? Follow the instructions on this worksheet.
Registration is now open. Download the National Conference Registration Brochure.
For MyAVID account holders, login to register via the Event Registration tab.
If you're not a MyAVID account holder, you'll need to complete the Registration Form.
If you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
|AVID Members:||Non- AVID Members:|
|$495 until November 15, 2013||$569 until November 15, 2013|
|$525 after November 15, 2013||$599 after November 15, 2013|
Rate: Discounted conference rate of $151 + tax, single/double. Reserve by November 10, 2013. Rate is based on availability, so please book early.
Parking: AVID National Conference participants receive 25% off current rates plus tax.
Hotel Reservation Policy: All reservation requests will require a credit card or check guarantee for one night’s deposit plus tax. Individual deposits made via credit card or check will be refunded for rooms canceled more than 72 hours prior to arrival. Reservations after the cutoff date will be accepted based on room availability at the contracted group rate. In addition sleeping room name changes will be allowed up to the cutoff date at no charge.
(Subject to change)
|Thursday, December 12|
|12:00 pm - 04:00 pm||District Director Symposium (invitation only)|
|12:00 pm - 04:00 pm||Conference Check-in|
|01:00 pm - 04:00 pm||Pre-conference Sessions|
|04:00 pm - 05:00 pm||Keynote Speaker - Mark Milliron|
|05:00 pm - 06:00 pm||Welcome Reception|
|Friday, December 13|
|08:00 am - 09:15 am||Concurrent Sessions|
|09:30 am - 10:45 am||Concurrent Sessions|
|11:00 am - 12:15 pm||Concurrent Sessions|
|12:15 pm - 01:45 pm||Lunch (on your own)|
|01:45 pm - 03:00 pm||Concurrent Sessions|
|03:15 pm - 04:30 pm||Concurrent Sessions|
|Saturday, December 14|
|08:30 am - 9:45 am||Breakfast with Student Speakers|
|10:20 am - 11:35 am||Concurrent Sessions|
|11:50 am - 12:50 pm||Concurrent Sessions|
Dr. Mark Milliron
Chancellor, WGU Texas
Dr. Mark David Milliron is Chancellor of WGU Texas, a nonprofit university founded by the state of Texas dedicated to providing affordable, accredited, and high-quality online and blended degree programs in high-demand fields. Prior to taking this position, he served as the Deputy Director for Postsecondary Improvement with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, leading efforts to increase student success in the U.S. postsecondary education sector.
Dr. Milliron is an award-winning leader, author, speaker, and consultant well known for exploring leadership development, future trends, learning strategies, and the human side of technology change. He has worked with universities, community colleges, K-12 schools, corporations, associations, and government agencies across the country and around the world.
Mark brings broad experience to this work. In previous roles, he founded the private consulting group, Catalyze Learning International (CLI); served as an Endowed Fellow, Senior Lecturer, and Director of the National Institute of Staff and Organizational Development in the College of Education at The University of Texas at Austin; served as Vice President for Education and Medical Practice with SAS, the world’s largest private software company; and was President and CEO of the League for Innovation in the Community College.
2014: Hilton Bonnet Creek in Orlando, Florida, December 11-13
2015: Hilton San Diego Bayfront in San Diego, California, December 10-12
Looking for information about last year's conference? View highlights from the 2012 AVID National Conference.
What is AVID's cancellation and refund policy?
AVID Center must make financial commitments to its faculty, staff, and outside vendors/contractors on an annual basis for all Events. If cancellation becomes necessary, the following Cancellation Policy will prevail.
30 Days Before Event Date: With a $75.00 Processing Fee
For change to or cancellation of any AVID Event, participants are required to provide written notice no fewer than 30 days before Event date. All requests must be in writing by completing the online Contact Form.
No written Notice or No-show: No Refund
If AVID Center does not receive written notice 30 days before Event date or if a participant is a no-show, participants will not be eligible for a refund. Registrations must be paid in full if cancellation does not fall within the guidelines above.
AVID Center seeks 100% customer satisfaction. AVID Center encourages participants to send a substitute if they are unable to attend an Event. Participants also have the option to attend a different Event offered in the same year. AVID Center must be notified in writing by completing the online Contact Form.
Cancellation by AVID Center
AVID Center reserves the right to cancel an Event or Summer Institute Strand due to low enrollment. you will be notified via email and any other available options will be given at that time.
In the event that AVID Center cancels an Event or Summer Institute Strand and you are unable to attend another Event or different Strand, AVID Center will refund 100% of registration cost if payment has already been received.
Last day to submit cancellation for refund (minus $75.00 processing fee)
One month before each event begins.
Note: AVID Center is not responsible for making or canceling any Hotel or Airfare reservations.