2013 AVID National Conference
Leading the Way to College Success
December 12-14, 2013
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- About the Conference
- Concurrent Sessions
- 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.
* Schools are limited to one incentive. Incentives cannot be combined.
Taking advantage of our Incentives? Follow the instructions on this worksheet.
|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|
UPDATE: AVID’s contracted room blocks at the Gaylord Texan and Great Wolf Lodge are full, and the hotels are sold out on most nights. For additional lodging options, please click here. Note: Transportation will not be provided from the other lodging options on this list to the conference venue.
Rate: Discounted conference rate of $141 + tax, single/double, is currently available for the nights of December 11, 12, and 13. 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.
Great Wolf Lodge-
100 Great Wolf Drive
Grapevine, TX 76051
Resort Direct: 817-488-6510
To book online, visit: http://www.greatwolf.com/grapevine/waterpark and enter your arrival and departure dates. Just below the dates enter the booking code: 1312AVID_001 (not cap sensitive).
Rate: Discounted conference rate of $149 + tax is currently available for the nights of December 10 through 14. Reserve by December 2, 2013. Rate is based on availability, so please book early.
Parking: AVID National Conference participants receive complimentary self-parking.
Hotel Reservation Policy: All reservations must be guaranteed by the individual and accompanied by a first night’s room and tax deposit. Presentation of the credit card used for deposit and valid identification is required at check-in. Each individual has up to 72 hours prior to arrival date to cancel the individual room with a $30.00 cancellation fee per room.
Transportation: AVID will provide complimentary transportation December 12-14 between the Great Wolf and Gaylord.
Need assistance booking your group to arrive in Dallas? Click here to go to Travel & Transport’s travel site. All fares and fees are the responsibility of the purchaser.
(Subject to change)
|Thursday, December 12|
|12:00 pm - 4:00 pm||District Director Symposium (for District Directors & Elementary Liaisons)|
|12:00 pm - 4:00 pm||Conference Check-in|
|1:00 pm - 4:00 pm||Pre-conference Sessions|
|4:00 pm - 5:00 pm||Keynote Speaker - Mark Milliron|
|5:00 pm - 6:00 pm||Welcome Reception|
|Friday, December 13|
|8:00 am - 9:15 am||Concurrent Sessions|
|9:30 am - 10:45 am||Concurrent Sessions|
|11:00 am - 12:15 pm||Concurrent Sessions|
|12:15 pm - 1:45 pm||Lunch (on your own)|
|1:45 pm - 3:00 pm||Concurrent Sessions|
|3:15 pm - 4:30 pm||Concurrent Sessions|
|Saturday, December 14|
|8:30 am - 9:45 am||Breakfast with Student Speakers|
|10:05 am - 11:20 am||Concurrent Sessions|
|11:35 am - 12:50 pm||Concurrent Sessions|
Dr. Mark Milliron
Co-Founder & Chief Learning Officer
Dr. Mark David Milliron is known as a champion for education opportunity and a catalyst for conversations on innovation and the road ahead. He is an awarding winning leader, author, speaker, and consultant who has worked with universities, community colleges, K-12 schools, foundations, corporations, associations, and government agencies across the country and around the world. In addition, he is the Co-Founder and Chief Learning Officer of Civitas Learning. Civitas Learning brings together the best of education, technology, and analytics in a community of forward-thinking higher education institutions to help college students learn well and graduate on time.
In previous roles, Mark has served as the founding 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. He also served as the Deputy Director for Postsecondary Improvement with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Endowed Fellow and Director of the National Institute of Staff and Organizational Development in the College of Education at The University of Texas at Austin; Vice President for Education and Medical Practice with SAS; and as President and CEO of the League for Innovation in the Community College.
He serves on numerous corporate, nonprofit, and education boards and advisory groups, including the Global Online Academy, a not-for-profit educational partnership serving independent schools nationally and internationally and the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME), the parent organization of the Big Ideas Fest.
Interested in becoming a Sponsor for the National Conference? Click here to download the Corporate Sponsor Opportunities Booklet.
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.