The 2013 Higher Education Conference will be held March 22-24, 2013 at the Portland Marriott Waterfront Hotel in Portland, Oregon. The theme of this year's conference is "Faculty, Students and the Common Good."
As our nation becomes increasingly partisan and polarized, especially between rich and poor, and as public education becomes increasingly underfunded and targeted by anti-egalitarian forces, what is the role of faculty, academic professionals, higher education support professionals and students in creating a more democratic, more decent society? What is the public good, and what does it mean to fight for it?
This year's conference is designed to provide participants an opportunity to engage in organizing training, professional development workshops, skill sessions in the areas of higher ed policy issues, funding, higher ed reform, negotiations, building stronger locals, organizing with social media, building internal and external relationships, engaging members and more. Here are some conference highlights:
Dennis Van Roekel
Higher Education Local Presidents Training
Workshops on organizing, local best practices, engaging members, higher ed policy, higher ed funding, social media and more
Role alike "coffee" networking groups
Poster networking reception with NEA Almanac Authors
State and local "best practices" networking reception
Workshops facilitated by NEA Executive Committee members
Open space workshop opportunities to create your own agenda
Professional development workshop tracks
Early registration is $250.00. Early registration will open December 20th and will close on January 20th.
Early Registration Incentives:
·The first 20 people to register for the conference will receive free Wi-Fi on site for the duration of the conference.
·The first 75 people to register for the conference will be entered into a drawing for a $50.00 Starbucks gift card to be given away at the opening of the conference.
General Registration [January 21-February 24] is$300.00. The general registration includes a reception, dinner and entertainment on Friday; breakfast and lunch on Saturday; and breakfast on Sunday.
Late Registration is $350.00 and begins on February 25, 2013.
Non-members registration is $350.00.
Online registration closes on March 10, 2013. However, on-site registration will be available on March 22, 2013.
Please share this information with members and staff. If you need additional information please contact Phadra Williams-Tuitt (firstname.lastname@example.org / (205) 249-4229) or Rachelle Grant (email@example.com / (202) 822-7338).
Click HEREto register for the 2013 NEA Higher Education Conference!