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Conclave

New dates, new structure, and great new ideas!

Cincinnati, OH

October 9 - 13, 2014

 

 

 

 

 


Welcome representatives of the Business Education and the Marketing Education Divisions of ACTE to Conclave 14. Learn how to connect with ACTE to support your local program!

 

 

 

 


Welcome Bowling Green State University - College of Business to Conclave 14! Just as high school teachers seek best practices in the classroom, the nationally ranked College of Business at Bowling Green State University strives to implement best practices while providing engaging experiences for students. Stop by to discuss how we engage our students. Ask us about resources available to high school educators - on our campus, in your classroom and via technology. Ask us why we choose to be an affiliate with the High School of Business™ program and the benefits of this agreement for your students. Tell us you would like our free entrepreneurship curriculum package for use in your classroom. Discover what you can do now with your students to bolster their success in college and beyond. Visit us and we’ll talk!


We welcome the CEE and its Entrepreneurship Forum to Conclave 14! MBA Conclave participants will get added value as all CEE Forum sessions will be open to Conclave registrants throughout the entire Cincinnati conference.

 

 


Welcome DECA to Conclave 14! In addition to the DECA exhibit, be sure to check out our pre-conference workshops and QuickStops featuring opportunities to integrate DECA activities into your Business Administration programs.

 

 

 

 


MBA Research welcomes FLBA/PBL to Conclave 14! Meet staff and national officers to learn more about our growing student organization serving business students in all 50 states.

 

 

 


Welcome Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge to Conclave 14! If you are currently conducting a classroom program in entrepreneurship and the free enterprise system, come to the Freedoms Foundation Exhibit to learn how to apply for the Leavey Awards for Excellence in Private Enterprise Education. Get the advantage and learn how to create an eye catching submission from the program director and past recipients. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about this cash award and get inside tips for success.

 

 


Welcome Goodheart-Willcox to Conclave 14! Plan now to see the their full line of Business Education titles. For Marketing classes, be sure to check out Marketing Dynamics and Retailing and E-tailing. Other new business titles include Using Google Apps, Video Game Design Composition, and preparation guides for Microsoft Office Specialist certification.

 

 


Welcome Knowledge Matters, Inc. to Conclave 14! Come see the newly upgraded, completely web-based versions of Virtual Business – Management Online and Virtual Business - Retailing Online. The Management simulation challenges students with managing their own bicycle and jeans manufacturing businesses. The Retailing simulation challenges students with managing three different types of retailing businesses: grocery store, electronics store and sporting goods store. The upgrades are more flexible because students are able to work from school or home and they include all new graphics, written content, reading & math quizzes, online grading & tracking and more. Both simulations offer an all-new multiplayer option which allows your students to compete against one another within the simulation. The simulations are PC, Mac and iPad and Android tablet compatible.


Welcome Micro Business for Teens/Carol Topp, CPA to Conclave 14!  Micro Business for Teens is a self-teaching curriculum designed to equip teenagers to start and run their own micro business. Author Carol Topp, CPA enjoys encouraging teenagers to make money while learning life skills. She is offering review packages of her curriculum in print or ebook format for a reduced price just for CEE educators.

 

 

 

 


Special thanks to the Project Management Institute Educational Foundation for its support of Conclave. Join PMIEF leaders for the Friday pre-conference workshop and stop by their exhibit to join the discussion.

The MBA Conclave is designed for anyone who teaches or administers the teaching of business administration (entrepreneurship, finance, hospitality, management/administration, and marketing) build better, bigger, stronger programs at the local level.  Every session is designed for take-home value.  Click here for more about Conclave.

Sessions (September)

Exhibit/Sponsor (September)

Schedule (September)

The Celebration! (May)

Online registration added (March)

Awards and Recognition Dinner (March)

Registration Form (March)

Pre-Conference Workshops (March)

2014 Conclave location announced: Cincinnati, Ohio! (Jan)

Click here for registration info.

Click here for hotel and travel/transportation info.

Click here for program info.

Conclave is the most important conference available to all business/marketing teachers.  Why?  Conclave draws the nation’s best teachers of:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Hospitality/Tourism
  • Management/Administration
  • Marketing


And, the best of the best come to share ideas, strategies, connections, and more!  

With so many different types of presentations available, odds are you can find one that fits your interests and your ideas.

Since all sessions emphasize take-home value, the most likely proposals to be accepted are:

  • Classroom or community projects that are replicable in other schools
  • Specific strategies for integrating student organizations (BPA, DECA, or FBLA), academics, or technology
  • Program development (marketing and promotion) that help build enrollment of better position programs
  • Ideas for increasing participation of the business community
  • Other new, different, creative, and replicable ideas to help strengthen the overall offering of Business Administration curricula.                            


Topics of interest for 2014
All session topics will be considered, but priorities for the 2014 Conclave include:

  • Substantive classroom projects
  • Use and sources of data for program improvement
  • Trends, vision, and issues relevant in today’s educational environment
  • Integration of and support for Common Core Standards (particularly projects and activities that demonstrate and document full integration)
  • Student engagement strategies and tactics, specifically those that are specific to learning outcomes of the national Business Administration standards
  • Integration of technology specific to learning outcomes of the national Business Administration standards
  • Involvement of the business community in new and creative ways
  • Integration of eLearning in a blended learning environment
  • Program positioning: Branding of business/marketing programs
  • Student recruiting strategies, plans, and tactics
  • Marketing plans that address specific audiences
  • Communications strategies, plans, and tactics (including social media)
  • Positioning SWAT analyses or comparable activities
  • HS/College Connections ◦Shared project and activities
  • Unique partnership arrangements
  • Various uses of technology
  • Creative articulation agreements
  • Creative use of CTSO’s
  • Certification, exam, and other student measures


Types of sessions/Travel stipend
There are several different types of sessions and each offers a stipend to help cover part of your cost of participating.  Stipends are available only to individuals registered for the conference and registered at the conference hotel (local presenters excepted).  (You may earn stipends for up to three different activities.)

Honoraria:       


*For repeated sessions (same topic), the stipend is 50%.

How to apply
To apply to present, simply email your topic idea and specific the type session you would prefer, to:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Please be certain to include:

  • SUBJECT LINE:  Conclave Presentation
  • Your name, institution, state AND phone number
  • Best time of day to reach you by phone
  • Very short description of the topic you’d like to present
  • Type of session you’d prefer


We will consider equally all applications received on or before April 15.  Thereafter, if slots remain available, all applications will be considered as they are received.  ALL applications will be acknowledged within two days.  If you don’t receive an acknowledgement, we’ve not seen your application.

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Scroll down to Fall 2014 courses: CTE 700 2014 MBA Conclave Curriculum and Teacher Conference ($50/1 credit)


Continuing Education Credits

Don’t need transcribed, university academic credits, but want documentation to meet continuing education requirements?  All Conclave registrants will receive written documentation of participation INCLUDING documentation of specific sessions attended.  It’s free, but here’s the catch:  We can document your participation only if you submit the appropriate ticket stub at the close of each session.  Here’s how it works:  1) Receive a “ticket” at the beginning of each session.  2) Add your name, state, and session number to the ticket. 3) At the close of the session, leave your ticket with the presenter or session facilitator.  4) In approximately 3 weeks, you’ll receive via email your personalized list of the session you attended, including descriptions of each.  5) Submit to the appropriate authorities in your school or state as proof of your participation.

2014 Exhibit Prospectus Download

2014 Exhibit Space Reservation Form Download

2014 Exhibit Terms and Conditions Download


Welcome 2014 Exhibitors!
 

ACTE  www.acteonline.org

Bowling Green State University - College of Business  www.bgsu.edu/business.html

Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education  www.entre-ed.org

 

DECA www.deca.org


FBLA-PBL www.fbla-pbl.org


Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge  www.freedomsfoundation.org/

 

Goodheart-Willcox Publishers, www.g-w.com

 

Knowledge Matters, Inc.  www.KnowledgeMatters.com

 

Micro Business for Teens/Carol Topp, CPA  www.microbusinessforteens.com

Project Management Institute Educational Foundation www.pmief.org

2013

Course Design: Best Practices
Presented by April Miller, VP, Instructional Design, MBAResearch
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Do Good: Do Well
Presented by Karen Martinsen Fleming, Professor, Green Mountain College
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Get With the Program!
Presented by April Miller, VP, Instructional Design, MBAResearch
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Get Your Hands Dirty: Build a Better Project
Presented by April Miller, VP, Instructional Design, MBAResearch and Lisa Berkey, Program Director, High School of Business™, MBAResearch
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HSB: What's all the fuss?
Presented by Lisa Berkey, Program Director, High School of Business™, MBAResearch
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National Accreditation: Re-positioning the Discipline
Presented by Rick Mangini, Project Director, National HS MBA Accreditation Initiative
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National Accreditation In-depth
Presented by Rick Mangini, Project Director, National HS MBA Accreditation Initiative
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Print is History. Or Not?
Presented by Gil Lantini, Founder & President, Rhode Island Small Business Journal
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Strengthen Your Message and Your Programs
Maria Ciolfi Abrams, Queen Creek High School (AZ)
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Teachers Managing Change: Lessons Learned
Presented by Lisa Berkey, Program Director, High School of Business™, MBAResearch
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2012

Better Behavior: Ever heard of a behavioral interview?
Presented by James M. Schultz, Divisional Vice President - Performance, Walgreens
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Collaborative Online Projects for Computer Applications/Business Technology Classes
Presented by Amber Hall, Littleton High School (CO)
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Get Your Hands Dirty: Build a better project
Presented by April Miller, VP, Instructional Design, MBAResearch and Lisa Berkey, Program Director, High School of Business™, MBAResearch
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It's Not About LAPs: It's the System
Presented by April Miller, VP, Instructional Design
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Managing a Business Launch: The executive point of view
Presented by Carl Craig, Ph.D., President, ERA, a Waters Company.
Download (PowerPoint)

Networking 101: Learn to mingle with purpose
Presented by Amber Hall, Littleton High School (CO)
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Student Motivation: Perspectives from outside of education
Presented by Dr. Urs Haltinner, University of Wisconsin-Stout
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Target: College-bound Business Administration Majors
Presented by Lisa Berkey, Program Director, High School of Business™, MBAResearch
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