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2017 schedule coming soon!

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Start planning now!  Every session is designed with the classroom teacher in mind!  Take home specific, actionable ideas that can change how you do business in your own classrooms.  Here’s what you’ll find at the 2016 Conclave:

Effective this date: 10/3/16  (TOPICS links below will be updated frequently until all slots are filled.)

  • Hands-On! Workshops:  Roll up your sleeves and come ready to work!  These Hands-On! sessions are offered in two flavors: 3 hour introductory workshops and in-depth full-day workshops.  In either case, the goal will be to work through a specific topic so that you are ready to act on it when you get home.  Here are the available TOPICS as of the date at the top of this page.

  • Concurrent Sessions:  These are your traditional conference presentations where you’ll find a mix of 45-minute sessions presented by business executives, local entrepreneurs, and some of the nation’s leading business/marketing educators. EDUCATOR, BUSINESS, and KEYNOTE as of the date at the top of this page.

  • QuickStop Show and Tell sessions:  Join us for Total Conclave Chaos to keep the blood moving. These QuickStop sessions (15-minutes each) are designed to send you home with a laundry list of actionable ideas. Sort of like a Ted-Talk, each QuickStop presenter is charged with sharing something of significant value while the clock ticks.  TOPICS as of the date at the top of this page.

  • DeepThink Roundtables:  Don’t confuse these DeepThink sessions with a traditional roundtable.  The only thing they have in common is the table.  As the name implies, DeepThinks are intended to help work through a problem or idea in a discussion-oriented atmosphere.  (All Conclave registrants will be invited to submit ideas for specific issues or ideas they’d like to discuss.)  DeepThink TOPICS as of the date at the top of this page.

Along with senior executives from the business community, and a ton of “best-practice” teaching ideas, the MBA Conclave 2016 will feature a new Teacher- Leader Forum.  This special program track is targeted at local teachers who have accepted statewide leadership roles.  Together, we’ll work on strategies to better position business and marketing education in a very challenging STEM-oriented environment. 

Who should attend? The Teacher-Leader Forum is for association’s 2016-17 officers who are likely to remain in a leadership role in 2017-18.  Although states use different terms, the Forum is designed for officers of six key groups:

  • business education professional associations
  • business education division of the state’s ACTE affiliate
  • BPA/FBLA advisor boards
  • marketing education professional association
  • Marketing education division of the state’s ACTE affiliate
  • DECA advisor boards

Agenda:  The Teacher-Leader Forum will run concurrently with the regular MBA Conclave program (with an extended schedule).  The Forum will be a mix of presentations and working sessions, all focused on building a stronger presence for business and marketing programs through growth and development of our various professional associations.  Agenda details will be released beginning approximately April 1. 

Registration:  Please be certain to register specifically for the Teacher-Leader Forum, NOT for the regular MBA Conclave.  Your Forum registration WILL INCLUDE all regular MBA Conclave activities in addition to the special Forum agenda.  You will have the option to choose activities in each time slot throughout the conference.

Click here for more info about the Teacher-Leader Forum.

Watch for 2017 update coming soon!

Networking is an important aspect of any conference. We will be celebrating the hard work that you do in and out of the classroom for your students, your community, and your profession. 

Ticket required: 

  • $29 for conference registrants
  • $49 for guests not registered for the conference

NOTE:  This event is very likely to sell out.  We strongly recommend early registration or advance purchase of tickets.