AGENDA AT A GLANCE 

Our Convention schedule has a new look! We kick off the convention Thursday morning and have scheduled time for Board retreats on Saturday after the morning General Session. Breakout sessions are also available Saturday afternoon for those that wish to continue in professional learning.

Thursday, December 2

  • 7:30 a.m.  -  Convention Check-In Open
  • 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  -  Key People Program
  • 9:00 - 9:40 a.m.  -  Student Leadership Planning Team
  • 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.  -  Opening General Session
    • Keynote Speaker: Joe Feldman, Author of Grading for Equity
    • Book signing after the general session
  • 12:00 - 1:15 p.m.  -  Lunch (2 Lunch opportunities) 
    1. Join Joe Feldman, CASB Keynote speaker and author of Grading for Equity, to dive deeper into the practices that make our grading and assessment more accurate, bias-resistant, intrinsically motivating, and that decrease stress and support students historically underserved. Lunch will be served.
    2. Join other convention attendees for a time of catching-up and networking during the Convention Luncheon.
  • 12:00 - 4:15 p.m.  -  Student Leadership Planning Team 
  • 1:45 - 3:45 p.m.  -  Breakout Sessions (New Board Members & Superintendents; Board Presidents; Veteran Board Members)
  • 3:45 - 4:15 p.m.  -  Snack Break
  • 4:15 - 6:00 p.m.  -  Business Meeting 

Friday, December 3

  • 7:00 a.m.  -  Convention Check-In
  • 7:00 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.  -  Exhibit Hall Opens (The Exhibit Hall is open all day except for time allocated to our General Sessions)
  • 7:00 - 8:45 a.m.  -  Convention Breakfast
  • 7:00 - 9:30 a.m.  -  Colorado Rural Schools Alliance Breakfast
  • 9:40 - 10:40 a.m.  -  Breakout Sessions
  • 9:00 - 10:40 a.m.  -  Student Leadership Session
  • 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.  -  Opening General Session
    • Keynote Speaker: Ivory A. Toldson, Ph.D, Author of No BS (Bad Stats): Black People Need People Who Believe in Black People Enough Not to Believe Every Bad ThingThey Hear About Black People.
    • Book signing after the general session
    • Keynote Speaker sponsored by Johnson Controls
  • 12:30 - 1:45 p.m.  -  Awards & Networking Ticketed Lunches
  • 2:15 - 3:30 p.m.  -  Breakout Sessions
  • 3:30 - 3:50 p.m.  -  Snack Break
  • 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.  -  Closing General Session
    • Keynote Speaker: Dr. Cile Chavez, Author of Spirit Movers: Attributes for Transforming Leadership
    • Book signing after the general session
  • 5:45 p.m.  -  Exhibit Hall Closes 
  • 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.  -  Friday Welcome Reception (for attendees 21 years of age and older)

Saturday, December 4

  • 7:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. -  Exhibit Hall open
  • 7:00 - 9:15 a.m.  -  Convention Breakfast
  • 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  -  Attorney Council
  • 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.  -  Breakout Sessions & Student Leadership Sessions
  • 10:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.  -  General Session
    • Keynote Speaker: Manley Feinberg, Author of Reaching Your Next Summit
    • Book signing after the general session
  • 11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.  -  Exhibit Hall Raffles (in the General Session Ballroom)
  • 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.  -  Lunch on your own; Student Luncheon (this time has also been scheduled to accommodate board retreats after our general session)
  • 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.  -  Breakout sessions & Student Leadership session
  • Adjourn 
    *Times listed subject to minor adjustments

*If you are choosing to have a board retreat either on Wednesday, Saturday afternoon, or any evening during the Convention please contact Mike Silvestro at [email protected] Please see pricing below:

Room Rental is between $250 - $500 depending on the size of the meeting
Food Estimates:

  • Continental Breakfast + service fee = $50.83
  • Sodas/Bottled Water - $5.50 each
  • Coffee by the Gallon - $102
  • Box Lunch + service fee = $53.35 and does not include beverage
  • Buffet Lunch + service fee = $82.57
  • **There is a surcharge of $12 per person for groups less than 20

AV: LCD and Screen Estimate: $1,100