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2017 P-16 Statewide Professional Development Conference

Thursday, June 29, 2017
DoubleTree Hotel
6505 IH-35 North
Austin, Texas 78752


Hotel Information for Registered Attendees

Hotel confirmations have been sent via email to attendees that qualified under the Conference Lodging Policy, and indicated so on their registration. If you were assigned a hotel room through the Coordinating Board and no longer require one, please contact Diana Foose at diana.foose@thecb.state.tx.us or 512-427-6318 as soon as possible. 

Conference Theme

"Are You Ready? College Ready Students and Student Ready Colleges"

Are you interested in learning more about college access and success across Texas? Then be sure to join us on June 29, 2017, in Austin, for the annual P-16 Statewide Professional Development Conference hosted by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Division of College Readiness and Success. This event is intended to bridge secondary and postsecondary education and support the THECB's goals of the 60x30TX strategic plan. High school counselors, admissions advisors from two-year and four-year institutions, and other educators interested in learning more about college access and success across Texas are invited to attend.

This event is eligible for CPE credit through the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

The conference will be held at the DoubleTree Hotel, 6505 IH-35 North, Austin, Texas 78752. Further details about hotel reservations and agenda are forthcoming. If you have questions about the conference or need additional assistance, please contact Diana Foose at diana.foose@thecb.state.tx.us or (512) 427-6318.

Registration for this event is now closed. Please note that onsite registrations will not be accepted for this event. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made after Friday, June 9, 2017. 

Conference Agenda

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.Registration/Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.Opening Keynote & General Session
10:15 - 11:00 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
11:15 - 12:00 p.m.Concurrent Sessions
12:15 - 1:30 p.m.Lunch and Plenary Keynote
1:45 - 2:30 p.m.Concurrent Sessions
2:45 - 3:30 p.m.Closing Session

Opening Keynote
Dr. Russell Lowery-Hart
President, Amarillo College

The "No Excuses" philosophy of Amarillo College, the college's Advocacy and Resource Center, and the interconnectedness of programs, services, and policies that support students through to completion epitomize the kind of campus culture that makes a student-ready college. Dr. Lowery-Hart will share this vision and how it is realized on campus through intentional policy and practice.

Plenary Keynote
Dr. Ben Castleman
Assistant Professor of Education and Public Policy, University of Virginia

Dr. Castelman's research focuses on policies to improve college access and success for low-income students. He will share what has been discovered from this work, addressing innovative strategies to deliver high-quality information about the college-going process to low-income students and their families and to ease the process of students and families getting professional support when they need assistance.

Concurrent Session Descriptions

Closing Session
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