October 23, 2019 – Hot Springs Convention Center
Join us in historic downtown Hot Springs, Ark., for our 2019 Fall Conference Breaking Boundaries: Educating Generation Alpha scheduled for Wednesday, October 23, 2019, from 8 am to 4 pm at the Hot Springs Convention Center.
APSRC’s annual Fall Conference is a statewide event with strands featuring breakout sessions for superintendents, administrators, teachers, school finance staff and IT Techs. APSRC is also excited to announce Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson and Arkansas Department of Education Commissioner Johnny Key will speak during our Opening Session!
Pre-Conference Business Manager Bootcamp
New this year, APSRC is offering a pre-conference Business Manager Bootcamp from 11 am to 3 pm, October 22, 2019 at the Embassy Suites in Hot Springs. This session is full. Please complete this quick survey to let us know if you are interested in attending a future session.
If you are in need of lodging, APSRC has secured discounted room rates at Hotel Hot Springs at 305 Malvern Avenue. To make your reservation call 1-877-623-6697 or (501) 623-6600 and ask for the “Arkansas Public School Resource Center” discounted rate. Note: The room block at the Embassy Suites in Hot Springs is full.
- APSRC member: $210
- Non-member: $230
- APSRC members: $230
- Non-members: $250
*Deadline for exhibit booth space is October 4, 2019.
- Platinum: $10,000
Includes signage at entrance/registration and at luncheon; signage at the breakout session of your choice; 8 seats at the luncheon; recognition during the opening session and luncheon; exhibitor’s booth; full-page ad in the conference program, and more.
- Gold: $5,000
Includes signage at banquet hall entrance; signage at the breakout session of your choice; 4 seats at the luncheon; exhibitor’s booth; half-page ad in the conference program, and more.
- Silver: $3,000
Includes signage in the breakfast area; signage at the breakout session of your choice; 2 seats at the luncheon; exhibitor’s booth; logo in the conference program, and more.
- Bronze: $2,000
Includes signage in afternoon break service area; signage at the breakout session of your choice, exhibitor’s booth; 2 seats at the luncheon; logo in the conference program, and more.
- Friends of APSRC: $1,000
Includes signage at the breakout session of your choice; exhibitor’s booth, 2 seats at the luncheon; logo in the conference program, and more.
- Exhibitor-only: $300
Includes 10-foot draped, skirted table with two chairs; signage with company name; name listed in conference program, and more.
- Door Prize Sponsor
Includes recognition of your business when prizes are handed out, and name in the conference program.
2019 Keynote Speaker
Rodney Walker, author of A New Day One: Trauma, Grace, and a Young Man’s Journey from Foster Care to Yale
Rodney Walker is an author, educator and entrepreneur that travels both nationally and internationally, speaking at schools, corporations and conferences about the importance of character education, youth entrepreneurship, and trauma-informed mentorship aimed to uplift and support at-risk youth.
Rodney is the bestselling author of the educational memoir titled A New Day One: Trauma, Grace, and a Young Man’s Journey from Foster Care to Yale. Given the obstacles placed before him as a foster child, Rodney struggled academically and socially in school. Through trauma-informed mentorship and education, he overcame these adverse experiences and redirected his path. He is an award-winning entrepreneur, and went on to graduate with degrees from Morehouse College, Yale and Harvard University.
2019 Opening Session Speaker
Peter Hostrawser, owner of Disrupt Education and Department Chairman of the Glenbard East School of Business
Peter Hostrawser is the Department Chairman of the Glenbard East School of Business, an innovative department within Glenbard East High School in Lombard, Ill. In the Glenbard East School of Business, students are actively engaged in project-based learning and working collaboratively with companies like West Suburban Bank, Cleu, Yolobe, and NextWaveSTEM.
Peter began his career as a business entrepreneur in the fields of Video Production and Student Business Consulting. He spent 15 years at Oak Park and River Forest High School, where he founded the OPRF School of Business. He currently owns Disrupt Education, specializing in helping young people ignite their ambitions and take control of their learning.
Thank you to our sponsors for their support of public education in Arkansas.