"Reaching the Classroom"
The 38th Annual Conference
October 14-16, 1998
Palm Springs Marquis - A Shadowrock Resort
Palm Springs, California
THE 38th Annual CEDPA Conference will be held at the Palm Springs Marquis Hotel in Palm Springs, California. The conference will be held on October 14-16, 1998 (Wednesday through Friday), with preconference sessions scheduled for Tuesday, October 13, 1998.
AS with previous years, the conference will commence at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday. Following the opening remarks by Russ Brawn, CEDPA's president, Kathryn Yates, Director of K-12 Programs for Microsoft, will give the keynote address. Breakout sessions will follow for the remainder of the day. Wednesday's activities will conclude with the CEDPA-hosted President's Reception that evening.
THURSDAY will begin with breakout sessions that you won't want to miss. The breakouts will lead into the all-day vendor exhibit. We again expect over fifty vendors to be on hand to show you their latest products and services. The vendor exhibits will be closed during lunch. Exhibits will conclude with the door-prize drawings that afternoon. Vendor-hosted hospitality suites will cap off Thursday's activities.
FRIDAY'S featured speaker is Rich Seidner, Executive Director of Business Development for K-12 Education at Oracle Corporation. Rich has been directly involved in the strategic application of technology solutions to K-12 Education for over ten years. He will be followed by breakout sessions on topics of prime interest in today's educational environment. CEDPA's business meeting will conclude the conference activities. The conference will adjourn around noontime. The Third Annual golf tournament will be held after the conference, beginning at 1:00 p.m.
ANNOUNCEMENTS will be mailed to recipients of CEDPA's DataBus newsletter as well as all public school district and county superintendents and technology coordinators in California in July. Additional announcements and registration forms will be available online when they are published and can be downloaded directly from this website.
DUE to the popularity of the "Dress Down" atmosphere in past conferences, the CEDPA Board of Directors is again recommending that this be a dress down conference. Come prepared to sharpen your professional skills and broaden your knowledge base but dress casually and comfortably.
IF you are interested in getting a head-start with registration, a Conference Registration Form packet is available for downloading in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. This packet contains registration forms for the conference and preconference sessions, hotel reservation form, and golf tournament registration form. Take advantage of this before the official announcement is published; deadline for submitting hotel reservations is September 11, 1998, in order to receive preferred CEDPA conference room rates. The deadline for conference preregistration is October 1, 1998.
All early registrations received prior to September 1 will qualify for a drawing for a gift certificate to the hotel's resort spa.
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FOR more information about Palm Springs and surrounding areas, go to the Official Palm Springs Website. This website provides detailed information about recreation and other activities in Palm Springs and surrounding areas.