• Jim Mercer

SamTastic Weekly Tip: 3/13/17 - SAM Summer Conference

This week’s tip: SAM Summer Conference

Registration is now open for the 2017 SAM Summer Conference, Marriott Savannah Riverfront. The summer conference is a much smaller version of the Annual National SAM Conference and combines a workshop/keynote/breakout session format.

Please use this link to register for the conference:

SAM Summer Conference

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 and Thursday, June 29, 2017

Note: You should arrive Tuesday, June 27 for the conference, Wednesday and Thursday.

The $795 conference fee is not normally included in district and school SAM service agreements. This includes hotel room for two nights (Tuesday and Wednesday nights, check out Thursday), dinner and music Tuesday night, breakfast, lunch and dinner Wednesday, breakfast and lunch, Thursday. Entertainment will include a dinner cruise on the Savannah River on the Georgia Queen sternwheeler Tuesday night (must arrive by 5:30 PM).

Two of the confirmed featured keynote speakers are Laura Vanderkam, author, 168 Hours and LaVonna Roth, Ignite your S.H.I.N.E. and be Unstoppable. The third keynote session speaker, to be confirmed next week, and breakout sessions featuring the work of outstanding SAM teams, will compliment an interactive workshop where attendees will try a new TimeTrack data activity developed for the state of Missouri.

To register for the SAM Summer Conference use this link:

If you plan to attend the SAM Summer Conference and would like to submit a proposal to be a breakout session presented please complete the form at this link: id=1121

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