Summer 2016

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24 | atpe news JOIN US FOR THE 2016 ATPE SUMMIT July 20–22, 2016, at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas THIS YEAR'S AGENDA INCLUDES: Annual House of Delegates meeting and state ofcer elections At this year's House of Delegates, we will be considering 11 bylaws amendments as well as electing your 2016-17 state ofcers. We invite you to read more about the bylaws amendments and get to know your state ofcer candidates before arriving at the summit. Keynote address from Dr. Adolph Brown This year's keynote speaker is Dr. Adolph Brown, founder, president, and CEO of the Leadership and Learning Institute. In his long career as a public school teacher, university professor, university dean, and businessman, he has studied and developed the core competencies that all successful educators and business leaders share. During his talk, he uses anecdotes and research to inspire his audiences to live and work more efectively. ATPE volunteer training sessions Attendees will have plenty of opportunities to learn and have fun. The training sessions ofer experienced ATPE volunteers the chance to learn how to run the best possible local units and regions. The sessions are also a great chance for new volunteers to learn the ropes from the pros. Awards banquet The annual awards banquet will feature entertainment by the Willis High School jazz band. Winners of the Educators of the Year, Campus Reps of the Year, and Local Units of the Year awards, among others, will also be announced. 70s dance party, costume contest, and lip-sync battle Let's not forget about the epic dance party and lip-sync battle that will close out Wednesday's activities. This year's party has a 70s theme, and there will be a costume contest, so bring your grooviest dance attire. 1 2 3 4 5 Local presidents need to register their delegates and make housing reservations by June 20. To learn how to register or to book your housing, visit

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