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AITP Region 18 Fall Conference and Student Contest
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11/4/2016 to 11/6/2016
When: 11/4/2016
6:00 PM
Where: Pipestem Resort and Conference Center
Pipestream, West Virginia 
United States
Contact: Brenda Angle

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Building Leaders

“2016 Leadership Retreat/Fall Conference”

Mark your Calendars for November 4-6, 2016


Pipestem Resort -  Pipestem, WV
Room Rates: Standard $69.00, Gorge View $79.00
Make reservations by October 4th by calling 1-800-225-5982
Ask for AITP Room Block 
Please note: Consider making reservations soon, as other outside events are booked! 

Note:  Participants must book by October 4th to receive the discounted room rate.  Many other events are scheduled at Pipestem during this timeframe.  

The Leadership Retreat will promote education as well as fun for all Professional and Student Chapter Members!  We welcome guests!

The ticket price includes the conference and all meals, including the banquet as well as the Hospitality Suite.

Student Contest Content and Rules... 

Tentative Agenda

All activities and workshops have been designed to include professional and student members 

Friday Evening
Check-in Pipestem Resort after 3:00PM 
Many activities and restaurants are available for your comfort
6:00-8:00PM   Registration in the Lobby with Karen Kovacs
8:00-9:00PM   Registration and Snacks in the Hospitality Suite

Saturday Morning
7:45 – 8:45AM  Continental Breakfast in the Hospitality Suite
Registration: Continues in Hospitality Suite if needed

All sessions will be in the Cardinal Room.

Student Contest: students, set up your displays  

9:00AM – Opening Remarks
9:15AM – Keynote Speaker - Deanne Cranford-Wesley 
             Topic: Emerging Technologies

10:20AM - Building Leaders Workshop 1
          Introduce Student Contest Participants      
                   Activity – Obtain the Building Permit
                                       And the Construction Begins!    
              Break 11:20 

11:30AM – Building Leaders Workshop 2
                   Leadership Goals & Qualities of a Good, Effective Leader
         Activity – Solve the Leadership Puzzle

12:40 - 1:40 – Lunch (in the Hospitality Suite)

2:00PM – 4:00PM 
    Panel 1 - Bridging the Gap

Break:  Coffee, Water, Tea, Candy 

    Panel 2 – Professional and Student Chapter Operations

Complete conference surveys and return to them to Karen Kovacs

Saturday Evening Skyscraper Event
Menu – Dinner - Served by the hotel 
Student Contest Presentations
Fun Chinese AUCTION
** Each chapter is to bring a gift - $10.00 value
50/50 Raffle

7:45AM - Hospitality Suite opens for continental breakfast

RD Meeting in the hospitality suite

Keynote Topic: Emerging Technologies

About our Keynote Speaker:

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Deanne Cranford-Wesley will be our Keynote Speaker at the Region 18 Leadership Conference this fall.

Dr. Deanne Cranford-Wesley is currently Department Chair Davis iTEC at Forsyth Technical Community College, she formally held the position of Information System Security Program Coordinator at Forsyth Technical Community College. Dr. Cranford -Wesley is a cybersecurity professional and has appeared as a subject matter expert on Fox8 and Time Warner News discussing recent advances in cyber security vulnerability. She also teaches information security, computer forensics and networking courses in the Business Information Technology Department. Additionally, Dr. Cranford-Wesley has presented at various conferences including several presentations at The Colloquium Information System Security Education Conference. 

Dr. Cranford-Wesley holds a PhD in Education Leadership with a focus in Instructional Technology and a Master of Art in Administration. Furthermore, she has obtained the following certifications; Security +, Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP), Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) and Cisco Certified Instructor (CCAI).

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