I am so excited for the 2015 APICC Annual Meeting coming on October 23. It is my honor to be hosting our members, partners, and guests at the annual meeting for the first time as Executive Director. It is my privilege to be working with APICC’s SUPERSTAR staff to make our annual event a huge success!
The energy level is high at the APICC office. Everyone is contributing their time, creativity, and unique abilities to put together a meeting packed with information, captivating speakers, and plenty of networking opportunities (and some fun!). The meeting will focus on collaboration across organizations, with our partners and other organizations statewide. We will discuss ideas for the future, identifying how we can align ourselves for a greater impact on education and workforce development across Alaska.
This year we will hear from nationally known keynote speaker and President of the Strive Network, Jeff Edmondson. The Strive Network is a national cradle-to-career initiative that brings together leaders in Pre-K-12 schools, higher education, business and industry, community organizations, government leaders, parents and other stakeholders who are committed to helping children succeed from birth through careers. (Look for signed copies of Jeff’s book, Striving Together, on tables).
We will also hear from the McDowell Group, AEDC President and CEO Bill Popp, NSTC Manager Jane Oakley, the APICC Board, and several of our partners. One of my favorite parts of the meeting is the opportunity to talk with students. Once again, we will have students attending from King Career Center, UAA, UAF, Kenai Peninsula College, and other schools around the state. It’s an absolute treat to have them attend, and we are grateful to our meeting sponsors that make it possible.
Please join us at the Dena’ina Center for the 2015 APICC ANNUAL MEETING & CONFERENCE.
I look forward to seeing you there.