Important Summer Conference Message from AWSP/WASA Executive Directors

Dr. Scott Seaman
May 05, 2020

Dear AWSP and WASA Members, 

We know Summer Conference is an annual highlight to all of our members. It has always been the perfect time to celebrate a successful school year with your team, learn with colleagues from around the state, and soak up the beautiful Spokane sunshine. 

AWSP and WASA can’t wait to gather together in person, but this year we need to prioritize the health and safety of our members and their loved ones. Therefore, both of our Associations, along with the 2020 Summer Conference Planning Committee, have made the difficult decision to convert to a virtual conference.

While we are all saddened we will not be together in Spokane, we are even more excited to BRING OUR SUMMER CONFERENCE 2020 TO YOU! This virtual conference will still offer amazing learning opportunities, quality keynote speakers, and a chance for you to connect with leaders from our state. We will also provide some informal social time and great prizes. 

With a virtual conference being our new reality, we are confident this online conference platform will be beneficial to school leadership teams in districts across the state. With the unexpected closure of our buildings, each one of us have been thrust into becoming digital learners AND digital leaders.  We are working with our Summer Conference Planning Committee and our breakout session presenters to bring the same exciting content we had programmed for Spokane including our incredible keynote presenters Hamish Brewer, Sean Goode, Kristin Soers, Pete Hall and Joe Sanfelippo. Now, our digital conference attendees will not be limited to only attending five concurrent sessions, but will have access to over 60 engaging sessions presented by colleagues from across the state.

We are hard at work refreshing the conference details including registration. We promise to bring this new information to you as quickly as possible. If you have already registered for the 2020 Summer Conference, you do not need to do anything, your registration will transfer to the digital conference platform,

We want to thank you for your ongoing understanding and dedication as AWSP and WASA pivots to support your professional learning in this new digital reality. We are looking forward to providing this online experience to all of you!  Thank you for all you are doing for your school communities during this unique time. We appreciate you!

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