Registered? Here's What You Need To Attend.
We are so excited to bring our first-ever VIRTUAL AWSP/WASA Summer Conference directly to YOU on June 29-30! Here are some important details you'll need to know before the conference starts.
How to Get In:
Go to AWSP's Learning Management System (Path):
or head straight to the login screen
Login: Your registration email address
Password: Sc2020! (note the lowercase c)
- You'll need the Zoom app to attend the keynotes. You can download it here if you don't already have it.
- During the live portions of the conference, try to have only the Zoom app running for the best conference experience. (Close out of other programs like email, etc. to save bandwidth.)
- You must register for all live events. (This is just the click of a button once logged in, except for WASA's luncheon which requires a few answers on the registration form.) Live events include keynote speakers (only available live), live breakout sessions (recorded and available for 60 days), and the AWSP and WASA Luncheons.
Go to the events page
, and click on each event individually to register. Or, use the quick links below. We recommend doing this ahead of time.
Once you register for a live event in Path, a button will appear on that event page 30 minutes before it starts, prompting you to join in. To join WASA's luncheon, click on the Zoom link you get once you register.
Clear as mud? Don't fret! Scroll down to find a link to tutorials and overviews.
Plan to Arrive Early
The program starts at 8:45 a.m., but plan to get into the Monday morning Welcome and Keynote
by 8:40 a.m.
Plan to arrive five minutes early
to any live keynote or breakout session you want to attend.
Don't Miss the Live Events!
Due to speaker contracts, we're unable to record the live keynote sessions. That means you'll want to make sure you're registered and logged in by start time. Don't miss out!
You'll Have Access To Breakouts All Year
Get interrupted on the conference dates? Want to watch ALL of the breakout sessions? No worries! Breakout sessions will be available to conference registrants all year long. You can come back any time!
Clock Hours are Available
Everyone who attends the AWSP/WASA Summer Conference will receive seven clock hours, which are included in the price of the conference. If you complete Summer Conference breakout courses throughout the year, you can purchase clock hours for those courses, beginning in the fall. That applies to courses you take before the fall, as well as courses you take throughout the year. We'll send out more information on purchasing these clock hours sometime in September and post the instructions in Path.
The Agenda is Set
The conference schedule
is posted! You can take a look today and plan out your conference experience.
Book Store, Exhibit Hall, Prizes, and More
Attendees can earn certificates in our virtual exhibit hall for vendors they visit. The more certificates earned, the greater the chance of winning prizes in our drawing! Prizes include a free registration to next year's conference, plus some $100 gift cards.
Looking to shop? Browse our virtual book store, brought to you by Hidden Spring Book Company. Your purchase will support AWSP, WASA, and a small business!
We're excited to have you at our 2020 AWSP/WASA Virtual Summer Conference! Our theme is “20/20 Vision: Focus, Clarity & Insight for Educational Leaders.”
The COVID-19 experience has had a profound impact on our education system. It’s also important we acknowledge and respect the outrage against racism after having witnessed the demonstrations and protests happening across our nation due to the tragic death of George Floyd. As you can see, through COVID-19 and our efforts against racism, these are times we will never forget. Despite all the challenges that have been presented to us as educational leaders in every opportunity gap, you all are to be commended for the resiliency and support you have demonstrated for your students, staffulty and communities. In this unique journey and unprecedented times, you are answering the call in our continuous pursuit of equality, equity and accessibility for all students. In all the complex challenges that have been presented, you continue to rise to the occasion.
In our first-ever virtual summer conference, we are proud to announce an amazing and dynamic group of keynote speakers. Their stories and experiences in serving students and communities has been positively impactful and profound. We appreciate their flexibility during COVID-19 and their willingness to share their powerful stories of success with our esteemed associations. We are excited to welcome Hamish Brewer, Kristin Souers & Pete Hall, Sean Goode, and Dr. Joe Sanfelippo. In our virtual conference breakout sessions, our members will have numerous opportunities to grow professionally throughout a diverse offering of current and relevant topics.
To all of our AWSP and WASA members, please take full advantage of the opportunities being presented to help you lead in one of the most noble of professions, during one of the most trying of times. For the sake of our students and communities, continue to grow and strengthen your impact. Empower your legacy. Whether you are just beginning your educational leadership journey or as a seasoned veteran, we will champion the pursuit of compassion, excellence, equity, and access for all.
Carlos Gonzalez, 2020 AWSP/WASA Summer Conference Chair
Conference Chair Carlos Gonzalez would like to thank the AWSP team and our friends and partners at WASA for all of the support with this Summer Conference. Thank you to the entire Summer Conference Planning Committee:
- Jack Arend, Associate Director and Professional Learning, AWSP
- Jamie Chylinski, Professional Learning Coordinator, WASA
- Gail Danner, Principal, Olympic High School, Central Kitsap School District
- Brian Hart, Superintendent, Granger School District
- Lindsey Marquardt, Principal, Rocky Ridge Elementary, Bethel School District
- Kim Marquette, Operations Director, AWSP
- Christine Maloney, Superintendent, Chehalis School District
- Helene Paroff, Assistant Executive Director and Professional Learning & Membership Services, WASA
- Roz Thompson, Government Relations & Advocacy Director, AWSP, and
- Michelle Whitney, Superintendent, Pasco School District