3rd Annual Michigan College Access Network Conference
Communities United: Moving from 'Me' to 'We'
Monday, April 29, 2013
Kellogg Center - Michigan State University
55 S. Harrison Ave.,
East Lansing, MI 48824
Thank you to everyone who attended the 2013 conference. This year's theme, Communities United: Moving from 'Me' to 'We', focused on how to embrace a new kind of collaboration in communities. The conference highlighted ways that Local College Access Networks can be drivers of change to shake up the way we do business in our communities, and to in turn change postsecondary outcomes for students.
|Breakout Sessions||Agenda||Keynote Speaker|
|Local Attractions||Questions||Morning Panel|
2013 Conference Resources
Looking for many of the conference resources shared during the conference? Look no further!
- 2013 Conference Attendee List
- Karen Pittman presentation
- Breakout Session presentations
- Breakout Session one pagers
The breakout sessions have been selected. To view the full schedule of workshops, visit www.micollegeaccess.org/conference-sessions.
Download the 2013 Conference Program
|Sunday, April 28|
|6:00 pm - 8:00 pm||Pre-Conference Evening Gathering - The State Room|
|Monday, April 29|
|8:00 am - 9:00 am||Registration & Breakfast|
|9:00 am - 10:00 am||Opening Session - Educational Attainment and Economic Vitality: Engaging Business and Municipal Leadership panel|
|10:15 am - 11:30 am||Breakout Session 1|
|11:45 am - 1:30 pm||Networking Lunch and Plenary Session - Karen Pittman|
|1:45 pm - 3:00 pm||Breakout Session 2|
|3:15 pm - 4:30 pm||Breakout Session 3|
Cancellation Policy: Any requests for a refund will be subject to a $20 administrative fee. Registration fees are not refundable after April 19, 2013.
55 South Harrison Avenue
East Lansing, MI 48824-1022
Conference Room Rate: $96 per night plus applicable taxes. Ask for the Michigan College Access Network Conference rate when making your reservations. The group room block will be released on March 29, 2013.
Reserve Room Online: Go to www.kelloggcenter.com. Click on the blue box for "Room Reservations" and enter arrival and departure dates. Select "Click Here for Special Rates" and enter the Group Code MCA042913. Click "Check Availability." For special requests, reservations outside of the conference dates, or reservations after the room block release date of March 29, please call 800-875-5090.
Reserve Room by Phone: Call (800) 875-5090 and refer to the Group Code MCA042913. Monday-Friday 7:30 am - 7:00 pm and Saturday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.
Parking is available in the parking structure attached to the Kellogg Center. If you are staying overnight at the Kellogg Center, you will be given a pass for free parking. All other conference participants should come prepared to pay as they exit.
- Quality Inn University - East Lansing (1.0 mi); complimentary shuttle to the MSU Kellogg Center
- East Lansing Marriott at University Place - (0.9 mi)
- Hampton Inn - East Lansing (2.5 mi) and Okemos locations (6.3 mi)
- Holiday Inn Express - East Lansing (2.5 mi) and Okemos locations (6.3 mi)
- Radisson - Downtown Lansing (3.1 mi)
Educational Attainment and Economic Vitality - Engaging Business and Municipal Leadership
Brian Cloyd - Vice President for Global and Corporate Relations, Steelcase
Greg Handel - Senior Director of Workforce Development, Detroit Regional Chamber
Mayor George Heartwell - City of Grand Rapids
Sam Singh - State Representative, 69th House District
Co-Founder, President, and CEO of the Forum for Youth Investment
Karen has made a career of starting organizations and initiatives that promote youth development - including the Forum for Youth Investment, which she co-founded with Merita Irby in 1998. The Forum for Youth Investment's main project is Ready by 21, which helps states and local leaders change the way they do business to ensure that all young people are ready for college, work, and life.
Karen will address how communities are moving from 'me' to 'we' through collaborative efforts like Ready by 21. She will speak to how Michigan's Local College Access Networks can be drivers of change to shake up the way we do business in our communities, and to in turn change postsecondary outcomes for students.
A sociologist and recognized leader in youth development, Karen started her career at the Urban Institute, conducting studies on social services for children and families. She later moved to the Children's Defense Fund, launching its adolescent pregnancy prevention initiatives and helping to create its adolescent policy agenda. In 1990 she became a vice president at the Academy for Educational Development, where she founded and directed the Center for Youth Development and Policy Research and its spin-off, the National Training Institute for Community Youth Work.
In 1995 Karen joined the Clinton administration as director of the President's Crime Prevention Council, where she worked with 13 cabinet secretaries to create a coordinated prevention agenda. From there she moved to the executive team of the International Youth Foundation (IFY), charged with helping the organization strengthen its program content and develop an evaluation strategy. In 1998 she and Rick Little, head of the foundation, took a leave of absence to work with ret. Gen. Colin Powell to create American's Promise. Upon her return, she and Irby launched the Forum, which later became an entity separate from IYF.
To read more about Karen visit www.forumfyi.org
|Conference Resources Table Sponsor (limited to one)||FULFILLED|
|Welcome/Open Session Sponsor (Limited to one)||$1,500|
|Lunch/Plenary Session Sponsor (Limited to one)||FULFILLED|
|Conference Scholarship Sponsor||$1,000|
Michigan Economic Development Corporatin - King*Chavez*Parks Initiative
Michigan Department of Education
Spartan Printing and Promotional Products
Developmental Disabilities Institute
Michigan Tech University
Plenary Lunch Sponsor:
Conference Resources Table Sponsor:
Michigan Association of School Administrators
Fostering Success Michigan
Grand Rapids Community Foundation
Michigan Community College Association
Michigan Association for College Admission Counseling
Michigan Economic Development Corporation
Michigan State University College Advising Corps
Presidents Council, State Universities of Michigan
- Greater Lansing Michigan Convention and Visitors Bureau www.lansing.org
- City of East Lansing www.cityofeastlansing.com
Call MCAN's office any time at 517-316-1713 or contact us by email.
Event Logistics, Workshops, Presenters, & General Inquiries - Jamie Jacobs, email: jamie at micollegeaccess.org
Registration - Christi Taylor, email: christi at micollegeaccess.org
Sponsorship and Marketing - Lisa King, email: lisa at micollegeaccess.org