Candi B. McKay, national speaker and author of You Don't Have to be Bad to Get Better: A Leader's Guide to Improving Teacher Quality will be our preconference presenter and keynote speaker for this summer, DATAG's 15th summer conference. Participants in the preconference will receive a copy of this book included in their registration fee. Candi will also be our Keynote Speaker on Thursday morning. Details on the content of her session will be posted soon.
Reserve your spot for the preconference and/or the conference by registering via the link above. On Thursday, we'll have multiple sessions by local districts and vendors dedicated to best practices in using data for school improvement, formative assessment and APPR. Last year we scheduled 35 sessions, and we look forward to receiving proposals from around New York. Click on the link above to submit your program proposals. Please submit by May 15 to ensure time for our proposal readers to give full consideration to your ideas. New presenters are encouraged to submit, and our readers will be happy to assist you.
Friday will include a keynote address to include the annual update on accountability. We have tentatively scheduled Ira Schwartz once again, and more details and Friday presenter program information will be posted as plans are confirmed.
When a member registers for the Summer Conference, the yearly membership fee of $210 is included.
Summer Conference, July 13-15, 2016: $375. Includes annual membership fee of $210.
Pre-conference, July 13: $105 additional
Total: Pre-Conference plus 2 day summer conference: $480. Includes annual membership fee.
Friday One-day fee: $125
Presenters at the Summer Conference will have one conference fee waived. Membership fees will still apply. This means that a presenter will have $165 waived from the conference fee of $375 , and if membership is desired, will pay the $210 membership fee. Multiple presenters presenting at the same session will receive one discount for the lead presenter. The lead presenter will pay the membership fee. Other co-presenters will pay the full conference fee ($375). The fee waiver does not apply to the pre-conference day fee or to the last day single day fee.
Vendors of products and services of interest to DATAG members are invited to participate in the Summer Conference. Summer vendor fee: $550 for a table and $1100 for a table and presentation. Vendors may also purchase memberships for individuals, entitling them to attend the Membership Meetings. Sponsorships for an additional $1500 are available. To register to be a vendor for DATAG, please go to the Submit Summer Conference Proposals link above, where details on sponsorships are explained.
Staying in Saratoga
What is there to do in Saratoga? Find out HERE or HERE
To reserve a room at the conference hotel, click HERE Note: This link takes you to the hotel's online registration platform, which is shared with DATAG Summer Conference event planner, Brian Preston. Dr. Preston can monitor the number of rooms booked in the conference room block (which earns DATAG rebates on conference costs and helps keep our costs down). DATAG keeps registration information private and does not share names or contact information with third parties.