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College Summit Institute
July 20-23, 2009
Las Vegas, Nevada

The College Summit Institute is a professional development conference for those who believe that college is a realistic option for all students. The Institute is designed for education and community leaders committed to becoming catalysts for change across our nation’s schools. The 2009 Institute offers nearly 70 dynamic workshops to help you develop a robust and sustainable college-going culture.

Workshops are organized around four key themes:
• Launchpad High Schools: How do we forge high schools that prepare students for college and career success?
• Success Across Diverse Communities: Which approaches to college and career planning are most engaging and effective with the students we serve?
• Data Driven Leadership: How do we use data as a leadership strategy to inspire change in our school communities?
• Policy, Advocacy, and Action: What are the policies associated with expanding college access and how can we take action to increase college enrollment rates?

Highlights include:
• Dr. Rich Feller, Professor of Counseling and Career Development will keynote and present “Creating Launch Pads from High School to Outer Space.” His interactive presentation will inspire us to think about “new career rules” which help students shoot for the moon in this new economy.

• Author Peter Van Buskirk returns to present “Hotspots, Hooks, and Hidden Agendas: An Inside Look at the College Admission Process” and three more exciting presentations.

• Alisa Cunningham and Dr. Ann Coles, of the Institute for Higher Education Policy help us understand “Promise Lost: College Qualified Students Who Don’t Enroll”

• Psychologists Dr. Annie Judge and Dr. Sonja Linn focus on preparing students emotionally for college.

• Dr. Rebecca Dedmond, Director of George Washington University’s Freshman Transition Initiative, provides effective strategies for supporting successful transitions to 9th grade in “Launching Students into their Decade of Transition.”

• Addressing the needs of diverse student populations will be the focus of several conference sessions. Debbie Riley, author, and national expert on adoption and foster care will provide insights on college planning for youth in foster care. Supporting Latino English language learners is the theme of a workshop by Dr. Heather Riley and educator Misti Gossett-Thrower. And, Dr. Norberto Valdez, Rich Salas, and Jesse Ramirez share a Hispanic/Latino leadership model.

Ninety-seven percent of participants rated the 2008 College Summit Institute as a top quality professional conference. Participants raved:

“…the conference was excellent in terms of facilitating both learning and networking.”

“Every session I attended was engaging and informative, leaving me wanting to hear more and finding a way to follow up! The variety of speakers and sessions made this conference quite amazing!”

Join us for this year’s conference!