2015 TAACCCT Grantee Conference
September 23-24, 2015
at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas
Kansas’ Round 1 TRAC-7 and Round 4 KanTRAIN TAACCCT consortium grants
This year’s conference is September 23 and 24, 2015. A special strand for this year’s conference is Legacy Building: Sharing the TAACCCT Story as we bid adieu to those Round 1 pioneers who made such a difference in the lives of Round 2, 3, and 4 grantees.
We have great break-out sessions to be presented by grantee peers as well as small group and special guest activities happening throughout the conference. If you are looking for peer support, networking and “boots-on-the ground” information, TAACCCT On! is the place to be!
TAACCCT ON! has truly transformed how I manage our grant, not only from the sessions, but also from the networking with other grantees. Over the last two years, I have stayed in close contact with many of the managers/directors to share triumphs, best practices, and (more importantly) trials and tribulations which they helped me work through.
Christian Lagarde, Bossier Parish Community College
TAACCCT ON! 2015 Conference Wait List/Late Registration after September 15, 2015:
Pre-Conference (Region 5 only): September 22, 2015 – $50
Conference: September 23-24, 2015 – $275
Limited slots are available!
Region 5 Pre-Conference: September 22, 2015
(Pre-registration is required and space is limited)
A pre-conference for DOL Region 5 (Chicago) TAACCCT grantees will convene on
September 22, 2015.
9:00 am – 10:00 am: Pre-conference Registration Opens
10 am -noon: Swap Meet
Bring your favorite examples, proven winners, and need-help documents, questions, and practices. Topic focus areas include: Project management and Implementation, Participant Tracking, Deliverables and OPEN, Data Management, Telling Your Story, Best Practices, and Lessons Learned!
1:00 -2:30 pm Region 5 DOL staff Videoconference: Grant Monitoring and Oh-no’s!
2:30 -2:45: Networking Break
2:45 -4:00 Sector Breakouts: provides grantees with facilitated opportunities to meet with their respective round cohort groups. Discussion topics for Strand 2 will be based on Pre-Conference registrant feedback and requests. Each pre-conference registrant will receive a survey link to provide feedback for developing the facilitated discussion topics.
5:00 pm -7:00 pm: Hosted Reception for Pre-conference and Conference attendees
Conference Day 1 September 23, 2015
Conference Registration is limited to 200 participants
Registration Open: 8:00 -9:30
9:30 – 10:30: Group Convening and Key Note: Cheryl Martin, Program Manager, TAACCCT Grants, USDOL/ETA
10:45 – 12:00: Breakout and Small Group Sessions
1:15 – 2:30: Breakout and Small Group Sessions
2:30 -3:00: Networking
3:00 – 4:15: Breakout and Small Group Sessions
4:30 -6:30 pm: Hosted Reception and Program Showcase
Conference Day 2 September 24, 2015
7:45 – 8:30 am: Continental Breakfast
8:30: 9:15 am: Parking Lot Review
9:15 -10:30: Breakout and Small Group Sessions
10:30 – 10:45: Networking Break
10:45 – 12:00 pm: Breakout and Small Group Sessions
12:00 – 1:30 pm: Lunch provided with Conference Celebration and wrap-up
Presenter Tracks will focus on:
- Project Management
- Building Sustainable Programs
- Connections and Collaborations
- Evaluation and Data Management
September 23-24 Conference Cost: $200 on or before September 15, 2015
Late Registration after September 15 is $275, if space is available.
September 22 Pre-conference Cost: $50
TRAVEL: Topeka is conveniently located along I-70 in northeast Kansas. Washburn University is located at 1700 SW College Ave, Topeka, Kansas 66621.
Airline options include:
* Kansas City International Airport (60 minutes away along I-70)
* Manhattan Regional Airport (40 minutes away along I-70)
Train options include: Amtrak (Topeka station)
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Capitol Plaza Hotel for conference attendees (http://www.capitolplazahoteltopeka.com/ )
Room rates are as follows:
Room Single Rate Double Rate
Run of House $82.00 $82.00
The hotel provides a link for attendees to make their guestroom reservations. They have a choice of booking with or without breakfast included in the rate. The additional cost for breakfast will be $8.00 per person which is a discount off the regular price of $10.95. This offer will allow the attendee access to the breakfast buffet that is located in the hotel’s restaurant. The attendee must indicate how many individuals are in the room so that coupons can be provided when making their reservations.
The hotel has agreed to provide transportation to and from the Washburn University campus if an attendee does not have transportation.
A direct link for online Capitol Plaza reservations (no group code required) is:
Instructions for booking on the Capitol Plaza Website or calling the hotel directly (*please note two different codes depending on how the reservation is booked):
Website: Click on “Reservations” and you will be redirected to reservations page. Select “Group Code” and enter code ON2015 for the discounted rate. Once the code is entered, you will be able to select the dates and book your reservation. OR,
Phone: call the hotel directly at (800) 579-7937 (please mention you are part of TAACCCT On! Conference or group code TACT).
If you have ideas, questions, or comments, please call Debra Mikulka at 785-670-1403, Christa Smith at 785-670-2288, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to seeing you at TAACCCT On!