Summer Institute 2018,  August 16-18 Conference, St. Cloud MN

ABE Summer Institute is Minnesota’s annual statewide Adult Basic Education conference. The Institute is co-sponsored by Literacy Action Network and the Minnesota Community Education Association. Held every August, the conference brings together more than 500 educators for three days to learn new teaching techniques, discuss policy changes, examine trends in ABE, and connect with peers from across the state.

Conference highlights include a new staff orientation pre-conference workshop (ABE Foundations) Aug. 14;  a keynote speaker on Wednesday; over 80 concurrent session topics led by experienced ABE professionals; and an awards banquet on Thursday Aug. 16th evening.  A vendor fair will be available Wednesday and Thursday,  Thursday also features a poster session, and regional meetings to gather input for the year’s professional development events. We will also hear an update from the Minnesota ABE Director, and on Friday morning the PONI awards will be presenting along with a mini keynote speaker session.