Group session at 2016 Summer Institute
Participants at Summer Institute 2016

Summer Institute 2017,  Save the Date!  August 15th pre-conference, August 16-18 Conference, St. Cloud MN

Background

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. 15;  a keynote speaker on Wednesday; over 80 concurrent session topics led by experienced ABE professionals; and an awards banquet on Thursday Aug. 17th 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.

Summer Institute Conference Now Taking Call for Proposals!

We are now seeking presentation proposals for the 2017 ABE Summer Institute conference.  Proposals will be accepted through April 3, 2017.  We hope that new and experienced ABE staff will consider sharing their ideas and expertise with their colleages at this regional conference.  Please see the presenter resources page for details.