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ED-RED Annual Legislative Dinner
January 23, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
We look forward to celebrating another year of Illinois public education with our members, partners, and sponsors with a night of camaraderie around education advocacy. We are excited to announce that this year we will be bringing back our pre-dinner workshops! Check out the list of sessions being offered below!
PROMOTION: For districts registering 5 or more members please contact Arabed Hernandez at firstname.lastname@example.org for a special promo code to receive all subsequent tickets at a reduced cost.
Full Event Schedule:
- 3:00-3:45: Pre-dinner Sessions: A
- 4:00-4:45: Pre-dinner Sessions: B
- 5:00-6:00: Networking Hour
- 6:00-8:00: Dinner & Program
CATHERINE KEDJIDJIAN, APR
Build Your Brand: Share Your Stories to Gain Support for Your Schools
Cathy Kedjidjian, APR, is president of the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) and the Executive Director of Communications and Strategic Planning for ED-RED Member: Glenview School District 34. She previously served as President of INSPRA (Illinois) and Vice President of Communications Technology and Innovation for NSPRA. Cathy has worked in school public relations for 12 years; previously she was a freelance writer and communications consultant with experience in healthcare, wellness, nonprofits and political campaigns.
Running from 3:00-3:45 PM. Please select one of the following sessions to attend.
Q&A Session with Illinois House Representatives
REIMAGINING HIGH SCHOOL
What if we haven’t been paying attention to the right things and instead following ‘conventional’ thinking about high school and student careers after high school that has never been completely true? Dr. Ken Wallace, the Superintendent of Maine Township High School District 207, will share District 207’s innovative individual career planning program to address the four big reasons why we need to reimagine high school now to better serve our students in the future.
A panel discussion moderated by Sarah Miller:
– Nicole Robinson – Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction at D59
– Jessica Handy – Executive Director of STAND for Children
– Jennifer Kirmes – Executive Director of Teaching and Learning at ISBE
Running from 4:00-4:45 PM. Please select one of the following sessions to attend.
Q&A Session with Illinois State Senators
FREEDOM OF SPEECH IN THE DIGITAL AGE
Social media provides unlimited access to information and connection but continues to be a complex balance between personal and professional amongst its users. With a presentation on Freedom of Speech in the Digital Age, the Robbins Schwartz team will dive into the recent Supreme Court rulings on the first amendment and the impact of social media on school district staff and board members.
Build Smarter; Not Harder Construction management is an industry specialty that takes the right team to achieve the optimal outcome for schools. The team from Nicholas & Associates will help you build your understanding of the construction management process, the importance of when to hire a construction manager, and how to best ensure you use your CM’s support services to your district’s advantage.
THANK YOU TO OUR ANNUAL SPONSORS