|MASBO 2017 Annual Conference and Certification Course|
Join us for the MASBO 2017 Annual Conference and Trade Show, the largest gathering of school business professionals in Minnesota. The conference officially starts with lunch on Wednesday, but be sure to consider two optional events on Wednesday morning: a pre-conference networking opportunity, and a certification course on Special Education (open to all members, separate registration required).
In our third year in Duluth, you'll find the same core elements as in the past, along with some additions and changes for this year:
Conference registration includes:
We hope to see you there!
Agenda at a Glance
View the complete agenda here.
Thursday Keynote – Antarctica: Journey to the End of the Earth
with Matt McFadyen
Very few people have the ability to combine the adventure world and the business world quite like Matt McFadyen. For over a decade Matt has worked with organizations all over the world to align leaders, energize culture and build winning teams.
From dragging heavy sleds to the North Pole to sailing small yachts through some of the world’s deadliest oceans, adventurer Matt McFadyen has pushed himself and others to the ends of the earth, testing the limits of human potential.
He has been a leader of teams in some of the toughest conditions on the planet. This includes three record-breaking expeditions to the North Pole & two long-haul sailing trips to Antarctica & in 2013 Matt rowed, sailed & dragged a small boat 2000 miles across the North West Passage.
Matt’s presentation will not only inspire and motivate you, but more importantly, challenge you to think and act differently both personally and professionally.
Tour the new Lincoln Park Middle School
led by School Principal, Brenda Vatthauer; Superintendent of Schools, William Gronseth; and Kerry Leider, former Property and Risk Manager at Duluth Schools
Thank you Ingensa for sponsoring this session!
In 2006, Duluth Public Schools started an initiative to comprehensively evaluate their district facilities for the strategic purpose of developing a Long Range Facilities Plan. One outcome of this community-based process was the construction of the new Lincoln Park Middle School, which can accommodate up to 1,000 students in grades 6-8. One of the major challenges to make this project successful was to physically place this school where it would demographically bridge across the existing gap in the community, along with meeting the needs of a wide range of students.
Considerations during design included evaluating vehicle circulation, providing a building location with educational value for students that included outdoor educational and recreational space, utilizing natural land elevations, and strong civil engineering to maintain outdoor activity spaces in the diverse seasons of Duluth. During this tour you will hear about these challenges and be able to tour this amazing facility, with breathtaking views of Lake Superior and the working harbor of the St. Louis River estuary.