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ASPIRE 2023 Agenda

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Annual ASPIRE Conference – Agenda at a Glance

October 8-11, 2023
Park City, Utah

SATURDAY – October 7th 2023
Noon – 5:00pm PreCon: SSS Proposal Writing Workshop – (Marseille)
SUNDAY – October 8th 2023
8:00am – 5:00pm ASPIRE Board Meeting – Barney Nye – (Chamonix)
8:00am – 5:00pm PreCon: SSS Proposal Writing Workshop – (Marseille)
12:00pm – 7:00pm Registration Open (Hotel Lobby)
7:00pm – 8:00pm Welcome Reception (All Participants) – Cash Bar, Hors d’oeuvres  (Courtyard)
MONDAY – October 9th 2023
7:30am – 10:00am Registration Open (Hotel Lobby)
7:45am – 8:50am Newcomers Meeting – (Monet)
8:00am – 9:00am Breakfast Buffet – (Renoir and Degas)
9:10am – 10:00am COE Update – Kimberly Jones & Sam Blanco III – (Ballroom)
10:00am – 11:00am ASPIRE Business Meeting #1 – Barney Nye (Ballroom)
11:00am – 11:15am BREAK
11:15am – 12:30pm TRIO ACHIEVERS LUNCHEON (Ballroom)
12:30pm – 1:00pm EXHIBITS
Newcomers Strand

(Monet)

Leadership

(Degas)

Professional Dev.

(Courchevel)

Networking

(Renoir)

Special Interest

(Marseille)

1:00pm – 1:50pm ASPIRE History, COE, ED 101

– Barney Nye (UVU)

EDI Leadership in TRIO Programs

– Samantha Hill (WSU)

Unlocking the Power of Conversational AI: Chat GPT and Beyond!

– Dennis Stangl (UND)

SSS & McNair Roundtable

– Anthonie Nichols (USU)

Root Down to Rise Up: Identifying and Addressing Youth/Young Adult Homelessness

– Wendy Dahlberg (UND)

1:50pm – 2:00pm BREAK
2:00pm – 3:00pm STATE Business Meeting #1

CO @ Renoir, UT @ Monet, MT @ Degas, ND @ Courchevel, SD @ Chamonix, WY @ Marseille

3:00pm – 3:10pm BREAK
3:10pm – 4:00pm Newcomer Networking roundtable: Program specific table conversation

– Raf & Greg

“Mining for Gold!” TRIO Programs – More Successful Than We Imagined

– Jonathon Morrell (Utah Tech)

Native American College Students: Working with, Supporting, and Fostering Success

– Gavin Nadeau (UND)

UB Roundtable

 

 

– Samantha Hill (WSU)

FAFSA Foes and Follies: A discussion on the strategic rollout for the upcoming FAFSA – Christina Millemon (WY)
4:00pm – 4:10pm BREAK
4:10pm – 5:00pm EDI for TRIO Newcomers

– Samantha Hill (WSU)

Women In Leadership: Navigating Your Way

– Rachel Lund (UVU)

Engaging SSS Students in Meaningful Ways

 – Greg Christensen, WSU

Past Leaders Roundtable

 – Cindy Cooper-Ayala

Connection by Communication 

– Kyle Price

5:00pm DINNER ON YOUR OWN
5:30pm – 7:00pm Fun Run, Walk & Roll (City Park, 1500 Sullivan Rd.)
6:00pm – 7:30pm PRESIDENTS LEGACY DINNER (by invitation) – (Cena)
7:30pm – 9:30pm TRIVIA NIGHT – Dessert Reception & Cash Bar (Cena)
 TUESDAY – October 10th 2023
8:00am – 9:00am Breakfast Buffet – Candidates’ Forum (Ballroom)
9:00am – 9:45am Plenary: ASPIRE Legends (Ballroom)

Dr Arnold Mitchem, Dr Fuji Adachi, Kathryn Felker, Kelly Espinoza

9:45am – 10:45am ASPIRE Business Meeting #2 – Barney Nye (Ballroom)
11:00am – 1:00pm Box Lunch Available – Visit Exhibits and Explore Park City
Newcomers Strand (Monet) Leadership

(Degas)

Professional Dev.

(Courchevel)

Networking

(Renoir)

Special Interest

(Marseille)

1:00pm – 1:50pm Unleashing The Champion’s Mind: Empowering College Advocates: Strategies for Professionals Supporting Student Success

– Dr. David Walker

TRIO at the Table: Strategies to integrate with Your Campus and Community

 

 

 

– Barney Nye, UVU

Proactive Advising through High Quality Connections

– Lisa Livingston, Tauna Brandt & Amie Despain (SUU)

EOC & VUB Roundtable

 

 

 

 – Christina & Teffany (WYU)

BLUMEN SOFTWARE – SERVING TRIO FOR OVER 30 YEARS

 

 

– Sarah Brown

1:50pm – 2:00pm BREAK
2:00pm – 3:00pm STATE Business Meeting #2

CO @ Renoir, UT @ Monet, MT @ Degas, ND @ Courchevel, SD @ Chamonix, WY @ Marseille

3:00pm – 3:10pm BREAK
3:10pm – 4:00pm We Are Better Together

 

 

 

– Logan Taylor

5 Things They Forget To Tell 1st Generation College Students BEFORE They Graduate

– Odell Bizzell

Equipped to Empower: Host Financial Literacy Workshops Your Students Will Never Forget (Even If You’re Not A Money Wizard)

– Michael Pittman

TS Roundtable

 

 

– Tami Shugart (SUU)

StudentAccess: The Leader in TRIO Software!
4:00pm – 4:10pm BREAK
4:10pm – 5:00pm Put Your Head Into It: Brain Science Strategies for Student Engagement

 

– Dreamcatcher

Guarantee Your Students Get What They Deserve in Life: The Seven Essential Components

– Academic Tutoring

Advancing Advisor Excellence: Unleashing Potential for Lasting Impact

 

– Fabiola Tucux

Cool Speaks – Becoming HIP: Strategies for leveling up your student engagement with High Impact Programming. Cambridge – TRIO Can Exceed College/Career Requirements Through Innovative Best Practices And Student Engagement
6:00pm – 8:00pm ASPIRE BANQUET: INSTALLATION OF NEW OFFICERS, AWARDS, NEW PRESIDENT ADDRESS (Dinner Buffet)
WEDNESDAY – October 11th 2023
8:00am – 9:00am Breakfast Buffet, Raffle and Close of Silent Auction (Ballroom)
9:00am – 10:00am Keynote – FAFSA Update: John Curl, UVU Financial Aid Director (Ballroom)
10:00am – 11:00am Department of Education Update: Gaby Watts (Ballroom)
11:00am – 11:30am Conference Closing (Ballroom)
1:00pm – 5:00pm ASPIRE Board Meeting – Jami Bayles (Chamonix)

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