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Conclave 2018 session info coming soon!

Start planning now! Every session is designed with the classroom teacher in mind! Take home specific, actionable ideas that can change how you do business in your own classrooms. Here’s what you’ll find at the 2018 Conclave:

Effective this date: 10/2/17  (TOPICS links below will be updated frequently until all slots are filled.)

  • Hands-On! Workshops: Roll up your sleeves and come ready to work! These Hands-On! sessions are offered in two flavors: 3 hour introductory workshops and in-depth full-day workshops. In either case, the goal will be to work through a specific topic so that you are ready to act on it when you get home. Here are the available TOPICS as of the date at the top of this page.
  • Concurrent Sessions: These are your traditional conference presentations where you’ll find a mix of 45-minute sessions presented by business executives, local entrepreneurs, and some of the nation’s leading business/marketing educators. EDUCATOR, BUSINESS, and KEYNOTE as of the date at the top of this page.
  • QuickStop Show and Tell Sessions: These QuickStop sessions (15-minutes each) are designed to send you home with a laundry list of actionable ideas. Sort of like a TED Talk, each QuickStop presenter is charged with sharing something of significant value while the clock ticks. TOPICS as of the date at the top of this page.


Along with senior executives from the business community, and a ton of “best-practice” teaching ideas, the MBA Conclave will feature a Teacher- Leader Forum.  This special program track is targeted at local teachers who have accepted statewide leadership roles.  Together, we’ll work on strategies to better position business and marketing education in a very challenging STEM-oriented environment. 

Who should attend? The Teacher-Leader Forum is for association’s 2017-18 officers who are likely to remain in a leadership role in 2018-19.  Although states use different terms, the Forum is designed for officers of six key groups:

  • business education professional associations
  • business education division of the state’s ACTE affiliate
  • BPA/FBLA advisor boards
  • marketing education professional association
  • Marketing education division of the state’s ACTE affiliate
  • DECA advisor boards


Agenda:  The Teacher-Leader Forum will run concurrently with the regular MBA Conclave program (with an extended schedule).  The Forum will be a mix of presentations and working sessions, all focused on building a stronger presence for business and marketing programs through growth and development of our various professional associations.  Agenda details will be released beginning approximately April 1. 

Registration:  Please be certain to register specifically for the Teacher-Leader Forum, NOT for the regular MBA Conclave.  Your Forum registration WILL INCLUDE all regular MBA Conclave activities in addition to the special Forum agenda.  You will have the option to choose activities in each time slot throughout the conference.

Click here for more info about the Teacher-Leader Forum.

The Celebration! is an opportunity to network with other teachers and administrators from around the country as we celebrate all the hard work you do to ensure your students a bright future. The Celebration! this year will be held at No Other Pub, a sports bar with several gaming options: bowling, golf, ping pong, shuffle board, billiards, darts, and more! 

Ticket required: 

  • FREE with conference registration before August 31
  • $39 for conference registrants after August 31
  • $49 for guests not registered for the conference

NOTE: This event is very likely to sell out.  We strongly recommend early registration or advance purchase of tickets.

We're excited to share two off-site learning experiences available to Conclave registrants. 

  • The Roasterie is a unique coffee roasting company using a direct trade process. Participants will learn about The Roasterie's global supply chain, direct trade processes, and the impact of both on their strategic marketing plan.
  • At  The Federal Reserve of Kansas City, participants will learn more about the economy, data analysis, the work of the Federal Reserve, and the current outlook of the U.S. economy as they tour and discuss with a representative of the Kansas City Federal Reserve's Economic Research department. 

More details to come!