Fall 2017 Conference FAQ


Why is the conference in the fall this year?

Because of frequent conflicts with school district spring breaks, many of our member schools were often unable to attend. Schools with spring delivery yearbooks are often also up against final deadlines and feedback from advisers suggested that they hoped their staff members would be able to apply more of what they learned immediately after a fall conference, as opposed to waiting until the next school year.

What is the schedule for the conference?

While we are still coordinating speakers, here is the tentative schedule for the day’s events:

  • 8:30-9:00: Check-In
  • 9:00: Welcome
  • 9:15-10:00: Session One
  • 10:10-10:55: Session Two
  • 11:05-11:50: Session Three
  • 12:00-1:00: Keynote
  • 1:00-1:45: Lunch

Why is the keynote the last session?

We needed to move the keynote to later in the day to accommodate our speaker’s schedule.

Why is lunch at the end of the day?

We moved lunch to the end of the day because we know some schools will have to leave earlier than others due to bus schedules and we didn’t want folks to have to leave during the middle of a session.

Do we have to stay for lunch?

No. Because it is at the end of the day, you now have the option to register for the conference without lunch for $7 per person ($15/person for non-members).

What about the adviser lunch meeting?

We are moving the member adviser meeting to during a session so advisers are able to assist with lunch supervision and distribution. The specific session time is TBA.

Will we receive paper copies of session schedules this year?

As was the case last year, we will use the Yapp app for the conference schedule. Encourage your students to download the app prior to attending the conference. A digital copy of the schedule will also be sent to advisers in advance and you are welcome to print copies for your students who need one, but we will not have paper copies available for students at the conference.


Why do I have to pay the registration costs for students who do not attend?

We base our lunch order off of the number of people who register for the conference. Even if someone doesn’t show up, we still have to pay for the food we ordered for them.