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 Export to Your Calendar 7/24/2017 to 7/28/2017
When: Monday, July 24, 2017
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Beaver Run Resort
620 Village Road
Breckenridge, Colorado  80424
United States
Contact: Leisa Sacry

Online registration is available until: 7/10/2017
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Register now for the 2017 CASE Winter Leadership Conference!

Attendee Registration

Sponsor and Exhibitor Information and Registration

(Pre-Convention sponsorship information will be released shortly here )

CASE’s largest professional development event of the year is your one-stop shop for critical learning and sharing best practices with colleagues. Enjoy a national caliber convention at lower in-state prices with our internationally-recognized speakers, over 60 timely breakout sessions, and a comprehensive legislative and policy program, all in beautiful Breckenridge, Colorado.

General Sessions Pre- Convention Workshops Supervision & Evaluation
Ticketed Luncheons Summit Seminars Distinguished Speakers


  Breakout Sessions Department Peer Sessions  



General Sessions

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Ravi - Millenial Mojo: How to Bridge the Generational Gap and Influence Millennial Leadership
Cultural diplomat for the US Department of Education, musician, author, and global education advocate

Ravi Hutheesing (Rah-vee Hut- ee-sing) is a keynote speaker who built his brand globally as an artist-entrepreneur and social-entrepreneur. His philosophies and strategies have helped businesses, educators, and over a million people throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia bridge generational and cultural divides. Additionally, the US Department of State engages Ravi as a cultural diplomat to create programs worldwide that foster cultural exchange and mutual understanding.

As a cultural diplomat for the US Department of State, Ravi first went to Russia in 2015 and delivered a series of lectures on artist-entrepreneurship and youth leadership. In 2016, he went to Indonesia—the world's largest Muslim population—and created a songwriting camp for millennials from ASEAN nations, showcasing how arts and entrepreneurship can bridge the most severe cultural and religious divides— see video. More programs will be added globally in 2017. The State Department has also contracted Ravi to be a judge for the prestigious 2017/2018 American Music Abroad program, for which ten bands will be selected out of hundreds to represent American culture overseas.

Launch your 48th Annual CASE Convention experience with this dynamic keynote session about navigating millennial leadership, and the importance of generational relationships for educators preparing for today, tomorrow, and beyond. Ravi gets the conversation started on forward-thinking millennial issues, and helps you anticipate the future based on millennial character traits, including their love for education, proclivity for entrepreneurship, and innate ability to rise above social injustices. Ravi shares an optimistic perspective on how to collaborate across generations in order to overcome challenges and exploit opportunities that educators and their communities face. 

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Dr. Jill Biden
Former Second Lady of the United States, and lifelong educator and advocate for community colleges and public education

Dr. Biden has been an educator for more than three decades. Prior to moving to Washington, D.C., she taught English at a community college in Delaware, at a public high school and at a psychiatric hospital for adolescents. Dr. Biden earned her Doctorate in Education from the University of Delaware in January of 2007. Her dissertation focused on maximizing student retention in community colleges. She also has two Master’s Degrees — both of which she earned while working and raising a family.

Dr. Biden has always said that community colleges are “one of America’s best kept secrets.” As a teacher, she sees how community colleges have changed the lives of so many of her students for the better. As Second Lady, she worked to underscore the critical role of community colleges in creating the best, most-educated workforce in the world. In 2012, she traveled across the country as part of the “Community College to Career” tour to highlight successful industry partnerships between community colleges and employers. In the fall of 2010, she hosted the first-ever White House Summit on Community Colleges with President Obama, and she continued to work on this outreach on behalf of the Administration – visiting campuses, meeting with students and teachers, as well as industry representatives around the country.

Join your colleagues for this incredible presentation and experience what it means to be a lifelong leader and advocate for education! 

Friday, July 27, 2017

Noelle Ellerson Ng - Legislative and Policy Issues
Associate Executive Director, Policy and Advocacy, AASA, the school superintendent association

Noelle Ellerson focuses on leveraging the voice of school administrators in all aspects of federal education policy though member networks, outreach, policy analysis and involvement in the legislative process. She will share her work involving research and analysis supporting AASA’s advocacy work for public education as well as representing AASA advocacy priorities on Capitol Hill.

Catch up on all the latest legislative and policy news, both at the national and local level, during this closing keynote session at the 48th Annual CASE Convention!

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Pre-Convention Workshops

July 24 - 25, 2017
(Separate fee required for Pre- Convention Workshops)

Take advantage of early-bird rates when you register through June 14, 2017



3-day, 2-part seminar series
Part I: July 24 -25, 2017 - Breckenridge, CO
Part II: October 2017 - Denver Metro Area

For administrators and "designees" responsible for teacher evaluation.

Please click here to download the flyer for general information about the program. 

(Note: This registration button is for Supervision and Evaluation only.
If you are looking to register for the main Convention, go back to the top and click on Attendee Registration.)


Breckenridge, CO
July 25, 2017
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

For new superintendents. 

Please click here to download the flyer.


Beaver Run Resort and Conference Center
July 24, 2017
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Check-in/Registration
5:00 pm -7:00 pm: Networking Reception

July 25, 2017
8:30 am - 4:30 pm: Summit

For rural educators and administrators.

Please click here to download the flyer. 


Breckenridge, CO
July 25, 2017
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

For elementary and secondary school principals and assistant principals.  

Please click here to download the flyer

More information on sponsorship will be released shortly! 


Breckenridge, CO
July 25, 2017
Time: TBD

For central office administrators. 

The Colorado Association of Educational Specialists will be hosting a pre-convention workshop. More information on this event will be released shortly. 

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Ticketed Luncheons

Dr. Katy Anthes
State Level Perspective: Conversation with CDE
Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Join Commissioner Dr. Katy Anthes and top-level CDE staff to hear the state perspective on current education issues, challenges, and opportunities. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions in this interactive, ticketed luncheon.

Upon being appointed Interim Commissioner of Education in May 2016, and then full Commissioner of Education on December 14, 2016, Dr. Katy Anthes became Colorado's first female commissioner in 65 years, preceded only by the state's inaugural commissioner Nettie S. Freed in 1950-51. Dr. Anthes has been with CDE since 2011, serving as Chief of Staff, Interim Commissioner for Achievement, and Strategy and Executive Director of Educator Effectiveness. In that role, she led CDE’s efforts to evaluate, support and retain highly effective educators in Colorado. In addition, Dr. Anthes was responsible for ensuring the successful implementation of the state’s educator evaluation and development system, pursuant to Senate Bill 10-191. In her past position as a partner with the Third Mile Group, Anthes led and researched major education initiatives for state, district and national organizations on a variety of education issues and projects including; the Colorado School Leadership Academy Board, the Expanded Learning Opportunities Commission and as an evaluator for several district education programs across the state.

Women in Administration
Thursday, July 27, 2017

Stay tuned for more information on this special ticketed-event!

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Summit Seminars

More information about this year's exciting Summit Seminar offerings, including session descriptions, will be released shortly!

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Distinguished Speakers


More information about this year's exciting line up of Distinguished Speakers, including session descriptions, will be released shortly!


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Breakout Sessions

During the 2017 CASE Convention, Leadership Elevated, CASE offers more than 60 sessions totaling over 100 hours of professional learning. Attendees have the opportunity to engage with their peers on all the most timely and relevant issues facing Colorado K-12 education, including policy implementation, testing updates, legislative news, and all manner of innovative and relevant approaches to building the best school environments for Colorado's children.

More information about this year's exciting Convention program, including session descriptions, and schedule will be released shortly!

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Department Peer Sessions

Thursday, July 27, 2017: 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

All conference attendees are invited to one of the CASE Department Peer Sessions being held on Thursday afternoon from 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm. Meet and engage with colleagues in your job-alike role. Further develop your professional network. Relax with your peers after an invigorating day of professional learning. Explore which session is best for you in the information below. 


 Which department peer session is right for you?


Colorado Association of Educational Specialists

This department includes:

  • Curriculum, Instructional Leaders, and Assessment
  • Staff Developers
  • Special Education Professionals
  • Communication Professionals
  • Federal Programs Professionals
  • Other District Level Administrators

Colorado Association of Elementary School Principals

This department includes Elementary and Middle School:

  • Principals
  • Assistant Principals
  • District-Level Leaders Serving Elementary and Middle Schools
  • Students in Principal Licensure Programs

Colorado Association of Leaders in Educational Technology

This department includes:

  • Chief Technology Officers
  • Technology Leaders
  • Chief Information Officers



Colorado Association of School Personnel Administrators

This department includes:

  • Human Resources Professionals

CASPA will not be holding a peer session during the 2017 CASE Convention. Contact the department liaison to learn more about this department. 


Colorado Association of Superintendents and Senior Administrators

This department includes:

  • Superintendents
  • Assistant Superintendents
  • Other Senior Administrators

Colorado Association of Secondary School Principals

This department includes Middle and High School:

  • Principals
  • Assistant Principals
  • Athletic Directors
  • Deans of Students
  • District Administrators Who Serve Middle and High Schools


Department of Business Officials

This department includes:

  • School Business Officials

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