October 28-30, 2018
Embassy Suites Resort & Convention Center
Charlotte-Concord, NC


Sunday, October 28, 2018

1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Registration and Exhibits Open

2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Concurrent Session 1

3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Sponsor and Exhibitor Break

3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Concurrent Session 2

4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Exhibits Remain Open

Monday, October 29, 2018

7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Registration and Exhibits Open

8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Concurrent Session 3

9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Exhibitor Break with Coffee

9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Opening Kickoff Session – Featuring Dr. Maria Pitre-Martin

10:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m

Exhibitor Break

10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

Concurrent Session 4

11:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Exhibitor Break

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

LUNCH and Keynote Speaker

1:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Exhibitor Break

1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Concurrent Session 5

2:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Exhibitor Break with Refreshments

2:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Concurrent Session 6 and Exhibitor / Sponsor Presentations

3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Exhibitor Break

4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Concurrent Session 7 and Exhibitor / Sponsor Presentations

5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Exhibits Remain Open

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

8:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

Exhibits Open

8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Concurrent Session 8

9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Exhibitor Break

10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Concurrent Session 9

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m

Closing Celebration and Award Ceremony with Door Prizes and Keynote Speaker

Attendance certificates will be given which may be used for CEU credit if your district accepts this documentation.

Make Hotel Reservations Early! Limited Availability!


Embassy Suites Resort and Convention Center

5400 John Q. Hammons Dr NW
Concord, NC 28027

The Embassy Suites has a conference rate of $147 per night, plus tax, which remains valid for reservations made by October 8, 2018, while rooms are available.


  • CALL:  (800) 362-2779 or (704) 455-8200. Please be sure to mention the “AEE” group.
  • REGISTER ONLINE:  Go to the Embassy Suites website

In the evening, make sure you take time to relax and enjoy the surrounding area. Click on the images to see the things to do around the beautiful Embassy Suites.

Visit Concord Mills, just minutes away and in walking distance from the Embassy Suites!

You can sit back and relax at the many restaurants at Concord Mills, such as Bonefish Grill, Dave and Busters and Outback Steakhouse, along with others.

At Concord Mills enjoy shopping at the Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th, Nike Factory Store, Banana Republic Factory Store, Ann Taylor Factory Store, Tommy Bahama Outlet, and many more!

Concord Mills also has a 24-screen AMC move theater, so you can finally watch that movie you have been wanting to see.

We hope this conference will educate and equip you to do your job well, and we also hope you will take advantage of the wonderful ways you can relax and be refreshed!