As we unwind from the very successful 2017 NCCCSPA Annual Conference in Kill Devil Hills, we want to extend our sincere thanks to everyone involved.
To our members who attended, we were overjoyed to see you! We had many new faces join us this year, and we hope that you will continue to be involved for many years to come. As those of us who have been involved for a while can tell you, this is a fantastic organization of supportive colleagues and a network of like-minded educators who are always ready to help you or celebrate with you. To our returning members, welcome back! Your faces always bring us smiles. :) We've had several members share pictures with us, but we need more. Email any pictures that you took at the conference to email@example.com and we'll add them to our photo album.
To our presenters, several of whom were first time attendees, we can't thank you enough! You were truly wonderful, and we thoroughly enjoyed learning from your expertise! Almost all of the presentations are now linked on our conference archive page for the 2017 conference, so visit to see what's new! We will also be adding the lesson plans and ideas shared during the Tricks of the Trade session by our members to our Tricks of the Trade pages on our website, so stay tuned for that as well.
To our hosts at the Ramada Plaza Nags Head...WOW! Working with Jarred in the event sales department was smooth and flawless. And Wanda, our personal caretaker, went above and beyond to make everything perfect. Thanks so much!
To our sponsors, McGraw-Hill and Cengage, we couldn't have done it without you! McGraw-Hill sponsored our cocktail reception on Wednesday evening, allowing us to get to know our new faces and reconnect with familiar ones. Cengage was kind enough to sponsor our meeting room, which was amazing with a beautiful view of the ocean.
Finally, to our planning committee, we thank you for your tireless work in planning such a well-received conference. We will look forward to seeing the fruits of your efforts next year when we return to Asheville for the 19th NCCCSPA Annual Conference.
From the presentations, to the ocean view, to the camping themed photo booth...there was a great deal of Collaboration, Innovation, and Fun to be had at the 2017 NCCCSPA Annual Conference. Whether you were able to join us this year or not, we hope to see you next year at the 2018 NCCCSPA Annual Conference, which will be held at the Crowne Plaza Resort in Asheville, NC. The Call for Proposals and Conference Scholarship applications will be open very soon, so be thinking about what you would like to submit.
Time to start planning for 2018!
The NCCCSPA Executive Board