SAM Summer Conference, Savannah, Georgia June 28-29, 2017

March 9, 2017 in Uncategorized

SAM Summer Conference, Savannah, Georgia June 28-29, 2017 

Registration is now open for the 2017 SAM Summer Conference, Marriott Savannah Riverfront, June 28-29, 2017.

The summer conference is a much smaller version of the Annual National SAM Conference and combines a workshop/keynote/breakout session format.

Please use this link to register for the conference:


Conference Agenda


SAM Summer Conference Speakers

Eduardo Briceño is the Co-Founder & CEO of Mindset Works.   He has spoken at numerous conferences, delivered two popular TEDx talks, and has been featured on prominent media outlets. He holds bachelor’s degrees in finance and engineering and masters’ degrees in education and business, but most important he continues to enjoy lifelong learning every day. Ted Talk:

LaVonna Roth is the energetic personality behind Ignite your S.H.I.N.E. and is an internationally known brain-powered educational consultant, author, and presenter. She wowed the attendees at the national SAM conference in 2015 and comes to the SAM Summer Conference with a new presentation:  Ignite your S.H.I.N.E., The Heart of Achievement 2015 keynote:

Laura Vanderkam is the author of several time management and productivity books, including 168 Hours, I Know How She Does It, and What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, and Fortune, among other places. She lives outside Philadelphia with her husband and four children, and blogs at

Ted Talk:





What else?  Breakout sessions featuring SAM teams and workshops featuring Gwinnett County’s Kendra Washington Bass and NSIP Director/Founder Mark Shellinger.  Attendees will try a new TimeTrack data activity developed for the state of Missouri.


The $795 conference fee is not normally included in district and school SAM service agreements. This includes hotel room for two nights (Tuesday and Wednesday nights, check out Thursday), dinner and music Tuesday night, breakfast, lunch and dinner Wednesday, breakfast and lunch, Thursday. Entertainment will include a dinner cruise on the Savannah River on the Georgia Queen sternwheeler Tuesday night (must arrive by 5:30 PM).


To register for the SAM Summer Conference use this link: