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Conference Schedule

Thursday, February 27, 2014
8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 
Conference Registration
9:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. 
Pre-Conference Sessions
Speakers: Brenda Overturf, Ruth Ayres, Christopher Lehman and Casey Daugherty
11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Lunch (paid pre-conference attendees only)
Salon C
12:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Pre-Conference Sessions Continue
3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Autographing Session Foyer Salon B
3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
On Your Own; Enjoy Tan-Tar-A
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
MATE Board Meeting
Room 76/77
Friday, February 28, 2014
6:45 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Conference Registration
6:45 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. Breakfast  Windgate Hall
6:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Exhibitors Windgate Hall
7:45 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Welcome and Announcements

Opening General Session
“Real Talk for Real Teachers”
Keynote Speaker:
Rafe Esquith
Salons B & C
9:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. A Sessions  
10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Break/Browse Exhibits/Autographing Windgate Hall
11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.  Lunch  Windgate Hall
11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Announcements/Special Presentations/Door Prizes

General Session 
"Reading in the Wild: Learning from Lifelong Readers"
Keynote Speaker:
Donalyn Miller
Salons B & C
1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Break/Browse Exhibits/Autographing Windgate Hall
1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. B Sessions  
2:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Snack Break/Browse Exhibits Windgate Hall
3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.  C Sessions  
4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Last Chance to Browse Exhibits (exhibits close at 5:00 p.m.) Windgate Hall
4:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.  Winners' Ceremony for 2014 Missouri Writing Awards Contest
Salon C
4:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.  MSC-IRA Outstanding Pre-Service Reading Teacher Honors Salon B
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Dinner (separate fee and ticket required) Salon A
7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  General Session (separate fee and ticket required)
“True Confessions of a Logophile: An Informative, Slightly Irreverent & Totally Tremendous Guide to Living the Poet’s Life”
Keynote Speaker: Allan Wolf
Salon A
8:15 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  MATE/MWPN Reception and Open Mic.
(everyone welcome; bring your creative works to share-poetry, short prose, artwork, music)
Parasol II
Saturday, March 1, 2014
6:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Conference Registration Lobby
6:45 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.  Continental Breakfast Salons B & C
7:45 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Announcements/Door Prizes

Elementary General Session
“Confessions of a Reading Arsonist”
Keynote Speaker:
 Steven Layne
Salon B
  Secondary General Session
"A New Orientation: Connecting Life, Literature and Learning"
Keynote Speaker:
Jim Burke
Salon C
9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.  Break/Autographing Sessions Lobby
9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. D Sessions  
11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.  E Sessions  
12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Lunch on Your Own (post-conference attendees)  
1:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. Post-Conference Session
"Steve's Top Five Writing Tips for Grades 3-8”

Speaker: Steven Layne
Parasol II

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