Education Support Professionals (ESPs)! This is your invitation to attend the AEA Statewide ESP Conference set for Friday and Saturday, April 7-8, 2017. The conference is being held at the Holiday Inn Presidential Conference Center, 600 Interstate 30 in Little Rock. The conference begins on Friday with a dinner program from 6:30-8:30 PM, followed by a night of fun! Conference resumes on Saturday morning with breakfast in the hotel restaurant and workshops that begin at 8:45 AM. Workshops are presented by your colleagues across the state! The conference is set to conclude at 3:30 PM.

According to AEA policy, "Housing expenses will not be paid for participants who live within 50 miles of the AEA function; however, the participant may submit a mileage voucher for each day’s travel when housing is not provided." AEA pays housing based on double occupancy. A single room may be requested with an additional cost. Mileage reimbursement vouchers will be available at the conference registration table. Mileage will be verified per MapQuest. Keep in mind that carpooling will help save on expenses and enable more people to attend.

PRE-REGISTER FOR CONFERENCE and WORKSHOPS no later than April 1st. Pre-registrants can pick up conference materials from the AEA table on Friday evening, April 7, from 5:00-9:00 PM. NO WALK-INS WILL BE ACCEPTED. PRE-REGISTRATION IS IMPORTANT to ensure that the proper guarantee for meals are given to the hotel and the correct amount of materials are prepared.

CONFERENCE IS OPEN TO THE FIRST 100 REGISTRANTS on a first-come, first-served basis. If over 100 registrants are received, a wait list will be kept and registrants notified as soon as space becomes available. Wait-listed registrants will be contacted by email only. NOTE: Registered participants who do not attend and fail to provide 48-hour notice to AEA will be billed for meals and/or housing cost.

PRE-REGISTER AND RESERVE YOUR SPACE TODAY! Workshops being offered are below. Select three (3) to ensure that you attend the workshop of your choice. If your first or second choice are full, you will then have a third workshop of your choice to attend.

  • ESPs Leading the Way: Join the Movement

ESPs will be challenged to reveal their leadership potential and emerge with confidence by "crafting" their story.

  • Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

Fulfilling your piece of the puzzle is vital to the success of our mission.

  • Find YOUR VOICE: Your RIGHTS and How to Make Your Job BETTER

Participants will receive employee rights information and will develop relevant work place strategies.

  • Ten (10) Things I Wish I Knew to Get the Job Done – Course 101

This workshop is designed for all custodians and maintenance workers.

  • Transportation: The Link to the School

Participants will review employee requirements and what to do and what not to do on the job.

Register TODAY by clicking on this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aea-statewide-esp-conference-tickets-32705841051

Friday, April 7, 2017 - 8:00am to Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 5:00pm
600 I-30
Little Rock, AR 72202
Contact Name:
R. Alice Canady
Contact Email:
Contact Phone:
(800) 632-0624 x119