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Find Your Competitive Edge at PTK Catalyst

Find Your Competitive Edge at PTK Catalyst

The invitations have gone out for the Party of Century, so what do you do now?

Get Registered

The PTK Catalyst registration fee covers admission to Educational Forums, all General Sessions, the Senior College Transfer Fair, the Marketplace, the two lunches (Friday and Saturday), the Hallmark Awards Gala, and two dinners (Friday and Saturday). Advisors also receive admission to the Association of Chapter Advisors Meeting and Luncheon. Register by February 14 for the biggest savings!

Get There

Don’t wait until the last minute if you need to book a flight — fares will likely increase closer to your travel date. Also, be sure to check the new TSA rules on REAL ID requirements, which went into effect January 22. Visit our website for more information on parking, public transportation, and things to do during your free time in Kansas City.

Get Comfortable and Get Educated

Your PTK Catalyst 2018 schedule will be packed, so you’re going to need some rest. Convention hotels are filling up quickly, so book your lodging soon. Plan to arrive on Wednesday evening so you can attend Ed Forums on Thursday morning starting at 8 a.m.

Get Recognized

Do you have hidden talents you’d like to share? If so, you might win a scholarship in one of the four on-site competitions held at PTK Catalyst. Register by March 28 to participate in the individual job interview, prepared speech, or extemporaneous speech competitions or as a team in the Scholar Bowl. 

Get Inspired

Do you have the Competitive Edge? If you participate at any star level in this online professional development program, you have earned an invitation to the exclusive Competitive Edge event at PTK Catalyst 2018, to be held from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Saturday morning, followed by a book-signing. You’ll have the opportunity to network with other Competitive Edge members from around the world and hear from special guest speaker Anne-Marie McCartan, the author of Unexpected Influence: Women Who Shaped the Community College Movement. Anne-Marie has worked in higher education for 40 years, many of those with community colleges at the campus and state-policy level. Most recently she served as executive director of the National Council of Colleges of Arts & Sciences. If you’ve studied PTK history, you might just recognize one of the women featured in McCartan’s book: Dr. Margaret Mosal!

Get Ready to Transfer

Thinking about pursuing a bachelor’s after completing your associate degree? If so, you won’t want to miss two Senior College Transfer Fairs at PTK Catalyst between 11:30 and 2:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. We’re expecting more than 100 college and university representatives who are interested in helping you achieve your educational goals. And, there’s a free lunch…  who says there’s no such thing as a free lunch?

Join us for all the fun at the PTK Party of the Century!

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