NerdNation 2014 features an array of Educational Forums that cover a wide range of topics and are designed specifically for Phi Theta Kappa members, advisors and alumni and college administrators. These forums, along with Marketplace Mini Sessions, explore the programs and opportunities unique to the Phi Theta Kappa Experience, as well as career, transfer and professional development themes that enhance student success. There truly is something for everyone.
Educational Forums are led by Society staff members, chapter advisors, members, alumni and partners, four-year college and student development professionals. Their skills are directly related to the forum discussions they are leading, so you know the information you are gaining is solid and sound.
“Participating in the Educational Forums is a must if you want the full NerdNation Experience,” said Jennifer Stanford, Phi Theta Kappa’s Chief Student Engagement Officer. “With more than 3,500 people in the General Sessions, the Ed Forums are where you’ll be able to talk in a more intimate setting with the Headquarters staff, other expert presenters and, of course, like-minded Phi Theta Kappa members and advisors.”
Five rounds of Educational Forums will be held:
- Round 1: Thursday, April 24, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
- Round 2: Thursday, April 24, 3-4 p.m.
- Round 3: Friday, April 25, 8:30-9:30 a.m.
- Round 4: Saturday, April 26, 10-11 a.m.
- Round 5: Saturday, April 26, 1:45-2:45 p.m.
Approximately 75 forums will be presented during NerdNation 2014. Several are aimed specifically at chapter advisors.
“We especially want all advisors to participate in our Important HQ Updates’ Ed Forum, offered four different times,” Stanford said. “It’s an opportunity to hear from us and let us hear from you.”
2014 Educational Forums feature presentations by some very special guest speakers:
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