2018 MASA/MASE Spring Conference

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Thursday, March 08, 2018

2018 MASA/MASE Spring Conference
Thursday, March 08, 2018 - Friday, March 09, 2018

Minneapolis Marriott Northwest
(763) 536-8300
7025 Northland Drive North
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota 55428
United States

Map and Directions

Wednesday, March 7 - Preconference Events

9 – 4

MASE New Leaders Cohort Session

9 – 4

MASA Great Start Cohort Session

12:30 – 4

At Ruth’s Table, Women Leaders’ Workshop

This is an opportunity for education leaders who are women to gather for learning, networking and idea sharing. Each practicing education leader is encouraged to bring a guest who is a woman considering a career in education leadership. This is a ticketed event; please register on the conference registration form.

Registration is $39.00

(be sure to select this additional option during your registration process if you plan to attend)

2 – 5

Conference Registration Open

8 – 10

Reception - All are welcome!

Thursday, March 8

7:30 – 3:30

Registration Open

  8:30-9:30   General Session


Superintendent of the Year

Sponsored by ATS&R Planners/Architects/Engineers

Deb Henton, Superintendent of the North Branch Area Public Schools

Special Education Administrator of the Year

MASA Distinguished Service Award

MASE Distinguished Service Award


Gary Amoroso, Executive Director, MASA

  Edcamp Set Up

 9:45 – 10:45

Edcamp Sessions

10:45 – 3:30

Exhibits Open

11:15 – 12:15

Breakout Sessions

• Session topics and descriptions listed under "Breakout Sessions" tab above

2 – 3

Breakout Sessions

• Session topics and descriptions listed under "Breakout Sessions" tab above

3:30 – 4:30

Breakout Sessions

• Session topics and descriptions listed under "Breakout Sessions" tab above

4:30 - 6

You are invited to attend the 2018

Riley Reception

in Honor of MASA Retirees

Join us during the 2018 MASA/MASE Spring Conference for the Riley Reception,

an opportunity for MASA retirees and others to gather for homecoming.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

4:30 – 6 pm

Minneapolis Marriott Northwest,

Great Room North

Snacks and soft drinks will be served and there will be a cash bar.

Everyone is welcome, old friends and new!

Friday, March 9


Registration Open

  General Session



Outstanding Central Office Administrator - Metro

Outstanding Central Office Administrator - Greater Minnesota

Kay Jacobs Award

New Special Education Leader Award

MASA Administrators of Excellence

Recognition of MASA and MASE Retirees

Introducing the MASA and MASE Officer Candidates


9:45 – 10:45

General Session

Dream Makers

presented by

Jim Morris

The Cinderella story of Jim Morris serves as testimony to the power of dreams and their ability to inspire and transform human life. His meteoric rise from 35 year-old high school teacher to flame-throwing major league pitcher in 3 months made cinematic history with the release of The Rookie starring Dennis Quaid. In this session, Jim will speak about chasing dreams, and being your best by surrounding yourself with the best mentors.  He will share his life story and the dream makers who helped shaped his life.

11 – 12 noon

General Session

Thrive!  Habits For a Healthier, Happier Life

presented by

Nick Buettner

Blue Zones

To find the path to long life and health, the Blue Zones group studies the world’s communities whose elders live with vim and vigor to record-setting age. Join Nick Buettner for this session and learn about the life-enriching habits that can boost your health and happiness and enhance your leadership practice.


Contact Information

  • Deb Larson
    MASA Associate
    Phone: 651-645-6272

Payment Instructions

  • Accepted Payments:
    American Express
    or a "Bill Me" option

    Cancellation Policy: 
    You may cancel your conference registration for a $50.00 cancellation fee until 4:30 pm on February 28th, after which you will not receive a refund. (February 28th is the date in which we must guarantee our participation numbers for the hotel.)  No-­shows will not receive a refund.

    Conference Rates:

    •  MASA/MASE Member Rate $319.00 (register by February 28)

    •  MASA/MASE Member Rate $369.00 (after February 28)

    •  Spouse/Partner of Member $0.00

    •  Non‐Member Rate $369.00

    •  MASA/MASE Retiree Member Rate $99.00 (Retirees not representing a school district or a business.)

    Please Note:
    Members’ Spouses/Partners - There is no conference fee for members’ spouses/partners if they are not representing a business or district. Spouses/partners pay for meals/lodging only. Thursday lunch tickets are $30.00

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