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KPEC - Keystone's Premier Education Conference

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Keystone's Premier Education Conference

June 23-24, 2020

Grand River Center, Dubuque


KPEC 2020 (Keystone's Premier Education Conference) attendees will connect with peers, hear keynote addresses from nationally-recognized speakers, and choose from dozens of breakout sessions.   The conference will feature hands-on sessions on leadership, technology, curriculum content, special education, and social-emotional behavioral health. Recertification credit is available.  

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Sessions / Agenda

June 23, 2020

Josh Shipp

Josh Shipp 

Josh will share practical, evidence-based strategies on how to be the "one caring adult" to students and kids in your lives. His story is both heart-breaking and heart-warming.



Tricia McKale Skyles

Tricia McKale Skyles was our closer in 2019. She's back to share more on best teaching practices for instruction and behavior management. 

June 24, 2020

Brian Kight

Brian Kight, founder of Daily Discipline, is a leader on the topics of leadership, culture, and discipline. He is an advisor to the Fortune 500, high growth businesses, pro and college sports teams. He'll talk about E+R=O (Event + Response = Outcome) for educators.  


Greg Wolcott

Greg Wolcott is the author of Significant 72: Unleashing the Power of Relationships in Today's Schools. Greg is passionate about developing opportunities for all students to succeed, as well as finding ways for all teachers and staff members to utilize their strengths.


After logging into the AEA Professional Learning Registration System go to the Courses menu > Search for KPEC or the course #s provided above. If you need assistance with registration please contact Kathy at 800-632-5918.  The 2019 conference sold out – register early!  

The conference fee of $109 includes breakfast, lunch, & snacks. The fee increases to $139 on May 1. 
For licensure renewal credit ($85) you must register for both #182046 and #182045.


Conference Lodging
Blocks are being held at a variety of hotels in Dubuque. Please refer to this lodging list for details.  Most blocks release 30 days prior to the conference.

Updates related to COVID-19
March 12, 2020
The outbreak of the coronavirus has brought a new level of uncertainty to our communities.  The KPEC 2020 planning team continues to monitor the situation and is carefully considering plans for our summer conference. As of now, the conference is still on as planned. 
We want to provide reassurance that we are hoping for the best but will take action in the event of the worst. An announcement will be made in the coming weeks regarding a potential reschedule date and/or digital option if needed. If this conference is cancelled due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), you will receive a full refund for your registration fee.