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MO-CASE is pleased to offer at least two conferences each year.  The Annual Fall Special Education Administrators Conference is held annually in September at Tan Tar A Resort in Osage Beach, MO.  The 40th Annual Conference will be held on September 24-26, 2017!  You will not want to miss this! Our keynote speaker this year is Dr. Randy Sprick!

In addition to the Fall Conference, MO-CASE and Thomeczek & Brink, LLC held their Annual Spring Law Conference on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at TanTarA Resort. 

MO-CASE is partnered with MASP, MO-CEC and the Thompson Center this past spring for the 1st Annual Spring Collaborative Conference on Evidence Based Practices. Save the date for March 1-2, 2018! If you register for both the Spring Law and the Spring Collaborative Conferences, you will receive a $50 discount! 


Upcoming events

    • Sunday, September 24, 2017
    • 12:00 PM
    • Monday, September 25, 2017
    • 4:30 PM
    • TanTarA Resort

    2017 Fall Conference

    Exhibit Space and Sponsor Information


    40th Annual Special Education Administrators’ Conference

    September 24-26, 2016 * Tan-Tar-A Resort * Osage Beach, MO 

    Approximately 1,000 Special Education Directors, Process Coordinators, Superintendents, Principals, Psych Examiners and Agency Personnel from around the state attend the annual conference of the Missouri Council of Administrators of Special Education.  If you would like to exhibit, please return the application form with payment before Friday, August 25, 2017.  In order to provide the exhibitors with maximum exposure, the association has made the following arrangements:

    • The exhibit area will be in Windgate Hall on Sunday and Monday. 
    • The majority of scheduled breakfasts, lunches, and snacks will be served in the exhibit area.
    • Conference attendees will receive Exhibitor Cards.  You will be asked to stamp your spot on each card an attendee brings you.  These will in turn be used for door prizes.

    RATE:  Exhibit booths are $550 for profit organizations and $330 for Non-Profit Organizations.  Application and payment must be received online or postmarked on or before August 25, 2017.  Each 8’ x 10’ booth contains one 6’ x 30” table, two chairs, one wastebasket and one 9” x 44” identification sign.  Electrical outlets, AV, additional tables and chairs are available from Tan-Tar-A.  Click here for a copy of the order form.

    Free Wireless Internet is available during the conference in the Exhibit Hall.

    HOURS:  The exhibit hall will be open during the hours listed.  Please note the days and times that the exhibit hall is open has changed this year! 

    Sunday, September 24, 2017

                Exhibit Setup:  8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. *  

                Exhibits Open:  12:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

    Monday, September 25, 2017
                Exhibits Open:  7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. *

                Exhibit Tear Down – 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

    *NOTE: The conference’s registration desk for attendees will be located at the back of the exhibit hall this year. Make sure to have your booth set up by 11:30 a.m. on Sunday. Registration opens at 12:00 p.m.!

    A cash bar will be available for our attendees in the exhibit hall  prior to their Awards Banquet. The cash bar will be open from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. on Sunday!

    We also will provide snacks for our attendees on Monday from 2:30 – 2:45 p.m.

    EXHIBIT HALL & BOOTH LAYOUT MAP: Click here for a map of the exhibit hall!

    Exhibit Booth space is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, as complete applications and payments are received.  A confirmation e-mail with information regarding how to register booth personnel, shipping information, electricity, and internet; and reserve hotel rooms will be sent after Exhibit Space Application & Contract is received and processed.

    Exhibitors are encouraged to participate in the door prize drawing.  Please indicate to MO-CASE staff when you register if you are donating a door prize.  The drawing will take place Tuesday morning at 8:00 a.m.

    SHIPPING:  Tan-Tar-A will assess handling and storage fees for any freight shipped directly to the hotel.  Tan-Tar-A recommends that exhibitors who need to ship freight to or from the resort contact the firm of Page and Brown.  Click here for a copy of the shipping form. 

    SPACE ASSIGNMENT:  Sponsors receive preferential space assignment.  Other assignments will be on a first-come, first-served basis, based on the date applications are received in the MO-CASE office.  For information about becoming a MO-CASE Sponsor, please see enclosed information or call Sara Clime, Conference Planner at (573) 644-7804.  Every effort will be made to not place competing companies next to each other.

    BOOTH PERSONNEL:  Exhibitor personnel should staff the booth during the time that the Exhibit Hall is open to attendees.  Each exhibitor will be provided with (2) Conference Badges that will admit personnel to all conference activities and sessions.  Additional badges may be obtained at a cost of $100 per person.

    ACCOMODATIONS:  Room rates are $109 plus tax per night.  If you wish, you may check in to Tan-Tar-A at the same special MO-CASE conference rate.  Tan-Tar-A will release the MO-CASE room block on August 24, 2017.

    SPONSORSHIP: MO-CASE offers many ways for your sponsorship of this conference.  Opportunities are listed below.  Don’t miss a great way to reach out to all conference attendees!


    SPONSOR SHOWCASE & RECEPTION: MO-CASE sponsors (see sponsor levels listed below) have the opportunity to “showcase” their products and services to our attendees on Monday afternoon. Participating sponsors will provide informal 15 minute presentations, allowing attendees an opportunity to rotate through the Showcase and talk with several of the Sponsors. Refreshments and appetizers will be provided. Prizes will be drawn from the names of those in attendance. Last year’s prizes included $100 bills! 

    Click here for the available sponsorship levels!

    RIGHTS OR REFUSAL OF EXHIBITOR:  MO-CASE reserves the right to refuse to rent exhibit space to any person or entity whose product or services is not consistent with MO-CASE’s mission and/or is deemed to be contrary to the best interests of MO-CASE members and/or public education.  MO-CASE reserves the right to accept only exhibitors of its choosing.

    DISAVOWAL OF ENDORSEMENT:  MO-CASE’s acceptance of an exhibitor or sponsors is not, and should not be construed as, an endorsement by MO-CASE.

    REGISTRATION:  Please register online via the form below. 

    You can also register via mail or fax by downloading the full PDF copy of the Exhibitor & Sponsor Brochure and Application.

    • Sunday, September 24, 2017
    • 12:00 PM
    • Tuesday, September 26, 2017
    • 12:00 PM
    • TanTarA Resort

    The 2017 Special Education Administrators’ Conference will again open on Sunday afternoon with a Law Seminar beginning at 2:00 p.m.  Selected attorneys will present on legal issues and practical strategies for responding to legal challenges.  These sessions were developed as part of the survey results we obtained.

    Following the Sunday Law Seminar, an Awards Banquet and Dinner will be from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. where all award winners and Charles Cummings Scholarship recipients will be honored.  

    Monday morning’s General Session will begin with dynamite Keynote Speaker, Randy Sprick.  Directly following Dr. Sprick, DESE will address multiple important topics. The General Session will conclude at 11:30 a.m. The afternoon will allow attendees opportunity to select from many quality breakout sessions.  The program provided for you features invited speakers and panel members from local school districts, DESE, colleges and universities and private practitioners.

    Strands include:  Dyslexia in schools, Transition, Multi-Tiered System of Supports, Law, Instructional Strategies, Behavior/Mental Health, ECSE, and Autism.


    Monday, September 25, 2017

    Randy Sprick

    Safe & Civil Schools senior author and lead trainer Dr. Randy Sprick is an educational consultant and trainer based in Eugene, Oregon. Each year, he presents practical and entertaining workshops to over 30,000 teachers and administrators throughout the United States and Canada.

    Randy completed his doctorate degree at the University of Oregon in 1979 and began developing programs that would translate the massive volume of research on effective discipline and behavioral interventions into practical strategies that educators could easily adopt. Randy quickly built his reputation as an expert in proactive classroom management through his dynamic professional development, his consultation with schools, and his writings. Teachers, administrators, and school staff gravitated toward his work when they found they could successfully implement these strategies and change the climate of their schools and classrooms. Randy was one of the first educational leaders in the country to demonstrate and articulate the effectiveness of an instructional model of discipline, with the emphasis on the design of antecedent events and structuring the school and classroom environments for success.

    As the primary author for the Safe & Civil Schools series, Randy has produced numerous articles, books, and multimedia programs that assist school personnel in dealing with the issues of discipline and classroom management, including CHAMPS, Discipline in the Secondary Classroom, and the Teacher's Encyclopedia of Behavior Management. Most recently, he revised Foundations, in which school administrators and leadership teams are encouraged to systematically follow procedures to improve school climate, discipline, teacher satisfaction, and the level of student engagement across the school. His publications are available through Pacific Northwest Publishing (https://pacificnwpublish.com/categories/Products-by-series.../Safe-%26-Civil-Schools/).

    In 2007, the Council for Exceptional Children honored Randy with the J.E. Wallace Wallin Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his work developing, advocating, and proliferating Positive Behavior Support in schools.

    Click here for additional conference information 

    and a PDF copy of the registration form!

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