MSACTE Summer Conference

Navigating the Future

July 22-24, 2020

Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center
2350 Beach Blvd | Biloxi, MS 39531

Early Bird Registration
(March 3-July 5)

$100

Late Registration
(July 6-12)

$125

Onsite
Registration

$125

Register now!

Tentative Schedule

Wednesday 7/22

  • 7:30 a.m.Registration Opens
  • 8 a.m.Tradeshow Continental Breakfast
  • 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.Exhibit Hall Open
  • 8 a.m.MS ACTE Committee Meetings
  • 8-11 a.m.Pre-Sessions
  • (No CEUs offered — CEUs begin at start of conference)
  • 9 a.m.MS ACTE Board Meeting
  • 11 a.m.Opening Session (Plate lunch provided)
  • 1:30 p.m.Affiliate Business Meetings
  • TBDTwo Afternoon Breakout Sessions
  • 4:30 p.m.Wednesday Activities Conclude

Thursday 7/23

  • 7 a.m.Registration/Helpdesk Opens
  • 8 a.m.District Meetings
  • 8 a.m.-3 p.m.Exhibit Hall Open
  • TBDTwo Morning Breakout Sessions
  • 11 a.m.General Session (Plate lunch provided)
  • TBDThree Afternoon Breakout Sessions
  • 4:30 p.m.Thursday Activities Conclude

Friday 7/24

  • 8 a.m.-NoonTours Across the Coast

Keynote Speaker

Brooks Harper

Brooks Harper

Brooks Harper is the premier college- and career-readiness and soft skills speaker in America. He provides keynotes, workshops, and training material for students and professionals and helps them discover, develop, market, and sell their talents, skills, and abilities that bring tangible value to the marketplace. He draws from 15 years of leadership experience in corporate America to invest in and inspire our current and future workforce.

"If you could write your own job description, what would it be?"

This was a life-changing question for Harper. Years before becoming an author and one of the most sought after speakers in the country, he worked in customer service, sales, and management with four publicly traded companies. He made a great living while gaining valuable experience, yet his career lacked fulfillment. Harper set out on a journey to turn his passion for helping others into a paycheck. He went on so many interviews it became, for him, an extreme sport. Then he was asked a simple but soul searching question: If you could write your own job description, what would it be? Today, his books, Why Should We Hire You? and 7 Skills to Make Mills, have been incorporated into economics, business, and career-success curricula as the go-to-books for teaching interview skills, self-marketing, personal branding, and soft skills development. Harper has spoken on hundreds of high school and college campuses across the country to more than 750,000 students and educators. Harper aspires to the belief that every day is an interview and an opportunity to turn learning into earning and your passion into your paycheck. Harper is no stranger to adversity. When he was 9 years old, his dad did what he calls a "Houdini,” leaving him, his two brothers, and his mother without notice. Harper found solace and support in programs such as the Boys and Girls Club and TRiO, and he remains a strong advocate for them today, speaking on their campuses across the country.

MS ACTE 2020 Hotel Options for Participants

Note: If you are using a purchase order and paying with a school district check, please begin that process early as the hotels will not accept a PO or check at check-in.

June 30 is the deadline to reserve rooms at all hotels. All rooms must be canceled 48 hours prior to arrival.
  • IP Casino Resort and Spa

    Biloxi

    Room block of 400 (single or double occupancy)
    Cost:
    $89.99/night plus taxes + $14/night resort fee
    For reservations, click below or call 888.946.2847. Press 1 for reservations, identify yourself using group code S20108 or “MS ACTE Summer Conference”, and present a credit card number to hold the reservation. Use and group is listed as “MS ACTE Summer Conference”. Book Here
  • Beau Rivage Resort & Casino

    Biloxi

    Room block of 60 (single or double occupancy)
    Cost:
    $159/night plus taxes + $15/night resort fee
    For reservations, click below or call 888-750-7111, use the Group Code MSACTE20. Book Here
  • Quality Inn

    Biloxi

    Room Block of 50 (includes free continental breakfast)
    Cost:
    $110/night plus taxes (1 double bed)
    $119.00/night plus taxes (2 double beds)
    For reservations, call 228.388.1000 and use the group code MSACTE20.
  • Hampton Inn

    Gulfport

    Room Block of 30 (includes free continental breakfast)
    Cost:
    $149/night plus taxes
    For reservations, call 228.539.0601 and use the group code MSACTE20.
  • Holiday Inn Express

    Biloxi

    Room Block of 15 (includes free continental breakfast)
    Cost:
    $104/night plus taxes
    For reservations, call 228.436.0201 and use the group code MSA.
  • Hampton Inn

    Biloxi/D‘Iberville

    Room Block of 25 (includes free continental breakfast)
    Cost:
    $96/night plus taxes
    Use the group code MSACTE MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY.
    Book Here
  • Home2 Suites

    Biloxi/D‘Iberville

    Room Block of 25 (includes free continental breakfast)
    Cost:
    $96/night plus taxes
    Use the group code MSACTE MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY.
    Book Here