Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina March 18-20, 2018
Innovate, Collaborate & Rejuvenate
Holiday Inn Resort
Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina

Subject to change

Sunday, March 18, 2018
3:00 pm Registration Open
3:00 pm A4LE Board Meeting Boardroom
6:00 – 9:30 pm President’s Reception
401 S. Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
Shuttles will be available from the hotel.
Carolina Yacht Club
Monday, March 19, 2018
7:30 – 8:30 am Breakfast Lumina Ballroom
8:45 – 9:15 am Presentation of the Colors, Welcome and Introductions Lumina Ballroom
9:15 – 10:15 am Keynote Presentation
Curt Steinhorst – "Bridging Generations"
Lumina Ballroom
10:15 – 10:45 am Refreshment Break
10:45 – 11:45 am Session 1A: Proposed Treatment and Environmental Changes to Provide Improved Learning Opportunities for Exceptional Children Lumina Ballroom
10:45 – 11:45 am Session 1B: Design and Reality – Strategies for Optimizing K-12 Building Performance Oceanwatch / Turtlewatch
12:00 – 2:00 pm Lunch

State of the State
Nathan Maune, AIA, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

SchoolsNEXT 2018 Presentation
Neal Middle School, Durham Public Schools
Lumina Ballroom
2:15 – 3:15 pm Session 2A: How Sustainable Design Becomes Net Positive Education Lumina Ballroom
2:15 – 3:15 pm Session 2B: Accessing Big Data through the Internet of Things: How Fault Detection Data Analytics can be used for much more than energy savings Oceanwatch / Turtlewatch
3:15 – 3:30 pm Sponsor Break
Please be sure to visit and thank our sponsors!
Lumina Ballroom
3:30 – 4:30 pm Session 3A: Granite Falls Middle School: A Case Study in Revitalization, Modernization, and Preserving a Legacy Lumina Ballroom
3:30 – 4:30 pm Session 3B: Land Entitlements & Site Permitting Oceanwatch / Turtlewatch
5:00 – 7:00 pm Sponsor Reception & 13th Silent Auction Prefunction / Sunset Terrace
7:00 – 9:00 pm Dinner and Awards Lumina Ballroom
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
7:30 – 8:45 am Breakfast Lumina Ballroom
8:45 – 9:00 am A4LE North Carolina Chapter Business Meeting
Our annual business meeting is open to all attending chapter members and guests. Election of board members for 2018-2019, as well as other necessary business of the chapter will be conducted.
Lumina Ballroom
9:00 – 10:30 am Presentation: School Shootings / Lessons Learned
Joanne Avery, Superintendent
Lumina Ballroom
10:30 – 10:45 am Group Session: Evolution of Prototype: From Castle Hayne to Porters Neck to College Park Elementary Schools Lumina Ballroom
11:00 – 1:00 pm Tour of Porters Neck Elementary School
416 Edgewater Club Road, Wilmington, NC 28411
Buses will depart from the hotel.
Water and lunch boxes to be provided on the bus.
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