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BEdA 2024 Biennial Conference

Literacy and Justice for All

BEdA Biennial Conference - July 23-25, 2024

It is time to once again bring Basic Education for Adults (BEdA) faculty, directors, staff, and friends together for the 2024 BEdA Biennial Conference!  In a move towards inclusiveness, we’ve structured our BEdA Biennial Conference to include all of BEdA, and that means Corrections Education, too.
The 2024 BEdA Biennial Conference will be held at the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick from July 23-25, 2024. We encourage you to thoughtfully identify faculty, staff, and administrators and partners to participate.
This year’s theme is Literacy and Justice for All
Basic Education for Adult providers and programs across Washington provides quality academic and skills training for adult learners. We know literacy opens the doors of self-awareness, self-advocacy, and self-efficacy for the individual and their families, which has great implications beyond academics: literacy aids in survival. Therefore, we believe in Literacy and Justice for All, and understand that Adult Education is social justice.

Conference questions? Contact MarcusAntonio Gunn or Katelynn Orellana
Questions regarding registration? Contact Christy Lowder 

Conference Tracks

This conference features 8 tracks with multiple sessions to choose from. You can mix and match sessions within or across tracks to create the conference experience that best suits your needs. 
There will also be fantastic lunch keynotes, a deep dive during an extended Adult Education Symposium, 5 opportunities for participants to choose from exciting concurrent sessions, and the opportunity to network during professional affinity spaces.

Added Track / Session Descriptions 5/23/24

Conference Details

  • Draft Agenda
  • Schedule at a Glance - added 5/23/24
  • Registration March 5 to June 14, 2024 (revised) - this registers you to attend the conference
  • Cost is $150.00/per person - coordinate with your Dean/Director for payment, as an Organization Credit Card needs to be used. Faculty/Administrators - do NOT use your personal credit cards.
  • There are NO slot allocations!!
  • All session materials will be in Whova, which is available via application and desktop platforms.
  • Program Book will be posted by May 30, 2024 (revised) - Review the Sessions, mark/note your selections and then on July 8th make your selections in Whova.
  • July 8, 2024 to make your selections. Session selections are available in Whova and sessions across all tracks have participant caps, registration will close once those caps are reached, so engage with Whova when it opens to register for your preferred concurrent sessions.
  • If you want to know more about Whova? Check out their video!!
  • No Clock Hours will be issued for this conference.

Hotel Information

The SpringHill Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, and Fairfield Inn by Marriott have blocks of rooms for BEdA Biennial Conference attendees at the state per diem rate of $118 per night.
   -  Group name for reservation:  2024 BEdA Biennial Conference
   -  Block dates:  July 22-26, 2024
   -  SpringHill Suites SOLD OUT.
   -  Hilton Garden Inn reservation link. Cut-off date, June 22, 2024 for guaranteed rate
   -  Fairfield Inn by Marriott reservation link. Cut-off date, June 28, 2024 for guaranteed rate

There are many other hotels in the Tri-Cities area, so if these blocks are full, please Google Tri-Cities hotels by the Three Rivers Convention Center.

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Last Modified: 5/23/24, 2:58 PM

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