KPEC Keystone's Premier Education Conference - Keystone Area Education Agency
KPEC Keystone's Premier Education Conference - Keystone Area Education Agency

KPEC Keystone's Premier Education Conference

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KPEC Light up your learning

"Light up your learning" at KPEC!

Keystone's Premier Education Conference

Your MIDWEST education conference!

Register now

June 20-21, 2017
Grand River Center

Dubuque, Iowa



KPEC is a midwest education conference hosted right here in northeast Iowa – at the Grand River Center in Dubuque on June 20-21.   Register today! This two-day conference provides enlightening and entertaining opportunities to connect with peers, hear keynote addresses from nationally-recognized speakers, and choose from 88 breakout sessions covering five focus strands:

• The Whole Child • Special Education • Technology • Leadership • Curriculum Content Areas

All educators and administrators will benefit from attending KPEC! 
Keynote speakers for 2017

  • Joe Beckman, Youth Motivator
  • Pete Hall of ASCD
  • Back by popular demand, featured speaker Trevor Ragan
    of Train Ugly - focusing on Growth Mindset

Our 2016 KPEC conference was attended by over 700 educators and 99% of them indicated that they may attend again this summer.  Join us!

KPEC Call for Presentations

Take advantage of early bird registration – just $99.  The registration fee covers your entrance to the conference plus breakfast, lunch, and snacks on both days! This incredible price won’t last long so be sure to register by April 30.  Starting May 1 the price increases to $130.

Register by April 30 for just $99.  Starting May 1 the cost to register is $130.

 KPEC Keynote / Featured Presenters:

Pete Hall, ASCD
Pete Hall


Pete Hall is a dynamic educator and speaker with a proven leadership track record. Hall served five years as a teacher, two years as an assistant principal, and twelve years as a principal. His teaching career spanned three states and included primary, intermediate, and middle school positions. He worked exclusively in Title I schools, including Anderson Elementary School, a turnaround school in Reno, Nev. When he took over as principal in 2002, Anderson Elementary was one of the only schools in Nevada to have failed to make adequate yearly progress (AYP) for four consecutive years. Two short years later, it was the only Title I school in the state of Nevada to earn a "high-achieving" designation. For his tenacious and courageous leadership, Hall has been honored with ASCD's Outstanding Young Educator Award (2004), Nevada's Martin Luther King Jr. Award (2005), and Phi Delta Kappan's Emerging Leaders Award (2009), among others. He was appointed to the Nevada Governor’s Commission on Excellence in Education in 2005 and was selected to sit on the National Education Association's Great Public Schools Indicators Advisory Panel in 2010. His published works include more than a dozen articles and five books: Teach, Reflect, Learn: Building Your Capacity for Success in the Classroom (ASCD, 2015), Creating a Trauma-Sensitive Learning Environment (ASCD, 2015), Lead On! Motivational Lessons for School Leaders (Eye On Education, 2011), Building Teachers’ Capacity for Success: A Collaborative Approach for Coaches and School Leaders (ASCD, 2008), and The First-Year Principal (Scarecrow Education, 2004).

Joe Beckman
Joe Beckman
Youth Motivator
Greatness lives within EVERY student. Joe Beckman has made his life’s mission to instill this belief while building thriving school communities. Over the last 14 years Joe has become a highly sought after International Speaker and has shared his infectious energy, humor, and passion in over 1,000 schools; positively impacting nearly half a million people worldwide. It’s through this experience that has allowed Joe to develop his proprietary Happy Caveman Solution™ which leaves educators not only reenergized about their work and fired up about making a difference in the lives of their students, but also with tools they can implement immediately both in and out of their classrooms.

Trevor Ragan
Trevor Ragan
Train Ugly

The Power of MindsetBack by popular demand!  Trevor Ragan, the founder of Train Ugly, returns to KPEC 2017 and is on a mission to challenge and question everything that we think is known about education, development, and sports. In a series of breakout sessions, Trevor will dive headfirst into GROWTH MINDSET – how to supercharge the ability to learn, grow, and achieve goals for yourself and how to foster a growth mindset in others.


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Registration is open!

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Breakout sessions will be added soon!

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Register now

Educators from the midwest are encouraged to attend this comprehensive education conference. The registration fee includes the two-day conference, two keynote speakers, 88 breakouts, plus breakfast, lunch, and snacks each day!

Register by April 30 for just $99.  Starting May 1 the cost to register is $130.  There will be no refunds after May 31, 2017.

Renewal Credit

One licensure renewal credit is available.  More info - register for renewal credit.


If you have any questions about the conference, please contact Tiffany Kuhens at 800-632-5918. 





Grand Harbor Resort (at Conference Center)
350 Bell Street
24 hours prior cancellation policy
$113.85  Keystone/KPEC block rate

Holiday Inn
450 Main Street
6pm cancellation day of arrival
$97.44 Keystone AEA block rate

Days Inn (3 minute drive)
111 Dodge Street
$56.00 KPEC block rate






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