2018 Conference At-A-Glance


NOTE:  Please be aware of times that Registration will be open.  
These times will be strictly adhered to so the volunteers on the Registration Desk may attend workshops


Disclaimer: Please be aware this is a DRAFT SCHEDULE of the 2018 AAC Conference.
This information is subject to change based on a variety of factors.

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Time Workshop
Title
Presenters/Degree Workshop Description
Wednesday - April 18, 2018
    3:00 PM
    5:00 PM
REGISTRATION OPEN    
    5:00 PM
    6:30 PM
Opening Reception    
    7:00 PM
    8:30 PM    
Awards Dinner    
    9:00 PM
    Midnight
Hospitality    
Thursday April 19, 2018
    6:30 AM
    9:00 AM
Breakfast    
    7:00 AM
    8:30 AM
REGISTRATION OPEN    
    8:00 AM
    8:30 AM
Official Opening    
    9:00 AM
  10:30 AM
KEYNOTE: Linking AAC’s past to the future:  Paying homage to our elders whose wisdom and values we stand upon and who guide us still Sharon Kaplan Roszia, MS Sharon will explore the impact of the Seven Core Issues in Adoption on this organization as well as the AAC’s impact on her and her professional outlook.  “The potential of this group (ACC conference attendees) to bring together all of the constellation and redefine the future for children and families can be powerful”.
  10:00 AM
  10:15 AM
Break    
  10:15 AM
  11:00 AM
  Workshop 1  
  TBD    
    Workshop 2  
  TBD    
    Workshop 3  
  TBD    
  11:00 AM
  11:30 AM
Break    
  11:30 AM
  12:15 AM
  Workshop 4  
  TBD    
    Workshop 5  
  TBD    
    Workshop 6  
  TBD    
  12:15 AM
  12:30 PM
Break    
  12:30 PM
    1:45 PM
Lunch with Keynote    
  12:30 PM
    1:45 PM
KEYNOTE: “Student Outcomes Don't Change until Adult Behaviors Change”? AJ Crabill AJ will share his extensive experience working in the education field. He states that: “Few populations of students are more vulnerable or farther behind their peers than our abused and neglected children trapped in underperforming foster and adoptive systems.” But AJ message is ultimately uplifting. He believes: “… there are solutions -- if we are willing. If we are open to questioning our adult behaviors. And there are already signs of hope on the horizon.” He will invite us to join the challenge: “Want to maximize your role in the co-creation of that possibility? Let's talk about it!”
    1:45 PM
    3:00 PM
REGISTRATION OPEN    
    1:45 PM
    2:15 PM
Break    
    2:15 PM
    3:00 PM
  Workshop 7  
       
    Workshop 8  
       
    Workshop 9  
    3:00 PM
    3:30 PM
Break    
    Workshop 10  
  TBD    
    Workshop 11  
  TBD    
    Workshop 12  
  TBD    
    4:15 PM
    4:45 PM
Break    
    4:45 PM
    5:15 PM
  Support Groups  
    5:15 PM
    7:00 PM
Dinner on Your Own    
    7:00 PM
    9:00 PM
Special Screening    
    9:00 PM
    Midnight
Hospitality    
Friday April 20, 2018
    6:30 AM
    9:00 AM
Breakfast    
    7:00 AM
    8:15 AM
REGISTRATION OPEN    
    8:00 AM
    9:15 AM
KEYNOTE: The Neurobiology of “Heeling” Trauma from the Inside Out Scott Kuenneke MS, LPC, BCN
Jeanna Osborn – Calo Programs
Scott will explain the concept of neurobiology and show you how it actually works to help to quiet the fear driven brain. Jeanna will join Scott with one of the CALO golden retrievers to demonstrate how, from this quiet spot, they can encourage connection and integration of neurological systems while fostering relational connections. Scott states this is measurable science, that the use of qEEG helps to measure the success of these interventions.
    9:15 AM
   10:00 AM
Break    
   10:00 AM
   10:45 AM
  Workshop 13  
  TBD    
    Workshop 14  
  TBD    
    Workshop 15  
  TBD    
   10:45 AM
   11:15 AM
Break    
   11:15 AM
   12:00 PM
  Workshop 16  
  TBD    
    Workshop 17  
  TBD    
    Workshop 18  
  TBD    
   12:00 PM
   12:30 PM
Break    
   12:30 PM
     1:30 PM
Lunch with Plenary Session    
   12:30 PM
     1:30 PM
Plenary Session Sarah Lamm  
     1:30 PM
     2:00 PM
Break    
     1:30 PM
     2:45 PM
REGISTRATION OPEN    
     2:00 PM
     2:45 PM
  Workshop 19  
  TBD    
    Workshop 20  
  TBD    
    Workshop 21  
  TBD    
     2:45 PM
     3:15 PM
Break    
     3:15 PM
     4:00 PM
  Workshop 22  
  TBD    
    Workshop 23  
  TBD    
    Workshop 24  
  TBD    
     4:00 PM
     4:30 PM
Break    
     4:30 PM
     5:15 PM
  Workshop 25  
  TBD    
    Workshop 26  
  TBD    
    Workshop 27  
  TBD    
     5:15 PM
     5:30 PM
Break    
    5:30 PM
    6:15 PM
  Support Groups
    6:15 PM
    7:00 PM 
Dinner on your own    
    7:00 PM 
    8:30 PM
  Alison Larkin  
    9:00 PM
   Midnight
Hospitality    
Saturday April 21, 2018
    6:00 AM
    8:30 AM
Breakfast    
    6:30 AM
    7:45 AM
REGISTRATION OPEN    
    8:00 AM
  10:00 AM
KEYNOTE: DNA Testing: Triumphs, Pitfalls and Understanding Angie Bush She will speak to the “…innumerable stories of success dotting the DNA and adoption landscape”. As she relates it: “The ability to use the biological record in our cells to uncover our genealogical history has opened doors for everyone, not just adoptees. This is a new frontier that genealogists, adoptees and families are navigating together. How should adoptees, genealogists and family members approach this new-found information? What are the best practices that can be adopted by everyone to give the greatest chance of a successful outcome? While there are no “one size fits all” answers to these questions, building bridges of understanding are key to a successful resolution”.
  10:00 AM
  10:15 AM
Break    
  10:15 AM
  11:00 AM
  Workshop 28  
  TBD    
    Workshop 29  
  TBD    
    Workshop 30  
  TBD    
  11:00 AM
  11:30 AM
Break    
  11:30 AM
  12:15 PM
  Workshop 31  
  TBD    
    Workshop 32  
  TBD    
    Workshop 33  
  TBD    
  12:15 PM
  12:45 PM
Break    
  12:45 PM
    2:00 PM
KEYNOTE: “Historical Trauma in Adoption in Indian Country”  Sandra White Hawk Sandra is a Sicangu Lakota adoptee from the Rosebud Reservation, South Dakota and the founder and Director of First Nations Repatriation Institute, who has been working tirelessly for decades to bring a future back to her fellow First Nation adoptees and their families. Her keynote will highlight the generational trauma and solutions for the errors of the past.
   2:00 PM
   2:15 PM
Break    
   2:15 PM
   3:00 PM
Rally 2019    
   3:00 PM
   3:15 PM
Break   .
   3:15 PM
   4:00 PM
Town Hall Meeting