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50th Association Anniversary & Fall Conference 2019
November 4 - 6, 2019
Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor

Join Us to celebrate our 50th Anniversary Celebration with past & present leadership!

Keynote Speaker: Kai Jackson, Fox45News Anchor

Conference Agenda

Monday, November 4, 2019

 8:00 - 11:00 AM
 Exhibits Set-Up Time
 Business Partners
 12:00 - 5:00 PM
Conference Check-In Opens
 12:00 - 5:00 PMBusiness Partners Exhibits Open 
 2:00 -  2:30 PM
Welcome & Opening Remarks
 Dr. Tisa Silver Canady
 2:45 -  4:45 PMGeneral Session: Inclusive Leadership Kia Silver Hodge
 6:45 - 9:30 PM
President's Reception: Inner Harbor Skyline


Tuesday, November 5, 2019

 6:30 - 8:30 AM
 Breakfast (Hotel Guests Only)
 8:00 AM
 Business Partners' Exhibits Open
 8:00 AM - 10:20 AM
 Legislative Update
 Christopher Pollard
  EASFAA Update
 Shawn Morrissey
  Inspector General Update
 General Geoffrey Wood

 10:30 - 11:20 AM
 Break Out Session I
  Front Office Customer Service Kevin Towns
  Verification Session for Newbies & Veterans Selina Healey
  Trends in Higher Education Katrina Delgrosso
  Mental Health & Wellness in the FA Office
 Philip Hawkins


 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM               
 NASFAA Update
 Rachel Gentry
 12:15 - 2:00 PM
 Lunch & Association Business Meeting
 DE-DC-MD Membership
 2:15 - 3:15 PM
 Break Out Session II
  Campus-Based Financial Education in Maryland
 Tisa Silver Canady
   Difficult Conversations: Diversity in the Workplace Danette Burgess
  Student Employment: Federal Work Study Changes & Trends
 Marjorie Arrington
  Verbal Judo - The Gentle Art of Persuasion
 Patty Peterson
 3:30 - 4:30 PM
 Break Out Session III 
 Majoring in Money Jessica Schuler & Marie O'Malley
  Integrated Student Services: Community College Student Success
 Charles M. Scheetz
  Navigation through Tri-State's New Website
 Tisa Silver Canady & Keia Brown
 State Updates (Delaware & D.C.)
Juliet Murawski & Ken Howard
 6:00 - 10:00 PM
 Tri-State 50th Anniversary Association Celebration Dinner
  Keynote Speaker, Dancing, Special Acknowledgements
 Kai Jackson, Executive Board

Wednesday, November 6, 2019


 8:00 - 9:00 AM
 Breakfast (Hotel Guests Only) 
 8:30 - 9:30 AM
 Association Business Meeting(s)
 9:30 - 10 AM
 Break Out Sessions V
  Sector Meeting: Public & Private Institutions
  Sector Meeting: 2-Year Institutions 
  Sector Meeting: Business Partners
  Maryland State Updates
Donna Thomas

 Professional Development Shadowing Program Keia Brown
 10:15 - 11:30 AM Department of Education Federal Update David A. Bartlett
  11:30 AM - 12:00 PM  Closing & Departure Message  Dr. Tisa Silver Canady

Registration Fee* (Individual Member)

Tuesday Red Carpet Dinner* $50.00

(*For members & guests only attending dinner)

Registration Fee (Business Partners)

Platinum Level - $1,500.00

Gold Level - $1,250.00

Silver Level - $1,000.00

Non-Exhibitor (non .edu e-mail) - $750.00

A la Carte - $250.00 - 500.00

See Business Partners Page for perks of each partner level.

*Registration fees do not include the $50.00 Membership Fee

Hotel Reservations: https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/BWIRB/G-MDFI

Single Occupancy: $155/night

Double Occupancy: $155/night

Triple Occupancy: $180/night

Special Event Hotel Parking : $10/day

    50th Anniversary Fall Conference 2019

    Tri-State's Annual Conference is a must-attend for professionals working in the financial aid, scholarships, loans and/or higher education fields. It is appropriate for staff of all types of higher education institutions and those who support them, including:

    • 4-yr, 2-yr, Public or Private Colleges and Universities
    • High School Counselors or Administrators
    • Financial Aid and Student Support departments
    • For- profit companies who support and/or collaborate with financial aid administrators
    • Business Partners or Educational Assistance Lenders

    Participants can expect:

    • Keynote and general sessions with speakers including representatives from Department of Education and State Presidents
    • New member networking reception
    • Opportunities to connect with key business partners, lenders and higher education support systems

    Conference Schedule

    2018 Rocky Gap Resort & Casino

    2019 Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor 
    (50th Anniversary Conference)

    2020 Hyatt Regency Cambridge, MD

    2021 Hyatt Place Dewey Beach, DE

    2022 Hyatt Regency Dulles Airport

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