34th Annual Midwest Symposium for Leadership in Behavior Disorders
February 25 — 27, 2016
Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center
2345 McGee Street; Kansas City, Missouri 64108
2016 Symposium Program
Symposium Brochure | Register Today
Groups and Individuals may still register for the 2016 Symposium. Presymposium Workshops #1 Supporting School Success and #9 Rage to Reason are SOLD OUT.
For the 34th year, the Midwest Symposium for Leadership in Behavior Disorders will address cutting-edge issues of interest to professionals working with students with emotional/behavioral disorders and autism spectrum disorders. Our comprehensive, three-day program starts with workshops on Thursday, followed by keynote, breakouts, posters, exhibits and more.
2016 KEYNOTE PRESENTATION
Positive Education: Hope for Children and Youth with Emotional and Behavioral Challenges
Drawing from positive psychology research and practice, Shane Lopez, Ph.D.,discusses how attention to strengths, hope, and well-being can transform the educational experience of all children and youth.
Dr. Lopez, a Gallup Senior Scientist and Research Director of the Clifton Strengths Institute, is a leading authority on the psychology of hope. He has published numerous professional articles and books on the role of hope and the importance of focusing on individual’s strengths, including Making Hope Happen, The Encyclopedia of Positive Psychology, and Positive Psychology: The Scientific and Practical Explorations of Human Strengths.
2016 SYMPOSIUM SCHEDULE
Thursday, February 25 | Pre-symposium Half Day Workshop
Description Half-day Workshop Sessions (PDF formatted document)
Friday, February 26 | Keynote, General Sessions, Poster Session
Saturday, February 27 | Two-Hour Workshop Sessions
Description Saturday Two-hour Workshop Sessions (PDF formatted document)
2016 SYMPOSIUM REGISTRATION
Register Today; Discounted Registration through Friday, January 22. Registration postmarked after January 22 will be charged at the regular symposium rate.
- Presymposium Workshop & Symposium, $170 early / $190 regular
- Symposium Only, $155 early / $175 regular
- Presymposium Workshop Only, $140 early / $160 regular
2016 HOTEL RESERVATIONS
Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center | 2345 McGee St. Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: (816) 841-1000 | http://www.mslbd.org/conference_hotel.htm
- $144 - Single/Double per night + tax
- $169 - Triple per night + tax
- $194 - Quadruple per night + tax
Request special Room Rates for the "2016 MSLBD Annual Convention"
2016 EXHIBIT OPPORTUNITIES
Individuals and companies interested in exhibiting at the 2016 Symposium are invited to review the invitation and register online for exhibit space.