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MBITE Fall 2017 Conference Registration

Theme: Back to Business

Note: Reminder to check on Perkins Funds availability to assist with financial obligation.

Current membership is required to register for the conference. Before completing this form, make sure you have the confirmation email or complete the membership form. Link to Join MBITE . 

Date: September 15, 2017

General Information:
Friday Conference Information
Location: Normandale Community College Partnership Center
9700 France Ave S
Bloomington, MN 55431

Keynote:  Laura Dunham is Associate Dean of the Schulze School of Entrepreneurship at University of St. Thomas. Her research focuses on the managerial and ethical challenges involved in innovation and new business start-up and development.

Breakout Sessions: 

ADDED:  Dean Breuer, MN Dept. of Ed Business and Marketing Education Specialist – Sessions on Advisories and Business Frameworks

BreakoutEDU – Come check out Breakout EDU. See how the concept of escape rooms can be used in your classroom. Presenter:  DaNae Klimek

Using Class Intercom and Witty Bucks to turn your Marketing Class into a Marketing Department! – Justin Wittrock, from Litchfield High School, will explain how he has turned his marketing class into the “Marketing Department” for Litchfield High School Activities and also local businesses.
Using “Witty Bucks” the students are paid for the work that they do in groups and paid a commission based on their individual work. Justin will also explain how his students use Class Intercom, Pixlr.com, and Cooltext.com to improve workflow and create the marketing materials. 

Turning your Intro to Business Class into a Retail Store and T-Shirt Printing Business!
Justin Wittrock, from Litchfield High School, will explain how he has turned his Intro to Business class into a Retail Snack Shop and T-Shirt Design and Printing Business. Justin will describe how he separates students into departments, students apply to be department managers and store president, and how they are paid using “Witty Bucks”.

Generational Differences Among Educators – How Baby Boomers, Gen X and Millennials Can Work Better Together.

Award Session and Past Presidents Recognition

Payment is due no later than Friday, September 8, 2017. Registrations that are unpaid after that date will be billed and due at registration.


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2017 MBITE Fall Conference Schedule

7:30-8:15 Registration and Breakfast
8:15-8:30 Opening Remarks
8:30-9:15 Keynote Speaker:  Dr. Laura Dunham, U of St Thomas
9:15-9:30 Break and Vendors
9:30-10:15 Session 1
10:15-10:30 Break and Vendors
10:30-11:15 Session 2
11:15-12:30 Lunch and Awards and Past Presidents
12:30-1:15 Session 3
1:15-1:30 Break and Visit Vendors
1:30-2:15 Session 4
2:15-2:30 Break and Vendors
2:30-3:00 General Business Meeting

**Due to the early date of the conference, MBITE was unable to secure a block of rooms at a single hotel.  
** As of 8/23, these hotels all had availability and have a close proximity to Normandale Community College:

In Shakopee, off of Highway 169/Canterbury Road:

Holiday Inn Express & Suites
4550 12th Ave E

Hampton Inn and Suites
4175 Dean Lakes Blvd

In Bloomington at intersection of Highways 494/100:

LaQuinta Inn and Suites West
5151 American Blvd W

Hilton Garden Inn
5140 American Blvd W

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