Welcome CTE Leaders!
June 6-9, 2022
Younes Conference Center South, 416 W Talmadge Rd, Kearney, NE 68845
Monday, June 6 at 6:00 pm- Welcome Reception
Tuesday, June 7- Wednesday, June 8- NCE Conference
Pre and Post Conference Sessions June 6 and 9th.
General Registration Cost: $300
Registration fees will increase by $35 after May 22nd.
Registration closes on May 31, 2022, at 4:00 pm
The NCE Conference is a professional development learning opportunity featuring national and state CTE leaders. The focus of the conference will be to address current and ongoing themes related to CTE instruction. The NCE Conference is sponsored by the Nebraska Department of Education, Nebraska Career Education and in cooperation with the Association for Career and Technical Education of Nebraska.
Accommodations: A block of rooms have been reserved with a special conference rate. Please make reservations as soon as possible to secure the group rate. Use the code: Career Education Conference 2022.
Hotel Name: Comfort Inn
Street Address: 118 3rd Ave, Kearney, NE 68847
Phone: (308) 251-2722
Special Rate: $114.95
Hotel Name: Fairfield Inn
Street Address: 510 W Talmadge Rd, Kearney, NE 68845
Phone: (308) 236-4200
Special Rate: $114.95
Hotel Name: LaQuinta Inn & Suites
Street Address: 108 3rd Ave, Kearney, NE 68845
Phone: (308) 237-4400
Special Rate: $114.95
*You must call the hotel directly to book and receive the conference room rate. The hotels cannot be responsible for reservations made through any third party. Please note, that the website IS via a 3rd party. Rates quoted herein are per room, per night, and do not include applicable taxes.
Dan Curran was named Deputy Director of Programs for the Nebraska Department of Economic Development in August 2017. In this capacity, he manages agency programs for domestic and international business recruitment, direct foreign investment, innovation, business retention and expansion, industry clusters, housing, community development, and marketing. He oversees a staff of over 70 employees situated across Nebraska and internationally.
Dan has worked for the Department for over 28 years, previously serving as the Business Development Division Director, Tourism Director, and in the Public Information Office.
Prior to joining DED, Dan worked in the communications industry for several years and spent more than 10 years with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and Nebraskaland Magazine.
Dan and his wife, Angie, have been married for almost 30 years and have two sons, Ben and Alex.
Holly Atha is President and CEO of MBA Research and Curriculum Center. Prior to her current role at MBA, Holly directed the organization’s business engagement initiatives including management and recruitment for focus groups, leading primary research initiatives, and developing other opportunities for educators to learn directly from business and industry. In addition, Holly has an extensive background in various business administration roles, including call center management, operations, customer success, healthcare management, sales, and marketing.
MBA Research is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the research, development, and dissemination of materials for teachers of business management, marketing, finance, entrepreneurship, and hospitality management. MBA Research has a set of national standards, the development of which, begins and ends with input from the business community to ensure students are learning what business and industry representatives deem crucial for success in the workplace.
MBA Research has also developed, and offers for free, instructional materials to help students develop ethical leadership skills. The materials are for use in classrooms across all CTE Program areas at the middle school, high school, and community college levels.
Dr. Kevin J Fleming is an educator, speaker, CEO, and author.
He is the producer of multiple, viral animation videos including Success in the New Economy, author of the educational bestseller, (Re)Defining the Goal, and
currently Vice President of Planning & Development at Norco College in Southern California. Dr. Fleming is a passionate advocate for ensuring all students intentionally equip their potential, enter the labor market with a competitive advantage and find their purpose, on purpose.