NEADS Conference 2000 - "Networking, Educating, Advocating: Delivering Success in the New Millennium"
Jennison Asuncion welcomed delegates to the closing plenary. Describing the session as an opportunity to debrief on the activities of the weekend, Asuncion noted it would also give members of the planning committee - who spent most of the conference mingling with delegates rather than in one specific workshop - a sense of what they had missed.
Asuncion reiterated that the conference was a team effort, and thanked the planning team, the sponsors, exhibitors, Golden Planners, NEADS national co-ordinator, Frank Smith, and the various others who helped make the event a success.
Good wishes were extended to Kent Hehr, leaving after serving on the NEADS board since 1994.
Delegates were asked to comment on the conference:
Asuncion congratulated the current NEADS board, and the newly elected 2001-02 members. "I wish you guys the best of luck."
"We have to leave here and go back to our lives, but let's not forget the lessons we've learned here - how to network and how to advocate," he said.
NEADS president, Joby Fleming, echoed Asuncion's sentiments, adding "Thanks to Jennison for his work as Chair. I ask everyone to give him a big round of applause."
The plenary ended with a reading of Landmark College student Christina Tedesco's poem, Jail. This powerful poem about living with dyslexia was also delivered after the Landmark College presentation in the Advocating Workshop.
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