The state educational groups that organize and deliver MCEL.
MCEL 2015 - OCTOBER 14-16
Revision and Clarification of Cancellation Policy
Billings Hotel Cancellation Policy: Rooming lists are due to the hotel 30 days prior to arrival. Sleeping room cancellations that are made less than 30 days prior to arrival will be charged one (1) night of lodging per sleeping room reservation on the credit card number on file with the Billings Hotel.
Holiday Inn Grand Cancellation Policy: Rooming lists are due to the hotel 30 days prior to arrival. Sleeping room cancellations that are made less than 30 days prior to arrival will be charged one (1) night of lodging per sleeping room reservation on the credit card number on file with the Holiday Inn Grand.
Hotels are located next door to each other.
Other Hotels With Room Availability
Registration is now open for the MCEL Exhibitor Hall. Registration must be received by August 29, 2014, in order to be included in the MCEL program.
The Information Brochure is available by clicking HERE.
Not sure of the layout of the Exhibitor Hall? Download our Floor Plan for 2014. You may register online but your confirmation will not be issued until payment is received in full. Registration is on a first-come, first-basis!
Questions? Contact Samantha Erpenbach, SAM Associate Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Welcome to MCEL 2014
Celebrating Montana's Great Public Schools for over 150 Years
Governed by Elected Trustees
Responsive to the needs of each Community
Excellent, Efficient, Equitable and Empowered
Advancing Student Achievement for Each Child
Trusted through Transparency and Openness
Online registration is now closed.
You can still register on-site at the registration area at the Holiday Inn Grand.
Thank you for your interest.
Please check back with us in the early summer.
Scott Aughenbaugh will be this year’s opening general session keynote speaker on Thursday, October 16, 2014, following our awards ceremony, in the Montana Convention Center.
Scott Aughenbaugh is a deputy director of Strategic Futures at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). He specializes in global trends analysis and forecasting, which is used in CSIS’s flagship presentation, “Seven Revolutions: Scanning the Horizon Out to the Year 2035 and Beyond.” In doing so, he carries out research on demographics, resource management, computing, data/information growth, social media, the effects of economic integration, and emerging security challenges. He has briefed the findings of this research to, and led discussions with, numerous colleges and universities, corporations, and government agencies.
Mr. Aughenbaugh previously led the CSIS Abshire-Inamori Leadership Academy's Higher Education Initiative in conjunction with the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) and worked for the Center's Office of External Relations. He holds a B.A. in history and politics and government from Ohio Wesleyan University and an M.A. in history, with a focus on the Cold War, Europe, and China, from Kent State University. He has also worked at the Lyman L. Lemnitzer Center for NATO and EU Studies at Kent State University and studied at Beijing University.
Mr. Aughenbaugh is teaching this as a course as an adjunct professor at Fort Hays State University this fall.
Mary Moe will provide the closing general session with a special multi-media presentation and tribute to Montana educators and advocates on Friday, October 17, 2014, at 10:50 a.m., in the Montana Convention Center.
Mary Sheehy Moe retired from a 38-year career in education in November 2010. Her faculty experience spanned 27 years, 18 in the high school setting and 9 in the two-year college sector. Her administrative experience began at MSU-Great Falls College of Technology, where she served as Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs from 1999-2001 and Dean/CEO from 2001 – 2008. From 2008-2010 she was Montana’s Deputy Commissioner for Two –Year Education, the first person ever to hold that title. Mary was named Montana Teacher of the Year in 1986 for her work as a high school English teacher and received the Governor’s Award for Outstanding Educational Leadership in 2005 for her leadership in two-year education. She is the only educator ever to have received the state’s highest awards in both the K-12 and the higher education sectors. In 2011, Mary was elected a trustee of the Great Falls Public Schools. She has a doctorate in Educational Leadership, a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction, and a B.A. in English, all from The University of Montana.