The big news for the 2017 Conference, Diversity in Democracy, is that the entire NCSS Board of Directors (https://www.socialstudies.org/about/board) will be in attendance (18 people from all over the country), as they will hold their semi-annual board meeting on site prior to our conference. Larry Paska (https://www.socialstudies.org/news/greetings-new-executive-director-larry-paska), the new Executive Director, will also be attending. Here are a few more highlights. We so hope to see all of you there.
1. Sunday, 9/24, 1pm: Reds V. Sox (http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/cin/ballpark/). OCSS has a block of $11 tickets. See the registration page (click here) to purchase yours.
2. Sunday, 9/24, 5-7pm: OCSS President’s Reception at Moerlein Lager House (http://www.moerleinlagerhouse.com/), in view of the river and the stadium. $25 for heavy hors d’oeuvres and one adult beverage. Limited space available; sign up when you register. FYI, the NCSS Board will be attending this reception, so this is a good time to visit with them.
3. Monday, 9/25, NCSS President’s Reception for all pre-service and beginning (1-3 years) teachers. 7pm, President’s suite, Marriott.
4. Monday, 9/25, 9:30am: Powerful Plenary and Common Read: Dr. Sharon Davies, author of Rising Road: A True Tale of Love, Race, and Religion in America. Copies of Rising Road will be available at the conference for $12, and Dr. Davies will be available after her Plenary for a book-signing.
5. Monday, 9/25, lunch time TBA: Critical Keynote: Ohio Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor. Justice O’Connor will be available after lunch for a question and answer session.
6. Tuesday, 9/26, TBA: Pierce Reed, Justice O’Connor’s Senior Judicial Attorney, will offer a session entitled Developing Discourse on Diversity through Constitutional Cases.