25th Annual Future Educators Association® National Conference
April 10-12, 2014 • Minneapolis, Minnesota
The 2014 Future Educators Association® National Conference will take place April 10-12, 2014, at the Hilton Minneapolis. All FEA members in good standing can participate in this action-packed event filled with networking opportunities, competitive events, and professional development for students and teachers alike. This year will also feature the first "FEA block party" hosted by your national student officers, as well as visits to local colleges. Sessions will feature education leaders from across the country, including 2014 National Teacher of the Year Jeff Charbonneau! FEA members will also have the chance to elect FEA’s 2014-2015 national student officers.
Book your sleeping room at the Hilton Minneapolis and save $100 on your registration fee for the FEA National Conference! Once you have secured your sleeping room, use your confirmation number to activate the reduced registration rate.
Registration fees include entrance to all FEA conference events. This includes the lunch and dinner on Friday, and the lunch on Saturday. For a detailed schedule of FEA conference events, view the FEA conference schedule.
Friday Keynote Speaker
Roxanna Elden has taught adult education, elementary school, middle school, high school, day school, night school, Saturday school and summer school. She has taught in Chicago, Houston, and Miami, and does standup comedy, presentations, and speeches based on her classroom experience. Her writing on issues facing new teachers has appeared in Go Teach, Educational Horizons, and the Washington Post, among other publications.
Roxanna's book See Me After Class was released in a second paperback edition in 2013. Renowned writer Dave Barry described the book of stories, advice, and original poetry this way: "You know how you've always thought that if you were a teacher, you'd go insane? Well, this very funny book proves that you definitely would. But in a good way."
Saturday Keynote Speaker
Jeff Charbonneau is chemistry, physics and engineering teacher at Zillah High School in Zillah, Washington. He’s been working in this position for his entire 12 year teaching career. He is a National Board Certified teacher. He has received numerous awards, among them being various business donations and grants totaling more than $25,000 to support the ZHS Robot Challenge, of which he is founder and director.
He recognizes that many students see his course subjects as the “hard” science classes and welcomes the challenge to overturn that stigma. Jeff admits his classes are “more rigorous” but says they are designed to be accessible. He’s created interactive learning experiences, like the robot challenge, to help students develop confidence in their abilities. Jeff said, “I believe my greatest accomplishments are revealed each time a student realizes that he or she has an unlimited potential. The rest are simply vehicles to make it happen.”