• 2021 MASA / MOSPRA SPRING CONFERENCE

    MARCH 24 - 26

    LODGE OF FOUR SEASONS

    LAKE OZARK, MISSOURI

    2021 Spring Conference Letter & Schedule (Subject to Change)

    Greetings!

    The 2021 MASA/MOSPRA Spring Conference is set for March 24-26 at the Lodge of Four Seasons, Lake Ozark, Missouri. We believe that this will be an exceptional conference with great keynote speakers, professional development opportunities and time to celebrate our peers.

    You will note that several aspects of the conference will be a little different, but our goal is to provide our members the best conference experience possible.

    The conference is being held in-person, and MASA is working closely with The Lodge of Four Seasons to create a safe environment for attendees, presenters and vendors. We will only be using the larger rooms for break-out sessions and special events in order to exercise social distancing. This may call for some longer walks to reach certain sessions, and it will mean that we will have fewer people sitting at tables during meals and other events. Hand sanitizer will be provided to all attendees and the Lodge will have sanitizer stations as well. The MASA leadership team will be wearing safety masks the majority of the time we are with groups of conference participants, and respectfully ask that when possible attendees wear masks. (Masks will be available at the sanitizer tables).

    We are taking additional measures to give our business vendors more time with conference attendees, and we encourage you to visit the exhibit booths. Not only will you learn about some great products, but you will be supporting the businesses that support MASA. In order to help our vendors save costs, the Exhibit Hall will only be open on Thursday, March 25.

    We are adding conference-related content to our website daily. Please visit www.masaonline.org to read about the following:

    • Keynote speakers: Dr. Bruce Baker and Mr. Sean Covel
    • Pre-Conference activities
    • Break-out sessions (including presenters, session overviews, and dates/times of sessions)
    • Special events including banquets, receptions, and special

       

     

    We’ve been using the word “flexible” a lot these days, and we ask that you be flexible with us. We may need to cancel a session or move an event on short notice, but we will keep you informed as best we can. Related to that, we will not only keep information on the website, but also on the MASA and MOSPRA apps.  

    We look forward to seeing you at the conference!

    The MASA Executive Committee, MOSPRA Board, and MASA Staff

     

     

    Conference Schedule

    (Subject to Change)

     

    Wednesday, March 24

    8:00 - Registration Opens

    8:30 - 2:00 - *Aspiring Superintendent Workshop

    (*This session calls for a separate registration from the conference.)

     

    Wednesday Afternoon Sessions

    2:30 - 3:45 - Opening General Session

    Keynote Speaker - Dr. Bruce Baker

    4:00 - 5:00 - Breakout Sessions

    5:00 - 6:00 - Dialogue With The Commissioner

     

    Wednesday Evening

    6:30 - MASA Awards Banquet - Sponsored by Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt, PC and Horace Mann

    6:30 - MOSPRA Banquet Reception - Sponsored by Intrado/SchoolMessenger Solutions & Benchmark One K-12

    7:30 - MOSPRA Awards Banquet - Sponsored by Blackboard

    9:00 - MOSPRA Award Recipients Celebration - Sponsored by Blackboard & Parent Square

    9:00 - MASA Reception For Honorees - Sponsored  by United Health Care

     

    Thursday Morning, March 25

    7:00 - 11:30 - Registration Opens

    7:00 - 8:00  - Breakfast - Sponsored by ACI/Boland Architects

    8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Exhibits Open

    8:30 - 9:30 - Breakout Sessions

    9:30 - 10:15 - Time To Visit Exhibit Hall

    10:15 -11:15- Breakout Sessions

     

     

    LUNCH AND KEYNOTE SCHEDULE

    PLEASE NOTE THAT WE WILL RUN AN A/B SCHEDULE - DETAILS TO COME

    Thursday Keynote

    11:30 - Sponsored by L. J. Hart & Co. and

    EdCounsel LLC School Attorneys

    Speaker: Sean Covel

    (Note: In order to practice social distancing, we will run an A/B lunch and keynote session.)

     

    Thursday Luncheon

    11:30 -- Sponsored by L. J. Hart & Co. and

    EdCounsel LLC School Attorneys

    Special Announcements & MOSPRA Administrator of the Year

    (Note: In order to practice social distancing, we will run an A/B lunch and keynote session.)

     

    Thursday Afternoon

    2:00 - 3:00 Breakout Sessions

    3:00 - 3:30 Refreshment Break (Exhibit Hall)

    3:30 - 4:30 Breakout Sessions

     

    Thursday Evening

    5:30 - President’s Gala Reception - Exhibit Door Prizes Announced

    Sponsors by:  American Fidelity Assurance Company, Stifel

    8:30 -- MOSPRA Special Thursday Evening Event -- Sponsored by Thoughtexchange (TBD)

    7:00 - Fun Activity - Sponsored by American Fidelity Assurance Company and 

    Guin Mundorf, LLC

     

    Friday Morning, March 26

    8:00 - MOSPRA Breakfast and Special Friday Session - Sponsored by Gabbart Communications & Parent Square

    8:00 - MASA Breakfast and Business Meeting - MASA Breakfast Sponsored by Mickes O’Toole, LLC

    9:00 - Legislative and School Finance Issues

     

    REGISTRATION FORM

     

    Conference Program (Subject to change)

     

    Sessions & Events Grid (Subject to change)