We will know that you have registered for the conference by selecting the sessions you want to attend. (Room capacity for certain sessions are limited.)

WELCOME! WE are very excited that you will be attending the ERAU SMART@ER Educator’s Conference scheduled for December 6-7.

SCHED is our official conference app that will provide up to date information pertaining to our conference. It is highly recommended that you utilize this app before, during and after the conference. Make sure to check back often as session times and topics are updated frequently.

We strongly encourage you to sign up for this app and update your profile, as this is a terrific way for you to stay in contact and network with others associated with our department. So please take a moment and adjust your profile. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you are having difficulties with using SCHED.

Make to sure to register for your hotel.

Hotel Accommodations:
Gaetz Aerospace Institute will pre-pay for hotel accommodations for attendees that live more than 50 miles from the campus. Hotel accommodations will be covered for the nights of Sunday, December 5, and Monday, December 6, 2021. Please indicate your hotel reservation preference using the link provided below when you RSVP for this event. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided on Monday 12/6 and Tuesday12/7.
All other travel expenses and incidentals are the responsibility of the attendee.

Note: there is a limited number of rooms, so reserve asap using the link provided below. 
Last Day to Book: November 15, 2021

Book your group rate for Embry-Riddle Smarter Conference

Note: If all prepaid rooms are booked and depending on hotel availability, you still may reserve a room with either of the hotels listed above at the reduced conference rate. You will be reimbursed for accommodations by submitting a 676-travel form with a receipt to veneziam@erau.edu

On Monday evening, December 6, from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm, there will be a reception at the Mori Hossini Student Center Banquet Hall and you and a guest are invited to attend.
Cocktails and heavy appetizers will be served during the reception.

Make sure to bring your laptop and charger to this event. If applicable, have your ERNIE username and password with you. If you do not know your ERNIE username and/or password, contact the Embry-Riddle IT department at 386-226-6990 or by email at itsupport@erau.edu. Once on campus - WIFI access - EagleNet. You do not need a password.

Get directions to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Our conference is located in the Mori Hosseini Student Center, Building 610, first floor for check-in, orientation and welcome.

Embry-Riddle Campus Map. The hotels offer shuttle service and we strongly suggest that you use this resource as parking is an issue on campus. However, if you must drive, suggested parking (Citation East) is located south of the new student center, building 610 and College of Arts and Sciences, building 415. Also, north of Willie Miller Instructional Center, Building 331, (Armstrong and Falcon lots). Parking Map

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Dr. Colleen Conklin

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Gaetz Aerospace Institute Executive Director
Dr. Colleen Conklin is an Associate Professor of Aeronautical Science as well as Executive Director of the Gaetz Aerospace Institute at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. As Executive Director of the Institute, Dr. Conklin is responsible for the overall management and administration of programming. Since 2004 and one school district this program has grown to almost 45 school districts, serving students in over 150 high schools, with over 121 of them offering dual enrollment and SMART@ER (Space, Manufacturing, Aviation, Robotics, Technology @ Embry-Riddle) course work. Reaching close to 50,000 students, including 20,000+ dual enrolled students and trained over 1,000 teachers. The Institute provides rigorous aerospace-based STEM-related courses that prepare secondary students for college and careers in emerging industries such as Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Robotics, Global Navigation Systems and Commercial Space Operations.
Dr. Conklin has over 30 years in public education as a classroom teacher from the inner-city streets of Washington Heights and the South Bronx in New York to the rural fields of Bunnell, Florida. She holds a doctoral degree in Organizational Leadership with a minor in Brain-Based Leading. Outside of her role at Embry-Riddle she is the Vice Chair of the Flagler County School Board where she was first elected in 2000 to today and continues to serve the children and citizens of Flagler County.

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