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KAEOPP/TASP Conference Invitation & Information

The 2010 TASP/KAEOPP Conference Committee Co-Chairs Dana Patten (TN) and Mary Claire Collins (KY) along with both TASP and KAEOPP Executive Committees would like to formally invite you to our annual conference in Gatlinburg, TN!  The conference will be held October 20th-22nd in the beautiful and newly renovated Park Vista hotel. Please see below concerning details about this amazing opportunity for staff and program development!  The room block for the hotel will close on September the 17th.  The room rates/availability cannot be guaranteed after this date.  When calling to make your room reservations please use code KAE.  The hotel has been remodeled since our last stay in Gatlinburg, and I believe you will love the new accommodations.  If you want a sneak peak check out their website.


Please the main Fall Conference Page to access the registration form.  Please note that payment must accompany the registration form.  The registration deadline is October the 8th!  You must pay your membership dues prior to registering.  The KAEOPP Membership form can be accessed on the conference page as well. 

Pre-Conference Workshops

This year the Conference Committee is exited to offer pre-conference workshops for you for a rate of only $50.00 dollars.  The topics will be Financial Literacy, Technology, and Financial Aid.  Participants will have the opportunity to attend two workshops.  The workshops will take place Wednesday morning from 8:00 a.m. to 12:10 p.m.  If you are interested in registering for these workshops please fill out the PreCon Registration Form on the main Fall Conference Page and send it to our state Treasurer, Tammy Blackburn.  For more information regarding the sessions, contact tjones@girlsincmemphis.org.  

Emerging Leaders and Volunteer for Conference

Are you or a fellow co-worker interested in becoming more involved in KAEOPP?  Please check out the Emerging Leaders Application on the main Fall Conference Page and apply to be an Emerging Leader for KAEOPP!  This program allows those interested in serving in KAEOPP to learn more about the history, structure, and more about KAEOPP, SAEOPP, COE, and of course TRiO.  For more details, please contact Jennifer Caldwell

Call for Proposals

Are you interested in providing information to TASPians and KAEOPPians about effective strategies and tools that are working in your TRiO Program?  Are you passionate about a topic that other TRiO Professional would greatly benefit from your knowledge?  If this is you then we need you!  Please see the Call for Proposals Information Letter for more details, or fill out the Call for Proposals Form if you are ready to share your knowledge with other TRiO Professionals.

Ads and Exhibits

Would you like to showcase your program in the 2010 TASP/KAEOPP Annual Conference Program?  Are you utilizing a service that would greatly benefit colleagues in the area?  Then we ask you to consider placing an ad in our Conference Program or encouraging a vendor to become an exhibitor at the conference!  For more details and to register, please see Application for Ads and Exhibitors Form.

Silent Auction

As usual we will be collecting items/baskets for the silent auction.  Each program is asked to provide a basket with an approximate value of $25 to $50 dollars.  This is a very important fundraising aspect of our conference, and we appreciate your participation. 

For more information about the 2010 TASP/KAEOPP Conference check out TASP Conference Page.  The page has valuable informative and was created by Tennessee State President, Stephen Hendrix!