Casey Sanchez 
Florida College Access Network  

Friday June 14, 2013

7:15AM to 2:30 PM EDT

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Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel 
Tampa, FL  

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The Florida College Access & Success Summit brings together leaders from all sectors around an agenda to improve postsecondary access and success in Florida. Attendees will learn of policy and programmatic trends, hear best practices for working collaboratively to improve college access and success, and gain opportunities to network with professionals and leaders from across Florida.
Who should attend?  We are encouraging leaders from the following sectors to participate.
-Youth Service Providers
-Higher Education
-PreK-12 Education
-Business & Private Industry 
-State and Local Government
-Non-Profit & Social Entrepreneurs
-Faith-Based Community
 Schedule at a Glance
Thursday, June 13, 2013

1:00pm-5:00pm         Pre-Summit Workshops

5:45pm-7:15pm         Social Reception

7:30pm-9:30pm         Dinner & A Movie: First Generation-Every First Has A Story

Friday, June 14, 2013
7:15 am - 8:30 am      Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:45 am - 10:00 am    Opening Plenary Session
10:00 am - 11:15 am   Panel Discussion
11:15 am - 11:30 am   Break
11:30 am - 12:45 pm   Panel Discussion
12:45 pm - 2:30pm      Interactive Luncheon

2:30 pm                      Adjourn
Pre-Summit Activities
Thursday, June 13, 2013

1:00pm-5:00pm         Pre-Summit Workshops

5:45pm-7:15pm         Social Reception for all summit registrants

7:30pm-9:30pm         Dinner & A Movie: First Generation-Every First Has A Story
       Post-movie Q&A featuring Co-director Adam Fenderson
                                      Dontay Gray (student), and Cecilia Lopez, (student)  

                                      Moderated by Kasongo Butler, Assistant Chancellor, Division of Florida Colleges

Summit Agenda
Friday, June 14, 2013
7:15 am - 8:30 am        Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:45 am - 10:00 am     Opening Plenary Session: Incentivizing Students to Reach Higher
                                         Florida Senator John Legg
10:00 am - 11:15 am   Panel Discussion: Common Core to College, Where Are We?
                                         Scott HIll, Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation 
                                         Anna Shults, Deputy Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives, FLDOE
                                         Randall Hanna, Chancellor,  Florida College System
                                         Troy Miller, Senior Researcher, Florida College Access Network
                                         Moderated by John O'Connor, Reporter, StateImpact Florida

11:30 am - 12:45 pm   Panel Discussion: In the Spirit of Partnership:
                                         The Story Behind Emerging Networks in Florida
                                          Lisa Early, Director, CIty of Orlando Parks and Recreation

                                          Lenore Rodicio, Vice Provost of Student Achievement, Miami-Dade College
                                          Sarah Owen, President, Southwest Florida Community Foundation
                                          Brandy Johnson, Executive Director, Michigan College Access Network

                                          Moderated by Jeanna Keller Berdel, Lumina Foundation    

12:45 pm - 2:30pm      Interactive Luncheon: Sparking Community Collaboration--
                                         Educational Attainment & Economic Vitality
                                         Paul Luna, President & CEO, Helios Education Foundation

2:30 pm                          Adjourn



Host Hotel:

Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina  $159 per night
(Please use this link to secure group rate--Rooms must be purchased by May 22 to secure rate) 

700 S. Florida Avenue

Tampa, FL  33602-5404


Nearby hotel options:


Hilton Tampa Downtown $160 per night

211 N. Tampa Street

Tampa, FL  33602


Marriott Courtyard Tampa Downtown $159 per night 

102 E. Cass Street

Tampa, FL  33602


Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk   $178 per night

200 N. Ashley Drive

Tampa, FL  33602


Hampton Inn & Suites Tampa/Ybor City/Downtown $135 per night

1301 E. 7th Avenue

Tampa, FL  33605


Hilton Garden Inn Tampa Ybor Historic District $111 per night

1700 E. 9th Avenue

Tampa, FL  33605


Summit Parking: 
Valet parking: $13 for visitors (inclusive of tax), $22 overnight (plus tax). 


We have a variety of conference sponsorship levels and opportunities available. For more information about sponsorship opportunities, click here or please contact Mr. Casey Sanchez at  

Presenting          $5,000 (1 Available)

Gold                   $2,500 (2 Available)

Silver                  $1,000 (4 Available)

Bronze                $500 (6 Available)