KAEE Conference: A Change in Plans


Dear friends, I am writing to give you an update on the KAEE Conference. Due to the devastating flooding, Jenny Wiley State Resort Park is now housing flood victims for the foreseeable future. We are so grateful that this option is available to house the many families who are now without homes. So, we’re going to pivot, and we have a new plan for conference this year. We have found a new venue, and the conference will now be held at the Historic Boone Tavern and Berea College on Wednesday, November 30, and Thursday, December 1, with pre-conference tours and workshops on Tuesday, November 29. While we realize this change in dates and location might be an inconvenience, we are thankful to have such a caring community who we know will understand this necessity. We will be in touch with our current presenters over the next week to determine if you will still be available to present, and we anticipate releasing a mini call for proposals to fill any gaps in the updated schedule. We will also need to shift a number of our pre-conference and Friday morning workshops. As we work on scheduling updates, registration will be temporarily paused. For those who have already registered for the conference, please contact me if you would like a full refund. Otherwise, we will follow up with you in the coming weeks to assist you in selecting a new pre-conference tour or workshop if necessary. Again, we very much appreciate your understanding. Our hearts are with those of you in eastern Kentucky. As we face another overwhelming natural disaster in our state, I feel endlessly inspired by our community, who continue to come together time and again to support one another. With much appreciation and admiration, Ashley Hoffman Executive Director