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MCEC is proud to continue serving military-connected students by convening our 24th annual event.  We have an inspired and renewed commitment to level up the learning opportunities for everyone who serves and supports the educational needs of military- and veteran-connected children.

The content for our 2022 MCEC Global Summit theme, The Journey of the Military Child, will build on a whole child and holistic approach to military-connected youth. Emphasis will focus on supporting and nurturing all areas of development and learning while incorporating a broader view of the skills and knowledge military-connected children need for long-term success.

The 2022 MGS will feature session content exploring:
•    Well-Being (balancing emotional, physical, spiritual, and mental health for #MilKids)
•    Academics (strategies and policies that provide access to opportunity and foster learning)
•    Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (practices that promote respect, dignity, and mutual concern) 
•    The Purple Star School Designation Program (a state-by-state model of best practice commitment to serving the unique needs of military-connected students; MCEC is the National Advocate for the Purple Star Schools Designation ProgramTM)

The 2022 MGS will be a hybrid event. As excited as we are to once again be planning an in-person component, but will provide a virtual component for folks unable to join us in DC. For those who will be joining us in person, Southwest Airlines is our preferred airline partner for travel to this event. MCEC is proud to partner with Southwest Airlines and encourages you to visit their website for further travel details. See our Hotel & Travel section for more information. 

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Hotel & Travel

Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel 
(soon to be the Westin Washington DC)
999 9th Ave NW | Washington, DC 20001

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Southwest Airlines is our preferred airline partner for travel to this event. MCEC is proud to partner with Southwest Airlines and encourages you to visit their website for further travel details.

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Registration & Pricing Options


Register Early for Best Savings. Early registrants save on membership and Pre-Summit Professional Development sessions, now until March 30, 2022. Don’t miss out!


In-person MCEC Global Summit Registration

MGS Opening General Session | Monday, July 18, 2022
MGS Day 1 | Tuesday, July 19, 2022 
MGS Day 2 | Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Full (in-person) Seminar attendee registration includes access to all general sessions, seminar sessions, distinguished lectures, collaborative sessions, opening night expo session, vendor displays, the MCEC store, opening night dinner, two lunches, and refreshment breaks. 

Regular Registration
May - July
$525

Bonus Offer

One Year Individual Sustaining Membership discounts available for in-person MCEC Global Summit registration!

Regular Registration
May - July
$20

One Day Options and Pricing for In-person attendees

MGS Opening General Session $100
MGS Day 1  $225
MGS Day 2  $200

 

Virtual MCEC Global Summit Registration

MGS Day 1 | Tuesday, July 19, 2022 
MGS Day 2 | Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Virtual MGS attendee registration includes access to 4 general sessions, 2 seminar sessions, 4 distinguished lectures, virtual exhibitors, and the MCEC store. *Registration for MGS virtual attendees will open in May 2022*

Attending MGS

EVENT INFORMATION

Overview

July 18-20, 2022
The Journey of the Military Child

The 2022 MGS will be a hybrid event. We are excited to once again be planning an in-person component, but will provide a virtual component for folks unable to come to DC.

Our Global Summit will draw on a whole child and holistic approach to military-connected youth and feature session content exploring:

  • Well-Being (balancing emotional, physical, spiritual, and mental health for #MilKids)
  • Academics (strategies and policies that provide access to opportunity and foster learning)
  • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (practices that promote respect, dignity, and mutual concern) 
  • Purple Star Schools (MCEC is the National Advocate for this state-by-state model of best practice commitment to serving the unique needs of military-connected students)

Location:
Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel 
999 9th Ave NW | Washington, DC 20001

Agenda
Sunday | July 17, 2022
5:00pm EDT
Registration Opens 
Monday | July 18, 2022
7:15 – 8:00am EDT Breakfast
On your own

8:00 – 11:00am EDT

Pre-Summit Professional Development Sessions

11:00am – 1:00pm EDT Lunch
On your own
1:00 – 4:00pm EDT
 Pre-Summit Professional Development Sessions  
4:30 – 6:30pm EDT
 Expo and Reception 
Cash Bar
6:30pm EDT
 MGS Opening General Session 
Dinner served
Tuesday | July 19, 2022
MGS DAY ONE
7:15 – 8:00am EDT Breakfast
On your own

8:30am EDT

Master Class (Purple Up! Event)
WEAR PURPLE

9:15am EDT Distinguished Lectures
11:00am EDT Master Class (with Pete Taylor Partnership Awards)
12:15pm EDT Working Lunch Sessions
2:00pm EDT Symposium
3:15pm EDT Enrichment Spotlight 
Optional Tour for Attendees
*Advance registration required
Wednesday | July 20, 2022
MGS DAY TWO
7:15 – 8:00am EDT Breakfast
On your own
8:30am EDT Master Class 
9:45am EDT Distinguished Lectures
11:00am EDT Symposium
12:15pm EDT Working Lunch Sessions
2:00pm EDT Closing General Session

*Subject to change.

Pre-Summit Professional Development Sessions
Monday | July 18, 2022
8:00 – 11:00am EDT
Pre-Summit Professional Development Sessions    
12:45-2:15pm EDT
Lunch
Not Provided   
1:00 – 4:00pm EDT
Pre-Summit Professional Development Sessions   

* Pre-summit Professional Development Sessions are NOT included with MGS registration. Separate registration is required. Pre-registration is required for access to all sessions. Must register for each session individually. 

Learning from subject matter experts and networking with your peers from around the globe is easier than ever with the 2022 MGS Pre-Summit Professional Development! 

These signature professional learning opportunities are designed to bring together experts and practitioners that will inspire and equip you with the skills and strategies you need to lead with confidence. Additionally, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to connect with like-minded professionals who are committed to serving military-connected students. 
*All sessions are 3 hours long and eligible for continuing education credit.

Session 1 

Preparing Communities to Support Military-Connected Youth: Lessons Learned from the Field
Presented by:  The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)   
Session 2      
Gone is gone: Supporting Military-Connected Children During Parental Absence  
Session 3
Holistic Approach to Overall Child Well-Being
Session 4
Military-Connected Youth in Caregiver Roles    

*Sessions 1-4 will be offered in both the morning and afternoon
Learn more about each session

Check back for the latest information about sessions, topics, and speakers.

Pre-Summit Registration & Pricing Options

In-Person Attendees:
$60 | Morning Pre-Summit Professional Development Training
$60 | Afternoon Pre-Summit Professional Development Training
$100 | Morning & Afternoon Pre- Summit Professional Development Training 

*Please note that registration for the Global Summit does NOT include Pre-Summit Professional Development sessions

 
Resource and Leadership Expo

Monday | July 18, 2022
4:30 – 6:30 pm

Does your organization have innovative ideas, practices, and research to share with other attendees to strengthen their support services of military-connected children? Become an Expo presenter!

Early registration pricing discount available to Expo presenters. 
Please note all expo attendees must apply. For more information, email us

Pete Taylor Partnership Award of Excellence

The Pete Taylor Partnership of Excellence Award recognizes successful partnerships and projects that benefit military-connected children. Let us applaud your outstanding partnership accomplishment!
Selected winners may be eligible for a free Global Summit registration. 
 
For more information and applications, email us

COVID-19

MCEC will be thoughtfully adhering to all federal and local public health guidelines for gatherings during the MGS. We want to ensure we convene our in-person learning community with the safety and health of our attendees, speakers, and staff at the forefront of our efforts. 

Current COVID related mandated requirements in Washington, DC include:

  • Masks are required indoors regardless of vaccine status
  • Proof of vaccination is required at indoor gathering locations in DC including:
    • Indoor food and drink establishments (restaurants, coffee shops, food halls, nightclubs)
    • Indoor cultural and entertainment establishments (concert venues, live entertainment, and sporting venues, movie theaters, bowling alleys)
    • Indoor event and meeting venues, including the Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel (MGS venue) *
    • Museums, places of worship, and grocery stores currently do not fall under the requirement.

*Washington, DC COVID policy is subject to change but at this time, upon arrival at the Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel, guests who will be utilizing the meeting spaces, restaurants, bar, or health club must show proof of vaccination OR a negative COVID test dated within 24 hours of arrival.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations and refunds will not be processed on the registration platform. Written notice of your intent not to attend the 2022 MGS is required and will be processed through the MCEC office. Notice can be made by email.

Cancellation:

  1. You may donate your paid registration as a scholarship to another attendee.
  2. You may transfer your paid registration to a specific new attendee.
  3.  You may apply your paid 2022 registration fee to the 2023 MGS.

If you cancel your registration and would like a refund, the following policies are in effect:

  1. Cancellations Prior to June 30: $75 Administration Fee
  2. Cancellations made between July 1 – July 16: $150 Administration Fee
  3. After July 17 all fees are non-refundable.
  4. In the case of a positive COVID test please contact our registrar directly to discuss options. 

Refunds will be issued by MCEC. Please allow two weeks for processing. Registrants who cancel will not receive summit material.

You are responsible for canceling any hotel reservations separately.

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FAQs

What Attendees are Saying

What impact did your overall NTS experience have on your ability or willingness to support military and veteran-connected children through the following?
96% agree - Identifying useful resources and initiatives. 
93% agree - Developing connections with colleagues and experts. 
94% agree - Analyzing professional and personal practices through learning and insights obtained from presentations. 

*2019 NTS Survey results (last in-person event held)


This seminar encompasses everything that is vital to understanding the military child in a 'one-stop shopping experience'. It is always well planned and executed, offers relevant workshop opportunities, and seeks to include all participants from various professional backgrounds that work with military children, to include the students themselves.

– School Personnel 


“Great opportunities to interact with individuals dedicated to the common goal of helping military-connected children.”

– Military School Liaison Officer

Any Discounts?

Opportunities for Savings

Group Registration 
Bring a friend, bring everyone, and enjoy the savings.
  • Register 9 for the in-person MGS and receive 1 free MGS in-person registration.
  • Register 5 for the in-person MGS and receive 1 free Pre-Summit Professional Development session for a member of your group. 

To register a group or for more information, please contact Registration.
*Please note that registrations must be submitted together to qualify for group discounts. 


School District Member Benefit
Is your school district a member of MCEC?
Your district may be eligible for one scholarship to our 2022 MCEC Global Summit. Current Scholarship savings include MGS registration and a two-night hotel stay covered by MCEC. (Valued at over $800)

Send an email to Membership or call 254-953-1923 ext. 1132 for more information on your district’s membership status.

Where Do I Check-In?
Registration Check In

Registration desk is located on the Ballroom level of Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel. 
Membership is also located with us! Stop by and learn more about joining MCEC. 

Registration Hours
Sunday, July 17, 2022 | 5pm to 8pm 
Monday, July 18, 2022 | 7:15am to 8:30pm 
Tuesday, July 19, 2022 | 8am to 5pm 
Wednesday, July 20, 2022 | 8am to 5pm

How Can I Pay?
Registration Payments

We accept the following payment methods:
• Credit Card (Visa, Discover, AMEX, MasterCard)
• Purchase Order
• Check

Please send checks/purchase orders to: 

Military Child Education Coalition
909 Mountain Lion Circle
Harker Heights, TX 76548

Phone: 254-953-1923
Fax: 254-953-1925


No credit card information will be accepted via email or fax. Purchase orders may be sent by fax or mail. Checks must be mailed. If you will be paying with a credit card for an invoice or purchase order please call, 254-953-1923 to contact our accounting department for payment collection. 

I didn’t receive my registration confirmation, who do I contact?
Registration Confirmation 

Registrations submitted online are sent a registration confirmation via email after receipt of registration and payment. This email is sent through our registration system and may filter into a spam/junk folder. If you do not receive your registration confirmation within two business days, please email registration.

Official registration confirmations for purchase orders or invoices will be sent after payment has been received. 

Do you offer continuing education credits? How do I receive a certificate of attendance?

CEUs and certificates of attendance will be offered for the 2022 MGS.
Please check back for updated information. 

What if I have food allergies/specific dietary restrictions?

If you have any food allergies or specific dietary restrictions, we ask that you please email us in advance. Please send any concerns to the MGS Program Manager.

This is my first-time attending- what do I need to know? Any tips?
First Time Attendee

Please join us for our “Newcomer Welcome” on Monday, July 18, 2022. Learn about MCEC programs and initiatives and, most importantly, learn how you can get the most out your 2022 MGS experience. 

Before the MGS Tips:
• Research and book your hotel soon, the MGS hotel will fill up quickly. 
• Follow us on social media for the latest updates and information at @MilitaryChild 
• Download the MGS app (Coming Soon)
• Learn the terminology to understand the agenda and better plan your experience – 
Distinguished Lectures are typically 4-5 concurrent sessions that will break out in different rooms. Participants do not need separate registrations for these lectures but room capacity is limited and is on a first-come basis. Master Classes and General Sessions are held in the main ballroom with all attendees. 
• Get familiar with Washington, DC and places to explore in your downtime. Many eateries and local attractions are within walking distance of the seminar hotel. 
How can I volunteer for this event?

Are you interested in volunteering at the MGS? 
For more information, send us an email.

Registration Terms and Conditions

MCEC reserves the right to use photographs or digital recordings, taken in trainings, sessions, or event of seminar attendees, for purposes MCEC deems necessary such as instruction, advertising, and promoting MCEC and its programs/ initiatives. Attendees who do not wish to comply with this policy must notify the registration desk in writing at the time of registration.

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Questions/ Comments?

Send an email to Registration or call 254-953-1923 ext. 1107 

 
Continue to check back here for the most up-to-date MGS information.

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