Civics & Law-Related Education Conference
When: Oct. 17 & 18, 2013
Where: Ramada Geneva Lakefront Conference Center
Geneva, New York
“Our Living Constitutions; Connections for Citizenship &
$75 registration/$99 for Ramada Lakefront accommodations
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Just 5 miles from Exit 42 on the New
York State Thruway, the Ramada Geneva Lakefront is situated on the north
shore of Seneca Lake, in Geneva, NY. Beautiful Finger Lakes Region of
New York. Conveniently located near Corning, Rochester, Syracuse,
Canandaigua and Seneca Falls.
Full conference: $75
Thursday Reception/Buffet, Friday breakfast & lunch, all workshop
Check-in: Thursday (Oct. 17) begins at 4 p.m. ~ Relaxed
Reception/Buffet 6:00-9:00 pm overlooking the lake.
Friday (Oct. 18) - breakfast, luncheon and three 90-minute sessions
(15 choices in all)
First session 8:45 am
Conference concludes 3 pm
Friday Luncheon Keynote Speaker ~
Michael Rebell, Esq.
Keynote Speaker Michael Rebell, Esq., is executive
director of the Campaign for Educational Equity and Professor of Law and
Educational Practice at Teachers College, Columbia University. The
Campaign seeks to promote equity and excellence in education. He is also
a member of the national Equity and Excellence Commission that is
preparing a report that will be presented to the Secretary of Education
and the Congress.
Detailed Workshop descriptions and
presenter bios - CLICK HERE
Friday, Oct. 18:
Session I: 8:45 – 10:15 a.m.
The Press, Freedom and the
The Bill of Rights in the NY and US
Ratification and the
US Supreme Court Moot Trials for Your
Session II: 10:30 – 12:00 p.m.
Learning to Fight Nicely
Teaching Two Constitutions
Civic Engagement: Taking Students from
Interest to Expertise
Civic Education Equals Civic
Leveraging the Marijuana debate to Teach
Session III: 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Our Constitution in Conflict ~ Landmark
Supreme Court Cases
Crime and the Constitution ~ From the
Courtroom to the Streets
The Constitutional Convention in NY and The
Cases/Activities to Inspire Constitutional
Constitutional Revision in
Detailed workshop descriptions and presenter
Conference at a Glance chart of
Hotel and Travel Info
Overnight accommodations: Rooms are only $99 per night - but space is
limited. Make your reservations now for Thursday, Oct. 17. (You may
extend your stay at the conference rate ~ please ask when you
Ramada Geneva Lakefront
41 Lakefront Dr., Geneva, NY 14456
Ask for the NYSBA conference rate. You are responsible for your room
Each participant will receive:
Canvas brief-style conference
Book authored by one of
Ready to use classroom
DVD and Lesson Plans
"Empire of Reason"
Geneva Chamber of Commerce
|Accommodations for Persons with Disabilities:
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discrimination against individuals on the basis of disability in the
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Conference at a Glance (Adobe PDF File)