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2022 SSTAGE Fall Conference for Exhibitors


SSTAGE 2022 Fall Conference

From Policy to Practice

September 14, 2022

Anderson Conference Center, Macon, GA

8:30am – 4:00pm


Dr. Keith Simmons

(Superintendent, Griffin-Spalding County Schools)

Dr. Dana Rickman

(President, Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education)

Dr. Jennifer Lindstrom

(Statewide Dyslexia Coordinator—Georgia Department of Education)

Dr. Gene Kerns

(Author of Literacy Reframed/Thought Leader/VP & Chief Academic Officer-Renaissance Learning)

Sucheta Kamath

(Speech-language pathologist/TEDx speaker/founder of ExQ® - innovating the world of learning how to learn.)

Sponsorship Levels:

Bronze level ($500) includes:

· Your company name in the program

· Exhibit space

Silver level ($750) – All of the above plus:

· Your company logo in the program

Gold level ($1000) - All of the above plus:

· SSTAGE’s appreciation expressed during lunch

Platinum level ($2000) - All of the above plus:

· Full page ad in the program

Diamond level ($5000) – All of the above plus:

· A year-long link to your company from the SSTAGE homepage

Exhibit space ONLY:

($350) Includes an exhibit table with two chairs. Please note that there will be no designated exhibition time built into the one day conference schedule. There are 15 minute breaks between workshops and the exhibit tables will be located in the main lobby and registration area.

About the Conference

The conference will include presentations that impact MTSS and address the current issues in education to watch, the upcoming Dyslexia Rule and updates on those districts that are part of the pilot, the Science of Reading, and the importance of Executive Function.



Tentative Agenda:

7:30-8:20  Registration, Breakfast, and Visit Exhibit Area

8:20-8:30 Welcome by SSTAGE President

8:30-9:15 SESSION I – Dr. Keith Simmons, Superintendent, Griffin-Spalding County Schools

9:20-10:35 SESSION II – Dr. Dana Rickman, President, GPEE

10:35-10:50 BREAK – Exhibit Area OPEN  

10:50-12:05 SESSION III – Dr. Jennifer Lindstrom

12:05-12:50   LUNCH (Served on Site) – Visit Sponsors/Vendors

12:50-2:05     SESSION IV – Dr. Gene Kerns

2:05-2:20       BREAK – Exhibit Area OPEN  

2:20-3:35       SESSION V – Sucheta Kamath


SSTAGE Cancellation Policy: To cancel participation for an event, SSTAGE must receive written notice (email jwhitehead@gael.org) seven calendar days prior to the scheduled workshop/conference.  An administrative fee of $25.00 will be charged for cancellations.  Requests for a refund must be received in writing at least seven calendar days prior to the start of the conference and must be addressed to jwhitehead@gael.orgSSTAGE encourages participants to find a substitute. Replacements will be welcome, and there will be no charge to transfer a registration to a colleague for the event.  Advance notice of replacements is preferred.  If an individual registers and does not attend the event, he/she will be marked as a "no show" and the full conference fees shall apply. Registrants are responsible for payment. Refunds will not be made for “no shows”.  Refunds and reimbursements will not be transferable to other workshops or conferences.  In the event of inclement weather which may impede or prevent conference attendance, or which may give cause to fully cancel the conference, a credit will be provided to the registrant or school/system. Refunds will not be made for conference cancellations due to COVID-19, severe weather or weather events which may cause the conference to cancel. SSTAGE is not responsible for United States Postal Service mail or electronic mail failures.

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