port of portland, maine

September 4 - 6, 2019     Portland, Maine


Why Attend Summit Conference 2019?

By attending the Summit Conference 2019, you will:

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Early Bird, Student, and RPEN Member Discounts

Early Bird Discount: Register before July 15th to get the discounted rate of $200. Just use promo code EARLYBIRD2019 when registering.

RPEN Members: Use the RPEN2019 promo code to get the discounted $200 rate.

Students: Click on “Student ONE-DAY Registration” to receive the student $100 per day rate.

Registration rate after July 15th: $220. The regular registration deadline was August 21, 2019.

What Are Your Top Session Picks?

Let us know what you’re most interested in! This will help us choose appropriate room sizes for your preferred sessions.

When registering, you’ll be asked to let us know your top session picks:

  • Top 3: 75-minute presentations
  • Top 2: 60-minute presentations
  • Top 2: Roundtable discussions
Presentations and Roundtables

Thank you for helping us make this your best conference experience!

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Reasons to Register

Attend presentations and participate in Roundtable Discussions around topics such as:

  • Process improvement using Lean and Six Sigma in government
  • Comprehensive Statewide Needs Assessment for Pre-ETS – an Evaluation (Capstone project)
  • Post-High School Outcomes for Transition Students in Illinois
  • Turning Customer Satisfaction Into Quality Improvement
  • Building a Data Attitude Through Data Visualization
  • Prioritizing Accessibility in Oklahoma’s Workforce System (presented by Labor/Workforce representatives and VR representatives)

  • Examples of VR Program Uses of the online VR Evaluation Coach
  • Customer Process: Keeping Consumer Voice in the Process
    Work Based Learning Experiences: Models and Early Lessons
  • Re-engineering VR for the 21st Century
  • Demonstration of Indiana’s Web Portal For Entering Vendor Client Data
  • Return On Investment – Virginia and Maryland Results

Conference App

Also back this year is our Conference App offering opportunities to connect with attendees, presenters, and access materials and resources!

Tuesday, September 4

10:00 am - 6:00 pm

1:00 - 1:30 pm
Blessing Ceremony by Native American Representative

1:30 - 5:30 pm
WINTAC (Workforce Innovation Training and Technical Assistance Center) Presentations

2:30 - 4:30 pm
PEQA Advanced Workshop

Wednesday, September 5

7:30 - 8:30 am

8:30 - 6:00 pm
Poster Sessions

8:00 - 8:30 am
Welcome to Oklahoma: The Significance of Native American Ceremonial Attire

8:30 -10:00 am
Keynote: Panel Presentation by Oklahoma WIOA Core Partners - Shared Services and Partnerships

10:00 - 10:30 am
Break – Networking

10:30 - 11:45 am
Conference Presentations

11:45 am - 1:00 pm

1:00 - 2:15 pm
Plenary Sessions – Rehabilitation Services Administration Staff Presentations

2:30 - 3:30 pm
Roundtable Conversations

3:45 - 5:00 pm
Conference Presentations

Thursday, September 6

7:30 - 8:30 am
Registration and Information

7:30 am - 1:00 pm
Poster Sessions

8:00 - 9:30 am
Plenary Sessions

  • Portland, Maine: Summit/PEQA Conference 2019
  • Summit Navigators Report
  • Keynote: Elizabeth Jennings, “Hope: A Strategy”

9:30 - 10:00 am

10:30 - 11:30 am
Roundtable Conversations

11:30 am - 1:00 pm
VR Evaluation Coach – Panel Presentation by Mathematica Policy Research and VR programs

1:15 - 2:45 pm
Conference Presentations

3:00 - 4:00 pm
Wrap-up and Goodbye

Agenda at a Glance

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This event is provided with support from the Program Evaluation and Quality Assurance Technical Assistance Center (PEQA-TAC) grant from the Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) award number PR#H263B150004. The contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.