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MPAEA 2012 Conference

Implementing Career Pathways in Adult Education


April 11 – 14

Red Lion Colonial Inn

Helena, MT


Conference Website:


Conference Presentations: 


Presenting at MPAEA 2012 is a great way for you to share information with participants.  Click here to submit a proposal!  Deadline is January 31!




Travel and Lodging:


State trainings will be held in conjunction with MPAEA.  Mileage and lodging

will be provided for ABLE representatives from Montana ABLE programs.  This will enable Montana ABLE staff to participate in many things at one location:  TABE Training, Bridge Program Training, Directors’ Meeting, BEST+ Training, and a Montana ESL mini-conference!!!


Conference Rate:


Even if Montana educators are *not* members of MPAEA, they will be able to register for the conference as MPAEA members


National Presence:


Dr. Brenda Dann-Messier, Assistant Secretary for Vocational and Adult Education at OVAE, will be the Keynote Speaker.  As is stated on the MPAEA website, Dann-Messier is the first assistant secretary for the Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE) who is also an adult educator, Dann-Messier leads the Department's efforts in adult education and career and technical education, as well as efforts supporting community colleges and correctional education. She oversees the administration of 11 grant programs in these areas, totaling approximately $1.9 billion annually.


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Check out the Montana ABLE ShopTalk Summary at and the MPAEA Logistical Information at



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Norene Peterson
Adult Education Center
415 N. 30th
Billings, MT 59101