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Program Highlights

 

Wednesday, July 9

Evening registration, exhibit hall, and art exhibition open. No workshops or sessions are scheduled for this day.

4–7 p.m. Registration
5–7 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Open

AP Studio Art Reception — Enjoy a reception featuring works of art by AP Studio Art students. Selected from the more than 25,000 portfolios submitted for evaluation for the three AP Studio Art Portfolio Exams this year, these works represent the best of the best.

The exhibition features art from a variety of media and represents extraordinary clarity of thought and a great diversity of content, style and technique. This event also demonstrates the high level of achievement students can reach while taking an AP course.

The artwork will be on display in the exhibit hall until 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 12.

Pre-Conference: Thursday, July 10

College Board-endorsed consultants lead one-day Advanced Placement® workshops. Recommended for new and experienced AP teachers and AP Coordinators. Attendees must eat their meals at the location their workshop is taking place.

7 a.m.–8:00 p.m. Registration

7–9:30 a.m.

11:30 a.m.–2 p.m. and 3:00–4:40 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Open
7–8:30 a. m. Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Workshops Begin (various locations)
10–10:15 a.m. Break
Noon–1 p.m. Lunch
4 p.m. Workshops End
Main Conference: Thursday, July 10–Saturday, July 12

This is the hallmark professional development experience of the AP Annual Conference. During the main conference over 250 concurrent breakout sessions provide curriculum information, helpful resources, and best practices in all AP subjects for the administrator and AP Coordinators. Sessions are led by AP teachers from across the world, College Board staff, and AP Exam development committees. News and updates on the AP Program and course revisions are shared and discussed. Plenary sessions feature notable speakers.

Thursday, July 10

Michael Beschloss

 

5–6 p.m. Opening Plenary

Featured speaker Michael Beschloss is an award-winning historian of the U.S. Presidency and the author of eight books, including the bestseller Presidential Courage: Brave Leaders and How They Changed America, 1789–1989. Called “the nation's leading Presidential historian” by Newsweek, Beschloss has made history himself, serving as the first presidential historian for NBC News — the only time a major network has created such a position.

6–7:30 p.m. Welcome Reception. Lights snacks and refreshments will be available for registered main conference attendees.
Friday, July 11
7 a.m.–5 p.m. Registration
7–9:00 a.m., 10:15 a.m.–1:45 p.m. and 3:15–4:45 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
7–8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
9–10:15 a.m. Concurrent Sessions

David Coleman, College Board's President and CEO

 

9–10:15 a.m. Town Hall with College Board President and CEO David Coleman

President David Coleman leads a Town Hall discussion about the role of AP — and the role of instruction and assessment more broadly — in the College Board’s mission to deliver access and opportunity to all students.

10:45 a.m.–noon Concurrent Sessions
12:15–1:45 p.m. Lunch

Trevor Packer

 

2–3 p.m. Plenary Session: The 2014 AP Exam Results / College Professors Reveal the Inner Workings of AP Exam Questions

In this session, Trevor Packer will deliver the results of this year’s AP Exams as well as key developments in the AP Program, with a focus on the collaboration between college faculty and AP teachers that lies at the core of AP, ensuring rigor, relevance, and fairness. Representing more than 5,000 professors who develop and score AP Exams each year, several distinguished college professors will show the audience how they create AP Exam questions, and why the skills AP students are required to master are so important to success in college and careers.

Speakers:

Elizabeth Yost Hammer, Professor of Psychology, Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA

Brian Kennelly, Professor of French, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA

Teresa L. Reed, Professor of Music, The University of Tulsa, OK

Angelica Stacy, Professor of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, CA

3:30–4:45 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
Saturday, July 12
7 a.m.–5 p.m. Registration
7–11:30 a.m. Exhibit Hall Open
7–8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
9–10:15 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
10:45 a.m.–noon Concurrent Sessions
12:15–1:15 p.m. Lunch Sponsored by ETS

John Quiñones

 

1:15–2:15 p.m. Voices of AP Plenary

John Quiñones is the Emmy Award-winning co-anchor of ABC newsmagazine Primetime and has been with the network nearly 30 years. He is the sole anchor of the Primetime series What Would You Do?, one of the highest-rated newsmagazine franchises in recent years. During his tenure, he has reported extensively for ABC News, predominantly serving as a correspondent for Primetime and 20/20.

2:45–4 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
Post-conference: Sunday, July 13

During the post-conference period, College Board-endorsed consultants lead one-day Pre-AP® and AP workshops. Recommended for new and experienced AP teachers and administrators. Attendees must eat their meals at the location their workshop is taking place.

7–noon Registration
7–8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Workshops Begin (various locations)
10–10:15 a.m. Break
Noon–1 p.m. Lunch
4 p.m. Workshops End