Conferences and MeetingsNBEA 2019 Annual Convention


Wednesday, April 17

7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Convention Registration and Resource Center

9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
From Rooftop to Table: Culinary Wonders of the Chicago Downtown Marriott
(Ticket Required)

With an onsite pastry and butcher shop, the Chicago Downtown Marriott is able to prepare 95% of their food product from scratch. The highlight of this culinary wonder is the rooftop honey bees that are used to make honey for food & beverage, as well as the famous Rooftop Honey Wheat Beer that's served in the lobby bar. The rooftop is also home to 25 different herbs. Join members of the culinary team as they demonstrate food preparation from rooftop to table and share take home goodies from the event.


Presenters: Culinary Team of the Chicago Downtown Marriott

8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Business Education Research Conference Sessions

Sponsored by the National Association for Business Teacher Education (NABTE) and the Association for Research in Business Education (ARBE)

8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
National Association of Supervisors for Business Education (NASBE) Rap Session
Communication session for state and local supervisors concerning business education trends and issues.

Presiding: Delores P. Ali, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, Raleigh, NC (NASBE President)

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Technology Workshop

Workshop 4A: Top Ten Features of Excel 2019 

Presenter: Jan Bentley, Utah Valley University, Orem, UT

10:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Open for Attendees

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions

Session 1:  Preparing High School Seniors for College

Incoming college freshmen face serious challenges the first semester of college that potentially threaten their academic and career success. College freshmen struggle with financial costs; time management; academic preparation, study and communication skills; and maintaining personal wellness. This presentation will highlight the freshman experience and discuss collegiate requirements and expectations. Strategies for teachers and professors to assist high school seniors transitioning to college and techniques for supporting college freshmen will be presented. 

Presenter:  Trisha Kolterman, Wayne State College, Wayne, NE

Session 2:  Teaching Stress Management and Coping Skills to Students

Many students find it difficult to cope with the expectations that are placed on them in today’s world. Increased competition for academic and athletic success, relationships, and social status can be overwhelming. Establishing their own identity, learning to be independent, growing intellectually and physically, and developing relationships can be difficult even in supportive environments. By gaining an awareness of the pressures that students face, participants will learn to identify teens who could be at risk for an emotional crisis. Resources, strategies, activities and options to promote resiliency with students, set realistic expectations, and alternatives for helping students cope with stressors will be shared.

Presenter:  Kristin Hallstrom, Boys Town, Boys Town, NE

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Business Education Research Conference Sessions

11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Business Education Research Conference Luncheon

Sponsored by the Association for Research in Business Education (ARBE) and the National Association for Business Teacher Education (NABTE)

Presentation of the Association for Research in Business Education Doctoral Research Award

12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Technology Workshop

Workshop 5A:  Tech Tools to Teach Soft Skills

Presenter: Jessica Crabtree, Newton High School, Newton KS; Kimberly Dhority, Flint Hills Technical College, Emporia, KS


1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions

Session 1:  What’s on My Plate and Who’s at My Table?

(This session will be offered again on Friday, April 19, from 2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.)
This personal and professional development session is designed to help participants reflect on experiences (both personally and in the classroom) and focus on priorities to balance the demands of careers, families and practicing the art of becoming “your best self.” A critical piece of leading others includes focusing on values that are both meaningful and relevant. With increasingly busy lifestyles, this becomes a challenge as we identify top priorities and balance our ever-growing “to-do” list. This session will include personal value-setting activities that may also be useful in the classroom. Participants will explore the process of implementing a strong support system by developing a personal “board of directors” to support and guide those goals. The information can be applied in participants’ personal or professional lives. Additionally, teachers will receive resources and activities that would be useful in their classrooms

Presenter:  Lorrie Mowry, McCook Community College, McCook, NE

Session 2:  Business Analytics—A Key to Success in Business

Businesses today use data/business analytics to support decision making, enhance productivity, and increase profits. Learn what data analytics is, why it matters in today’s business environment, and how the interpretation of data drives the marketing for a product or service. Based on the analysis of data, applications in the social media and marketing space that are appropriate and effective in communicating with consumers will be shared. The presenter provides examples of classroom activities and projects using data analytics in the business classroom.

Presenter:  Aalap Shah, SoMe Connect, Chicago, IL

Session 3:  Using Business Plans to Help Shape Communitiess

Learning how to develop a business plan is a popular project for high school and collegiate students enrolled in business management, intro to business, entrepreneurship, and marketing classes. The business plan takes on even greater relevance when it addresses an actual community need or problem. The presenter shares how real-world situations can motivate students to create actual business plans to address a community need and then present those plans to community leaders. Attendees will receive activities for each of the elements of a business plan and instructions on how students can ‘pitch’ creative solutions in 5-minute sales pitch. See how this activity can bring real-world experience to your students and help shape your community!

Presenter:  Jennifer Gipp, DC Everest Senior High School, Weston, WI

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Business Education Research Conference Sessions


1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Business Education Legislative Lobbying Information Session

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
First-Timers and New Professionals Reception and Get Acquainted Session
This event is especially designed for first-time attendees. Learn about the week’s convention and social activities, meet other “first-timers,” and mingle with some of NBEA’s leaders.

Facilitator: Becky Petersen, King's College, Charlotte, NC

2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Visit Exhibits

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Opening General Session
Presiding: Margaret Blue, Biloxi, MS (NBEA President)

5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
Business Meeting

National Association for Business Teacher Education (NABTE) Business Meeting
Presiding: Ramona Schoenrock, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE (NABTE President)

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Technology Workshop

Workshop 6A:  Add Power to PowerPoint with Add-Ons

Presenter: Cynthia Krebs, Utah Valley University, Orem, UT

5:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Presidents' Reception
Join us at this reception and visit with Margaret Blue, NBEA President, and all past presidents of NBEA.