National Conference of Governor's Schools Biennial Conference

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Dates: Thursday, October 7 to Sunday, October 10, 2004
Theme: "Celebrating Our Voice"
Host: The Pennsylvania Governor's School for Health Care

Conference Fees

  • If you wish to renew or initiate NCoGS membership (includes $75 NCoGS dues payment)
    • On or before September 16: $225
    • After September 16: $235
  • If you do not wish to become a member of NCoGS (does not include $75 dues payment)
    • On or before September 16: $200
    • After September 16: $210
  • Optional Events (see Registration Form for details)
    • Gateway Clipper – Thursday night @ 6:30 pm: $27.00
    • Andy Warhol Museum – Group rate for 10 or more: $7.00
    • Senator John Heinz Regional History Center: $6.00

Registration

You may register for the conference in two different ways: online or by mail/fax. Online registration and registration by fax require a valid Master Card or Visa, while registration by mail allows payment by credit card or check.

  • Register Online
    Enter the Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences Web site [http://ccehs.upmc.edu/ccehs/] and select the "Formal Courses" link about half way down the page. Scroll down the page until you find the "National Conference of Governor's Schools" entry (Course Number W621). Select the REGISTER button and follow directions as indicated.

Lodging

The conference hotel is the Sheraton Station Square Hotel (www.sheraton.com). Conference rate will be $109/night excluding applicable taxes. Contact the hotel directly at (412) 261-2000 after January 1, 2004, to reserve a room.

Transportation

Fly into Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT). The airport serves all major domestic and several international airlines and serves as a major US Airways destination. Several ground transportation options from the airport to the conference hotel exist, and the conference hotel offers limited airport transportation. More details will be provided in the weeks and months to come.

Location

The Sheraton Hotel is located in Station Square. According to Station Square Web site, www.stationsquare.com: "Located at the confluence of the three rivers with breathtaking views of the city skyline, Station Square is Pittsburgh's most unique shopping, dining and entertainment destination."

Conference Schedule

  • Thursday, October 7
    • Registration at Sheraton Station Square: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    • Executive Board Meeting: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    • Optional Gateway Clipper event to begin at 6:00 pm
  • Friday, October 8
    • 7:30 – 8:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast
    • 8:30 – 10:00 Welcome
      • President's Remarks
        • Daniel Hocutt, President, NCoGS
      • Host's Welcome
        • Karen Narkevic, Director, PGSHC
        • Barbara E. Barnes, MD, MS, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences, University of Pittsburgh and Associate Dean for Continuing Medical Education, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
      • Keynote: Andrew Mahoney, MS, LPC, LMFT
    • 10:00 – 10: 15 Break
    • 10:15 – 11:15 Breakout Sessions
      • A. Topic: Emotional and Social Needs of Gifted Students - Andrew Mahoney
      • B. Topic: Staff Development
    • 11:15 – 11:30 Break
    • 11:30 – 12:30 Breakout Session
      • A. Topic: TBA
      • B. Topic: Residence Life Issues – Jeff Cole and Sheryl Johnson, VA GS
    • 12:30 – 2:00 Lunch at the Sheraton
      • Guest Speaker: Gene Van Dyke, Ed.D.: Dr. Van Dyke is the Federal Grants and No Child Left Behind Director for the Harrisburg City School District. He is also the current president of the PA Center for Excellence in Education.
    • 2:00 – 2:15 Break
    • 2:15 – 3:15 Breakout Session
      • A. Topic: Teaching Strategies
      • B. Topic: Community Service – Karen Narkevic and Lori Bucco
      • C. Topic: Creative Thinking – Bob Seney
    • 3:15 – 3:30 Break
    • 3:30 – 4:00 Travel to Oakland Campus
    • 4:00 – 4:30 Teleconferencing Demonstration
    • 4:45 – 5:30 Driving Tour of University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University campus(es)
    • 5:30 – 5:45 Return to Sheraton
    • 5:45 – 6:00 Walk/Incline/Vans to Mt. Washington
    • 6:00 – 8:00 Dinner at Chatham Village Hall
      • Honoring Special Guest
      • Recognizing Key Partners
    • Optional Evening Events
  • Saturday, October 9
    • Continental Breakfast
    • 9:00 – 9:30 Roll Call of the States, Part I
    • 9:30 – 11:00 Standing Committee Meetings
    • 11:00 Standing Committee Reports
    • 11:45 Lunch
      • Roll Call – Part II
    • 1:00 NCOGS Business Meeting
      • Roll Call - Part III
    • 2:30 Optional Social Events