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MASC/MASS Joint School Leadership Conference

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MASC and MASS host MA's largest annual gathering of education leaders, featuring a program of nationally known panel sessions offering professional development opportunities and in-depth discussion of the critical education issues of today, plus a host of vendors and exhibitors, demonstrations on instruction and management best practices and a chance to network with other school leaders! Last year's conference included a wide variety of popular workshops and panel sessions on cost-savings issues, PARCC, Common Core, labor relations, educator evaluations, leadership development and legal/legislative updates, plus innovative ideas as described by MASC event partners. Don't miss the premier annual education event in Massachusetts!

2017 Conference

November 1 - 4, 2017
Exhibit Hall Dates: November 1-2
More information to follow!

Conference Hotel

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Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis
35 Scudder Ave, Barnstable, MA 02601

All under one roof for attendee convenience: meeting rooms, exhibition hall, banquet facilities, sleeping rooms, health club and pool, bar and dining room. There is ample free parking on the grounds, all adjacent to the hotel golf course. Hyannis is 70 miles from Boston, has an airport and also good scheduled bus service.

To reserve a room, follow instructions on the Hotel Reservation Form (do not submit this form to MASC), or see the hotel's website for more information.

Exhibitor Information

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A popular feature of the MASC/MASS Joint Conference is the exhibit floor, which hosts companies and organizations from a wide variety of industries and disciplines. Attendance and interest in the event grows consistently each year and spaces for exhibitors sell out quickly - be sure to reserve your space quickly once exhibitor sign-up opens to guarantee a spot.

MASC also offers a number of other opportunities for businesses and organizations interested in partnering with Massachusetts schools to engage school leaders; many popular programs are available for conference sponsors, as well as many other marketing opportunities throughout the year. For more information, contact Sam Cheesman.

NEW MASC Events App for iPhone or Android

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The new and enhanced MASC Events mobile app includes events and conferences, news and resources for MA school leaders from the Massachusetts Association of School Committees - view upcoming events, connect and share information with other Massachusetts school leaders, and stay up to date with the various resources offered by MASC!

The MASC Events app now includes the official guide to the MASC/MASS 2016 Joint Conference! View the conference schedule and session details, get information and directions, check out vendors and speakers, download session handouts and other documents, and bookmark/take notes on practically anything - all right from your iPhone, iPad* or Android devices! Plus, create a profile to customize your conference schedule, rate and review sessions and speakers, connect with other attendees, view and share photos and comments and much more!

To download, use the links below or search MASC Events in the Google Play or Apple app stores

Please note: the "MASC/MASS" app from last year's conference is no longer supported - please delete the old app and download the new MASC Events app for the 2016 Conference guide and more.

*If you are searching for the app on your iPad, make sure to switch to "iPhone only" mode in the App Store

COSCAP Conference

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The MASC/MASS Joint Conference sponsors a meeting for Massachusetts Administrative Assistants to Superintendents and School Committee Secretaries who are members of COSCAP. Administrative assistants and executive secretaries throughout the state participate in the Council, with support from MASC. The COSCAP executive committee works with MASC to offer professional development opportunities and training for its members at this and other annual events, and also hosts an email discussion group for members to share questions and information.

Conference Photos

Photos taken of recent MASC/MASS conference sessions, receptions and awards, plus many candid photos are available online at Tasher Studios. Use the password Cape to access the gallery where you can view photos and order prints.

A special thanks to Chris Kisiel of Tasher Studio of Photography! Chris is also a member of the Woburn School Committee and takes photos of the MASC/MASS Conference each year. If you have specific photo requests, please contact him at (781) 938-3838.