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July 10-12, 2017 | Austin Convention Center

Connect Reception and Awards Banquet

Connect Reception

6:45-7:30 p.m., Ballroom D

We invite you to join us for a Night Out in Austin! This year we’re adding the Connect Reception prior to the Awards Banquet. All banquet ticket holders will have access to this special event. We’ve got hors d’ouerves, beverages, gifts and prizes. We’re also excited to welcome Austin’s own Aaron Stephens. Born in Illinois and raised in McAllen, Texas. Aaron Stephens’ debut album Hard Times, Straight Lines garnered interest immediately, landing a spot on Lone Star Music Magazine’s list of Top Selling Albums of 2014. While regularly performing blues and funk, Stephens really shines when performing his own original sound. Crowd-pleasing, genre-bending songs served with soulful moments of musical improvisation. Influenced by his many influences, from Al Green, Bill Withers and Bob Marley to Derek Trucks. You can follow Aaron on Facebook, Twitter @AaronStephens and Instagram @aaronstephensmusic

Awards Banquet

7:30-9:30 p.m., Ballroom D

This year’s banquet will be Emceed by our Jump Start Keynote speaker, Joel Zeff. We’ll be honoring the 2016-17 Charles Pickitt Educators of the Year, Alafair Hammett Media Award recipients, 2016-17 Doug Rogers Campus Representatives of the Year, Membership Growth honorees, Communications Award winners, and our PAC award recipients.

Connect Reception and Awards Banquet Menu:

6th Street Taco Station: Chimayo braised chicken or pulled green chile pork, mini flour tortillas, smoked street corn salad, fresh cilantro and salsa fresca
Mason jar house salad with yuzu serrano champagne vinaigrette and buttermilk chive dressings
Signature rolls and garlic butter
Herb seared chicken breast
Roasted sweet potatoes
Brussel sprouts
Dark fudge cake with buttercream frosting, vanilla whip and caramel laced
Regular & decaf coffee, iced tea, iced water and cash bar 
If you have any special dietary needs please contact ATPE Meetings and Conferences at meetings@atpe.org no later than June 23, 2017.