Each year, we present our GACS Educators’ Convention. On odd-numbered years, we host a state convention for Georgia schools. On the even-numbered years, we combine our convention with the North Carolina and South Carolina associations to form the Southeast Christian Educators’ Convention. Both events provide a wealth of continuing education opportunities for our teachers and administrators.
The conventions also provide the opportunity for businesses to connect with our schools and support Christian education. Each event hosts an exhibit hall where dozens of companies offer their goods and services for the benefit of our schools.
One Administrator shares his appreciation for the conventions with the following:
“After 30 years of successful operation, we realized that changes were taking place in education more rapidly than we were. Needing to move to a more 21st Century model we began a 3 year plan to re-tool our entire school program.
Being in the GACS has given us a broad range of relationships across the State who “In a healthy way” have given us critique, ideas, and tools for this transition. The Conventions, Conferences, and Workshops provide interaction with peers and other professionals at official and unofficial levels to challenge and help us to know we are not alone in our endeavor.”
Another opportunity for businesses to present themselves to convention attendees is through advertising in our Convention Program Book. This book is distributed to all convention delegates and is used extensively throughout the convention as program guide, notepad, and reference tool. Many delegates keep their program books afterward to refer back to their notes, as well as to remember companies that have attended.
The Program Book can be an excellent way to keep your company’s name before the minds of our delegates, especially if you find it impossible to attend as an exhibitor. Companies that exhibit and/or advertise at the convention each year are invited to participate in our annual GACS Pastors’ & Administrators’ Seminar. This event is much smaller than the convention and is attended only by school decision-makers, so spaces are at a premium. Advertising in the Convention Program Book assures that your company will receive an invitation to this event.
You and your faculty are invited to participate in this year’s Educator Convention. We are planning on a great time of refreshment and learning as educators from all over Georgia gather to participate in workshops and general sessions.