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Education Symposium - Trends Affecting Education

Houston East End Chamber of Commerce

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM (CDT)

Education Symposium - Trends Affecting Education

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Education Symposium - Half Day Ticket - Non-Member Ended $75.00 $5.12
Education Symposium - Half Day Table of 8 Ended $520.00 $25.55

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The Houston East End Chamber of Commerce's First Education Symposium is aimed to teach and motivate education professionals, businesses and the community about the importance of private-public partnerships.

Texas Education is under the microscope more than ever. Join us as we show how Industry, Community, HISD and our Colleges/Universities are “Working Together to Make a Difference!” Learn about a new initiative with the Chamber, High Schools,   Colleges and Members creating a Pipeline for students to start a career when they graduate High School.  Our goal is to have programs in Houston's East End that ensure our students will succeed and graduate from academic programs matched to industry workforce needs. This half-day Symposium includes Breakfast Speakers, two Sessions  addressing key topics, Expo and closes with Lunch Speakers. 


Breakfast Speaker               

Dr. Renu Khator, President, University of Houston


Session 1- Education Leaders Breaking Traditional Barriers

Kelly Amis, Director/Producer, “Teached”; plus Film Screening

Rick Cruz, Co-Founder, EMERGE Fellowship

Mike Feinberg, Co-Founder, KIPP Academy


Session 2- Pathways to Meaningful Careers

Dr. Brenda Hellyer, Chancellor, San Jacinto College, Presenting Speaker & Moderator

Marian Davenport, Executive Director,  Genesys Works

Sara Cronin, Director of Corporate Communication,  TPC Group

Anne Ford, Director, Independent Petroleum Association of America/PESA

Bruce Grissom,  Maintenance Manager, LyondellBasell


Lunch Speakers

Dr. Irene Porcarello, President, Houston Community College Southeast

John Fitzpatrick, Executive Director,  Educate Texas


For more Information call 713/926-3305 or visit


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When & Where

Doubletree Hilton
400 Dallas Street
Houston, TX 77002

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM (CDT)

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Houston East End Chamber of Commerce

The Houston East End Chamber of Commerce, founded in 1991, proudly represents business and community. Building relationships builds business and creates partnerships that keep the community moving forward when individual endeavors may seem fruitless. The East End is a hometown within a grand city, and we are united in our mission of workforce development through quality education and economic prosperity.

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