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The Fall Conference will be on Saturday, November 8th, 2014

Dr. Frank J. Hayden Secondary School
3040 Tim Dobbie Drive, Burlington

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September 2014

As we start to head back into the classroom, OBEA is hoping that you have all had a restful and enjoyable summer.

Fast approaching is our Student Awards Banquet.  As in the past, this is a well attended event by students who have placed in the top 3 of one of many contests that OBEA runs.  Not only do students get a chance to be recognized for their accomplishments, but parents attend as well.  The date for this Awards banquet is Saturday, October 4th at the Holiday Inn at the airport.   Students can be entered either from the first semester or second semester.  So take a good look at the contest booklet and see where it might fit into your business course.

Our Fall conference this year is being held at Dr. Frank J. Hayden Secondary School in Burlington.  This is a recently built high shool and we look forward to seeing the new facilities and technology it has to offer.  Just a reminder that our fall conference offers more hands-on workshops. Save the date of Saturday, November 8th.  OBEA recommends that you start looking for PD funding early in the semester, not only for this Fall conference, but for our annual Spring conference as well.  For schools that offer a SHSM in business, look at funding through this as well to send a few of your teachers to this Fall confeence or possibly the Spring conference as well.

It is important as business teachers in the province of Ontario that we continue to develop, improve, network, collaborate the importance of business education.  Whether you are a small business department or large, please continue to promote to students the importance of taking a business class whether it is Accounting, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Business Leadership or Introduction to Computers to name just a few.  If you have teachers that only teach one or two lines of business, remind them about OBEA and the wonderful professional development that can be obtained by attending one of our conferences.

I would like to give a shout out to all the schools in Ontario who will be offering the new AYEP (Aboriginal Youth Entrepreneurship Program) course this Septemember.  The best of luck to you all as you work with these young people to bring entrepreneurship awareness as a possible career choice.  

OBEA wishes you all a great start to the semester and once again, we hope you will attend our Fall conference on Saturday, November 8th.


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Important Dates

2014 Student Awards Banquet
October 4, Holiday Inn, Toronto

2014 Fall Conference
November 8
, Burlington

2015 Spring Conference
April 23
,  24, Toronto

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