Annual Spring Conference for CAWS Schools


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Invoice #: 00223
CAWS Tax ID: 94-3381716 (CAWS is a non-profit organization)
Dates: Sunday, February 22, 2009 to Monday, February 23, 2009
Location: Sheraton Suites at Symphony Hall, San Diego
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Registration: $250 per person includes Sunday night hors d'oeuvres, Monday breakfast, refreshments, and lunch plus conference materials.
No refunds after February 1. Registrations close February 13th.
Contact: Pat Prather - Executive Director
6686 Via de La Reina, Bonsall, CA 92003
Phone: 760.758.9829 - Fax: 760.758.0167


Continuing at the Sheraton Suites at Symphony Hall in San Diego on February 23rd, our organization is extremely proud to be able to showcase as our keynote speaker Kari Grady Grossman, author of the book Bones That Float, telling her story of how adopting one child led to adopting a whole country, Cambodia.. Kari and her husband created a school in Cambodia in 2001 and The Grady Grossman School now educates 500 students through sixth grade. Proceeds from her book support the school. The title of her keynote address is Sustaining Education through Economic Development. Her writing has appeared on Discovery Channel Online, including coverage of a Mount Everest expedition and the Alaskan Iditerod. Kari will entertain questions following her presentation, then visit each breakout session in the afternoon. We encourage everyone to read this inspirational book in a community effort to "make a difference".

Hotel Reservation Guide

The Sheraton Suites San Diego at Symphony Hall
701 A Street. San Diego, CA 92101
Reservations: 800.325.3535
Fax: 619.696.1555

Please make hotel reservations directly with the hotel.
Rooms may be reserved for February 22 at $149 plus tax.
Indicate rate code CIB20A
Call by February 13th.

The Sheraton Suites San Diego at Symphony Hall is approximately 3 miles from the San Diego airport.

Additional Information

Send your payment to Pat Prather at
6686 Via de La Reina, Bonsall, CA.
See Contact Information above for additional details.

Taxi service at $10 can provide transportation to and from the
San Diego airport.

The hotel has valet parking for $28 and self parking for $22.

Daily Schedule

Sunday - 22nd
5:30 - 6:30 pm Early Registration
6:30 - 8:00 Meet and Greet - Hors d' Oeuvres
Beverages Available in Hotel Lounge
Monday - 23rd
7:00 - 8:15 am Registration and Breakfast
8:15 - 9:45 Plenary Meeting
       CAWS Business Meeting - Board Reports – Ratifications
       Legislative Updates
       California Dep't of Education Report
9:45 - 10:00 Coffee Break
10:00 - 11:30 Keynote  Sustaining Education through Economic Development
       Kari Grady Grossman, Author
       Bones That Float - A Story of Adopting Cambodia
       Question and Answer Period
11:30 - 12:00 Presentation of Scholarships
12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 - 3:00 Breakout Groups, DP, MYP, PYP, - Service/Making a Difference
       Visits to each group by Kari Grady Grossman
Discussion of IB Programme issues and concerns

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