• 2016 ABEC Conference


    The 2016 ABEC Conference will focus on several ideas to further fund Arizona’s public education system that have been mentioned, including:

    • Raising the sales tax and Prop 301
    • Creating a new statewide property tax
    • Raising the income tax
    • Taxing natural resources (excise tax)
    • Re-working existing funds for education


    But “Where’s the beef?”  Will any of these ideas – or a combination of ideas – generate the needed dollars to adequately fund our public school system?

    At this year’s ABEC Conference …

    • Learn the details for each of these ideas … the good the bad and the ugly!
    • Hear from a panel of experts respond to each of these ideas
    • Provide your own input, as an attendee, by responding to survey questions and see the collective responses instantly displayed.


    This conference is open to the general public. 

  • Registration Fees

    The conference registration fee for representatives of ABEC member organizations is $140 per person which includes the conference guide, continental breakfast, lunch and an endless supply of refreshments.  For registrations from non-member organizations, the registration fee is $240 per person.  There are no discounts for group registrations.

    Registrations received after November 30, 2016 will be charged an additional $50 late registration fee.  

    This event is expected to sell out ...

    Cancellation Policy:  Any registrant unable to attend should contact the ABEC Office (Karen by email at karen@azbec.org or by phone at 602-264-8396) as soon as possible. If the cancellation of a paid registration occurs prior to December 3, the registration fee minus a $10 processing fee will be refunded within five (5) business days.  If the cancellation of a paid registration occurs after December 2, the registration fee minus a $35 cancellation fee will be refunded within ten (10) business days. Those registered can send substitutes in their place.  Registrations not canceled per these guidelines must be paid in full even if the registrant does not attend the conference. Conference materials, meals and breaks preparations are based on the number of registrants.


  • Sponsorship Opportunities & Resource Tables

    GOVERNMENT AGENCIES AND NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS ONLY – Sponsor an exhibitor resource table for $50 PLUS appropriate registration fee.  [NOTE:  ALL representatives staffing an exhibitor table MUST register for the conference.]


  • 2016 ABEC Conference 2016 ABEC Conference

    Desert Willow Conference Center
    4340 E. Cotton Center Blvd
    Phoenix, AZ 85040
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    Friday, December 9, 2016
    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Registration opens at 8:00 AM

  • Conference Sponsors Conference Sponsors






    Cox Communications

    EOS Education

    First Things First

    Hunt & Caraway Architects

    Stand for Children Arizona