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Innovation Zone Business Pathway Development Workshop

Mar. 26, 2019 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Registration Deadline:
Mar. 25, 2019
Location:
SCSC Conference Center; North Mankato MN
Contact:
Dave Paschke, 5073895123
Description:

Test Event 2

Mar. 27, 2019 8 a.m. - 9 a.m.

Registration Deadline:
Mar. 26, 2019
Location:
SCSC Conference Center; North Mankato MN
Contact:
Jason Borglum, 507-389-5126
Description:

Spring Title Programs Training

Apr. 3, 2019 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Registration Deadline:
Apr. 2, 2019
Location:
South Central Service Cooperative; North Mankato MN
Contact:
Mary Hillmann, 507-389-2509
Description:
This workshop will focus on building strong Title I, II, III and IV programs to increase student achievement. Focusing on the steps required for continuous improvement, this interactive training will lead to greater student achievement through strong program development. Using the 5-step process, a Pre K-12 Continuous Improvement Process, participants will strengthen their leadership team and current programming. Participants will also be introduced to best practice strategies and setting priorities. By the end of the day, initial planning for the 2019-20 school year and beyond will have taken place.

Counselors Meeting

Apr. 3, 2019 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Registration Deadline:
Apr. 2, 2019
Location:
South Central Service Coop; No. Mankato, MN
Contact:
Dave Paschke, 5073895123
Description:

rSchoolToday Program Demonstration

Apr. 3, 2019 12:45 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Registration Deadline:
Apr. 2, 2019
Location:
SCSC Conference Center; North Mankato MN
Contact:
Dave Paschke, 5073895123
Description:
Please join us on Wednesday, April 3rd at 12:45 PM - 3:00 PM when senior product specialists from rSchoolToday will host an in-person program demonstration. You'll see the efficiencies and power in the integrated platform for district-wide calendaring, facilities use and management, single source e-commerce and activity/event/camp registrations. The topics and tips will be tailored to the group. Time for open Q & A included. This will be valuable for anyone considering a new program purchase and new or current rST users who would like ideas and optimization tips.

Mankato PBIS Coaches Training

Apr. 4, 2019 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Registration Deadline:
Mar. 28, 2019
Location:
South Central Service Cooperative; North Mankato MN
Contact:
Rhonda Jensen, 507-389-1425
Description:
Working lunch from 12:00-12:45 pm. ***There is a $15.00 fee***

Enhancing Educationally-Based OT and PT Practices by Applying Principals of Infant and Early Childho

Apr. 8, 2019 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Registration Deadline:
Mar. 25, 2019
Location:
SCSC Conference Center "A"; North Mankato MN
Contact:
Rhonda Jensen, 507-389-1425
Description:
Conference Description: IECMH is a multidisciplinary field that serves to enhance the development of all children by facilitation of strong early caregiver/child relationships and supporting developmental repair for older children who have had these early relationships challenged. Early relationships have a significant impact on a child’s educational and social future. Children with developmental disabilities possess a significantly higher risk for stressed primary caregiver/child relationships. Occupational and physical therapists working with infants, toddlers, and young children will have their practices enhanced by understanding the principles of IECMH and applying these principles to their daily therapeutic interventions with infants and toddlers in their homes and with older children in their educational environments. Course attendees will enhance/develop their abilities to: 1) Understand early dyadic (parent/child) attachment relationships and the significance of attachment to the development of self- regulation as a basis for early learning with an emphasis on sensory-motor development. 2) Understand impacts of stress and trauma (with an emphasis on Neonatal Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) on the developing brain and recognize the impacts on motor development. 3) Understand the parental contributions to dyadic attachment relationships while exploring the impact of adult attachment styles, mental illness, domestic violence, substance abuse, developmental delays, and abuse/neglect on children with sensory-motor challenges. 4) Apply principles of IECMH to new and specific occupational and physical therapy treatment strategies to enhance early dyadic relationships, mitigate the effects of trauma and stress, and facilitate a more neuro-typical motoric developmental trajectory for children receiving Early Intervention and Special Education services.

Technology Directors Meetings

Apr. 10, 2019 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Registration Deadline:
Apr. 9, 2019
Location:
South Central Service Coop; No. Mankato, MN
Contact:
Dave Paschke, 5073895123
Description:

Apple Workshop

Apr. 10, 2019 1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Registration Deadline:
Apr. 9, 2019
Location:
SCSC Conference Center; North Mankato MN
Contact:
Dave Paschke, 5073895123
Description:
Provide a technical updates and share the latest information around any (rumored) Apple announcements.

Make School Meals Easy with NutriStudents K–12

Apr. 11, 2019 12 a.m. - 12 a.m.

Registration Deadline:
Apr. 10, 2019
Location:
SCSC Conference Center; North Mankato MN
Contact:
Joyce Swenson, 507-389-5107
Description:
It can be a challenge to meet the USDA guidelines and compliance requirements for school meal programs. To help address those challenges, SCSC is pleased to once again offer your district a no-cost subscription to NutriStudents K–12, a complete plug-and-play system that can help eliminate hours spent on menu creation and compliance reports, streamline ordering, control food costs, and increase participation and revenues.

Reading Academy

Apr. 11, 2019 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Registration Deadline:
Apr. 10, 2019
Location:
South Central Service Cooperative; North Mankato MN
Contact:
Jane Schuck, 507-340-3073
Description:
This workshop includes the participants reading an outside list of books, which are self-selected from a recommended list. Each participant receives 25 Clock Hour Units.

Developing a Shared Understanding of 2018 PE Standards

Apr. 30, 2019 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Registration Deadline:
Apr. 30, 2019
Location:
South Central Service Cooperative; North Mankato MN
Contact:
Mary Hillmann, 507-389-2509
Description:
In this training, actions and resources are recommended to help educator teams* develop a shared understanding of the 2018 Minnesota physical education standards and benchmarks, and initiate the curriculum review process. By attending this training, participants will develop a shared understanding of the: 2018 Minnesota K-12 Physical Education Standards and Grade-Level Benchmarks, shifts that drove changes in the standards, knowledge, skills and rigor represented in the learning progressions in the benchmarks within and across grade levels, and curriculum review process and action planning as part of a continuous review cycle. *It is recommended that physical educators attend this training in school district teams.

Curriculum, Professional Development and Digital Education Leaders (DELTA)

May. 7, 2019 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Registration Deadline:
May. 6, 2019
Location:
South Central Service Coop; No. Mankato, MN
Contact:
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Description:

WBWF Support Days

May. 8, 2019 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Registration Deadline:
May. 7, 2019
Location:
South Central Service Cooperative; North Mankato MN
Contact:
Mary Hillmann, 507-389-2509
Description:
Times will be available for small groups of district/building level staff to sit down and have conversations about continuous improvement, goal setting and WBWF with a representative from MDE. If you attended a session in October, you may attend again to discuss the feedback you received from MDE. For more information visit: https://mnscsc.org/scsc/media/teaching/docs/wbwf-flier.pdf

2019 Character Recognition Awards SPONSORSHIP

May. 23, 2019 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Registration Deadline:
May. 20, 2019
Location:
To Be Determined; Twin Cities MN
Contact:
Description:
This is for event sponsors only.

2019 Character Recognition Awards REGISTRATION

May. 23, 2019 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Registration Deadline:
May. 22, 2019
Location:
Science Museum of Minnesota; St. Paul MN
Contact:
Description:
The event will be held in the Discovery Hall at the Science Museum of Minnesota, 120 W. Kellogg Blvd, Saint Paul, MN 55102. The event includes lunch. Please enter your lunch selection(s) at https://goo.gl/forms/B2GzukeTLi5WqG6I2

New to PBIS Training

Jun. 10, 2019 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Registration Deadline:
Jun. 3, 2019
Location:
South Central Service Cooperative; North Mankato MN
Contact:
Rhonda Jensen, 507-389-1425
Description:
Working lunch from 12:00-12:45 pm. ***There is a $15.00 fee***

Relicensure in a Day

Jun. 14, 2019 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Registration Deadline:
Jun. 13, 2019
Location:
South Central Service Cooperative; North Mankato MN
Contact:
Mary Hillmann, 507-389-2509
Description:
As part of the 125 clock hour requirement for license renewal, the Minnesota Legislature, by statute, requires ALL teachers to show evidence in the following six areas to renew a license. These sessions are offered in one day and the times and areas are: 1)Technology 8-9 a.m. 2)Scientifically Based Reading 9-10 a.m. 3)Accommodations and Modifications 10-11 a.m. 4)Early Warning Signs of Mental Illness 11 a.m.-12 p.m. 5)Positive Behavioral Intervention Supports 1-2 p.m. 6)Reflection and ELL Statement 2-3 p.m. Participants may register for all six areas for $350 choose individual sessions for $60. Each session will have a set of materials for further study. Lunch is on your own.

SCRUBS Camp

Jun. 17, 2019 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Registration Deadline:
Apr. 15, 2019
Location:
Minnesota State University Mankato; Mankato MN
Contact:
Gwenn Wolters, 507- 389-2123
Description:
Students get to interact directly with many working professionals in the health science field through field trips, tours and interactive activities to experience what it would be like to work in a particular career field.

Reading Academy

Jun. 21, 2019 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Registration Deadline:
Jun. 20, 2019
Location:
South Central Service Coop; No. Mankato, MN
Contact:
Jane Schuck, 507-340-3073
Description:
The Reading Academy offers participants an opportunity to read from one of several lists of books (see link below) and comment (2-3 sentences) online about each book. Then participants come together on June 21 and share ideas and comments about their readings. In the afternoon there is instruction on a researched based strategy to enhance student learning. This June we will study strategies to reduce summer reading loss. Each participant receives 25 Clock Hour Units. Lunch is on your own.

Synergy & Leadership Exchange School/District Membership 2018-2019

Jun. 30, 2019 12 a.m. - 12 a.m.

Registration Deadline:
Jun. 30, 2019
Location:
None; None MN
Contact:
Cassi Wanous, 507-386-2971
Description:
Your membership supports the Gathering of Champions, WEM Outstanding Educator Awards Program, Minnesota Schools of Character & Promising Practices program, Minnesota Ethical Leadership Awards, Character Recognition Awards luncheon and Reach for the Stars catalogue.

Synergy & Leadership Exchange Donations 2018-2019

Jun. 30, 2019 12 a.m. - 12 a.m.

Registration Deadline:
Jun. 30, 2019
Location:
None; None MN
Contact:
Cassi Wanous, 507-386-2971
Description:
Your donation supports the Gathering of Champions, WEM Outstanding Educator Awards Program, Minnesota Schools of Character & Promising Practices program, Minnesota Ethical Leadership Awards, Character Recognition Awards luncheon and Reach for the Stars catalogue. If you would like your support directed to a specific program, please email Cassi at cwanous@synergyexchange.org.

SCSC Professional Learning Center

Jun. 30, 2019 12 a.m. - 12 a.m.

Registration Deadline:
Jun. 29, 2019
Location:
South Central Service Cooperative; North Mankato MN
Contact:
Mary Hillmann, 507-389-2509
Description:
A library of online, on demand professional learning on a variety of topics. These can be used for CEU credits or independent learning. Sessions and descriptions can be found at: https://mnscsc.org/teaching-learning/online-learning-center

2019 Gathering of Champions - 9 a.m. Ceremony

Aug. 2, 2019 9 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.

Registration Deadline:
Jul. 26, 2019
Location:
Mall of America (MOA) Parkview; Bloomingtom MN
Contact:
Leah Garry - GOC, 507-389-5115
Description:
Congratulations on your nomination as an Academic All-Star! We look forward to recognizing your achievement at the Gathering of Champions statewide event. You have reserved space at the 9 a.m. recognition ceremony. The ceremony will be held at the Mall of America in Parkview which is located in the Southwest corner of the Nickelodeon Universe between Flyover America and Hard Rock Cafe. You may check in as early as 8 a.m. to pick up PLEASE NOTE: There is no seating in the waiting area before the ceremony time. It is standing room only. If long periods of standing are difficult for someone in your party, we ask that you wait until closer to ceremony time before entering the waiting area. Once inside the ceremony space there will be seats available. There is no cost for 2019 Academic All-Stars and their guests to attend this event. Photo Slide Show: Submit a photo of your All-Star to goc@synergyexchange.org to have it appear in our slide show before the ceremony. All photos must be received by July 26 to be included. As a participant at the Gathering of Champions, you grant Synergy & Leadership Exchange permission to publish your photo and/or name for promotional purposes. We hope you will enjoy your day at the Mall of America and we look forward to welcoming you to the Gathering of Champions!

2019 Gathering of Champions - 10 a.m. Ceremony

Aug. 2, 2019 10 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

Registration Deadline:
Jul. 26, 2019
Location:
Mall of America (MOA) Parkview; Bloomingtom MN
Contact:
Leah Garry - GOC, 507-389-5115
Description:
Congratulations on your nomination as an Academic All-Star! We look forward to recognizing your achievement at the Gathering of Champions statewide event. You have reserved space at the 10 a.m. recognition ceremony. The ceremony will be held at the Mall of America in Parkview which is located in the Southwest corner of the Nickelodeon Universe between Flyover America and Hard Rock Cafe. You may check in as early as 9 a.m. to pick up PLEASE NOTE: There is no seating in the waiting area before the ceremony time. It is standing room only. If long periods of standing are difficult for someone in your party, we ask that you wait until closer to ceremony time before entering the waiting area. Once inside the ceremony space there will be seats available. There is no cost for 2019 Academic All-Stars and their guests to attend this event. Photo Slide Show: Submit a photo of your All-Star to goc@synergyexchange.org to have it appear in our slide show before the ceremony. All photos must be received by July 26 to be included. As a participant at the Gathering of Champions, you grant Synergy & Leadership Exchange permission to publish your photo and/or name for promotional purposes. We hope you will enjoy your day at the Mall of America and we look forward to welcoming you to the Gathering of Champions!

2019 Gathering of Champions - 11 a.m. Ceremony

Aug. 2, 2019 11 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.

Registration Deadline:
Jul. 26, 2019
Location:
Mall of America (MOA) Parkview; Bloomingtom MN
Contact:
Leah Garry - GOC, 507-389-5115
Description:
Congratulations on your nomination as an Academic All-Star! We look forward to recognizing your achievement at the Gathering of Champions statewide event. You have reserved space at the 11 a.m. recognition ceremony. The ceremony will be held at the Mall of America in Parkview which is located in the Southwest corner of the Nickelodeon Universe between Flyover America and Hard Rock Cafe. You may check in as early as 10 a.m. to pick up PLEASE NOTE: There is no seating in the waiting area before the ceremony time. It is standing room only. If long periods of standing are difficult for someone in your party, we ask that you wait until closer to ceremony time before entering the waiting area. Once inside the ceremony space there will be seats available. There is no cost for 2019 Academic All-Stars and their guests to attend this event. Photo Slide Show: Submit a photo of your All-Star to goc@synergyexchange.org to have it appear in our slide show before the ceremony. All photos must be received by July 26 to be included. As a participant at the Gathering of Champions, you grant Synergy & Leadership Exchange permission to publish your photo and/or name for promotional purposes. We hope you will enjoy your day at the Mall of America and we look forward to welcoming you to the Gathering of Champions!

2019 Gathering of Champions - Noon Ceremony

Aug. 2, 2019 12 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.

Registration Deadline:
Jul. 26, 2019
Location:
Mall of America (MOA) Parkview; Bloomingtom MN
Contact:
Leah Garry - GOC, 507-389-5115
Description:
Congratulations on your nomination as an Academic All-Star! We look forward to recognizing your achievement at the Gathering of Champions statewide event. You have reserved space at the Noon recognition ceremony. The ceremony will be held at the Mall of America in Parkview which is located in the Southwest corner of the Nickelodeon Universe between Flyover America and Hard Rock Cafe. You may check in as early as 11 a.m. to pick up PLEASE NOTE: There is no seating in the waiting area before the ceremony time. It is standing room only. If long periods of standing are difficult for someone in your party, we ask that you wait until closer to ceremony time before entering the waiting area. Once inside the ceremony space there will be seats available. There is no cost for 2019 Academic All-Stars and their guests to attend this event. Photo Slide Show: Submit a photo of your All-Star to goc@synergyexchange.org to have it appear in our slide show before the ceremony. All photos must be received by July 26 to be included. As a participant at the Gathering of Champions, you grant Synergy & Leadership Exchange permission to publish your photo and/or name for promotional purposes. We hope you will enjoy your day at the Mall of America and we look forward to welcoming you to the Gathering of Champions!

2019 Gathering of Champions - 1 p.m. Ceremony

Aug. 2, 2019 1 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.

Registration Deadline:
Jul. 26, 2019
Location:
Mall of America (MOA) Parkview; Bloomingtom MN
Contact:
Leah Garry - GOC, 507-389-5115
Description:
Congratulations on your nomination as an Academic All-Star! We look forward to recognizing your achievement at the Gathering of Champions statewide event. You have reserved space at the 1 p.m. recognition ceremony. The ceremony will be held at the Mall of America in Parkview which is located in the Southwest corner of the Nickelodeon Universe between Flyover America and Hard Rock Cafe. You may check in as early as Noon to pick up PLEASE NOTE: There is no seating in the waiting area before the ceremony time. It is standing room only. If long periods of standing are difficult for someone in your party, we ask that you wait until closer to ceremony time before entering the waiting area. Once inside the ceremony space there will be seats available. There is no cost for 2019 Academic All-Stars and their guests to attend this event. Photo Slide Show: Submit a photo of your All-Star to goc@synergyexchange.org to have it appear in our slide show before the ceremony. All photos must be received by July 26 to be included. As a participant at the Gathering of Champions, you grant Synergy & Leadership Exchange permission to publish your photo and/or name for promotional purposes. We hope you will enjoy your day at the Mall of America and we look forward to welcoming you to the Gathering of Champions!

2019 Gathering of Champions - 2 p.m. Ceremony

Aug. 2, 2019 2 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.

Registration Deadline:
Jul. 26, 2019
Location:
Mall of America (MOA) Parkview; Bloomingtom MN
Contact:
Leah Garry - GOC, 507-389-5115
Description:
Congratulations on your nomination as an Academic All-Star! We look forward to recognizing your achievement at the Gathering of Champions statewide event. You have reserved space at the 2 p.m. recognition ceremony. The ceremony will be held at the Mall of America in Parkview which is located in the Southwest corner of the Nickelodeon Universe between Flyover America and Hard Rock Cafe. You may check in as early as 1 p.m. to pick up PLEASE NOTE: There is no seating in the waiting area before the ceremony time. It is standing room only. If long periods of standing are difficult for someone in your party, we ask that you wait until closer to ceremony time before entering the waiting area. Once inside the ceremony space there will be seats available. There is no cost for 2019 Academic All-Stars and their guests to attend this event. Photo Slide Show: Submit a photo of your All-Star to goc@synergyexchange.org to have it appear in our slide show before the ceremony. All photos must be received by July 26 to be included. As a participant at the Gathering of Champions, you grant Synergy & Leadership Exchange permission to publish your photo and/or name for promotional purposes. We hope you will enjoy your day at the Mall of America and we look forward to welcoming you to the Gathering of Champions!

2019 Gathering of Champions - 3 p.m. Ceremony

Aug. 2, 2019 3 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.

Registration Deadline:
Jul. 26, 2019
Location:
Mall of America (MOA) Parkview; Bloomingtom MN
Contact:
Leah Garry - GOC, 507-389-5115
Description:
Congratulations on your nomination as an Academic All-Star! We look forward to recognizing your achievement at the Gathering of Champions statewide event. You have reserved space at the 3 p.m. recognition ceremony. The ceremony will be held at the Mall of America in Parkview which is located in the Southwest corner of the Nickelodeon Universe between Flyover America and Hard Rock Cafe. You may check in as early as 2 p.m. to pick up PLEASE NOTE: There is no seating in the waiting area before the ceremony time. It is standing room only. If long periods of standing are difficult for someone in your party, we ask that you wait until closer to ceremony time before entering the waiting area. Once inside the ceremony space there will be seats available. There is no cost for 2019 Academic All-Stars and their guests to attend this event. Photo Slide Show: Submit a photo of your All-Star to goc@synergyexchange.org to have it appear in our slide show before the ceremony. All photos must be received by July 26 to be included. As a participant at the Gathering of Champions, you grant Synergy & Leadership Exchange permission to publish your photo and/or name for promotional purposes. We hope you will enjoy your day at the Mall of America and we look forward to welcoming you to the Gathering of Champions!

2019 Gathering of Champions - 4 p.m. Ceremony

Aug. 2, 2019 4 p.m. - 4:50 p.m.

Registration Deadline:
Jul. 26, 2019
Location:
Mall of America (MOA) Parkview; Bloomingtom MN
Contact:
Leah Garry - GOC, 507-389-5115
Description:
Congratulations on your nomination as an Academic All-Star! We look forward to recognizing your achievement at the Gathering of Champions statewide event. You have reserved space at the 4 p.m. recognition ceremony. The ceremony will be held at the Mall of America in Parkview which is located in the Southwest corner of the Nickelodeon Universe between Flyover America and Hard Rock Cafe. You may check in as early as 3 p.m. to pick up PLEASE NOTE: There is no seating in the waiting area before the ceremony time. It is standing room only. If long periods of standing are difficult for someone in your party, we ask that you wait until closer to ceremony time before entering the waiting area. Once inside the ceremony space there will be seats available. There is no cost for 2019 Academic All-Stars and their guests to attend this event. Photo Slide Show: Submit a photo of your All-Star to goc@synergyexchange.org to have it appear in our slide show before the ceremony. All photos must be received by July 26 to be included. As a participant at the Gathering of Champions, you grant Synergy & Leadership Exchange permission to publish your photo and/or name for promotional purposes. We hope you will enjoy your day at the Mall of America and we look forward to welcoming you to the Gathering of Champions!

2019 Gathering of Champions - 5 p.m. Ceremony

Aug. 2, 2019 5 p.m. - 5:50 p.m.

Registration Deadline:
Jul. 26, 2019
Location:
Mall of America (MOA) Parkview; Bloomingtom MN
Contact:
Leah Garry - GOC, 507-389-5115
Description:
Congratulations on your nomination as an Academic All-Star! We look forward to recognizing your achievement at the Gathering of Champions statewide event. You have reserved space at the 5 p.m. recognition ceremony. The ceremony will be held at the Mall of America in Parkview which is located in the Southwest corner of the Nickelodeon Universe between Flyover America and Hard Rock Cafe. You may check in as early as 4 p.m. to pick up PLEASE NOTE: There is no seating in the waiting area before the ceremony time. It is standing room only. If long periods of standing are difficult for someone in your party, we ask that you wait until closer to ceremony time before entering the waiting area. Once inside the ceremony space there will be seats available. There is no cost for 2019 Academic All-Stars and their guests to attend this event. Photo Slide Show: Submit a photo of your All-Star to goc@synergyexchange.org to have it appear in our slide show before the ceremony. All photos must be received by July 26 to be included. As a participant at the Gathering of Champions, you grant Synergy & Leadership Exchange permission to publish your photo and/or name for promotional purposes. We hope you will enjoy your day at the Mall of America and we look forward to welcoming you to the Gathering of Champions!

2019 Gathering of Champions - 6 p.m. Ceremony

Aug. 2, 2019 6 p.m. - 6:50 p.m.

Registration Deadline:
Jul. 26, 2019
Location:
Mall of America (MOA) Parkview; Bloomingtom MN
Contact:
Leah Garry - GOC, 507-389-5115
Description:
Congratulations on your nomination as an Academic All-Star! We look forward to recognizing your achievement at the Gathering of Champions statewide event. You have reserved space at the 6 p.m. recognition ceremony. The ceremony will be held at the Mall of America in Parkview which is located in the Southwest corner of the Nickelodeon Universe between Flyover America and Hard Rock Cafe. You may check in as early as 5 p.m. to pick up PLEASE NOTE: There is no seating in the waiting area before the ceremony time. It is standing room only. If long periods of standing are difficult for someone in your party, we ask that you wait until closer to ceremony time before entering the waiting area. Once inside the ceremony space there will be seats available. There is no cost for 2019 Academic All-Stars and their guests to attend this event. Photo Slide Show: Submit a photo of your All-Star to goc@synergyexchange.org to have it appear in our slide show before the ceremony. All photos must be received by July 26 to be included. As a participant at the Gathering of Champions, you grant Synergy & Leadership Exchange permission to publish your photo and/or name for promotional purposes. We hope you will enjoy your day at the Mall of America and we look forward to welcoming you to the Gathering of Champions!