SLATE Summit & Retreat

Annual SLATE Summit & Retreat:  September 25-26, 2015
Event hosted by: Floyd Saner, Learning Context LLC, Goshen, IN

SLATE Summit & Retreat is our annual planning meeting and the last time we meet as a group before the SLATE Conference in October. This meeting gives us the opportunity to finalize any last minute details.  This forum also provides an avenue for you to give input, discuss priorities, and exchange ideas for next year's meetings, and define the goals and strategic initiatives for the group in the upcoming year. 

ALL members of SLATE have an equal voice and this is one time dedicated to making your voice heard.

This event also provides some time to have fun and share a few laughs with family and friends before we get too engaged and caught up in the upcoming school year. After our meeting on Friday evening, a fabulous Amish meal is arranged - which if you have never experienced one, is something you surely do not want to miss. A traditional Amish buggy ride is included and there is plenty of time to talk with our hosts who are more than willing and open to discuss their lifestyle and traditions. Its then off to visit the
Michiana Relief Sale and Quilt Auction, to view spectacular and beautiful handcrafted artistries, and an opportunity to purchase some local wares. For those who choose to stay overnight, we will gather for breakfast at one of the local eateries and then stop in at the farmer's market before heading home. In the past, many members have brought along family and friends to join in the meal and other activities and make a weekend of it in Amish Country.

REGISTER: Those planning on attending, must register in order to properly plan for the events, and let our hosts know how many to expect. For those who are unable to attend in person, this meeting will be streamed live starting around 12:30pm CDT using Bb Collaborate.  Visit: and enter your name to login (no password required). 

The 2015 SLATE Summit and Retreat will once again be hosted by our friend and colleague, Floyd Saner, Learning Context LLC and held at the Goshen Chamber of Commerce in Goshen, IN. The meeting will begin at 12:00pm Chicago time (that is 1:00pm Goshen time). Travel time from Chicago to Goshen is approximately 2.5 hours.

Downton Goshen Location
Goshen, IN 46526

Friday, September 25, 2015
12:00pm - 3:00pm   General Meeting
5:00pm - 7:00pm   Amish Meal
7:00pm - 9:30pm   Relief Sale
•  rest of the evening on your own

Saturday, September 26, 2015 (on your own)
8:30am - 9:30am   Breakfast
9:30am - 11:00am   Farmers Market
•  rest of the day on your own

This meeting WILL be streamed! We'll begin streaming around 11:50am CT using Bb Collaborate. Visit and enter your name to login (no password required). We'll also live-tweet the meeting using hashtag #slatesummit15

If you are unable to attend, these are the items and discussion topics we would look your input on as we start the second decade and continued success of SLATE.
  • last minute conference items, thoughts, suggestions.
  • the ever changing teaching technology landscape. How will it effect your institution?
  • the role of SLATE at your institution in the coming year
  • meeting topics and agenda items for the coming year
  • new member campaign. Institutions looking to join a group like this...
  • who is able to host a meeting in 2016. Give me your first and second month choice
So, if you are unable to attend in person, please email Ken Sadowski your thoughts and comments so they can be shared at the meeting with the rest of the group.