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Washington, D.C. Renaissance Adventist Education Summit

Posted on April 24th, 2010

April 24, 2010 | Washington, D.C.
Grand Ballroom of the Bethesda North Marriott

  • Invocation by Larry Blackmer, Vice President for Education, North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists
  • Keynote address delivered by Gordon Bietz, President, Southern Adventist University
  • Music performed by The Wedgwood

AAF called on some of the most influential people in the Adventist community to help the Foundation find solutions to the challenges facing K-12 Adventist schools, and facilitate a rebirth in Adventist education. The summit included focus group break-out discussions to discern and prioritize an agenda for awakening change in Adventist schools. After dinner, each focus group reported existing barriers, possible solutions and ways AAF can make a difference.

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Orlando Renaissance Adventist Education Summit

Posted on February 27th, 2010

February 27, 2010 | Orlando, Florida
Grand Ballroom of the Lake Mary Marriott

  • Invocation by Dennis Plubell, Associate Director for Secondary Education, North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists
  • Keynote address delivered by Richard Osborn, Associate Director, Western Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Music performed by The Wedgwood

The half-day summit brought together a select group of distinguished leaders and church laity to discuss critical concerns facing Adventist K-12 education. The event included focus group discussions to discern and prioritize an agenda for awakening change in Adventist schools. These think-tank events have been hosted in various cities around the country, convening the voice of concerned people who are passionate about seeing growth and excellence in Adventist education.

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Chattanooga Renaissance Adventist Education Summit

Posted on November 14th, 2009

November 14, 2009 | Chattanooga, Tennessee
An outdoor pavilion at the home of Byron & Susan DeFoor

  • Home of Byron and Susan DeFoor, AAF board members
  • Invocation by Larry Blackmer, Vice President for Education, North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists
  • Keynote address delivered by Dale Twomley, President, Fletcher Academy, Inc.
  • Music performed by The Wedgwood

During the keynote presentation, Dr. Twomley explained how he has been able to turn around Adventist academies and described some of the challenges he has encountered.

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Riverside Renaissance Adventist Education Summit

Posted on September 19th, 2009

September 19, 2009 | Riverside, California
The Historic Raeburn House

  • Home of Carla Lidner-Baum, AAF board member
  • Invocation by Humberto Rasi, Former Director of Education, General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
  • Keynote address delivered by Ed Boyatt, Head Principal, Loma Linda Academy

Many concerns and constructive ideas were brought to the table during focus group discussions and the event was such a success that AAF decided to host regional events all around the country.

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