In a social context where disparity in privilege is a key factor when it comes to the accessibility to education, there is an urgent need to challenge the status quo. This August 16 and 17, 2012, Adamson University will address this urgency as it holds the 2nd Grand Academic Conference with the theme Getting Them on Board: The Challenge of Access to Education at the Century Park Hotel.
The conference has three main objectives. First, it aims to explore viable approaches and promote best practices on alternative learning that make education accessible to all. Second, it seeks to establish partnerships with companies, individuals, and organizations that make education accessible to the underprivileged through scholarship programs. Lastly, it aims to share the best practices in scholarship programs.
The first day of the conference will include two plenary sessions: Alternative Learning System: Education for All 2015 by Dr. Carolina S. Guerrero, director of the Bureau of Alternative Learning System, Department of Education, and Mobile Teacher and Home Schooling by Schools Division Superintendent Dr. Ponciano A. Menguito.
On the second day, a plenary session on Accreditation and Equivalency Program is to be given by Mr. Jovencio G. Tacio, Jr., General Manager of ARMSLED Advertising Company and himself a recipient of Accreditation and Equivalency Program. Another plenary session on the same day will feature Ms. Liza Zurbito, Development Coordinator, Children International, who will talk about Accessibility to Education: Scholarship Programs.
Concurrent sessions will also be held on both days which will feature speakers from relevant organizations, educational institutions, and centers. More than sharing best practices in the field, these talks will explore how education can reach out to the margins of Philippine society. Some sessions which attendees can look forward to include a talk by Ms. Lourie Victor called Indigenous People’s (IP) Education: Addressing the Challenges of Culturally Appropriate Education; Palengskwela: Bring the School to the Market by Hon. Rey Tao Uy; the Ozanam Study Grant Program at Adamson University by Ms. Alice Quilicot; and the Don Bosco Scholarship Program, to be given by Bro. Elmer Rodriguez, amongst others.
For interested participants, registration fee for the conference is PhP4,500 for early registration (until July 31) and PhP5,000 for regular registration (from August 1-16). Registration fee includes conference kit, meals, and certificates. Cash or check payments should be made payable to Adamson University, 900 San Marcelino St., Ermita, Manila at the Philippine National Bank (PNB) at 900 United Nations Avenue, Ermita, Manila, S/A #369496000016. Bank deposits may be made payable to Adamson University at the Planters Development Bank, 552 United Nations Avenue, Ermita, Manila, B/C Account No. 61-90181-7.
Registration forms and bank deposit slips with the name and institution of the participants should be sent to Adamson University-College of Nursing through fax at (02) 536-2099 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. For confirmation of registration or inquiries, please call the above number or (02) 524-2011 local 248. Cancellation of registration fees seven days before the convention date will not be honored. For more details, visit the official conference website at http://getthemonboard.adamson.edu.ph