We’re six weeks away from the 2018 GED Testing Service Annual Conference in San Diego and we can’t wait to see all of you and share the latest updates about the GED program.The pre-conference starts Tuesday, July 24th with our 2018 Train the Trainer cohort at the Westin San Diego Gaslamp. The two-day Train the Trainer Institute will consist of workshops and training led by the GED Testing Service Professional Development team to prepare educators to lead training sessions in their states.

The official conference kicks off Wednesday, July 25th with an evening welcome reception for all conference attendees. This an opportunity for everyone to unwind from travel and join us for drinks, hors d’oeuvres and networking on the garden terrace.

Our conference agenda starts Thursday, July 26th with an opening session featuring our keynote speaker, Erin Gruwell. Gruwell is the founder of the Freedom Writers Foundation where she teaches educators around the world how to implement her innovative classroom instruction. The New York Times bestseller she authored with her high school students inspired the 2007 movie Freedom Writers starring Oscar winner Hilary Swank.

Our morning session is followed by a full day of workshops and presentations focused on a number of topics including: accommodations, corrections, GED test administration, adult education program marketing strategies, behavioral science research and student success, digital badging and teaching tips for all the GED test subjects.

The lineup on Friday, July 27th will include additional presentations and workshops covering the GED test subjects and other topics including: using GED analytics and data to improve program outcomes, updates coming to the GED test and how to use the GEDPrep Connect tool and other resources to benefit your classroom.

In your down time we encourage you to explore the many attractions San Diego has to offer. Here’s a list of top tourist recommendations in historic Gaslamp Quarter and the surrounding city.

The official agenda will be released in the coming weeks and will be available here. If you haven’t registered for the conference—hurry and reserve your spot before it’s sold out!

See you in San Diego!