Missouri  AlternativeEducation Network

2017 MAEN Summer Conference

July 16-18, 2017

“Make Education Count”


Keynote Speaker: Craig Boykin    craig-boykin

It is imperative that teachers make education count for ALL students. Across America, Craig expresses to educators that if they were working in a factory dealing with widgets, it would cost the company about $.30 cent to fix one if they damaged it. However, in education, we’re not dealing with widgets, we are dealing with REAL lives.  If we fail to educate these kids, in many cases, they are pushed out into society and funneled into the prison system or worse, end up dead. It is important that educators do their best to reach each student, regardless of their situation and/or circumstances.  In this keynote speech, Craig exposes educators to his challenges as an at-risk youth and gives them techniques and ideas on how to deal with these students in various ways.

Breakout Proposal Form

If you would have great information or fabulous alternative education strategies that our statewide membership could benefit from. Please fill out the Proposal Form and our Conference Chair will be in contact with you to confirm.

Corporate Sponsorship Levels for 2017

Corporate Vendor/Exhibitor Registration

We would love to showcase your educational product and/or service at our annual alternative conference!  Please complete the registration form and our Conference Chair will contact you.

Conference Registration will open on March 1st, 2017

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silent auction at this year’s conference. Please bring an item that you believe other educators might want to make a bid on!  We will also be having some fun with a 50/50 style raffle.

Our goal is to fund conference registration scholarships to members who’s districts may not be able to afford the cost of registration and/or lodging.





Missouri Alt Education Network is a state affiliate of the National Alternative Education Association (NAEA) and we want you to join our growing group of educators?

Click the “Join Now” tab for the membership form.

Missouri is part of NAEA’s Region 5.  Our current Regional Director is Amy Schlessman from Arizona.  You can take a look at the other states in Region 5 on the NAEA website.