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Alamo Colleges Presents

Tex-BEST Workforce Literacy Summit 2014  

July 23-25, 2014

in partnership with

Accelerate Texas/IPAES Only- Summer Meeting

July 22-23

Hilton Palacio Del Rio
200 S. Alamo St
San Antonio, TX 78205 


 Accelerate Texas / IPAES Only-Summer Meeting 2014 (July 22-23, 2014)

Note:  This is a meeting for THECB ATX and IPAES grantees only. 

This year Tex-BEST Workforce Literacy Summit is partnering with Accelerate Texas/IPAES Summer Meeting.  Registration for THECB Accelerate Texas Summer Meeting will be available through the Tex-BEST 2014 Online Registration. this meeting is only for Accelerate Texas and IPAES grantees;  however, THECB grantees receive a reduced registration for attending the Tex-BEST Workforce Literacy Summit following the summer meeting.

 Tex-BEST Workforce Literacy Summit 2014 (July 23-25, 2014) 

Join us again on the exciting San Antonio Riverwalk for the fifth annual Tex-BEST Workforce Literacy Summit 2014

This year’s summit "Embracing New Opportunities: Pathways to Prosperity" will once again bring together local, state and national practitioners from developmental education, adult basic education, and workforce development to participate in a forward-looking agenda that will help us prepare for the significant transitions and advances being made in our field in the next year. 

Agenda topics include:

  • Implementing the TSI assessment
  • Adult education transitions
  • Best practices in contextualized developmental and adult education
  • I-BEST model development
  • Responsive advising and career guidance
  • Sustaining and expanding innovative program models in community colleges
  • Developing programs in response to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and innovations in services to immigrant students  
  • Developing stackable pathways from Adult Basic Education to college.


 Tex-BEST Registration Fee: $225 | Accelerate TX Meeting Fee: $125 

Tex-BEST/Accelerate TX Combo Fee: $250 | Tex-BEST Preconference or 1Day Fee: $100
Register Today Online   

*PO Invoices will be issued to Contact Individual listed on Summit Online Registration Form 

 *Due to Tex-BEST contractual commitments, cancellations will require forfeiture of all fees, however, transfer of registration between individuals is possible. 


Hotel Information

This year’s summit will take place at:
Hilton Palacio Del Rio
200 S. Alamo St
San Antonio, TX 78205

To reserve a room call: 1-800-HILTONS (445-8667)
Room Rates: Single $110.00, Additional Person +$25, Upgrade to Riverside +$50

Group Name: Alamo Colleges 

Group Code:  ALAM  

Reserve your room today 
Deadline for Summit Rate: June 29, 2014  Tuesday July 8, 2014 

Other Hotels 

La Quinta Inn and Suites San Antonio Riverwalk
303 Blum, San Antonio, TX 78205
Room Rate: $110 (July 23-25 only)

To make reservations call 866-527-1498 Opt #1
Group Name: Tex-BEST

Deadline: July 16, 2014

Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk
123 Losoya St, San Antonio, TX 78205
Room Rate: $129 (July 20-24 only)

To make reservations call:  1-800-233-1234
Group Name: Tex-BEST

Omni La Mansion del Rio This block is CLOSED
112 College St, San Antonio, TX 78205 

To reserve a room call: 800-843-6664 ask for Tex-BEST room block 
Room Rates: $110.00


This year’s summit, "Embracing New Opportunities: Pathways to Prosperity" will include four outstanding presentation tracks: 

  • Curriculum Integration Pathways
  • Sustainability Models and Best Practices
  • Partnerships and Employer Engagement
  • Access and Immigration


To submit a Proposal please fill out the Tex-BEST 2014 Proposal Form and submit it to:  

 Deadline for Proposals: July 1, 2014


Agenda at a Glance

Accelerate Texas/IPAES Only-Summer Meeting

July 22 8:00AM-5:00PM 

July 23 8:00AM-1:00PM 

Bridge Session- Employer Engagement Session

July 23, 2014 8:00AM AM-1:00PM 

*Accelerate Texas Summer Meeting closing and Tex-BEST PreConference come together for "Employer Engagement Session" 

Tex-BEST Workforce Literacy Summit Agenda at a Glance

Day 1 

July 23 




Opening General Session 


Track 1 

Track 2 

Track 3 

Track 4 


Day 2 

July 24 



Opening Remarks 

National Panel-Best Practices 

Lunch and Keynote Address 

Track 1 

Track 2 

Track 3 

Track 4 

Track 1 

Track 2 

Track 3 

Track 4 

Day 3 

July 25 



Opening Remarks 


Round Table and Work Sessions 

Legislative "Town Hall Meeting" 




















Exhibitors and Sponsors   

To become an Exhibitor for Tex-BEST Workforce Literacy Summit 2014 please fill out the online Exhibitor Form. 

Exhibitor Tables start at $500 for the first table with an extra charge of $250 for each additional table (up to 2 per vendor).  A discounted price of $300 for CBO and Small NonProfits is available.  There are addition charges if an exhibitor wants to apply electricity($50) and/or WiFi 1 device($50) to their set up.

Sponsor Tex-BEST Workforce Literacy Summit 2014 with six levels of Sponsorship available. To become a sponsor for Tex-BEST Workforce Literacy Summit 2014 please fill out the Sponsor Form and submit to:

Delicia Herrera 


Contact Information

Phone: 210-486-5555

Committee Members:

Rachell Martinez
Phone: 210-486-5030

Senior Advisor-Student Success

Belkiss Rodriguez
Phone: 210-486-5800

Conference Coordinator


Melissa Sadler-Nitu
Phone: 210-485-0242

Conference Chair