Sounds great. I've been holding off buying my plane ticket to Little Rock in case anything came up for earlier that week. I'd be able to give you a lower rate than normal because my plane ticket is already being paid for by the conference organizers.
Sanetta - thanks for joining the Freshman Transition Network and for contacting me.
I don't have dates set yet for this fall. My partner, Ray Moore, is battling cancer which has put a few things on hold. However, there's a pretty good chance that I'll do something in Nashville at some point. It might be a structured a little differently since it will probably be just me.
I also regularly travel to schools to conduct onsite workshops. Those are able to be tailored very specifically to a school's needs. I probably visit a school a month. Maybe it would work best for me to come to you. It might save you some money as well.
I'm scheduled to be in Monticello, AR on August 4 and Little Rock, AR on August 5. Those conferences will be of a different nature. However, maybe if your school was interested I could visit you all earlier that week?
Let me know if you'd be interested in discussing anything like that.
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