Empowering Arizona high school sophomores to take charge of their education and invest in their future and community
ASU Tempe campus
The 2018 ASU AVID Conference is an opportunity for Arizona high school sophomores to develop their leadership skills and learn about resources available to them at Arizona State University through interactive workshops. The purpose of the conference is to foster positive attitudes towards school and higher education.
Please note: Registration is now full for both days. Thank you for your interest.
February 26, 2018, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. February 28, 2018, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Sessions and Objectives:
This year the ASU AVID Conference will focus on leadership. AVID students will learn leadership skills in the areas of effective communication, solving challenges, and innovative ideas. Below are descriptions of the sessions that will take place at the 2018 ASU AVID Conference.
Sell it! Developing Effective Communication Strategies
Ever think you and your friends could create a better commercial for a new product? Try it! In this session, students will use critical thinking skills to communicate effectively through teamwork and individual accountability by developing strategies to create and promote a product.
Work it out! Solving Challenging Dilemmas
Have you or your friends ever faced a situation that posed an ethical dilemma? Work it out! In this session, students will promote critical thought to help them make well-informed decisions and have rich discussions about realistic ethical dilemmas faced by teens on a daily basis while finding alternative options.
Make it! Innovative Ideas
Have you or your friends ever thought about changing old, out of date ideas into new dynamic ideas? Same with a twist! In this session, students will develop and use leadership skills to work collaboratively as a team to be innovative and think creatively by completing a task with specific restraints applied.
ASU Student Panel
ASU students will share their Sun Devil stories about how they were able to access ASU and the obstacles they may have faced along the way. AVID students will be able to ask questions and gain perspective on the application process, selecting a major, and college life.
College Readiness Resource Fair
AVID students and coordinators will learn about college readiness resources and student summer engagement opportunities at ASU.
AVID students will have the opportunity to experience college dining with a free lunch in one of our on-campus dining halls.