Shoot for the Stars

2017 MOS/ACA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

AND CERTIPORT GLOBAL PARTNER SUMMIT

July 30th - August 2nd | Anaheim, California

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Overview

The 2017 Global Partner Summit is a companion event to the 16th Annual MOS World Championship and the 5th Annual ACA World Championship. In order to maximize the time and investment that Certiport Partners make in sponsoring the national student champions in these global competitions, Certiport provides four days of interactive sessions, program updates, and networking opportunities designed to help you follow your dreams.

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Product Strategy

Product roadmaps and strategic business plans

Partner Resources

Strategic and tactical marketing plans, tools, and other partner resources

Best Practices

A forum to exchange ideas and best practices with other global partners

Client Relationships

Promotion of relationships with top Certiport clients such as Adobe, Autodesk, IC3, Intuit, Toon Boom, and Microsoft

Planning Sessions

Introduction of new partners to the Pearson VUE executive team and an opportunity for existing partners to conduct business planning sessions with Certiport’s business leaders and program specialists

Cross-selling Opportunities

Information about cross-selling opportunities with Pearson VUE and Pearson Learning

10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Registration: GPS, MOS and ACA World Championships Center Lounge
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM Welcome Reception: An Evening of Drinks and Desserts Magic Kingdom Lawn
7:00 AM – 8:30 PM Breakfast South Exhibit Hall
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM Welcome from Pearson VUE
Bob Whelan
Pearson VUE
Center Ballroom
9:00 AM – 9:15 AM Welcome from Adobe
Remy Mansfield
Adobe Corporation
Center Ballroom
9:15 AM – 9:45 AM Welcome from Microsoft
Anthony Salcito
Microsoft
Center Ballroom
9:45 AM – 10:00 AM Students Depart for Testing
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Welcome Partners
Bob Whelan
President, Pearson Assessments
Center Ballroom
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Certiport Vision & Goals
Aaron Osmond
General Manager, Global Certiport Offering
Center Ballroom
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Certiport Product Roadmap
Jeffrey Lewis
Director, Product Management
Center Ballroom
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch Magic Kingdom Lawn
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Guest Business Speaker:
Follow Your Dreams Leadership Training
Center Ballroom
2:30 PM – 3:00 PM Break Center Lounge
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM Panel Discussion:
Technology and Customer Satisfaction
Center Ballroom
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM Panel Discussion:
Expanding Your Sales Portfolio with Learning Products
Center Ballroom
4:15 PM – 4:45 PM Panel Discussion:
Competing Against ECDL
Center Ballroom
4:45 PM – 5:15 PM Panel Discussion:
Sales Best Practices from Around the World
Center Ballroom
5:15 PM – 5:30 PM Day One Close-Up Center Ballroom
Evening Free Time
7:00 AM – 8:30 PM Breakfast South Exhibit Hall
8:30 AM – 8:45 AM Welcome
Craig Bushman
Vice President Marketing, Certiport
Center Ballroom
8:45 AM – 9:15 AM World Champion of Digital Literacy Award Presentation Center Ballroom
9:15 AM – 10:00 AM The Power of Certification:
My Certiport Story
Center Ballroom
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Motivational Speaker:
Follow Your Dreams
Center Ballroom
11:00 AM – 11:15 AM Break
Students Depart Off-Site Activity
Disneyland® Park
11:15 AM – 12:00 PM Product Presentation:
Addressing the Coding
Computer Science Focus in Education
Center Ballroom
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch South Exhibit Hall
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM New Product Presentation:
Toon Boom Certified Associate
Center Ballroom
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM MOS/ACA Competition Best Practices
2018 Competition Materials
Center Ballroom
3:00 PM – 3:15 PM General Session Wrap-Up and Housekeeping:
Craig Bushman
Center Ballroom
3:15 PM – 5:30 PM Ask the Expert Table Discussions
MOS/MCE
MTA – Coding Focus
Adobe
Intl Marketing
Autodesk
Working with Microsoft VL
IC3
Learning and Practice Test Products
ESB
Localization
ToonBoom
Technology & Console 8
Student Competitions
Red Carpet Technical Support
South Exhibit Hall
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM Unscheduled Time/Private Meetings
7:00 PM – 7:30 PM Partner Awards Cocktail Reception Center Lounge
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Partner Awards Dinner Center Ballroom
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM Student Rehearsals Disneyland® Hotel Grand Ballroom
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM Brunch South Exhibit Hall
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM ACA Championship Student Awards Disneyland® Hotel Grand Ballroom
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Break Center Lounge
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM MOS Championship Student Awards Disneyland® Hotel Grand Ballroom
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Registration: GPS, MOS and ACA World Championships Center Lounge
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Keyboard Testing Monorail
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM Welcome Reception: An Evening of Drinks and Desserts Magic Kingdom Lawn
7:00 AM – 8:30 PM Breakfast South Exhibit Hall
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM Welcome from Pearson VUE
Bob Whelan
Pearson VUE
Center Ballroom
9:00 AM – 9:15 AM Welcome from Adobe
Remy Mansfield
Adobe Corporation
Center Ballroom
9:15 AM – 9:45 AM Welcome from Microsoft
Anthony Salcito
Microsoft
Center Ballroom
9:45 AM – 10:00 AM Students Depart for Testing
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM MOS Championship Testing
Student Lounge
ACA Championship Testing
Monorail
South Ballroom A
Castle
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch Magic Kingdom Lawn
1:30 PM – 6:00 PM MOS Championship Testing
Student Lounge
ACA Championship Testing
Monorail
South Ballroom A
Castle
Evening Free Time
7:00 AM – 8:30 PM Breakfast South Exhibit Hall
8:30 AM – 8:45 AM Welcome
Craig Bushman
Vice President Marketing, Certiport
Center Ballroom
8:45 AM – 9:15 AM World Champion of Digital Literacy Award Presentation Center Ballroom
9:15 AM – 10:00 AM The Power of Certification:
My Certiport Story
Center Ballroom
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Motivational Speaker:
Follow Your Dreams
Center Ballroom
11:00 AM – 11:15 AM Break
Students Depart Off-Site Activity
Disneyland® Park
11:15 AM – 12:00 AM Student Offsite Disneyland® Park
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM Student Rehearsals Disneyland® Hotel Grand Ballroom
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM Brunch South Exhibit Hall
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM ACA Championship Student Awards Disneyland® Hotel Grand Ballroom
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Break Center Lounge
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM MOS Championship Student Awards Disneyland® Hotel Grand Ballroom


Pricing and Registration

Please click below to register for GPS.

GPS 2017 Registration and Pricing

In order to ensure a superior event with top-notch facilities, speakers, and activities, Certiport has established the following pricing structure for 2017:

General Conference and Competition Fee:

$695.00 (USD) per person

Benefits and Discounts

Take advantage of a 50% discount during early bird registration. The deadline for this discount is Friday, 23 June 2017. Registrations completed after this deadline will be charged the full $695.00 (USD) registration fee.

Bronze Partners

  • 1 partner employee free
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Silver Partners

  • 1 partner employee free
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Gold Partners

  • 2 partner employees free
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Platinum Partners

  • 3 partner employees free
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The last day to register for GPS is Friday, 7 July 2017. Any cancellations after 7 July 2017 will result in a $150.00 (USD) cancellation fee. Additionally, registration for one person cannot be exchanged for another.

A discount code, specific to your organization, which allows the appropriate number of free registrants according to your partner status, has been sent in a personalized invitation email to one person from your organization. Individuals will be asked to enter the discount code on the payment page at the end of the registration process. When the maximum usage for your discount code has been reached, additional registrants will be charged the appropriate conference fee.

The process outlined above is important in order for your organization to qualify for complimentary passes or discounts. If you or someone in your organization has not received a personalized invitation with registration instructions by Friday, 2 June 2017, please send an email request to gps@pearson.com.

2017 World Championship Pricing and Registration

In order to ensure a superior event with top-notch facilities, speakers, and activities, Certiport has established the following pricing structure for 2017.

General Conference and Competition Fee:

$695.00 (USD) per person

Benefits and Discounts

There are substantial benefits and discounts for early bird registration. The deadline for this discount is Friday, 23 June 2017. Registrations completed after this deadline will be charged the full $695.00 (USD) registration fee.

Student Competitor

  • Free
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Chaperone (Free)

  • ONE (1) chaperone per partner is free
Register

Chaperone (Additional)

  • 50% early-bird discount
Register

Be sure to register your additional chaperone(s) prior to 23 June 2017 to take advantage of the early bird registration discount. The last day to register is Friday, 7 July 2017. Any cancellations after 7 July 2017 will result in a $150.00 (USD) cancellation fee. Additionally, registration for one person cannot be exchanged for another.

Chaperones are required to be with students during all competition activities. They will not be allowed to participate in GPS. Please plan accordingly.

One (1) chaperone is required for every six (6) students under the age of 18. The first chaperone per partner is free. Chaperones can be parents, teachers, partner representatives, etc. Chaperones can be responsible for students participating in both competitions.

Parents and other guests who are not registered as chaperones will not be eligible to participate in any event activities. This includes access to meals, receptions, and off-site activities. However, we will allow family members and additional guests to join the Championship Awards Ceremony. Competitors (or their respective Partners) simply need to indicate the names of any family or guest members that would like to attend the ceremony by emailing gps@pearson.com. or they may also identify these additional attendees at the Conference/Registration Desk prior to the Awards Ceremony.

If you are registering on behalf of students and chaperones, please use unique email addresses for each individual.

 

Be surrounded in the spirit and wonder of Disneyland® past and present. Stay in the Adventure, Fantasy or Frontier tower, each an homage in sight and sound to the park’s original lands—and delight in the hotel’s sleek, ultra-modern design that surrounds you at every turn. Located just steps from the Downtown Disney® District, the hotel is a short stroll to both Disneyland® Park and Disney California Adventure® Park. For Certiport guests who are staying at this hotel, there is a specially priced rate for theme park tickets*, if they are purchased prior to arrival.

*Instructions on how to purchase these tickets will be sent to you once you complete your event registration.

Hotel Features

The Disneyland® Hotel features modern accommodations with a magical touch; themed pools featuring waterslides and spa whirlpools; dining options including fine dining, themed eateries, whimsical buffets, and creative cocktail bars; and easy access to the Downtown Disney® District and the Disneyland® Park and Disney California Adventure® Park.

Hotel Pricing

Certiport has negotiated a specially priced hotel rate of $219.00 (USD) for a standard hotel room. This specially priced room rate will be available only until 7 July 2017. This is a special price on the room rate of this premium location hotel. A standard room at the Disneyland® Hotel includes 2 Queen Beds and 1 Day Bed, or 2 Queen Beds, or 1 King Bed. Standard rooms may sleep up to 5 adults. There is no added resort fee at this hotel. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in Guest rooms and many public areas, including the main lobby and pool deck.

Deadline

You are responsible booking your own hotel accommodations.

The specially priced hotel reservation deadline is Friday, 7 July 2017. Please note that this time of year is the high-season for tourists and it is extremely likely that the hotel will quickly sell out.

SPECIALLY PRICED TICKETS

As a Certiport guest at the Disneyland® Hotel, you are also eligible to purchase specially priced tickets* to the Disneyland® Park and Disney California Adventure® Park! These specially priced tickets* are available between the dates of 26 July 2017 and 6 August 2017. To receive the specially priced tickets*, it must be purchased online prior to arrival.

*Instructions on how to purchase these tickets will be sent to you once you complete your event registration.

TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS

You are responsible for arranging your own travel to/from the airport to the hotel.

There are a variety of transportation options in the Anaheim and Southern California area. The transportation company recommended by the Disneyland® Hotel is BEST-VIP transportation, which includes transportation options such as sedans, SUVs, vans, minicoaches, and motorcoaches.
There are also a variety of other transportation options in Southern California that you may consider.