2016 MOS/ACA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP – AWARDS WEBCAST

Overview

The 2016 Global Partner Summit is a companion event to the 15th Annual MOS World Championship and the 4th 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 shoot for the stars.

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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, 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

9:00 am - 5:00 pm LATAM Regional Meeting
2:00 pm - 10:00 pm Registration: GPS, MOS World Championship; ACA World Championship
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Keyboard Testing
8:00 pm -10:00 pm Welcome Reception: An Evening of Drinks and Desserts on the Pool Deck
7:00 am - 8:30 am Breakfast
8:30 am - 9:00 am Welcome
Craig Bushman
Vice President Marketing, Certiport
9:00 am - 9:10 am Welcome from Adobe
9:10 am - 9:15 am Break: ACA World Championship Students Depart for Testing
9:15 am - 9:30 am Welcome from Microsoft
9:30 am - 9:45 am Break: MOS World Championship Students Depart for Testing
9:45 am – 10:15 am Keynote: Bob Whelan
President & Chief Executive Officer
Pearson VUE
10:15 am - 11:00 am Certiport Vision & Goals
Aaron Osmond
General Manager, Global Certiport Offering
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Certiport Product Roadmap
Jeffrey Lewis
Director, Product Management, Global Certiport Offering
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Disney Institute General Session
Disney’s Approach to Sales and Quality Service
3:00 pm - 6:30 pm Disney Institute: On-Site Experience
Disney – Business Behind the Magic Tour
Evening Unscheduled Time
7:00 am - 8:30 am Breakfast
8:30 am - 8:45 am Welcome
Craig Bushman
Vice President Marketing, Certiport
8:45 am - 9:15 am World Champion of Digital Literacy Award Presentation
9:15 am – 10:00 am The Power of Certification: My Certiport Story
10:00 am - 11:00 pm Motivational Speaker: How to Dominate at Work and Succeed in Life
11:00 am - 11:15 pm Break – Students Depart
11:15 am - 12:00 pm MOS 2016 Launch
Mark Harris
Product Manager, MOS

Peggy Hayes
Product Marketing Manager, MOS
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm ACU In-Application and Fusion 360 Launch
Brandon Jackson
Product Manager, ACU/ACP

John Medved
Product Marketing Manager, ACU/ACP
2:15 pm - 3:00 pm 2017 Certiport World Championships Launch: MOS, ACA, ACU
Randy Richards
Senior Director, Product Marketing

Hannah Crepeau
Marketing Manager, Student Competitions
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Break
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Ask the Expert Table Discussions
Microsoft
Mark Harris
Product Manager, Microsoft Products
Adobe
Brandon Jackson
Product Manager, Adobe Products
Autodesk
John Medved
Product Marketing Manager, ACU/ACP


IC3
Kris Morris
Product Marketing Manager, IC3
New Products
Adam Keys
Product Manager, ESB
Learning Products
David Watkins
Product Manager, Learning Products
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm Unscheduled Time/Private Meetings
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Partner Awards Cocktail Reception
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Partner Awards Dinner
7:00 am - 8:00 am Student Rehearsals
8:00 am - 10:00 am Brunch
9:00 am - 10:00 am ACA Championship Student Awards
10:00 am - 10:30 am Break
10:30 am – 12:30 pm MOS Championship Student Awards
9:00 am - 5:00 pm LATAM Regional Meeting
2:00 pm - 10:00 pm Registration: GPS, MOS World Championship; ACA World Championship
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Keyboard Testing
8:00 pm -10:00 pm Welcome Reception: An Evening of Drinks and Desserts on the Pool Deck
7:00 am - 8:30 am Breakfast
8:30 am - 9:00 am Welcome
Craig Bushman
Vice President Marketing, Certiport
9:00 am - 9:10 am Welcome from Adobe
9:10 am – 9:15 am Break: ACA World Championship Students Depart for Testing
9:15 am - 9:30 am
Welcome from Microsoft
Project Presentation by ICAF to Adobe Students
9:30 am - 9:45 am
Break: MOS World Championship Students Depart for Testing
ACA World Championship - Testing
9:45 am - 10:15 am
MOS World Championship - Testing
ACA World Championship - Testing
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm - 6:30 pm
MOS World Championship - Testing
ACA World Championship - Testing
Evening Free Time
7:00 am - 8:30 am Breakfast
8:30 am - 8:45 am Welcome
Craig Bushman
Vice President Marketing, Certiport
8:45 am - 9:15 am World Champion of Digital Literacy Award Presentation
9:15 am – 10:00 am The Power of Certification: My Certiport Story
10:00 am - 11:00 pm Motivational Speaker: How to Dominate at Work and Succeed in Life
11:00 am - 11:15 pm Break – Students Depart
11:15 am - 10:00 pm
MOS Student Off-Site Activity:
Disney World – Full Day Ticket
ACA Student Off-Site Activity: Disney World – Full Day Ticket
7:00 am - 8:00 am Student Rehearsals
8:00 am - 10:00 am Brunch
9:00 am - 10:00 am ACA Championship Student Awards
10:00 am - 10:30 am Break
10:30 am – 12:30 pm MOS Championship Student Awards


Pricing and Registration

Please click below to register for GPS.

GPS 2016 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 2016:

General Conference and Competition Fee:

$695.00 (USD) per person

Benefits and Discounts

There are substantial benefits and discounts for early bird registration – which must be completed by 30 June 2016:

Bronze Partners

  • 1 partner employee free
  • 50% discount for additional
Register

Silver Partners

  • 1 partner employee free
  • 50% discount for additional
Register

Gold Partners

  • 2 partner employees free
  • 50% discount for additional
Register

Platinum Partners

  • 3 partner employees free
  • 50% discount for additional
Register

Individuals who register following the early bird registration deadline will be charged the full conference fee of $695.00 (USD). The last day to register for GPS is Wednesday, 7 July 2016. Any cancellations after 7 July 2016 will result in a $150.00 (USD) cancellation fee. Additionally, registration for one person cannot be exchanged for another.

A voucher 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. Any attendee from your organization can register using the Web link and the voucher code provided. When the maximum usage for your voucher code has been reached, you will receive an error message. Follow the link in the error message to continue registering additional attendees at the appropriate conference fee rate.

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, 27 May 2016, please send an email request to gps@pearson.com.

2016 World Championship Pricing and Registration

In order to ensure a superior event, with top-notch facilities, testing environments, and activities, Certiport has established the following pricing structure for 2016:

General Conference and Competition Fee:

$695.00 (USD) per person

Benefits and Discounts

There are substantial benefits and discounts for early bird registration – which must be completed by 30 June 2016:

Student Competitor

  • Free
Register

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 30 June 2016 to take advantage of the early bird registration discount. The last day to register is Thursday, 7 July 2016. Any cancellations after 7 July 2016 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. We will allow family members and additional guests to join the 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.

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

 

Experience a relaxing hotel retreat within walking distance to Disney Springs™, the recently updated shopping, dining, and entertainment complex at the Walt Disney World Resort. For guests that are staying at this hotel, there is a discounted rate for Disney World tickets.

Hotel Features

The Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista features shuttle transportation to and from Disney Theme Parks, seven delectable dining options, two pools, an arcade, and more. All modern rooms offer custom-designed beds, mini-fridges, flat-screen TVs and WiFi.

Hotel Pricing

Certiport has negotiated a discounted hotel rate of $139.00 (USD) for single/double occupancy; $159.00 for triple occupancy; and $179.00 for quad occupancy. A daily resort fee, currently $24.00 per night, will be waived as part of our group rate – if you book by Friday, July 15 2016. Additionally, Certiport has obtained complimentary guest room and public are internet services for our guests who book rooms with the hotel (a savings of $9.95 per day).

Deadline

You are responsible booking your own hotel accommodations.

The hotel reservation discount deadline is Friday, 15 July 2016. 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.

Travel Arrangements

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

To learn about the wide variety of transportation options in the Orlando area, click here.