E3 Conference 2018

E3 Conference 2018

Educate, Engage, Empower - The Time is Now!


Friday, January 12, 2018 - Sunday, January 14, 2018


Embassy Suites at Kingston Plantation

9800 Queensway Blvd.

Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

E-blast from Dr. Akua


Dr. Akua’s Website

Dr. Chike Akua is a leading authority on increasing the achievement of today's students, especially those in some of the most challenging schools and communities.  His book Education for Transformation is a favorite among teachers and leaders and has been endorsed by a number of prominent national education educators.  As a recognized master teacher, Dr. Akua has been an invited keynote presenter and trainer at regional and national conferences, school systems, colleges and universities.   With a culturally relevant approach toward closing the achievement gap, he is known for his dynamic, interactive presentations to teachers, parents, and students.

 Dr. Akua  has 14 years of teaching experience in Virginia and Georgia public school systems.  In 1995, he was selected Teacher of the Year for Newport News Public Schools (VA) and was also selected as one of Ebony magazine’s “50 Leaders of Tomorrow.” A year later, in 1996, the Dekalb County Board of Education (Atlanta, Georgia) recognized him with the Excellence in Education Award for Service to Youth.  Additionally, he has been an invited lecturer for undergraduate and graduate courses in teacher education at Georgia State University, Southern University, Howard University and Clark Atlanta University.

Deeply committed to culturally relevant pedagogy and the development of culturally relevant instructional materials, Dr. Akua has written and published several books and parent/teacher guides designed for today’s students. His book, A Treasure Within: Stories of Remembrance and Rediscovery was nominated for the NAACP Image AwardReading Revolution is his most recent publication (co-authored with Tavares Stephens). The books have been adopted by the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice Regional Youth Detention Center and public schools around the country.

Dr. Akua is a committed volunteer with several youth mentoring and leadership academies and college preparatory camps for middle school and high school students. He has helped lead over 1000 students and parents on trips throughout Egypt, Ghana, Morocco and Senegal through the African Genesis Institute's Teen Summit 1000 program.  Dr. Akua is frequently called upon by education, civic, and social organizations to speak about educational excellence and cultural knowledge.

Call for Proposals

Would you like to present at the 2018 E3 Educator's Conference?  If so please click on "Proposal Form" to download a Call for Proposal form and follow the directions on the form.

Conference Agenda

E3 Conference

Leadership Academy

Designed to give you the skills to lead from where you are regardless of your position.  

Educators Conference

This conference is designed around four strands to meet the needs of educators in the 21st century:

  • Strand I - Deeper Learning
  • Strand II - 2018 South Carolina Programs and Initiatives
  • Strand III - Next Generation of Leaders
  • Strand IV - Renewing, Reflecting, and Redefining Our Purpose

Youth Conference

This conference is designed to give our youth the skills which are necessary to be successful today and in the future. Click on Flyer for more information. 

E3 Conference Registration

Leadership Academy

Leadership Academy and General

 Registration Fee: $205 through 11/1/17.


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Educators Conference

Educators Conference 

Registration Fee: $130 through 11/1/17


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Youth Conference

Youth Conference for 6th - 12 Graders 

Registration Fee for Students & Chaperones: $60 


Youth Conference Flyer

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Hotel Reservations

Click on Hotel to reserve rooms at the conference rates. The conference will be held at:

Embassy Suites Hotel

9800 Queensway Blvd, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29572, United States

(843) 449-0006

Job Fair, Vendors, and Sponsors

Job Fair

Districts and schools may set up a display/table for the purpose of recruiting.  The cost is $250 though November 1.



Vendors may set up at display to sell and promote their company and/or merchandise. The cost is $300 through November 1, 2017. 

The cost for vendors who wish to set up a display and present is $1,000.



We appreciate the support of our sponsors.

Platinum Sponsors $5,000

Gold Sponsors $2,000

Silver Sponsors $1,000

Bronze Sponsors $500