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MAG Conferences

At present there are two annual conferences, The Fall MAG Conference, which is the major event held by the Maryland Assessment Group every November and the Mini MAG which the follow-up conference held in every Spring. The Mini MAG is used to provide educators an opportunity to showcase things they are doing in their classrooms and school districts based on what they learned at the Fall event.

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MAG Registration Fees:

Approximately 80% of the registration fees for both MAG and the Mini MAG go to the costs associated with building the conference being held. The remaining 20% helps pay office and administrative budgets.

The fees associated with the MAG Pre-conference (offered the morning and afternoon on the first day of the conference) fund the speakers and other amenities related to the Pre-Conference.

Registration Fee Policy:

The MAG Fall Conference registration opens the first week of June. There is an Early-Bird registration rate that remains in effect until the first week of September.  There are group rate possibilities for registrations of four or more. Conference Presenters are given a special discount. Participants may register using the MAG online registration site until the week before the conference. After that date, walk-in registration is permitted.

Mini MAG registration opens the last week in January. There are no group rate possibilities and no Early Bird Specials. Conference Presenters are given a special discount.

Cancellation Policy (Annual Fall Conference):

Participants canceling their registration within 30 days, but not less than 10 days, receive a refund minus an administration fee. No refund will be given to any participant canceling 10 days or less prior to the event.

Cancellation Policy (Mini MAG Conference):

Participants cancelling any time prior to 10 days before the conference will receive a full refund. Participants cancelling within 10 days to the conference will receive a refund minus a $20 administration fee.

MAG Annual Fall Conference and Pre-Conference:

The annual Fall Conference is traditionally held on Wednesday through Friday the week preceding the Thanksgiving Holiday. For the past 25 years, the conference has been held at the Clarion Hotel in Ocean City, Maryland. Participants attending the conference pay a registration fee that includes sessions they are attending and all conference meals (Wednesday dinner, Thursday breakfast, lunch and dinner, and Friday brunch).  Hotel registration is not included and participants are required to make those arrangements on their own. The Clarion provides MAG with a two-day conference rate.

For those participants seeking an additional educational learning experience, MAG provides a thematic pre-session. The pre-session presenters are highly visible and nationally recognized educators who provide an in-depth overview of the overall theme of the MAG Conference. The cost for the Pre-Conference is in addition to the Annual Fall Conference.

To Register Select the appropriate link below:
Individual Registration
Group Registration

Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel

Located at 10100 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842.  For reservations, please contact the hotel by e-mail or call 1-800-638-2100 and request the MAG Conference group rate.