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Aware Awake Alive + CSU present: “PLUG AND PLAY” — A conference and orientation

Join us in Long Beach January 30th and 31st
At the CSU Office of the Chancellor, Dumke Auditorium
(Participation in this event is limited to California State University administration and students)


It’s time to do some binge thinking. On January 30th-31st, plug into a life-saving and dynamic movement on your campus. You and your CSU colleagues will have the opportunity to meet with Scott and Julia Starkey (parents to Carson Starkey and co-founders of Aware Awake Alive), learn how the Aware Awake Alive Toolbox can organically change the way your campus deals with the issues surrounding alcohol poisoning, and contribute to the system-wide messaging and tools. Come collaborate on how to create a peer-driven awareness program on your campus—it’s Plug & Play!

When:
· Plug: January 30th from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.—Registration, Keynote from the Starkeys, Meet and Greet, Team Assignments
· Play: January 31st from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.--Keynote, General session, Breakouts (Continental Breakfast from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.)

Where:
· California State University Office of the Chancellor at the Dumke Auditorium (401 Golden Shore, Long Beach, CA 90802)

RSVP Deadline: Friday, January 24th. To Register, http://www.calstate.edu/PA/info/CO_Map.shtml
http://www.calstate.edu/PA/info/CO_map.pdf

What is in it for you?
This is not another obligatory sit-and-listen continuing education event. At Plug & Play, your ideas, input, and feedback will be the driving force of our shared outcome of understanding and action-items. That’s the Aware Awake Alive way! The Aware Awake Alive team and the Starkeys will come together with you and other CSU stakeholders from various levels of experience and areas of responsibility for the beginning of a system-wide movement to save lives from deadly alcohol poisoning. This is a singular opportunity to meet with other CSU representatives to discuss the issues surrounding alcohol poisoning and learn how to develop a program that will enhance your current initiatives. The conversation around suggested solutions will be real, honest, peer-focused, and compassionate.

Plug & Play Take-Aways
In addition to a peer network and a palpable sense of excitement and perspective, you will leave Plug & Play energized and connected with:
· A USB loaded with invaluable materials such as posters, agendas, a social media starter kit, and Plug & Play workshop presentations
· Commemorative shirt
· Sample Aware Awake Alive swag
· Prizes

Plug & Play Agenda at a glance:
· Welcome reception and workshop check-in
· Opening Session with Julia and Scott Starkey
· Aware Awake Alive Toolbox resources for beginners and advanced users
· Brainstorming sessions for 2014 Spring Break and Back To School campaigns
· Best Practices used by other campuses
· Social Media and PR Strategies for your campus
· Updates on 911 Medical Amnesty Laws
· Partnering with your local community
· Building an Action Plan for your campus

Key contacts:
CSU, Office of the Chancellor
Sabrina K. Sanders, Assistant Director, Student Programs
ssanders@calstate.edu

Aware Awake Alive
Lisa Dow, Executive Director
lisa@awareawakealive.org

Mark McKnight, Outreach Manager
mark@awareawakealive.org

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