KARA Me Away to Paradise

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Washburn University is proud to host the Kansas Association for Resident Assistants in November of 2018! This year's theme is "Kara Me Away to Paradise." Washburn is located at 1700 SW College Avenue in Topeka, Kansas. Below, you will find information pertaining to the competitions, hotels, and registration.

Registration is open now through October 26th at 5pm. Registration rates are $70 per attendee, or $60 for attendees who submit a program proposal. 

An opportunity will be provided to participate in a philanthropy activity to create cards for veterans. Cards will be delivered to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs in celebration of Veteran's Day on November 11th.

Delegation Roll Call
Roll Call is a creative skit-like presentation. Delegation groups can introduce their members by utilizing a song, dance, chant, etc. If your delegation is using music or video, please submit the audio file no later than November 1st to resliving@washburn.edu
Banner Specifications

Banner dimmensions are no larger than 4 X 6 ft. and must be able to be displayed for judging.

The banner should relate to the conference theme (KARA Me Away to Paradise), and your school's name should be clearly visible.

Scoring criteria include: Relates to Theme, Displays School Pride, Creativity, Originality, Visual Appeal

If you prefer to do a digital "banner," please submit to resliving@washburn.edu

Case Study Competition

This competition will provide participants with an opportunity to utilize teamwork, leadership, and critical thinking skills to establish an appropriate plan of action for a given scenario. Case Study registration will close on October 26th at 5pm. You will receive the case prompt on October 30th via email. Responses are due on November 2nd by 11:59pm. Responses will be sent to resliving@washburn.edu

Hotel reservations for a conference rate can be made at the Ramada by indicating you are staying for the KARA conference. Here is a PDF of campus parking (green sections): Map

When reserving Mention block KARA 2018

Ramada Convention Center Downtown Topeka

420 SE 6th St Topeka KS 66607 (785) 234-5400

Breakfast - Yes

$79.00 / Double, King

Best Western

700 Fairlawn  785-228-2223

Breakfast – Yes

$79.49 / 2 person occupancy Double, King (roll away’s available)

$84.49 / 4 person occupancy Double, King

Hyatt Place

6021 SW 6th Ave Topeka, KS 66614

Reservations will be made by individuals by:

-Calling 1-888-509-4767

-Goling to https://topeka.place.Hyatt.com and entering reservation using G-KARA as the group/corporate number

$89.00 / Double, King

Saturday 11/3

9:00AM Check-in

10:00AM Welcome Session        

11:30AM Lunch & Keynote Speaker

1:00PM-5:00PM Hospitality Room

1:00PM-1:50PM Session 1

2:00PM-2:50PM Session 2

3:00PM-3:50PM Session 3

4:00PM-4:50PM Case Study Judging

5:00PM Dinner @ Lincoln Dining

7:00PM-9:00PM Paradise Social & Philanthropy @ the Rec

Sunday 11/4

9:00AM Morning Energizer

9:00AM-11:00AM Hospitality Room

10:00AM-10:50AM Session 4

11:00AM-11:50AM Session 5

12:00PM-12:50PM Session 6

1:00PM Closing Luncheon and Awards Ceremony

Submissions for program proposals will be accepted through October 26th at 5pm.

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