An informative, innovative, and comprehensive opportunity for independent school leaders to gather and discover proven strategies and emerging trends. Examine critical issues alongside colleagues from across the region. 

With three keynotes and two dozen breakouts, you’ll be able to find sessions that fill in gaps in your experience while you share with leaders from schools with a similar size and budget and learn new strategies for success from top-notch speakers. 

This opportunity is geared toward heads of school, associate/assistant heads, division heads, deans, directors, and other administrative and aspiring leaders. 

Keynote Speakers

Registration

SAIS MemberNon-Member SchoolNon-Member
Non-School
Through Aug 11$525$629$750
Aug 12-Sept 8$575$679$800
Sept 9-Oct 6$625$729$850
After Oct 6$725$829$950

Hotel – Crowne Plaza Ravinia

  • Group rate: $162
  • Cut-off date: Friday, September 29, or when the block is full.

The SAIS block is not yet open.

NOTE: SAIS does not utilize the services of a housing vendor for any events. Neither SAIS nor the hotel will call you to make reservations over the phone. Please use the above hotel links to secure your reservation directly with the hotel.

If you receive an error message or if the block is full, please contact learn@sais.org

Past Participant Comments

Just astounded at the wonderful sessions and the timeliness of all the information. Great presentations that are valuable to our organizations. Will help us strengthen our schools!

The SAIS conference continues to represent the best value of any state, regional, or national conference of which I am aware.

Excellent presenters, with pertinent content, strategies, and ideas that can easily be used upon returning to my school.

I find that SAIS events are always above average and exceedingly well-organized, well-planned, and full of relevant and intriguing content.

This was really a great conference. I found the vendors open and helpful. The speakers were very inspiring while being relevant to all schools. I also met new people and re-connected with others, all invaluable connections.

Acknowledgement of Risk and Safety Procedures

Participation in SAIS events signifies an attendee’s acknowledgement of infectious and other diseases and voluntary assumption of the risk of exposure or infection by attending the event. Attendees agree to comply with all guidelines and procedures, including distancing and/or masking, that may be implemented by SAIS, in accordance with recommendations from the CDC and other public health authorities.

Acknowledgement of Intellectual Property

Participants expressly acknowledge the intellectual property of the presenters of this conference and these other terms that are conditions of attendance. This acknowledgement includes the understanding that creating any form of recording, including but not limited to video or audio is a violation of the intellectual property of the speakers as well as a violation of the terms of participation in this event. Participants expressly agree not to independently record, or knowingly let anyone else record, any of the conference sessions in which they participate. Participants will also not share their unique link to the conference platform or the content therein with anyone else. The unique link to the conference platform will be used solely by the participant.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received before October 8 via this form will receive an 80% refund. After that date, replacement registrants are welcomed but no refunds are available. Extenuating circumstances will be considered on a case-by-case basis following the conclusion of the event.

Consent to Use of Photographic and Video Images

Registration, attendance at, or participation in SAIS meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to SAIS’s use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee’s image or voice in photographs, videos, electronic reproductions, and audio of such events and activities.

Questions

  • For questions about event registration or special accommodations, contact abby@sais.org
  • For questions about speakers and sessions, contact elizabeth@sais.org.
  • For questions about exhibits and sponsorships, contact anna@sais.org.

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