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


SAIS MemberNon-Member SchoolNon-Member
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.

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.

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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.

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