As the 2023 SAIS Annual Conference approaches, we encourage you to make the most out of your experience. Conferences are not just gatherings of like-minded individuals; they are platforms for learning, networking, and personal growth. If you are not able to join us this year, we hope that these resources from our keynote speakers will bring some inspiration, challenge, and thought-provoking conversation with your team.
Ten Tips for a Productive and Enriching Conference Experience
Remember, conferences are not just about what you learn in the breakout sessions; they’re also about the connections you make and the inspiration you find.
Sunday Evening Keynote: Five Components of Extraordinary Teams
Lee Rubin has been a human resource professional with Fortune 500 companies across a variety of industries for nearly 15 years. With a degree Penn State University, Lee received a full athletic scholarship to play football for the Nittany Lions. Lee emerged as a three-year starting free safety and became a captain of the team. His academic and athletic success has provided a tremendous opportunity to understand and communicate winning strategies and principles.
Lee Rubin’s Books
Monday Morning Keynote: From Reopen to Reinvent: (Re)Creating School for Every Child
Michael B. Horn strives to create a world in which all individuals can build their passions and fulfill their potential through his writing, speaking, and work with a portfolio of education organizations. Michael is the co-founder of and a distinguished fellow at the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, a non-profit think tank, and teaches at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Michael also serves as an executive editor at Education Next, and his work has been featured in outlets such as TheNew York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, and Harvard Business Review. Michael was selected as a 2014 Eisenhower Fellow to study innovation in education in Vietnam and Korea, and Tech&Learning magazine named him to its list of the 100 most important people in the creation and advancement of the use of technology in education. Michael holds a BA in history from Yale University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.
Michael Horn’s Books
Tuesday Morning Keynote: Mattering: The Key to Protecting Mental Health and Well-Being
Jennifer Wallace is an award-winning journalist and author of the New York Times bestselling book Never Enough: When Achievement Pressure Becomes Toxic – and What We Can Do About It. She is a frequent contributor to The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post and appears on national television to discuss her articles and relevant topics in the news. After graduating from Harvard College, Wallace began her journalism career at CBS “60 Minutes,” where she was part of a team that won The Robert F. Kennedy Awards for Excellence in Journalism. She is a Journalism Fellow at The Center for Parent and Teen Communication at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Jennifer Wallace’s Book
Mattering Movement The mattering movement answers the question: what can we do to combat the pandemic of loneliness and despair that are harming our youth? How can we combat today’s widespread mattering deficit?
We look forward to seeing you at the conference, safe travels and see you soon!