Annual Conference Program

This schedule is subject to change and may be updated. All times listed are Central Time.  

  • Pre-registration Required: Attendees must purchase a ticket for this programming through registration. Tickets may be available for purchase on-site.
  • Sign-up Required: This programming is free for conference attendees, but you must sign up using the online form on the website or in the app to attend.
     
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28
7:00 AM–6:00 PM Registration Open
8:30 AM–6:15 PM Heads’ Summit (Pre-registration required; this event has reached capacity)
8:30 AM–12:30 PM School Visits (Pre-registration required)
1:00–4:00 PM Klingenstein Seminar (Pre-registration required)
1:00–4:00 PM Three-Hour Workshops (Pre-registration required)
4:15–5:15 PM Signature Experience Meet & Greets (Pre-registration required)
5:15–6:15 PM First-Time Attendee Meet & Greet
6:30 PM Dine-Arounds (Sign-up required)
7:30 PM Film Screening: "Origin" (Free; name badge required; more info here)
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 29
7:00 AM–6:00 PM Registration Open
7:30–9:00 AM President’s Breakfast (Pre-registration required; limited tickets remaining)
8:00–9:00 AM Workshop Block 1
8:00–9:00 AM Coaches' Corner Sessions (Sign-up required)
8:00 AM–3:30 PM NAIS Expo Open
8:30–9:15 AM Book Signing in the NAIS Expo: Rob Evans and Michael Thompson, Hopes & Fears: Strengthening the Relationship with Today’s Independent School Parents, Second Edition
8:45–9:15 AM Coffee Break
9:15–10:45 AM Opening General Session with Michael Sandel
10:45–11:30 AM Book Signing in the NAIS Expo: Michael Sandel, The Tyranny of Merit: Can We Find the Common Good?
11:00 AM–12:00 PM Workshop Block 2
11:00 AM–12:00 PM Coaches' Corner Sessions (Sign-up required)
11:00 AM–12:00 PM Featured Speaker Session with Jennifer Wallace
11:00 AM–12:30 PM Master Class with Rob Evans and Michael Thompson (Pre-registration required)
11:00 AM–1:30 PM Signature Experiences Day 1 (Pre-registration required)
12:00–1:45 PM Complimentary Lunch in the NAIS Expo
12:00–1:45 PM Affinity and Affiliation Group Lunches (optional)
1:30–2:30 PM Coaches' Corner Sessions (Sign-up required)
1:45–2:45 PM Workshop Block 3
2:45–3:30 PM Networking Break in the NAIS Expo
3:30–4:30 PM General Session with Nita Farahany
5:00–7:00 PM President’s Welcome Reception
FRIDAY, MARCH 1
7:00 AM–3:30 PM Registration Open
8:00–9:00 AM Workshop Block 4
8:00–9:00 AM Coaches' Corner Sessions (Sign-up required)
8:00 AM–3:15 PM NAIS Expo Open
8:45 AM–9:15 AM Coffee Break
9:15–10:30 AM General Session with Alexandra Robbins
10:45 AM–11:45 AM Workshop Block 5
10:45 AM–1:30 PM Signature Experiences Day 2 (Pre-registration required)
11:00 AM–12:00 PM Coaches' Corner Sessions (Sign-up required)
11:45 AM–12:30 PM Book Signing in the NAIS Expo: Alexandra Robbins, The Teachers: A Year Inside America's Most Vulnerable, Important Profession
12:00–1:00 PM Coaches' Corner Sessions (Sign-up required)
12:00–1:30 PM Complimentary Lunch in the NAIS Expo
12:00–1:30 PM Affinity and Affiliation Group Lunches (optional)
1:30–2:30 PM Coaches' Corner Sessions (Sign-up required)
1:30–2:45 PM Master Class with Alexandra Robbins (Pre-registration required)
1:45–2:45 PM Workshop Block 6
1:45–2:45 PM PechaKucha Session
2:45–3:15 PM Networking Break in the NAIS Expo
3:15–4:30 PM Closing General Session with Isabel Wilkerson