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Join us in Austin this January for the
47th Annual Independent Schools Conference



Melissa von Stade

Melissa von Stade
Assistant Head for Development Peddie School

This year the program takes its cues from our host city's famous slogan, "Keep Austin Weird." Created to promote small, independent businesses, the slogan lends itself (albeit loosely!) to independent schools and their often outside-the-box approaches to advancement: Finding creative inspiration through innovative programs, with a touch of whimsy to keep it interesting.

Come to Austin, and help us keep our independent schools uniquely independent!


keynote speakers
Raiz Meghji Kathy Pearson Paul Woodruff

Riaz Meghji,
Host, Breakfast Television Vancouver

Sunday, Jan. 22

1:00-2:30 PM
Welcome and Opening Key Session
Every Conversation Counts

Kathy Pearson,
President, Enterprise Learning Solutions, and Adjunct Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania

Monday, Jan. 23

9:00-10:30 AM
Key Session
The Need for Stategic Agility

Paul Woodruff,
Distinguished Teaching Professor, University of Texas at Austin

Tuesday, Jan. 24

8:30-10:00 AM
Key Session
A Garden of Leaders

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hotel & Travel

Enjoy your stay at the
JW Marriott Austin

Reserve your room by Dec. 16, 2016 and get the discounted hotel rate of $225!

hotel & Travel





Lightbulb Senior Forums

Preconference Workshops

Strategic Idea Generation Sessions

Advancement Shark Tank!

Recordings package is a part of CASE NAIS registration.

All registrants will receive access to the CASE Live Learning Center and have access to all of the elective session recordings after the conference. The recordings are audio synced with any visual presentation the speaker(s) uses!






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