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Events Around the Region

On this page you will find regional events hosted by ISACS member schools or other organizations which may be of interest to local members of the ISACS community. 


LearnFest '17

March 13, 2017
Louisville Collegiate School
2427 Glenmary Avenue
Louisville, Kentucky 40204

LearnFest ’17, an official IdeaFestival event, is a full day of inspirational talks by leading innovators in education. LearnFest ‘17 provokes cutting edge thinking in education across all disciplines. All stakeholders including community leaders, parents and thought leaders are welcome.

One Day Event

  • Film Viewing
  • Networking
  • Four Keynote Speakers - Dr. Derrick Gray, Anya Kamenetz, Jessica Lahey, and Dr. Michael Thompson
  • Book Signings
  • Live Music

One incredible opportunity to collaborate and network with innovative thinkers about education.

For more information, questions or concerns, please contact the Tracie Catlett:



 Hybrid Learning Consortium Symposium

 April 5-7, 2017
 Shorecrest Preparatory School
 5101 1st St NE,
 St. Petersburg, FL 33703

Online and blended learning is changing education. The HLC Symposium provides the tools you need to enhance your K-12 school and offer students greater opportunities. At the HLC Symposium, you will learn from national speakers and work collaboratively with an intimate group of progressive educators to develop skills, refine your ideas and bring the best of 21st century learning to your teaching—and your school.

For more information, questions or concerns, please contact the Hybrid Learning Consortium:



 The Bolles School:
 International ELLs in the American Classroom

 April 20-22, 2017
 The Bolles School
 7400 San Jose Blvd,
 Jacksonville, FL 32217

A 3-day workshop designed for school administrators, teachers and counselors. Facilitated by SheriAnn Simpson, Ph.D. Click here for a full description of the 3 day workshop. 

Daily schedule

  • 8:00am shuttle pick up at hotel
  • 8:30am breakfast at Bolles
  • 9:00am to 4:00pm sessions with lunch
  • 4:00-5:30pm exercise or rest break
  • 5:30pm dinner with group
  • 6:30pm return shuttle to hotel

Click here to register for this workshop. The cost is $495 for conference, 3 daily meals, and daily hotel shuttle. Hotel and travel to Jacksonville, FL is excluded.

​Click here to book at the discounted rate of $119 per night under the workshop room block.

For any questions, email us at or email Dr. SheriAnn Simpson directly at


Summer Spark

June 12-13, 2017
University School of Milwaukee
2100 West Fairy Chasm Road
Milwaukee WI 53217

Featuring inspiring keynotes, awesome featured presentations, tracked breakout sessions, hands-on workshops, an unconference sharing time, including breakfast and lunch each day, and more!

  • Early bird registration is only $160 and ends April 17th.
  • Graduate credits available through Concordia University.
  • Regsiter at:
  • Follow @usmspark and #usmspark on Twitter


Institute on Teaching the World's Religions

June 25-30, 2017
Cenacle Retreat Center
513 W Fullerton Ave
Chicago, Illinois  60614

CSEE's summer institute brings together university scholars and teachers of the world's religious traditions for five days of study, discussion, activity sharing, and camaraderie.

CSEE Member School Faculty: $1095 (includes room and board) or $595 (day-only, includes lunch)
Non-Members: $1495 (includes room and board) or $795 (day-only, includes lunch)

About this Event
CSEE's institute brings together university scholars and world religion teachers from around North America for five days of study, discussion, activity sharing and camaraderie. Participants will leave with new knowledge, new ideas for the classroom, a list of resources and enduring contacts. 

Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim (Yale) have helped to create the new field of world religions and ecology over the last 25 years. They will share an overview of the field as well as their special areas of study in Chinese religions and Native American traditions. In addition, they will reflect on how to teach the Emmy award winning film they produced, Journey of the Universe.

Asma Afsaruddin, presenting on Islam in the West, is a professor in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, an adjunct professor in the Department of Religious Studies, and an affiliated professor in the Department of Gender Studies at Indiana University. 

Click here for more information or if you have any questions or concerns, please email


SSS Summer Series

July 24-29, 2017
Hyatt Regency Baltimore
Baltimore, Maryland

The SSS Summer Series offers three separate events geared to financial aid professionals at different experience levels, held over a week in late July. Held July 24-29, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore in Baltimore, Maryland, the SSS Summer Series includes:

              Level 1: Institute for New Financial Aid Professionals 
                                           Webinars:  July 11, 12, 13; In-Person: July 24-25, 2017

              Level 2: Advanced Topics Workshop: Demystifying Self-Employment
                                           In-Person: July 26-27, 2017

              Level 3: School Leaders Forum
                                           In-Person:  July 27-29, 2017

For more information and to register, visit


2017 SSS Financial Aid Conference

September 11-13, 2017
New Orleans Marriott
New Orleans, Louisianna

The SSS Financial Aid Conference brings together hundreds of financial aid professionals from around the country to connect, share and learn how to make better award decisions. Attendees will leave with the tools, strategies and networking they need to tackle even the most difficult financial aid strategies. Looking to share what you know?  Help us build an impactful 2017 conference by submitting a session or workshop proposal today. The deadline for submission is April 5th.

To learn more and to submit a proposal, visit

We appreciate any efforts you can make to alert your schools to these chances to connect and grow.  If you have questions about any of these events, please contact Patricia Hayden, director of professional development, at


Please check back often as events are added! 

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