Registration is now closed for the ISACS Annual Conference. Please call the ISACS office if you have any questions at 312-750-1190.
***Update on Hotel Accommodations***
As of September 18, the Crowne Plaza has rooms available, but rooms at the discounted rate are limited. Please call the Crowne Plaza first to see if the hotel can meet your needs. ISACS has posted overflow hotel information below at the Omni Severin, just one block from the conference location.
***Update on Registration***
The following sessions/lunches have reached capacity:
Thursday, November 6:
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
T-47 Advisory: Meeting the Needs of Your Students with Deborah Chudzynski
Friday, November 7:
9:00 am - 11:45 am
F-1 Design Thinking in K-12 Classrooms: A Watch + Design Workshop with Ralph King and Susie Wise
9:00 am - 10:15 am
F-20 Trends & the Impact of Strategic Planning and Decision Making with Chris Everett and Lisa Hendrickson
10:30 am - 11:45 am
F-34 The Growth Mindset in the Classroom with Erica Foster, The Wellington School
11:45 am - 1:15 pm
FL-2 Banquet Luncheon & Presentation: You Don’t Know Me Until You Know Me, Michael Fowlin (Please note that if you would like to see Michael Fowlin, he is presenting a workshop at 1:30 pm (F-38) and space is still available)
FL-3 Banquet Luncheon & Film: Design & Thinking, A Film Directed by Mu-Ming Tsai
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
F-63 Teaching STEM Through Cooperative Games & Activities with Vicki Prusinski, Orchard School
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Featured Presenters include: Michael Thompson, Robert Brooks, Allen J. Proctor, James Honan, Jennifer Abrams, Lucy Gray, Pearl Kane, Peggy Kubert, Grant Lichtman, Suniya S. Luthar, Michael Fowlin, Dena Samuels, Debbie Roffman, Gaye Gronlund, Judy Willis, Sylvia Martinez, and Ralph King and Susie Wise
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Judy Willis Click here to view various resources including articles, video links, books, and blog postings.
Site Visits on Wednesday, November 5
As a courtesy to ISACS members and to encourage sharing among members, we have compiled the following list of Indianapolis area schools interested in hosting schools traveling to Indianapolis for the ISACS Annual Conference. CLICK HERE and contact the school to schedule your site visit!
Reception Diversity practitioners are invited to join the ISACS Equity & Justice Committee for a reception on Thursday, November 6th from 4:30 - 5:30 pm. Location at the Crowne Plaza Indianapolis Downtown Union Station to be determined. Please RSVP by calling ISACS at 312-750-1190 or via email at email@example.com.
Trustee Day – Thursday November 6
ISACS will be hosting a day-long workshop designed specifically for trustees from ISACS schools on Thursday, November 6 from 9:30 am - 3:30 pm. Trustees will have the opportunity to learn from two national experts: Jim Honan will lead a conversation in the morning about the most current issues faced by committed trustees as they lead independent schools. Trustees will have the opportunity to share their most pressing concerns/questions prior to this session so that Jim can address these topics during the session. In the afternoon, Allen J. Proctor will share the need for schools to build more sustainable business models, while examining how some commonly held notions of fiscal responsibility, such as budget balance and building endowment, can harm rather than support the reliability and sustainability of educational programs. Trustees will learn ways to meet the emerging needs of governing a 21st century school while also maintaining a firm commitment to financial sustainability.
For more information and to register, visit the Trustee Day webpage.
Sponsors SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR 2014 ANNUAL CONFERENCE SPONSORS to date!
Chancellor's Club Sponsor
The following have provided financial support at the $5,000 or more level for the ISACS Annual Conference:
Indiana Association of Independent Schools (IAIS)
President's Club Sponsor
The following have provided financial support at the $2,500 - $4,999 for the ISACS Annual Conference:
Exhibitor and Sponsorship Opportunities
Registration for exhibitors and sponsors for the ISACS Annual Conference is now open. Exhibitors at the conference will have access to educators from more than 230 schools in our 13-state region. ISACS expects more than 1,300 faculty, administrators and trustees to pass through the exhibit area. The exhibitor area will be open from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm on Thursday, November 6th and 8:30 am to 3:00 pm on Friday, November 7th (with appropriate lunch breaks).
ISACS also provides annual conference sponsorship opportunities. If your company plans to exhibit at the 2014 Annual Conference, the Association Sponsorship Program offers your company the most economical package, with year-long exposure to ISACS member schools. As an Association Sponsor (at a cost of $500/year), your company receives 50% off the 2014 exhibitor registration fee.
Click here to review the ISACS exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities. Click here to download an application. Click here to download the ISACS Conference Exhibitor Electrical Form and Shipping Information Click here to download the ISACS Exhibitor Layout Map Click here to fill out the Exhibitor Name Badge Google Form
Annual Conference Exhibitors Click here to view a current list of exhibitors.
As of September 18, hotel rooms at the Crowne Plaza are limited. Please call the Crowne Plaza to see if it meets your needs. ISACS has secured discounted rooms at the Crowne Plaza Indianapolis Downtown Union Station. The rooms that remain are upgraded rooms at $163/night plus tax for single/double occupancy. The upgraded room includes a larger room with two beds and refrigerator. The rate also includes complimentary Internet and the gym. To make a reservation, please call 1-317-631-2221, ask reservations and use the Group Code “ISA” to receive the discounted rate. Discounted rooms will be available until 5 pm eastern time on Monday, October 13, 2014 or until the hotel reaches capacity. Note: Individual reservations must be cancelled by 6 pm on day of arrival. We highly recommend making your hotel reservations early! For online reservations click here: ISACS
*** Overflow Hotel Information***
ISACS has secured an overflow block of rooms at the Omni Severin Hotel Indianapolis, which is across the street from the Crowne Plaza Indianapolis Downtown Union Station.
Omni Severin Hotel Indianapolis
40 W Jackson Place
Indianapolis, IN 46225
ISACS has secured discounted rooms at the Omni Severin Hotel Indianapolis — $149/night plus tax for single/double occupancy, $159/night plus tax for triple and $169/night plus tax for quad. To make a reservation, please call 1-800-THE-OMNI, and request the ISACS Annual Conference rate to receive the discounted rate. Discounted rooms will be available until 5 pm eastern time on Wednesday October 15, 2014 or until the block reaches capacity. The rate includes complimentary access to the gym. For complimentary deluxe wifi, join the Select Guest program (which is free to join) by clicking on this link: Select Guests Program. Note: Individual reservations must be cancelled 72 hours prior to arrival. We highly recommend making your hotel reservations early!
Airport shuttle (share-a-ride) services is offered through Carey and is currently $19.46 per person one way with the ISACS discount. To reserve your share ride call: 1-800-888-4639 and mention the code “indy convention."
Self-parking is available at Pan Am Plaza, located directly across from the hotel: $22 for overnight and $14 for 2-12 hours. Valet parking is available at the hotel: $30 for overnight and $20 for the day. Parking rates are subject to change.
$140 per person (ISACS member) for 1-day registration
$225 per person (ISACS member) for 2-day registration
$170 per person (non-member) for 1-day registration
$275 per person (non-member) for 2-day registration
Registration includes daily light (limited) continental breakfast and a banquet lunch. Register online and select sessions and lunch. You must register before Friday, October 17, 2014. There is no on-site registration.
Printed brochures with detailed program content will be sent to the ISACS Teacher Representative at your school in August.
Please call the ISACS office at 312-750-1190 if you have any questions.
Is your school arriving by bus? If your school is using a bus to transport attendees, please notify ISACS at 312-750-1190.
ISACS cannot offer refunds for the annual conference after Friday, October 17. Cancellations must be received in writing by Friday, October 17 to receive a 50% refund. Registration may be transferred to another member from the same school until October 17. To contact ISACS, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 312-750-1190.
Questions? Call the ISACS office at 312-750-1190.
Member Cost: $225 Non-member Cost: $275
October 15, 2014