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2018 Trustee Day - An Extension of the ISACS Annual Conference

Thursday, November 8, 2018
9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Cobo Center
Detroit, MI

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ISACS is pleased to host Trustee Day on Thursday, November 8, 2018, at Cobo Center. Designed as an extension of the ISACS Annual Conference, this will be an energizing and thought-provoking day featuring a series of stimulating presentations and conversations designed specifically for the independent school board member. Included in the registration fee will be two half-day presentations complemented by the opportunity to join the conference luncheon and hear the keynote presentation by Beverly Daniel Tatum. Trustee Day will be held from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm. There is also a special session on the board chair/head partnership from 8:15 am – 9:15 am offered at no additional charge.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

9:30 am - 3:30 pm (with a special session for board chairs and heads at 8:15 am - 9:15 am)

The conference will take place at Cobo Center, 1 Washington Blvd, Detroit, Michigan

Trustee Day Flyer and Program
A Trustee Day flyer and program details will be posted shortly.

Trustee Day Sponsors
We are grateful for the following Trustee Day sponsor:

Hotel Accommodations
Westin Book Cadillac
1114 Washington Blvd
Detroit, MI

ISACS has secured discounted rooms at the Westin Book Cadillac at $165/night plus tax for single or double occupancy. To make a reservation, please call (888) 627-7150 and use the group code “Independent Schools Association of the Central States” to receive the discounted rate. To make your hotel reservation online, click here. The rate is available until 5:00 pm, Wednesday, October 17, 2018. We recommend making your hotel reservations early. Individual reservations must be cancelled 48 hours before date of arrival. The ISACS rate includes complimentary Wi-Fi in sleeping rooms and complimentary access to fitness center and indoor pool.

Distance from the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel to Cobo Center
The hotel is five blocks from Cobo Center. ISACS will provide limited bus transportation between the Westin Book Cadillac and Cobo Center at specific morning and afternoon times. The walk is approximately 10 minutes and the People Mover is also an easy and efficient option. ISACS will provide additional bus details as the conference approaches and will be included in registration confirmation emails prior to your arrival.

Air Travel
Air travel to Detroit can be accessed via Detroit Metro Airport (DTW).

Ground Transportation to/from the Airport
Taxi service from Detroit Metro Airport to the hotel costs approximately $50 one-way and takes approximately 30 minutes during non-rush hour and 50 minutes during rush hour.

SKOOT Detroit is the preferred shuttle service to/from Detroit Metro Airport to downtown Detroit between 5:30 am – 8:30 pm. ISACS has secured a $2.50 discount off the regular one-way fee of $25. To make your shuttle reservation, please call (855) 937-5668 or (313) 230-2331 or book online at To secure the discount, please use the group code ISACS2018. Walkups available, however reservations are highly recommended. Cash and credit cards are accepted. Schedule and pricing are not determined by ISACS and are subject to change at any time without prior notice. Please call SKOOT for more information on group rates; ISACS discount available on group rates.

Valet Parking at the Westin Book Cadillac
Overnight valet parking for ISACS attendees is discountedat a rate of $20/night for hotel guests (which will be billed directly to your hotel room bill) with in and out privileges.

Daily Parking at Cobo Center
Daily parking at Cobo Center is $15/day. We recommend using the roof top parking (Lot 1). Please consult the Cobo Center parking map for more information.

For more information on Cobo Center parking click here.  

Detroit Visitor Information
For information on Detroit, visit

The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, MI has provided ISACS with a coupon for admission. Click here for more information and to obtain your coupon.

Social Media
Follow us on Twitter at the conference @ISACSNews using the hashtag #ISACSCon to join the conversation.

Registration Information & Fee
ISACS will be happy to work with a representative from your school on all issues related to trustee registration. Online registration is required. Due to the structure of the day, we can only accept registrations for the full day. Registration includes the Trustee Day program and participation in the conference luncheon with a keynote presentation by Beverly Daniel Tatum

  • $160 for trustees from ISACS member schools 
  • $225 for trustees from non-member schools
  • Registration includes programming and a banquet lunch
  • There is no on-site registration; register online by Wednesday, October 17, 2018 to secure your space.
  • Please note the Trustee Day starts at 9:30 am and ends at 3:30 pm.
  • There will be a special session for board chairs and heads from 8:15 am - 9:15 am at no additional cost for those registering to attend Trustee Day. During the online registration process you will be prompted to attend or not attend this special session.
  • If you are a head of school and planning to attend the head/board chair special session from 8:15 am - 9:15 am but plan to attend the Annual Conference on Thursday instead of Trustee Day, please email Karen Zeitlin at and she will add you to the list of attendees for the special session.
  • Please note that the Trustee Day is designed for trustees. If preferred, heads may register to join their board members at Trustee Day. Please see information below about registration for attending the Annual Conference on Friday or call the ISACS office for assistance.
  • Trustees are also invited to extend their participation by also registering for Friday conference sessions. Please see information below about registration for a second day or call the ISACS office for assistance.
  • For heads and/or trustees who plan to attend Trustee Day and the Friday Annual Conference, please register separately for each event. ISACS can provide a discount code to heads or trustees who plan to register for Friday, entitling them to a rate of $90 for Friday. Please contact Karen Zeitlin at for more details.

Registration Confirmation

  • Once registered, an automatic email will be sent to the contact person identified during online registration.
  • By October 1, ISACS will send a confirmation email to each registrant, which will include conference details and a list of pre-registered sessions.
  • Approximately one week prior to the Trustee Day/Annual Conference, ISACS will send a FINAL email confirmation with pre-registered sessions.
  • If you do not receive a confirmation email, please contact the ISACS office at (312) 750-1190 as we may have an incorrect email address in our system.

Nursing Mother's Room
Cobo Center offers a MamaPod for use by nursing mothers that will be located near the ISACS meeting rooms. The pod is on a first come/first serve basis. If you will be needing access, please contact the ISACS office at (312) 750-1190 or email

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations for Trustee Day must be received in writing to ISACS by emailing by Wednesday, October 18 to receive a refund. ISACS will determine the refund amount, if any, that can be refunded at the conclusion of Trustee Day. Cancellations received after Wednesday, October 18 will not receive a refund. At any time, registration may be transferred to another member from the same school.

To contact ISACS, please email or (312) 750-1190. 

Member Cost: $160     Non-member Cost: $225
Registration Deadline:  October 17, 2018


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