2019 ANNUAL CONFERENCE
"New Ways of Doing School"
November 7-8, 2019
Dates & Times
Thursday, November 7: 9:00 am-4:15 pm
Friday, November 8: 9:00 am-4:15 pm
Louisville Marriott Downtown (280 West Jefferson) and the Kentucky International Convention Center (KICC).
Limited availability at the Louisville Marriott Downtown.
Click here to explore overflow accommodations at the
Fairfield by Marriott & Springhill Suites by Marriott.
Sessions at Capacity or Cancelled
During online registration if the session you would like to attend has reached capacity (grayed out so you cannot select it) or cancelled (grayed out and labeled in the title), please select another session and complete your registration. Contact Jacob Isaac at firstname.lastname@example.org or (312) 750-1190 if you have any questions or issues.
The following sessions have reached capacity, please select a different session to attend during these times:
Thursday, November 7:
3:00 – 4:15 pm:
- T-65 Moving Forward in the Time of Millennials with Chris Everett & Nick LeRoy
Friday, November 8:
9:00 - 10:15 am:
F-12 Teaching Math Through Hands-on Explorations & Project Based Learning (PBL) with Katherine Castle
F-16 You Teach Them WHAT in Preschool Art? with Lori Barnett & Becky Johnson (Note: This workshop will NOT be moved to another room.)
10:30 - 11:45 am:
- F-31 Cycles of Assessment for Authentic Learning with Quin Henderson (Note: this session is also being offered at 3:00 pm as F-79.)
F-43 Game Time: New Ways to Build Fact Fluency with Julie Borushko & Laura Deimel
3:00 – 4:15 pm:
- F-79 Cycles of Assessment for Authentic Learning with Quin Henderson
The following sessions have been cancelled, please select a different session to attend during these times:
Thursday, November 7:
10:30 – 11:45 am
- T-25 Talking About Race & Identity with Contemporary Art with Michael Jones
Friday, November 8:
3:00 – 4:15 pm
- F-89 – Disrupting Hierarchies with Hal Schwartz & Elizabeth Kesling
- F-90: Make Your Class Engaging Again with Michael Jones
Click below for quick access to the following sections
- Keynote and Featured Presenters
- Pre-conference Readings
- Social Media
- ISACS Annual Conference App
- Site Visits
- Trustee Day
- Annual Conference Sponsors and Exhibitors
- Hotel Accommodations
- Parking Information
- Louisville Information
- On-site Book Sellers
- Hard Copy Forms
- Annual Conference FAQs
- Annual Conference Tips
- Nursing Mother's Room
- Cancellation Policy
Michael Thompson, Dave Mochel, Dan St. Romain, Greg Bamford, Jill Walsh, Alison Park, Eddie Moore, Jr., Teacher Tom Hobson, Sam Chaltain, Richard Bell, Ken Rogers, Annie McNamara, and Quin Henderson. Click here for speaker bios.
Checkout Homa Tavangar's interview with ISACS in the newly created
Speaker Recommended Pre-Conference Reading
Pre-conference readings written by and/or suggested by speakers are available for viewing as noted below. Additional resources will be forthcoming.
- Richard Bell’s new book will be released in October. For more information, visit richard-bell.com/stolen-book
- Quin Henderson is the partnerships manager at FutureDesign School, where he empowers and challenges teachers and leaders to lean into the uncertain future. He also is the voice of the Future X podcast, where he interviews global thought leaders on the changing nature of work. He has dedicated his career to helping schools and educators develop the next generation of problem solvers. Click here to download the Podcast.
Teacher Tom Hobson
- Visit Teacher Tom’s blog
- Simple Interactions website
- Simple Everyday Interactions as the Active Ingredient for Early Childhood Education, Junlei Li and Dana Winters, Exchange
- Heavy Screen Time Rewires Young Brains, For Better And Worse, NPR
- Multitasking Teens May Be Muddling Their Brains, NPR
- The Ups and Downs of Social Media, Harvard Graduate School of Education
- How to Help Tweens and Teens Manage Social Conflict, New York Times
ISACS Annual Conference App
The ISACS Annual Conference Mobile App will be launched using Eventpedia. A week prior to the conference, all registrants will be emailed directions on how to download the Eventpedia app (from the iOS and Android App Store) and access the ISACS Annual Conference event. Each registrant will use their school email address (used during the registration process) and the provided password (emailed a week prior to the conference) to log in and access features like their personal session schedule, post and interact through social media, explore conference maps, learn about speakers through their bios & much more. If you have any questions, please contact Jacob Isaac, email@example.com, and he will be more than happy to assist you.
Site Visits to Louisville area schools on Wednesday, November 6
As a courtesy to ISACS members and to encourage sharing among schools, ISACS will compile a list of Louisville area schools interested in hosting colleagues traveling to Louisville for the ISACS Annual Conference. Click here for a list of participating schools. Please contact the school directly to schedule your site visit.
Trustee Day: Thursday, November 7
ISACS will be hosting Trustee Day designed specifically for trustees in ISACS schools on Thursday, November 7 at the Kentucky International Convention Center. For more information, visit the www.isacs.org/trusteeday.
If you plan to attend Trustee Day on Thursday and also attend the Friday portion of the Annual Conference, please contact the ISACS office to receive a coupon code for registration for the Annual Conference. You will need to register separately for Trustee Day and the Annual Conference.
Sponsorships & Exhibitor Opportunities
ISACS offers sponsor and exhibitor opportunities at the Annual Conference. We have enhanced our offerings and hope you will consider joining us. Please review the 2019-2020 Sponsorship & Exhibitor Opportunities and complete the 2019-2020 Sponsorship & Exhibitor Application. If you have any questions, please contact ISACS at (312) 750-1190 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Exhibitors and Sponsors at the conference will have access to educators from more than 240 schools in our 13-state region. ISACS expects more than 1,400 faculty, administrators, and trustees to pass through the exhibit area. Click here to view additional details for sponsors and exhibitors on the ISACS website. We anticipate reaching capacity in our exhibitor area in Louisville so reserve your space today. Space selection is based on your company’s submission date.
Louisville Marriott Downtown
280 West Jefferson
ISACS has secured a special discounted room rate of $169/night plus tax for single or double occupancy at the Louisville Marriott Downtown. To make a reservation, call 1-800-266-9432 and mention the group name Independent Schools Association of the Central States before Wednesday, October 16, 2019. To make your hotel reservation online, click here. We recommend making hotel reservations early.
As of October 4, the Marriott no longer has rooms available on Wednesday evening at the ISACS rate. Rooms are still available at the Marriott for Thursday and Friday nights. If you require a Wednesday night stay, ISACS has secured additional rooms at a nearby hotel. See "Overflow Hotel Accommodations" below:
Overflow Hotel Accommodations
Fairfield by Marriott & Springhill Suites by Marriott
100 East Jefferson
Louisville, KY 40202
ISACS has secured a special discounted room rate of $145/night plus tax for single or double occupancy at the Fairfield by Marriott & Springhill Suites by Marriott. To make a reservation, call 1-877-545-0352 and mention the group name Independent Schools Association of the Central States or ISACS before Wednesday, October 16, 2019. To make your hotel reservation online, book your group rate for ISACS Overflow. The room rate includes breakfast and complimentary wi-fi in the guest rooms. The Fairfield by Marriott & Springhill Suites by Marriott is a five-minute walk to the Louisville Marriott Downtown.
ALERT - Hotel Accommodations Scam
ISACS does not reach out to attendees and exhibitors directly to book hotel rooms. To book a room at the ISACS group rate, only use the discounted group rate posted above or communicated with you via emails from email@example.com. If you receive calls or emails from third-party companies, we strongly advise that you do not provide these solicitors any personal information. Large conferences are targets for companies seeking to take advantage of attendees. We have received reports that our attendees have been contacted by third-party companies with offers to provide hotel accommodations at a lower rate than the ISACS group rate. These solicitations are an attempt to confirm your email address and obtain your credit card information. Please do not provide any information to these third-party companies. If you have any doubt about the information that you are receiving regarding the ISACS Annual Conference room block, please email or call us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (312) 750-1190.
Air travel to Louisville can be accessed via the Muhammad Ali International Airport (SDF).
Ground Transportation to/from the Airports
Taxis from the airport to the hotel cost approximately $20 one-way and take approximately 15 minutes outside of rush hour and 30 minutes during rush hour.
Overnight Parking at the Louisville Marriott Downtown
- For ISACS hotel guests, the discounted overnight self-parking rate is $19/night for hotel guests, which will be billed directly to your hotel room bill and has in and out privileges. At check-in, let the front desk staff know you self-parked in the hotel’s garage. Entrance to self-parking garage is on Liberty Street.
- Overnight valet parking is not discounted at the Marriot’s garage and is at a rate of $34/night.
Overnight Parking at the Fairfield by Marriott & Springhill Suites by Marriott
- Overnight self-parking is $19/night and will be routed to your guest room.
There is no daily parking at the Louisville Marriott Downtown’s parking garage. However, there are several lots within 1-2 blocks of the hotel and Convention Center including:
Commonwealth Garage at Third and Jefferson Street with a rate of $10/day. This garage is connected to the Marriott and the pedway to the Convention Center.
Jefferson Centre Garage, at the corner of Jefferson & Second Street, and Starks Garage. 430 S. Third Street, offer daily self-parking rates of $10/day.
For more information on downtown daily parking options, click here.
Bus Drop off and Pick Up at the Louisville Marriott Downtown
If your school is using a bus to transport faculty and staff, please notify ISACS at (312) 750-1190.
$175 per person (ISACS member) for 1-day registration
$270 per person (ISACS member) for 2-day registration
$240 per person (non-member) for 1-day registration
$370 per person (non-member) for 2-day registration
Registration includes a banquet lunch.
Registration will open in August 2019 when you can register online and select sessions and lunch attendance. You must register before Wednesday, October 16, 2019. There is no onsite registration.
Once registered, an automatic email will be sent to the contact person identified during on-line 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 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.
- 2019 Annual Conference Planner (fillable PDF)
- Thursday, November 7 Schedule at-a-glance
- Friday, November 8 Schedule at-a-glance
Nursing Mother's Room
Information on the availability of a nursing mother’s room is forthcoming.
Cancellations for the Annual Conference must be received in writing to ISACS by emailing email@example.com Wednesday, October 16 to receive a refund. ISACS will determine the refund amount, if any, that can be refunded after the Annual Conference. Cancellations received after Wednesday, October 16 will not receive a refund. At any time, registration may be transferred to another member from the same school.
To contact ISACS, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or (312) 750-1190.