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Conference Brochure
2022 Heads Conference Brochure

Conference Schedule At-A-Glance
2022 Heads Conference Schedule At-A-Glance

Dates & Time
The conference will begin at 9:30 am (registration at 8:30 am) on Thursday, January 27 and will conclude at 2:45 pm on Friday, January 28, 2022.

Who Should Attend
Independent school heads including interim and incoming heads.

Conference Location
The conference will take place at the Swissôtel, 323 E. Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL.  

Conference Details

Important Conference Information

How to Register for the Heads Conference: 

To register for any ISACS event, you MUST be logged into your contact record in the new system. We highly recommend that if possible, Heads register themselves for this conference. See the tabs below for instructions or view the Heads Conference Registration Instructional PDF.

Registration Information & Fees

This event is for fully vaccinated registrants only. During online registration, registrants will be prompted to verify they're (and any guest accompanying) vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus.

  • Registration is now closed. Questions? Please contact
  • This year, ISACS highly recommends that all Heads of Schools register themselves to assist with COVID-19 Protocols and conference planning. 
    • HEADS: During online registration, you will be prompted to pre-select sessions which will assist us in monitoring room capacity and social distancing. The registration process will now require you to log into your contact record and update it, then pre-select your conference sessions, luncheon attendance, and dinner attendance (where you will need to make a meal selection). During online registration, you can also purchase a Guest Ticket for The Art Institute on Thursday Afternoon and/or the Thursday Night Reception & Dinner.
    • HEADS’ ASSISTANTS: If you need to register your head, you must LOG INTO the ISACS Member Portal with your heads’ email address and password. Please contact to confirm whether your head has previously logged into the system and created their password and updated their profile. We do NOT want you to create a new profile for them. At this time, you CANNOT log in as yourself and register your head. When registering your head, you will need in advance their session selections and meal selections (including their choice of short rib, salmon, or vegetarian for the Thursday Night Reception/Dinner). Heads may bring ONLY 1 guest to ticketed functions, so you will need to know the guest's vaccination status, meal choice for the Thursday Night Reception/Dinner, and/or if they would need a ticket to the Art Institute Session on Thursday Afternoon.
  • Once registration is complete, a confirmation email will be sent to the registrant. If you do not receive the email confirmation, please contact Karen Zeitlin, Director of Programs.
  • Approximately one to two weeks prior to the Heads Conference, ISACS will send a final confirmation email with session selections & room locations to the registrant with details regarding the conference.
Registration Fees
  • $650 - head of member school
  • $750 - head of non-member school
  • Registration will close on Tuesday, January 18, 2022.
  • 2021-22 New Heads Network (NHN) Registrants Discount: Once registration opens, NHN  participants will receive an email with the appropriate coupon code to use during registration for the 2022 Heads Conference. Please contact Karen Zeitlin for more details.  
  • Registration fee includes two continental breakfasts, two banquet lunches, and Thursday evening’s reception and dinner.
  • Additional Optional Fees:
    • Art Institute of Chicago on 1/27: If you select to attend the Art Institute on Thursday afternoon, there will be an additional fee of $30 added to your registration during online registration. There will be no refunds for the Art Institute of Chicago tickets. There will be an option to purchase additional tickets at $30 for a spouse/partner during the online registration.
    • Partner/Spouse Guest Fee for 1/27 Dinner: If you plan to bring a spouse/partner there will be an option to purchase a guest ticket for the reception/dinner of $100 will be added during online registration.

Cancellation & Questions?

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations must be received in writing to 10 business days (5:00 pm, January 13, 2022) prior to the Heads Conference to receive a 50% refund. There will be no refunds for the Art Institute or guest Reception/Dinner tickets. 

Any additional questions related to cancellations should also be sent to

Contact Karen Zeitlin at or Jacob Isaac at

2022 Heads Conference Sponsors

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Thursday Breakfast & Luncheon Sponsor
Carney Sandoe & Associates Logo
Thursday Keynote Sponsor
Thursday Night Reception Sponsor
Thursday Night Reception Sponsor
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Thursday Night Dinner Sponsor
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Friday Keynote Sponsor
Sage Dining Services
Friday Luncheon Sponsor



If interested in becoming an
ISACS Sponsor, please contact
Karen Zeitlin - or
Jacob Isaac -
for more information.