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Conferences & Workshops

photo conference hall from 2018 conference

Conferences and workshops combine theory with practical applications to support exceptional teaching, learning and leadership. Events address major topics, such as addressing current challenges and opportunities in all aspects of teaching and learning, designing leading-edge curriculum, exploring best practices for those serving in any role, or developing current and aspiring leaders, often led by leading national or international experts.

Hallmark conference experiences include the Annual Conference, the Heads Conference, the New Teacher Institute, the Academy for Division Heads, the New Leaders Academy, the ISACS Diversity Summit, and the Leadership Academy. These reoccurring events are complemented by new offerings designed to address the changing needs in our schools.

Workshops are generally one-day or two-day experiences offered to develop new skills, hear new research and consider the most current trends in education. Workshop participants also have the opportunity to interact with educational leaders and network with independent school colleagues. For 2023-24, ISACS will offer workshops in downtown Chicago in the enhanced ISACS Classroom or at local hotel/conference locations. Check the ISACS website for updates on workshop and conference locations.

2023-24 Conferences & Workshops

For 2023-24, ISACS will be offering in-person events in addition to our robust virtual programming. Continue to check the website for updates.

This year’s offerings include virtual and in-person events: 

  • 2023-24 New Heads Network (Virtual & in-person) a year long program which supports heads in their first two years of headship. Registration is now open!
  • 2023 New Teacher Institute (Virtual) a three-day virtual program for new teachers in independent schools, will be held July 26-28. Registration is now closed. The 2023 New Teacher Institute details are forthcoming.
  • One-day workshops (In-person) on important topics will be held at the ISACS Classroom in downtown Chicago. Our 2023-24 line-up will be posted in the summer 2023. Check back for more details.
  • 2023 Annual Conference (November 2 & 3) & 2023 Trustee Day (November 2) (In-person) Columbus, OH. 150+ sessions for school leaders, administrators, faculty and trustees offered over two days. Registration will open at the end of August. 
  • 2024 Heads Conference (In-person) will be held Thursday, January 25 – Friday, January 26 in Chicago at the Swissotel. Check back for more details.
  • 2024 Diversity Summit Two-day Summit on February 6-7 in downtown Chicago. Check back for more details.

  • 2024 Academy for Division Heads (In-person) Two-day Academy on February 8-9 in downtown Chicago. Check back for more details.

  • 2023-24 Trustee Series (Virtual) 10 one-hour trustee-related webinar series on important governance issues. Recordings available until June 30, 2024 unless otherwise noted. Registration is now open!
  • 2023-24 Parent Series Webinars (Virtual) an evening series of 6 one-hour webinars to help parents support children beyond the school experience. Recordings available until May 31, 2024 unless otherwise noted. Registration is now open!   
  • 2024 Leadership Academy (In-person) Monday, June 24 - Wednesday, June 26, 2024 in partnership with Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Non-Profit Management - Downtown Chicago. Check back for more details.
  • Additional programming will be added soon!

If you are unable to attend in person, ISACS will continue to offer one-hour webinars for faculty and administrators on a variety of topics:

  • Learning Bridge Webinars (Virtual) an array of current and relevant topics. Recordings available 4-8 weeks following the live presentation. Details on webinars are forthcoming.  
    • ISACS also provides complimentary Accreditation related webinars for member schools and complimentary Finalsite Friday's webinars throughout the year.
  • Visit our In Case You Missed It (ICYMI) Webinars webpage to register for access to available recorded presentations

Please continue to visit the ISACS website for additional updates regarding 2023-24 conferences and workshops, and visit the Future Dates webpage for upcoming Annual Conference, Heads Conference dates & details.