The NAIS Expo is located in the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) Hall B2.
Thursday, 10:30 AM-5:45 PM
Friday, 7:00 AM-3:15 PM

Visit the NAIS Expo for exciting programming, hands-on activities, networking opportunities, and more. Mingle with more than 200 exhibitors who invite you to explore all the latest products and resources designed to meet your school’s needs. Find everything from classroom furniture and school uniforms to up-to-the-minute technology designed to help you solve problems and innovate.
In the Expo, you’ll find:
  • Complimentary lunches 
  • Networking breaks and Meetups
  • The NAIS Makerspace
  • The NAIS Member Resource Center
  • The NAIS Innovation Kitchen
  • Startup Alley
  • Complimentary Headshots
  • Relaxation Lounge
  • Charging stations
  • Welcome reception
  • Lots of prizes and giveaways

Networking Breaks and Meetups

Join us for an afternoon snack break and engaging conversations. Take this time to connect informally with other attendees in your role in one of our Meetup Spaces. Connect with exhibitors who will share their expertise and resources to address your school’s needs.

Thursday Meetup Groups:
Heads of School and Trustees (Location: Peachtree)
Assistant Heads (Location: Buckhead)
Advancement and Communications (Location: Piedmont)
Tech Directors and Coordinators (Location: Makerspace)
Friday Meetup Groups:
Teachers (Location: Peachtree)
Division Heads (Location: Buckhead)
Directors of Equity/Diversity/Inclusion (Location: Piedmont)
Deans/Director of Studies (Location: Makerspace)

Member Resource Center

Visit the Member Resource Center to learn about Data and Analysis for School Leadership (DASL), Inspiration Lab, NAIS Connect online communities, the NAIS Career Center, and more. Get all your questions answered and participate in hands-on demonstrations.

NAIS Innovation Kitchen

The NAIS Innovation Kitchen fosters and incubates ideas to solve your school’s most pressing challenges while bringing schools together to better serve all children. Come to the Innovation Kitchen for:
  • An NAIS recipe for innovation—in particular, the Magnetic Mountain framework
  • Stories of innovation journeys from other schools
  • An opportunity for you and your team to tell your own innovation story
  • Inspiring conversations with future-wise schools and thought leaders

NAIS Makerspace

Go on a journey through the world of making in independent Schools. Drop by and make a custom electronic name tag, create a flying object, try your hand at soldering simple circuits, drive a robot, and more. Return to the Makerspace throughout the conference to experience all the space has to offer.

Startup Alley

Visit this special section of the Expo to hear from startup companies from around the country. As you look for ways new ways to merge education, technology, and innovation, stop by to learn how these new companies can help your school!

Complimentary Headshots

Start the next step of your own leadership journey by stopping by and getting a professional headshot taken.

Relaxation Lounge

Take a break from the hustle and bustle to get a brief chair massage. Let your cares melt away!