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The NAIS Annual Conference

The NAIS Annual Conference is the premier professional development and networking event for administrators, trustees, and teachers at independent schools. We attract more than 4,500 participants over the course of three days. NAIS represents nearly 1,800 national and international member schools.

2016 Location

Moscone Center West
800 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA

Future NAIS Annual Conference Dates and Locations

2017: Baltimore, MD: March 1- 3
2018: Atlanta, GA: March 7- 9
2019: Long Beach, CA: February 27- March 1
2020: Philadelphia, PA: February 26 - 28
2021: Houston, TX: February 24 - 26
Please note: All individuals are welcome to attend. NAIS has an institutional commitment to the principles of diversity. In that spirit NAIS does not discriminate in violation of the law on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, sexual orientation, age, physical challenge, nation of origin, gender or any other characteristic.

 2016 Think Tank

​A listing of the independent school leaders who made up our 2016 Think Tank.

 Annual Conference Takeaways

Read what ideas attendees took back to their schools from last year's conference.

 First-Time Attendees

​Are you attending the conference for the first time? Find some useful tips here.

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 Frequently Asked Questions

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