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Registration Fees

Early Bird Registration (until September 18, 2012)

NESA Regular Member: $815
NESA Associate Member: $870
Non-member: $1,155
Codelegate : $315

Exhibitor Member+1 table:$1,050*
Exhibitor Non-Member+1table: $1,890
Additional Exhibitor: $315

Late Registration

NESA Regular Member: $865
NESA Associate Member: $920
Non-member: $1,205
Codelegate : $315

Exhibitor Member+1 table:$1,100*
Exhibitor Non-Member+1table: $1,940
Additional Exhibitor: $315

Extra Exhibit Tables:
*one additional table is free for Exhibitor member


Special Interest Strands
  • Teacher Leadership: The Basic Course (three integrated 4-hour sessions) — Fran Prolman
  • Business Managers (three 4-hour sessions) — Sarah Daignault, Marc Levinson, & Rob Thompson
Specialist Workshops (4-hours)
  • 21st Century Leadership / School Governance for Trustees — Pat Bassett
  • Lessons Learned from “Teach for America” — Steven Farr
  • Standards-based Reporting: A Primer for Heads and Trustees / The Report Project: A Clinic for Participating School Teams — Tom Guskey
  • "Learning Forward" Standards / Elements of a Standards-Based P.D. Program — Ellie Drago-Severson
  • The Critical Role of Women Leaders / Building Administrative Teams That Work — Jayasri Ghosh
  • Assessing Your School’s Security Plan Christian Roose
  • "Visible Learning": What Research Tells Us / Becoming a “Visible Learning” Leader — Deb Masters
  • All-School Professional Evaluation: A Systems Approach — Alan Leis
  • Leading with Data: Understanding Status Measures vs Growth Measures and the Context of Data for Informed Leadership Decisions— Ginger Hopkins
  • Personal Learning Networks / “Open Learning” — Alec Couros
  • Measuring What Matters: Strategies for Tracking Progress on 21st Century & Other "Soft" Skills / Strategic Planning: Designs for the Future — Teresa Arpin
  • International School Trusteeship: Meeting the Challenges & Enjoying the Work — Harold Fleetham & David Chojnacki

Certificates of Participation

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Conference Report

October 18-21, 2012 - InterContinental, Festival City, Dubai, UAE

This year’s FLC attendance broke a NESA record with almost 500 delegates partaking in a variety of opportunities for professional learning and personal connections at the InterContinental Festival City in glittering Dubai. NESA superintendents, principals, business managers, curriculum directors, trustees and other leaders last gathered in Dubai eight years ago!

After welcome remarks by US Ambassador Michael H. Corbin, Bea Cameron - Regional Education Officer from the Office of Overseas Schools, American School of Dubai Superintendent Brent Mutsch, and NESA Executive Director David Chojnacki, Thomas Guskey opened the conference with his keynote, “On Becoming a True Leader in Assessment, Grading and Reporting Reform”. Dr Guskey outlined key elements of successful leadership in efforts to reform assessment, grading and reporting, including the change process, priorities and challenges. On Saturday, NAIS President Pat Bassett in his keynote, “Schools of the Future: The Big Shifts”, examined seven major changes in education priorities and approaches to learning impacting schools.

During the conference, delegates took advantage of in-depth training during four-hour specialist workshops Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Three-day strands for Business Managers and Teacher Leaders also took place, and NESA members presented more than 15 General Interest Workshops. The following awards were given: NEASC and MSA Accreditation Awards, NESA Virtual Science Fair Awards, and NESA’s Finis Engleman Award, which was bestowed on Carolyn Brunner, Director of International Graduate Programs at Buffalo State, State University of New York, who for decades has worked tirelessly in service of schools and teachers throughout the world.

NESA conferences combine professional learning with personal renewal. In that spirit, delegates had opportunities to re-connect during Thursday’s Welcome Reception at the InterContinental’s Creekside Promenade, and during Saturday evening’s Gala at the Al Badia Golf Club, where they enjoyed dinner, dancing and a traditional music and dance performance.