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2016 Athletic Directors Conference
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Leadership is a central theme in all SAIS programs. The SAIS Athletic Directors Conference will address topics of strategic leadership and operational excellence in a school's athletic offerings. Designed for athletic leaders from mission-driven independent schools, this opportunity for learning and engagement is an integral part of the networking and professional development program.

Registration is $325 for SAIS members and $350 for non-members.


21st Century Athletic Programs: How Independent Schools Can Effectively Use Athletics to Support the Broader School Mission (Lee Burns, Head of School, McCallie School)

Social Media & Marketing for Athletic Programs (Jeff Walrich, Athletic Director, Gilmour Academy)

Concussions in High School Athletics and Proper "Return to Learn" Protocols (Part I) (Part II) (Donna Hays, Head Certified Athletic Trainer, The Westminster Schools of Atlanta | Anna Moore, Biology Teacher & Neuropsychologist, The Westminster Schools of Atlanta)

Current Legal Issues with High School Athletics (John Cooper, Senior VP & Associate General Counsel, IMG)

January 14-15, 2016

Crowne Plaza Ravinia, 4355 Ashford-Dunwoody Rd, Atlanta GA 30346, phone (770) 395-7700. The meeting room is the Dunwoody Suite on the lobby level of the hotel. Look for SAIS signs to guide the way when you arrive.

Please use this link to make your reservations at the Crowne Plaza Ravinia.

Hartsfield Jackson International Airport (airport code = ATL)

The hotel is 1 mile from the Dunwoody MARTA station on the red line ($2.50 one way). Cabs are also available to/from the airport ($60 one way).

The hotel provides complimentary self-parking. Follow signs to self-parking, which is located in an underground garage to the left side of the hotel.

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Please contact or (404) 561-5841 with any questions about this event.


Schedule and session descriptions available here.  Speaker bios here.


Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received in writing to before the earlybird deadline will be refunded less a 20% processing fee.

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