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2018 Athletic Directors Conference
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A professional development opportunity for new and experienced athletic directors from across the region. Learn alongside colleagues as you discuss leadership, communications, and best practices unique to the culture of an independent school athletic department. Take advantage of this focused workshop to discover solutions to current issues and stay informed on the latest trends.


Tuesday-Wednesday, January 16-17, 2018

  • Registration is from 9:00-9:30 AM on Tuesday, January 16.
  • The first session will begin at 9:30 AM.
  • We will conclude by 2:00 PM on Wednesday, January 17.


Crowne Plaza Charlotte Executive Park 5700 Westpark Dr, Charlotte NC 28217


 SAIS Member School 
 Non-Member School 
December 1 - January 3
 $375  $410
After January 3
 $395  $450



The SAIS block deadline has passed. You may make a reservation at a non-discounted rate based on availability here or by calling 1-800-2CROWNE. Check-in time is 3:00 PM. Check-out time is 12:00 PM. Parking, guest room internet, and airport shuttle are complimentary.

Please note that SAIS is not using a housing bureau for room reservations. SAIS nor the hotel will call you and ask you to make reservations over the phone. If you receive a phone call saying you need to make reservations, it is a scam. Please make your reservations online or by calling the hotel directly.


Business casual (erring on the side of casual) is always safe with us. We want you to be comfortable. Be sure to bring a jacket or sweater in case you find the meeting room chilly. We tend to skew cooler rather than warmer.


Be sure to visit with our exhibitors on-site:


  • Being able to network and pick other AD’s brains was very helpful. The fact that all the information was geared towards independent schools was really beneficial. Other conferences I have attended were more geared towards public schools.
  • The conference was very well organized with excellent speakers and relevant topics.
  • The most important part of the ADC was having the opportunity to learn more about the rapidly changing role of athletics in independent schools.
  • I am extremely grateful that SAIS hosted an athletic directors conference. It is incredibly difficult to find quality and relevant professional development for athletics. THANK YOU!
  • Great sessions and excellent chance to network with other ADs.


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Please contact or (404) 583-6452 with any questions about this event.


Cancellations Policy: Cancellations received in writing to 21 days prior to the event will be refunded less a 20% processing fee. After that date no refunds are available.

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